Tuesday, May 10, 2011

On The Brink of a New Addiction?


Firstly, I apologize for the ridiculous title.  I just find it funny when people try to get clever with titles as it relates to the game they write about.  Anyway, Brink is an over the top shooter with a lot of emphasis on parkour mixed in with gunplay.  I unlocked the game last night through steam I was tired and I tried out some of the singleplayer.

The AI is pretty stupid in SP, but I was only playing on normal difficulty though.  Who the hell cares about AI anyway, the real fun if this game is in the multiplayer.  I've been playing for a good hour this morning and minus out the lag from a newly launched title which seems standard for any multiplayer FPS, there is a lot of fun to be had here.  There is quite a few buggy things as well however, and some balancing issues with some weapons seeming useless compared to another of the same class with better damage and stability.

Running train on the rebels...
If you frequent major gaming sites you will probably come across mixed reviews.  Now let me just tell you this, half of those reviews are just about singleplayer so their whining is somewhat stupid and  hollow.  The other half are a little too lenient on some of the games faults, which it surely has, it is a Bethesda game after all.  If you want to see how the game plays, video streams honestly don't do it justice.  Rarely is it fun to watch someone playing a game.  However, once you really get the hang of how everything works the fun starts to sink in.

I say you should give this game a chance if you think you would at all enjoy it, just be prepared for some spotting multiplayer performance for a while, and a pretty significant memory leak if you alt tab while in full screen mode like I was doing right now to write this.

28 comments:

  1. I find that Bethesda games are overall good but have their flaws.

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  2. I just did I review of Brink and thought that it is a pretty good game. There are a few glitches at the moment that will be fixed by the patch today so I expect good things to come from this game.

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  3. Graphics look good! looking forward to more!

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  4. I reaaaallly want this game to be good, but it seems to be getting mixed reviews online. Ugh, I', just gonna let a bro buy it and try it out

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  5. looking forward to trying this.

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  6. Really intresting blog! Love the content.

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  7. It is good. I don't feel that the reviews from IGN and 1UP were warranted at all. The game is not repetitive, not any more so than Call of Duty or another shooter.

    Imagine Battlefield Bad Company 2 mixed with Team Fortress 2, with much more customization and parkour. It's a pretty fun mix.

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  8. I didn't realize this was Bethesda. I guess they're best known for the Fallout series. And although i've been looking forward to Brink for sometime, I can picture it ending up like APB; promising, but an overall fail.

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  9. Good title, forgedaboutit! :) Multiplayer is good you say?

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  10. The parkour part seems a bit gimmicky. :\

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  11. Its cool to run around with it, but it's not some amazing huge game changing feature. Just something to have fun with.

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  12. I was wondering what this game was all about.

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  13. Heard a lot of talk of it as well with mixed feelings. Good to be able to read a bit more in-depth! Thanks for sharing, and I hope the game is great to those who are buying.

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  14. Parkour with gunplay? Sounds like fun!

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  15. Too bad its not been getting great reviews :(

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  16. I am super excited about this game.

    Also, I like attempts at clever titles lol.

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  17. i would try for the multiplayer

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  18. Looks really sweet, a lot of my friends are pumped for it.

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  19. the graphics on this game looks sick. i can't wait to try it!

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  20. Most popular game to blog about right now lol.

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  21. I didn't know this game was done Bethesda! It looks alright, but I'll have to check it out first to make a solid opinion.

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  22. I thought this game was excellent.

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  23. Hmm I have been interested in trying this game. Parkour while shooting sounds pretty intense. In regards to the alt tab, if you are using steam then you could have used the overlay web browser to write this instead I think. However, I often do the alt tab to get to a real internet browser as well haha.

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  24. @JD, your blog is god.
    @Johnathan, It's just plain habit for me to alt tab, steam overlay just feels clunky.

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