posted by dilbert8684 (MASSILLON, OH) May 17, 2011
Member since May 2011
This game is unbelievable hard without any friends or good players for that matter. If you are finally doing decent through a mission the game will spawn random enemy's behind you and the just keep respawning. They plant turrets at the objective so after you kill the 50 enemy's by yourself because the AI is so stupid or because your playing with a 5yr old online the turret will just shoot you in your back. but if you get through that it is some what fun.
My buddy got me following Brink a while back, and I was immediately hooked and very excited for it's release. I loved the fact that it looked to be against everything that games like COD and Halo are. Love the fact that it is very focused on objectives and not kill count, and the S.M.A.R.T. feature sounded intriguing. As release date neared and we were teased with countless videos of the gameplay, my mouth was watering as the release date neared.
To keep it short, I was disappointed when I got into my first game of Brink. I wasn't disappointed until then, I had a lot of fun customizing my guy with what I had unlocked already, and was looking forward to decking him out with all the unlocks. However, the Brink I started playing was not the Brink I had been given a view of by the pre-release videos.
To start, the graphics are not up to par with what gamers have become accustomed to in the next-gen era. Now while I know they weren't out to set a bar with their graphics, they sure leave a lot to be desired. The game also has it's fair share of technical errors also. I've been played with a lot of texture pop-ins and poorly rendered graphics. Various animations are horribly pixelated and a lot of the environment suffered from "jaggies", jagged edged rather than smooth edges. While these do not "kill" the game, they certainly warrant lowering the score in my opinion, as presentation weighs heavily IMO.
The gameplay is great, I was not disappointed, the S.M.A.R.T. is implemented well and while it sometimes responds in ways I don't want it to, I feel this is user error vs technical error. The game also suffers from some heavy lag but Splash Damage has acknowledged this and are trying to rectify it. All in all, the harsh reviews seem unwarranted, as this game still has potential. I only hope for the game's sake, people haven't jumped ship too soon.
posted by Kris_the_Abyss (MISSION, TX) May 15, 2011
Member since May 2011
I came into this game really skeptical. Almost every fps that has come out this year has almost been an exact copy of Call of Duty, and this game was looking to break the mold, which i was in favor of. The creativity of developers has been on a decline in favor of sales figures. This game i can honestly say did it's job in that it broke the mold and offered something different. But what makes an otherwise interesting experience somewhat dull is clunky controls and lag that i have not seen anywhere else. I was disappointed when i started playing this game, i really wanted it to do well, but with developers sending out a game that is plagued with bugs i have to give this game a 6/10.