On PC Bulletstorm

An article on Ars Technica talks about issues with the PC edition of Bulletstorm, the just-released first-person shooter from Epic Games and People Can Fly. This offers some gripes about the PC edition of the game, talking about unreadable text after switching to widescreen mode, lack of in-game graphics adjustments, a framerate lock, the use of Games for Windows LIVE, and more. The good news is they describe how many of these issues can be addressed by messing around in the .ini files, which they describe as "weakly encrypted." They don't actually give details on what to change or how, but say: "The various unofficial forums online have great advice for different video card set-ups. Don't look for critical thoughts on the PC version on the official site, however, as those are getting locked," but a later article offers more tangible suggestions. Thanks Joker961.
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Just finished.


Game was awesome. Short? Sure. But it was more full of "holy crap I can't believe that just happened" moments than any I've played in a long, long time. Just pure, unadulterated chaos.

Was the plot a little too little fun? Sure.
But the set pieces (which didn't feel like set pieces) kept such a huge smile on my face the whole damn time. And when I was afraid a stupid, pointless, game-killing enemy was about to be introduced... it wasn't. As a whole it was just a lot of "did I really just do that?" going on.

I don't know what kind of longevity I'll get out of other modes, but single player was just a whole lot of fun. While I missed jumping at first, I'm pretty sure I'll miss kicking more in every other FPS I play.


Also, despite some heavy aliasing at one point (only noticed it that once), and despite some issues loading lights in one 15 second area (whenever I turned there were bright yellow flashes), the game was pretty beautiful. No texture loading issues, either, which is surprising. Didn't notice it once.
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