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Brink reviews go live – get all the scores here

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 06:49 GMT By Patrick Garratt

The verdicts on Splash Damage’s Brink are go. And they’re unlikely to be what you were expecting.

The Splash Damage shooter ships in the US today and releases in Europe this week. As ever, stick any scores you have in the comments and we’ll post them up for you.

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100 Comments

  1. Phoenixblight

    Well glad I got it through Gamefly and I didn’t buy it.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Dannybuoy

    I did think this looks a bit crap and now it’s been confirmed for me. I’ll give this one a miss.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Ghost_Dog

    Videogamer.com have gone with an 8/10.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. TheWulf

    1UP is the only one I trust, there, and they gave it a D. That tells me everything I need to know.

    Eurogamer I’m not surprised about, they’ve been hyping it up for a while via previews and such, and I’m sure that Rock, Paper, Shotgun will do one of their apologetic Wot I Thinks about how ‘good’ this game is. Trying to pick out every little positive point and overinflate it. I say that because RPS has been doing nothing but hype it up too.

    So yeah, I’m going to trust 1UP on this one.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. TheWulf

    One thing I’ll add that’s interesting is that Ars Technica is not reviewing it due to a slew of bugs.

    http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/05/why-were-not-review-brink-and-why-you-shouldnt-buy-it-yet.ars

    And amusingly enough, whilst the 1UP review duly covers these issues, the Eurogamer review doesn’t mention them at all.

    Interesting.

    Seems my loyalty isn’t misplaced. :P

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Kyle Wrigley

    @4 1UP is (at best) ill informed, and at worst complete garbage since they were bought by IGN. Most of the intelligent writers who actually knew what they were talking about have long since jumped ship for greener pastures.

    Most of 1UP’s (and Joystiq and Kotaku and IGN’s for that matter) read like the author didn’t even play the game past the title screen. All their pros and cons come from 10 second impressions after reading the press release or watching youtube footage.

    I’m not defending this game, I haven’t played it yet, but for crying out loud play the game and form your own opinion instead of swallowing whatever garbage the big media outlets are bullied into writing.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Oh! Oh. Oh…

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    @6

    THis is why there are reviews to be informed and to decide if this game is for the buyer or not. Can’t just go throw 60$ in the wind and hope the reviewer is wrong, yeah that seems real logical. Let me go spend 20$ on a Michael Bay film and hope its not full of exploisons and girls that are half plastic…. :)

    #8 4 years ago
  9. killmaster84

    Bought it… regret it

    #9 4 years ago
  10. MikeWorks

    Another one – gamrReview

    #10 4 years ago
  11. salez

    gametrailers.com 7.9

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Specialist89

    Another review here (Italian website, I guess) – http://www.games365.it/index.php?op=news&subop=one&id=2257

    #12 4 years ago
  13. UuBuU

    I had a feeling this might happen. It just looked too bland and ordinary to live upto the hype.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. StolenGlory

    Arstechnica refused to review it?

    Fucking OUCH.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Old MacDonald

    A Bethesda-published games with loads of bugs? What a surprise.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Fin

    Thought as much – when I played it it was passable, but nothing special.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Reviews all over the place again, I see. Will read a couple of these later on, but when this kind of thing happens it’s usually your friends’ recommendations that you want to turn to.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. BraveArse

    Am I imagining this or are most of those numbers coming in around the 80% mark. Is that bad these days?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Blerk

    Did you miss the memo? Anything below a 9 is absolutely confirmed as ‘unplayable shite’ these days. :-)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Mr-Brett

    80% is very good but a lot of people are only interested in 90%+ as Blerk mentioned. It’s really very sad…

    #20 4 years ago
  21. EscoBlades

    Joystiq fail…oops!

    http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/60202/Brink-Reviews-Are-A-Mixed-Bag-Some-Thoughts

    #21 4 years ago
  22. michelboutros

    Game Informer also refused to review it, for now. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/05/10/where-39-s-our-brink-review.aspx

    #22 4 years ago
  23. pontxo

    Spanish mag: VaDeJuegos -8,5 http://www.vadejuegos.com/noticias/2011/05/10/analisis-brink-095811.html

    #23 4 years ago
  24. silkvg247

    Perhaps people could give bulletstorm a try whilst they iron this one out?

    I’m waiting for both to price drop.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DrDamn

    @21
    You’d think reviewers would be a bit more careful these days now people can actually follow up on you with Achievements/Trophies.

