This past week, Epic boss Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski talked about how shooters are often "too serious."
This was during an interview in the latest Qore episode, but it always helps to actually see the interview, along with the awesome gameplay footage we haven't yet seen. The Qore clip with CliffyB is below and the background gameplay from Bulletstorm reinforces the point that over-the-top sci-fi shooters can still exist in a genre dominated by a focus on military action and authenticity.
He also talks about four-player co-op and something called Echo Mode, where you rip through the campaign's most intense battles in an attempt to bring down the highest score. Then, your friends can try to beat that score at a later date (it sort of reminds us of the Autolog in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit ). There's also a bit about the storyline and at the end, Bleszinski mentions that part about shooters "taking themselves too seriously."
Maybe it's just what we need. The game is so nuts, it's really difficult to compare it to something like Call of Duty or Killzone . There's little doubt that Bulletstorm will be a tour de force of brutal hilarity.
Related Game(s): Bulletstorm