Excerpt: Hopes were high for Brink. Cool character design, mixed with Mirror's Edge FPS platforming and served as an objective-based shooter that could instantly take the fight online, replacing bots for real people.
Excerpt: Brink is set on the Ark, a city built on artificial islands in the sea as a secluded enclave from a world increasingly on the verge of collapse. The residents find themselves more secluded than they bargained for when rising sea levels flood part of the Ark and isolate it completely from the outside...
Excerpt: Brink for XBox 360 and PC is a first person shooter that attempts to blend together single-player, co-op and multiplayer gameplay into a seamless experience to develop your character no matter what mode you play. You get to decide your role in the game as you fight for survival and the human race.
Conclusion: Overall, Brink just didn’t get where it needed to get to be a good game. It is definitely playable, and you may even have some fun with this title. You can appreciate how Bethesda tried to think outside of the box, which is commendable, but there is just too much holding this game back for it to...
Conclusion: In the end, I have difficulty either recommending or telling people to avoid Brink. If you like Enemy Territory enough that you're willing to play another somewhat flawed version of it, you may enjoy Brink.
Pros: Basically just another Enemy Territory with some features removed;
Cons: Basically just another Enemy Territory with some badly unneeded features tacked-on.
Summary: Greatness is rarely achieved without ambition. Jumping into the battlefields of Brink, you get the immediate sense that you are playing an ambitious first-person shooter. Four interdependent soldier classes and three distinct body types combine to create a diverse array of ways to kill your enemies,...
Pros: Diverse array of class abilities, Movement mechanics mix things up, Stylish character customization, Multiplayer matches can be intense and exciting
Cons: Online games regularly suffer lag, AI allies and enemies are erratic and unrealistic, Visual shortcomings make enemies blurry, Movement inconsistency is frustrating, Only eight core maps
Summary: This online shooter will push your patience to the brink
Pros: Some great concepts for an online shooter; plenty of customizable options; campaign playable online and off; playing a game with 16 human players is a fun experience; SMART running system is a fun way to navigate the environments.
Cons: Network performance at launch is poor; bot AI is charitably described as pathetic; frustrating level design; only eight maps; too easy to quickly level characters up; single player is an abysmal experience; poor graphics.
Excerpt: While at E3 last year, I had the opportunity to check out Bethada’s “Brink”. At the time, I was taken back with the game’s unique and somewhat artistic look. The demo I played was short and certainly had some issues, but at the end of the day I felt the game showed some serious promise.