Yes, Bulletstorm is as awesome as it looks.

This is probably the weirdest blog I have ever written or probably will ever write. This is the brief story of how Bulletstorm revived gaming for me. It starts something like this, back in mid-2010 I completed a little game you might have heard of called Red Dead Redemption. At the time I had simply ran through the story and not enjoyed much of the extra content, it was probably one of the most fulfilling stories I had played in quite a while which really kind of ruined any game I played for the next year.

That’s when it all came crashing down, within a week after completing Red Dead, my third Xbox360 crashed thanks the much despised RROD. I was out of commission for little more than a month before I made a choice out of my frustration with Microsoft, I made the switch to a PS3 (Please, keep your crazy fan boy/girl insanity to yourself.) where I have yet to complete a single game, until Bulletstorm. As I slowly tried to build up a collection of quality games, and get in on some of the newest games of the spring, I ended up in a cycle of turning over games for new ones about halfway through each games story. It eventually got me to a point a couple of months ago where I had only four games and had went almost three weeks without so much as touching my PlayStation.

That’s where Bulletstorm comes in, I decided to go to GameStop and look over the shelves for an interesting game that I knew absolutely nothing about for a refreshing change of pace and no expectations. I picked up this little gem for around $27 bucks at my nearest - not local, *** Texans and their lack of stores in small towns! - GameStop. I really had no idea that after putting this game in I would be playing a few hours a day, and not want to stop! Granted, there are a lot of better games out there, but something about Bulletstorm just drew me in. I completed the game on normal two days ago; and as fun as it was it’s not a game I intend to revisit since that really isn’t my thing and the story isn’t compelling enough for me to get into a second playthrough.

But the moral of the story is, if you’re ever in a situation where you just can’t get into gaming or you just feel burned out it is a great idea to just take some time and go to your local game retailer, don’t look up reviews or opinions and just search the shelves for some game you don’t recognize, and take a chance. You never know when some strange and unpopular game will grab you by the throat and toss you back into the fray. Now, as for me I have an interesting plan. I am going to chill on some Minecraft (1.8 is EPIC!) and Civilization V for the next couple of weeks while I wait for my next conquest to come out. That’s right, on Sept. 27th I am going to be trading Bulletstorm in for a little different fare; Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny. Look it up, if you like sim games especially the Harvest Moon series it might just be your thing. For me, this is a story I wanted to share, since I have been looking for inspiration for a while now.

As usual let me know if you have ever been in a similar situation, and what did you do to get back into gaming, or anything else for that matter? On top of that, what would you suggest to someone who is looking for a way into gaming again after a long absence?

P.S. I apologize for any part of this that is not understandable or confusing, I wrote this while on a road trip with someone who I don’t trust driving. If your confused about any part please feel free to ask and I will happily clarify.