    The real longevity here you’d think would be in the MP side, and once again the reviews seem to concentrate on the SP a lot more. It is billed by the devs as a SP/MP hybrid – blurring the lines – so there is an argument for including the SP aspect as significant, but where is the justification for ignoring the MP side so much? Maybe it is more down to the Publishers to ensure there is a proper opportunity for reviewers to experience that side some more. The certainly don’t help themselves with review embargoes and sending out review copies so late in the day.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. UuBuU

    @18 – The games industry is pretty fortunate compared to the film industry for example, in that it has such a high percentage of great releases. A 9/10 has become such a standard score for decent games that 8′s and 8.5′s are seen as average, and anything below that is seen as mediocre/poor.

    So really, the industry is just a victim of it’s own success. The bar is set so high that people simply expect to see 9′s from a game that’s worth playing.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. M. K.

    Well let’s have a look. The only site I care about gave it an 8, but they were really pumped for it since the first hands on. But well, I guess I’ll see it tomorrow by myself, it got dispatched a few hours ago :)

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    WHAT?

    I can’t believe this.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Erthazus

    What the fuck? Why? I wanted this shooter till Battlefield 3.

    I preordered it… Holy damn…

    #29 4 years ago
  30. NeoSquall

    A little disclaimer for the weak minded:

    These reviews are based ONLY on the CONSOLE versions of Brink, which has been patched for online issues on the Xbox 360, while the PS3 reviewers had to play trough SP only for obvious reasons.

    Review code for the PC version is getting released TODAY so you will have to wait at least some days to have a PC review of Brink. Better reviewers will want to play it for at least a week before writing about it.

    As a final thing to nail straight, don’t forget this is the first attempt ever at console programming by Splash Damage, which is a PC born developer.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Edo

    So…

    #31 4 years ago
  32. M. K.

    @#30: Someone forgetting about the mess called ET: Quake Wars? :D But yeah you’re right, it seems like these guys played the game just for a few minutes to finish their reviews in time.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Benenath

    http://translate.google.it/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=it&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ingame.it%2Fxbox%2Frecensioni%2F1517-recensione-brink-xbox-360.html

    Ingame.it 7.8

    #33 4 years ago
  34. mojo

    read the ars review.
    it tells enough why the scores are low.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. absolutezero

    So it seems that there seems to be a slight Atlantic divide on this with most of the Euro sites going with 8′s.

    Most of the huge American mega sites seem to utterly hate it for whatever reason. Maybe Splash Damage should just call it a day on trying to make interesting games and just release an update of Wolfenstein Enemy Territory.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. M. K.

    Why should they? The game seems to be great, it just has some technical issues. Maybe they shouldn’t have rushed it :(

    #36 4 years ago
  37. StolenGlory

    @32

    Splash Damage didn’t develop the console versions. Nerve Software worked on the 360 version and Underground Development handled coding duties for the PS3 version.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. M. K.

    Oh really? Good to know, I just hated the game on consoles :( But on Brink SD is making the ports for all versions right?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. StolenGlory

    @38

    Indeed they are. But yeah, I also agree with you on the Quake: ET console hatred; both versions roundly sucked rectum.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. M. K.

    Okay fine, I hope the post launch patch is going to fix the network issues :(

    #40 4 years ago
  41. StolenGlory

    @40

    Yeah me too. I’m still willing to give the game a go, but i’m less certain that it’ll be a day one purchase for me as of right now.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Beld

    ZonaPixel (Spanish website) -> 90/100 http://www.zonapixel.es/2011/05/10/analisis-brink/

    #42 4 years ago
  43. NeoSquall

    @ M.K. and StolenGlory: Why don’t you do yourself a favor and buy the PC version? :D

    @35 but Brink IS an updated version of the original ET, or at least a spiritual successor.

    I have the striking feeling that the reviews are being made by people whose previous FPS experience is limited just to Call of Shyte 5 onward, which is a real shame.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. StolenGlory

    @NeoSquall

    I currently still have the PC version on pre-order, but cancelled the 360 version pending this patch (and the likely price drop). My reasoning for getting two different SKU’s is similar to why I have preordered the 360 and PC SKU’s of Battlefield 3; I simply have two almost entirely different social circle of friends whom either have a 360 *or* a PC and I would like to play with them on both.

    Don’t get me wrong though, i’m certainly far less apprehensive regarding the PC version.

