Cliff Bleszinski, the former main man at Epic Games, recently stated that the marketing behind the 2011 shooter Bulletstorm was a mistake.
The marketing being a mistake could have been predicted when the plan was announced, for heaven's sake.
Hindsight is 20/20 brah. What seemed like a good idea at the time is usually not looking back.
I'm not talking about viewing something in hindsight. I'm talking about knowing when the marketing plan rolled out that it was a dumb idea. ^edited to make better sense
The big mistake was releasing it the same day as Killzone 3
Fun Sadistic game. I overlooked it until I got it free from Playstation Plus. Good game. :)
It does NOT take hindsight to know that saying "dicktits" in your ads will turn people away. Mediocre game anyway. It's really sad that half of the tropes they mocked COD for, they had in their own game.
Bill Clinton: Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Bulletstorm didn't sell much, but for me it was one of the best games this generation. Mindless fun.
I think its a solid, fun game. Plus you can get it for on the cheap on steam games.
One of the best games of the generation? Wow. I paid $8 bucks for it used and I'm glad I didn't pay more. I've had it for months and still haven't forced myself to finish it.
what games have you been playing this generation exactly?
I thought Bulletstorm was a fantastic game, but among the best this generation... that's pushing it. I can see the humor rubbing a LOT of people the wrong way, plus the story was pretty dumb. Also the co op was a fantastic idea, but VERY few people got that the point was to work together. @ Blackdeath_663 Probably NeverDead and MindJack.
The game was fun and interesting but it was far from perfect...
One of the what? Chill
I think you people are missing the "for me" part of fermcr's comment. He has his best games, and so do you.
The only problem i had with the game was that the best moments happened in the first half. A ton of fun, though. .
God Damn I totally remember the online video ads being completely ridiculous. It came off as a total dude bro dicktits game.
Everything Cliffy B says sounds like a 10yr old 4chaner
Bleszinski didn't really address the question. I'm currently playing the game now, and I find it hard to see it as a "cool sci-fi" game with the frequent immature dialogue and macho, dude-bro vibe getting in the way.
The mistake was making this game in the first place!
The script was a mistake. Supported the "dicktits" marketing.
They have kiddy titles like seseame street if you don't like the adult section.
From the marketing it would seem this game would only appeal to 12 year old boys, swearing doesn't make it a game for adults.
@jeffgoldwin so thats what "adult" means to you huh ok
There's not much adult about Bulletstorm. Adolescent would be more accurate.
Oh nos! Daddy they said a swear word and theres killing in this game! Call big brother to censor this game, it offended me. Cry on, qq's.
It offends me as a fan of comedy, if it offends me at all. It's swearing for the sake of swearing, like it was written by a child who just learned "dirty" words. No tact, no wit, just adolescent Tourette's.
Thing is... Blood guts flying limbs and sex jokes don't = mature
Who said anything about censorship? You just have a ridiculous view of what makes something adult.
Heck Sesame street is more mature than that game
Lol and he said it would beat out Killzone (released on the same day)
He actually said that? Man this guy is really cocky isn't he?
yeah but at the same time he bought a copy of Killzone3 :) "I support games, you know" he said over twitter, I remember that :)
Put me in the minority, I guess. Give me the gameplay in Bulletstorm over Killzone any day.