Name: Bulletstorm Full Clip Edition
Developer: People Can Fly, Epic Games
Publisher: Gearbox Software
Released: 7, April 2017
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Reviewed on: PlayStation 4
There is a few remastered edition of old games out in the “wild” now. But is it worth your money and time to play the game again for the second time?
Bulletstorm deserves that second time in my opinion, reason why? Well I loved the game back in 2011 and I love it more now.
There is a few things in this game that can be questioned a little, as the attitude towards violence and women could be problematic. But then again, Bulletstorm is smarter in many ways than it appears to be; a precursor to last year’s Doom reboot in many ways.
Even though that the campaign is six years old, it sure holds up. Bulletstorm looks sharp in details around the edges and lighting are significant much better with the Unreal Engine 4.
This is very noticeable in dark environments.
I’ve played this remaster on the PlayStation 4 Pro, and tried the game on a 4K TV as well. And it is at this point where you can see all the details “People Can Fly” developers have done with this remastered edition. Every quicktime events, cutscenes and the gore gameplay is spectacular to look at.
But one thing that “People Can Fly” and Gearbox Software could have spared us for, is the Duke Nukem add on in this remaster. The latest Duke Nukem video game was a complete failure from graphics to voice acting. You’ll get the option to play as Duke Nukem in Bulletstorm storyline, and the voice acting and the one liners are equally bad this time as the Duke Nukem remake a few years ago.
There is some minor framerate “kicks” when moving to a new level / environment, a few invisible walls and sticky environments, but these are not an issue.
It’s hard to do a review of a remastered edition of a game that has already been released. We know the storyline, we know the gameplay, gadgets, weapons and so on. So what beside upgraded graphics and Duke Nukem is added in Bulletstorm? Nothing. But that is okay, because Bulletstorm is like Doom, a fast paced gore-action first person shooter game, with a lot of bad one liners. And the gameplay is linear as before, but they have added a few more skillshot and other challenges.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is a great remaster and is worth both your time and money. The action and humour is still ridiculously over the top as I’ve remember it.
But for the returning fan of this game might feel a little bummer, as there is no new content beside playing as Duke Nukem, and that is surely not worth your time or money.
Overall Bulletstorm delivers.
+ Gruesome fun to play
+ Visuals looks absolutely amazing for a remaster
– Could have spared us for the Duke Nukem add on.
– Some minor issues in framerate