    Well, at the minute anyway :)

    #44 4 years ago
  45. UuBuU

    @43 – If Brink is anywhere near as good as COD 5 was, i’m getting it.

    But I agree that people shouldn’t read into the console reviews too much. As with all online FPS games, Brink should only be played on a PC. Console versions are always going to be significantly inferior, and reviews should reflect that.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. M. K.

    `@ M.K. and StolenGlory: Why don’t you do yourself a favor and buy the PC version? `

    I don’t know, maybe because I’m enjoying playing on consoles for years, and I do it so much, that I’m paying for it xD No seriously, I just don’t see a reason to go back to PC as my main plattform. Sure, the graphics are better and the controlls are often more precise, but as long as there are good ports for consoles which guarantee fun, I’ll stick with it ;)

    PS: You don’t know how the PC version is going to be, maybe it’s even a bigger mess ;D) *flameon*

    /e: PPS: I’m a huge CoD fan, but I’m also playing games like BF:BC, TF2 or MNC :)

    #46 4 years ago
  47. StolenGlory

    @46

    Yeah, you could be right, which is why i’m very eager to see ANY review material on the PC version.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. NeoSquall

    @44 Can’t argue with that

    @45 Problem is, CoD and Brink are very different games :facepalm:
    CoD SP: heavy story driven and scripted game
    CoD MP: heavy individualistic game, people don’t bother with teamwork and go for the points

    Brink SP: mildly story driven game, relies on MP mechanics
    Brink MP: heavy team based game, people are encouraged to do teamwork on main objectives and do class objectives to help the team

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Nissanthen

    I am still getting it for PC, I really enjoyed the PC version of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. AHA-Lambda

    oh my god so sorrry to see this happen to brink ;___;

    looks like a rental is in order for now =(

    #50 4 years ago
  51. DaMan

    EG 8/10, that’s almost all I need from Metacritic.

    #51 4 years ago
  52. ASBI

    wow !! I didnt see that one coming, Im not sure if I should get this or not

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Hunam

    Think this is going to be one of those games where you need to just hit the forums and see what people say about it in a few weeks time.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Patrick Garratt

    Bunch more scores added there.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. NeoSquall

    GamesVillage.it: 8.4/10 (Console version)

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Robo_1

    To be fair, it seems like mostly solid scores, just with the bad ones being really bad.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. DSB

    Shit, fuck, and balls.

    I’m really surprised to see the complaints about actual game design. If anything, that’s always been Splash Damages strong side.

    Gonna have to wait until Friday to see for myself, but this is pretty fucking worrying. This year was all about Brink for me.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Blerk

    Just been reading through ArsTechnica’s article and it’s terrible that games are getting shipped in that kind of state in this day and age. Have we really reached the point where we say “that’ll do, we’ll fix it in a patch” and just dump any old crap on the actual disc?

    #58 4 years ago
  59. ManuOtaku

    I will be getting this game for sure most of the scores gave it and 8 which is great in my book, you know how many good games we have played trough the years that have an 8 score, particulary this gen they are a ton of great games with an 8 score, therefore i think and 8 rated game deserve my money.

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Robo_1

    @58

    Yup, it’s very poor show. Quite clearly a case of the release date being set, and the devs being told to deal with it. Although that said, wasn’t it already pushed back once?

    Either way, PSN or no PSN, I’ll be steering clear of this at full price. It might be worth a look once it hits the 17.99 mark, and the inevitable barrage of patches have been put out.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. DaMan

    I don’t really trust any of those myself. How did Arstechnica review say, the original Ass Creed? i know many claimed having no issues but that game was borderline unplayable when it’s been released.

    if all is being fixed with an upcoming patch, then whatever really. i’d rather support devs making fun but rushed games instead of quality mundane crap.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. daytripper

    really needed a demo

    #62 4 years ago
  63. guapo

    seems like most of the scores are around an 8, which is good for me. That joystiq review is almost laughable, I think a lot of peple expected cod+parkour, which is simply not the case. It’s hard to trust reviewers with a new IP that’s in a popular genre and not a clone. Will be buying in about 2 hrs. and I’ll post my personal reaction in a forum post.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. ASBI

    @62 +1

    I dont know if any1 felt this like me , but the older vids were better than the new ones , it looked more like killzone environment. PC footage ???

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Hunam

    The Gametrailers review is actually really good. Basically, it’s a good game but still not quite the grand entrance into the mainstream that Splash Damage were hoping for. Brilliant but too rough around the edges with perhaps a little light on content for some and a sucky ass SP mode. Basically the same response Quake Wars got.

