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Splash Damage want players to feel Deus Ex-like uncertainty with Brink

Tuesday, 1st February 2011 00:35 GMT By Brenna Hillier

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Lead writer Ed Stern has said he’d like players to experience the same moral confusion and uncertainty while playing Brink as in the original Deus Ex.

“Deus Ex was … the first game I played where I genuinely didn’t know what course to take,” Stern told TIME. “Because I wasn’t sure in my own mind about the dilemma my character was facing.”

“I’d love it if players felt similarly conflicted about the choices in Brink,” he added.

Stern also commented on Brink’s unreliable information sources, which add to the player’s feeling of uncertainty.

“In the real world, no two people have perfect information or agree entirely about what’s going on, who’s to blame, and what to do about it. Why should Brink’s world be different?” he said.

“Your faction commander will brief you while we load the map, but that doesn’t mean what he says is necessarily true, or that he’s deliberately misleading you, or even that the characters in that faction’s cinematics agree with him or each other.”

Brink releases in Europe for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on May 20.

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6 Comments

  1. IL DUCE

    From what that article said which I read earlier today anyway, it seems like there will be a lot of underlying meaning in Brink and a real gray area throughout the whole game when there’s no right and wrong and you only know what you are being told which could be true but could be lies or could really depend on your perspective or how you interpret it which adds a lot to an FPS game like that, I’m really looking forward to it and finally starting to really dig the art style they used on the graphics…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    Namedropping the Deus Ex? Splash Damage went there.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. back_up

    deus Ex sucks

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3 Can you shut your mouth for once, Playstation slave?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. NeoSquall

    *reads mention to Deus Ex*

    BRB, gonna reinstall something…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. back_up

    @4:
    can PC gamers learn to buy the game pirates salve
    did you bought it or pirated it
    BTW i played Conspiracy it was nothing special there are multiple ways to play it but enemy are dumb and games was too easy and short

    #6 4 years ago

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