Bulletstorm: "Equally Invested In Story And Gameplay"
Sometimes, certain adjectives get tossed around a little too freely and yet, we still hope that Epic's Bullestorm will indeed be "groundbreaking."
According to one of the game's writers and as cited by CVG, People Can Fly are working on something very special...even though the game features a story about a space pirate who, all inebriated and junk, crashes his ship into his arch-enemy's vessel. Then he finds himself on an alien planet with...like, aliens. Is he still drunk...? Well, anyway, writer Rick Remender wrote this plot and if you're wondering, he also worked with Visceral Games on the excellent Dead Space. In speaking to Game Informer, Remender said:
"[Epic] flew me out to Warsaw for a week and we all locked down the story together as you would in any writer's room. We tore it up, everyone had great ideas, by the end we'd written our dream sci-fi movie. It just so happens that it's also a groundbreaking video game.
It's been a great production; they are equally as invested in story and gameplay in a way I don't see that often. Working this way has set apart the better games of the past few years, just never in a FPS. It achieves total immersion. So, no communication issues, so far the process has been a dream."
It's a very promising set of comments and we're optimistic about this project. The fact that it's another FPS doesn't deter us; we happen to enjoy the genre, provided we're not beaten over the head with it every few days. Bulletstorm could very well be highly entertaining and furthermore, it may not take itself too seriously, which is a plus, right?
Related Game(s): Bulletstorm
4/20/2010 10:57:20 AM Ben Dutka