Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition Review
Fun is sometimes an underappreciated element in gaming. Despite the lack of story, content and countless other things, many would say Destiny is a great game, simply because it’s fun. In the case of Bulletstorm, you have a world defined by the concept of action, fun and insanity. Several years later we’re back to revisit the adventure with Bullstorm: Full Clip Edition. With the cult classic revamped for the latest generation, is it time to correct this mistake or is it a sad attempt to score easy money?
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition tells a tale of revenge and redemption. After finding out your squad wasn’t killing terrible people, but civilians who were problematic, Greyson decides to rebel. This choice had negative consequences for the team, resulting in them being wanted criminals. Sometime later they run into a special ship that Greyson believes might have their former leader. The attack results in both ships going down and Greyson’s squad paying the price. Several die, with Ishi being critically wounded. He forces Greyson to put aside his quest for revenge to save Ishi.
From there the story juggles these two main things and tosses Ishi’s new views on life to the forefront. It doesn’t make for the most compelling tale, but it’s certainly amusing all the same. If only for the fowl language and silly one liners.
Like an action movie, Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition’s main attraction is the, well, action. Almost everything you do is graded, with countless tricks, secrets and silly moves to discover. These kills are referred to skillshots, which is how you upgrade your gear, abilities and so forth.
The nice thing about the skillshot system, is that it makes the ridiculous gameplay feel far more engaging. In addition to simply shooting an enemy, you can kill them while sliding, kicking/pulling them into a hazard, blow up things around them or just kick them and then shoot them. Part of the fun is figuring out how creative you can be. Instead of pulling someone to an explosive barrel, you can kick it at them and blow up multiple enemies or blast someone in the crotch and end their misery.
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