Los Angeles : CA : USA | Aug 01, 2010 at 7:17 PM PDT
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In Bulletstorm, run of the mill enemies are not supposed to conjure fear or terror in the player. Rather, developer (People Can Fly) wants you to loook at these meatbags as opportunities to demonstrate your demented creativity for wanton destruction. Bulletstorm had a prime-time slot during EA's E3 press conference, with Epic producer Tanya Jessen enthusiastically walking the audience through a new section of gameplay that follows protagonist Grayson Hunt and his cyborg sidekick lshi Sato as they fight through a facility swarming with baddies in order to get lshi a recharge. The behind-close-doors demo was the same scenario they checked out for their Bulletstorm cover story. Armed with a Peace Maker Carbine(PMC), flail gun, and electric leash, Grayson faces small groups of unintimidating baddies served out in increments, with the battle culminating in a skirmish with a huge plant-like monstrosity. You're the conductor of this blood symphony, and Bulletstorm offers tons of choices for brutalizing your foes. The game doesn't reward you for simply filling your enemies with lead. lnstead, you're encouraged to use more creative methods, like lifting enemies off the ground with the leash and putting bullets in their skull or groin. Using the environmental hazards littered around the world to your advantage also yields major points. Kick dudes into mutant cacti, tie them up with an explosive flail gun round and send them flying into a group of compatriots before detonating the round, or send an explosive barrel their way-the choice is yours. Once you rack up a decent amount of points, you can use them to buy overcharged upgrades for your weapons. Like all Epic games, the controls feel tight, the particle effect-filled environments look fantastic, and the humor is stylishly sophomoric. Gamers gravitated en masse to Bulletstorm's explosive, over-the-top action on the E3 show floor, and they are looking forward to spending more time in this destructive playground. It releases on February 22, 2011 Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

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