YMMV / Bulletstorm

  • Broken Base: The dialouge. Is it crass, rude and so completely over the top that it isn't funny, or is it so crass, rude and over the top that it's hilarious?
  • Cliché Storm: Possibly the game's alternate title. The design team have eagerly labeled the game as an homage to scifi schlock, with every trope in attendance writ large for the purposes of crass humor and ludicrously excessive violence. The result can be described as 1st Edition Rogue Trader by way of MadWorld.
  • Complete Monster: Big Bad General Victor Sarrano. is a gleefully unrepentant sadist who veers between amusement and arousal as he sends special-forces assassins after civilian critics, hands out death sentences to his own men for not being imaginatively brutal enough, and backstabs anyone who crosses his path if there's the slightest chance that it might benefit him. The fact that he's a racist, sexist misanthrope who delights in being as obnoxious as possible to everyone he meets merely illustrates his sheer attention to detail in keeping himself devoid of redeeming qualities.
  • Counterpart Comparison: A fair amount of people compared it to the Borderlands franchise when the two games were still relatively new. (despite the latter being a Wide Open Sandbox in First-Person Shooter form)
    • It also garnered a lot of comparison to Epic Games' other two most recent games, Gear Of War and Unreal Tournament III. This was mainly due to aesthetic reasons.
  • Crosses the Line Twice
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The game's got shared lineage with Painkiller and Unreal Tournament III.
    • The score's real standout is the epic main theme, which plays over the main menu.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Sarrano plows right through it time and time again. The first time, it's when he orders Gray and Co. to assassinate Trishka's father.
    • Hell, he's crossed it long before then. Trishka's father was just a reporter doing an exposé on Serrano's corruption, and he compiled a list of every hit Dead Echo had carried out. The targets were all innocent people. Serrano had been using Dead Echo to do that (and lying about the targets, so Dead Echo didn't even know) long before then.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Duke Nukem is notorious for the kind of game which Bulletstorm is, and the kind of over-the-top ridiculousness is much more Duke's thing than Duke Nukem Forever... so, for the Full Clip Edition, they put him into the game in Grey's place, and fans get the full Duke Nukem experience, complete with his coarse humour in a game seemingly tailor made for him!
  • Love to Hate: Sarrano, again. His hatable characteristics are so blatant and over-the-top that he swings all the way around the curve and comes back to loveably evil.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: A lot of people really hate the fact that you can't jump(in spite of the fact that there's no real need to jump at any point in the game, and it would serve no real purpose) enough to turn them off the game completely.
    • Some players dislike the spongy crouch system.
    • And a handful feel like the Skillshot system is basically a mandatory Achievement System that's forced onto the player.