I kind of liked Bulletstorm when it looked like a laid back unapologetic game’s game. This, though, the distinct and careful pronunciation of every curse word known to man kind makes it look like it’s trying way too hard.
Also, if you were worried that Cliff Bleszinski’s musings on the game’s vaunted inspiration, the exquisite space western Firefly, mean that all the cactus impaling will take a back seat to a half decent plot, don’t fire up that online petition just yet.
There’s a actually a scene in there where after what looks like some attempted CPR goes wrong, the “victim” tells her would-be rescuer he needs a breath mint. Yeah. Also, either Epic’s face modeling technology is going backwards or it’s one of those experimental art direction issues, but the antagonist looks like on of those Unreal Tournament bots nobody ever picks. On a completely unrelated note, the guy in the trailer says “butthole,” which is pretty much the reason the word newsworthy was invented.