Do you like VR wave shooters? Do you like Western movies? Well Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR is just the right game for you. This is a dynamic VR western shooter that fully immerses players into the ambience of weird Wild West. Stepping into the tangled storyline, you will encounter many intimidating but comical enemies and fight Big Bosses.
This is not your typical western shoot off, instead this is a game where you can shoot enemies in a wild frenzy in a Wild West set up. This VR shooter has a very well presented story that your great-grandfather will tell you after you have discovered his revolver. He will tell you the story, of his younger self.
A bounty hunter, known as Fat Joe, captured all the women in town. Fat Joe and his gang were asking for it after kidnapping your grandfathers dear Charlotte. And so this is where the story begins. The spark of revenge in your grandfathers eyes was the reason why he had to find and gun down these outlaws. The funny part of the storytelling is that the narrator is an old drunk a.k.a your grandfather. He makes inappropriate jokes from time to time, jokes that his little garndson can’t possibly understand.
There are three chapters to the main storyline, each with three acts and finally at the end a unique boss fight. The total gameplay time for the story is around two hours. There has been an update however that adds six more game modes where you can save booze and more. I was impressed by the overall visual quality of Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR.
The battles are great fun. You almost forget you’re playing a wave shooter. Your enemies attack in two forms, which are ranged and melee. The melee characters will totally make you hurry to strike a headshot because of their speed. Something very nice about this wave shooter is that your enemies use cover when they reload and that removes the feeling you are actually playing a wave shooter. You can dodge bullets as they pass you in slow motion or you can even knock them away with your gun.
There’s a bit of variety in the weapons department to keep things interesting. After introducing to the player new weapons, it turns out they are forced to complete the level with them. If you don’t like the gun you have no choice but to just sit there and wait for the level to end. You can always change the difficulty and God mode through the level, but who really does that? Keep in mind you’re not the only one with a variety of weapons, after the standard fare of cowboy after cowboy coming at you, you get attacked by Gorn characters, drones or steam punk boss battles.
Wave shooters are usually very similar to each other and they can get boring very fast. That is why titles in this genre need to have something different in them. Guns’n’Stories: Bulletproof VR has that special something in it. And as long as MiroWin adds more to that while in Early Access then this could very well be the wave shooter we have been looking for.