    They also criticised the parkour in that there are places it should be used (climbing stuff) where for some arbitrary reason it just can’t be.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. mattyc4

    Gametrailers video review

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-hd-brink/713695

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Noodlemanny

    @58/60
    Yeah but back in the good old days games were much smaller and easier to handle. Now they are huge with much more delicate and complicated engines/ just general code. So now there’s just so much more that can go wrong so much more crap that devs need to patch.
    Anyway its all good to say that back when I was young there were no glitches or loop hole, but of course that’s just not true in the slightest. We got as many if not more problems but now we have a way of patching them after release.

    Anyway as I’ve said before I’m really looking forward to this game and I hope that it brings out new and interesting multi-play. I’m wondering what the single-player parts will cover and where they will go.

    #67 4 years ago
  68. DrDamn

    The gamr review is a decent reference on game content – i.e. features, modes etc. Not particularly well structured or written but informative at least – something which gets lots in a lot of reviews which try to be funny or clever.

    @65
    Sounds a bit Shadowrun-y in some respects. That was a great little title, but a bit light on content for a full release. Really nicely balanced though.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. DSB

    Well, when you agree to a deadline, whatever it may be, you’re also saying you’re confident that your studio can handle it. There’s no doubt that publishers push and shove on things like that, and that they don’t take disappointment well, but the studios are also responsible for making deals that they can keep.

    On the plus-side, if it is “just” a case of patchable content, then you really couldn’t ask for a better developer than Splash Damage. Their past titles have been some of the most heavily supported post-release that I can remember from any developer.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Gama_888

    DAM, thoroughly disappointed with the review scores. was really hoping this would be a cod killer, so much for that.

    i guess ill wait to get it.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. IL DUCE

    Well 1UP and IGN are now the same company so you can expect those review grades to be pretty much the same, and Joystiqs was a bit of a surprise but everyone else scored it well…and I guess some are waiting to fully utilize the online component which is what the game was made for before submitting a score

    #71 4 years ago
  72. mathare92

    Usually I’d say that any game that receives an 8 from EG, CVG and Videogamer deserves praise, but the Ars write-up is quite worrying. Good on them for being blatantly honest. Just waiting on RPS’s Wot I Think, now.

    Also, is anyone thinking “Alan Wake 2.0″? Similar release date. High expectations. Mixed reviews.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. FadeLive

    Not really surprised about the scores. The game looked pretty good when they first showed it but the more and more I saw of it it just didn’t click for me. After getting burned by so many mediocre shooters this year that got solid scores I don’t think I will pick it up and risk it.

    Too bad cause I really wanted a new online game to play before Battlefield 3 came out. Seems the average score is about 8 which is solid. Maybe I will get it when it drops in price if the community for the game can sustain itself that long.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. Schabrak

    @60: They’ve already pushed it back over half a year…

    The nineties had so few 90+ ratings that they had to be played and nowadays there’re nothing but bitches and trolls waiting for a prize drop instead of supporting a good game.

    @69: You do realize that Brink is what it is because of Splash Damage and Wedgwood?

    #74 4 years ago
  75. mathare92

    Splash Damage don’t seem to have as much fortune as their Bethesda pals across the Atlantic. Those lads can always release a bug-ridden title and not have anyone refuse to review or downmark it. :)

    #75 4 years ago
  76. DaMan

    #75 exactly, which is why you never know to what extent they’re actually telling a true story.

    #76 4 years ago
  77. freedoms_stain

    Unfortunately I think a game like Brink is a love or hate affair.

    If you went in expecting CoD with parkour then you’re going to be bitterly disappointed. It’s not really about one man armies twitch pwning half a dozen guys in 12 seconds on one clip of ammo. It’s about the objectives and supporting the team to meet the objectives.

    One of the poor reviews (the much criticised Joystiq review) suggests that players will gravitate towards certain classes (fair enough) then claims that any objective which does not directly relate to your class is a (frequent no less) “off-season” which clearly demonstrates that he Does. Not. Get IT. Each class has a supporting role when they’re not directly required for the objective. If you’re a medic dicking around because you don’t have a prisoner to escort then you’re doing it wrong, you should be on the front line making sure whatever class which has a bigger active objective stay in good health, or stay in ammo etc etc.

    Also, a lot of the technical issues seem to be console related, therefore I do not give a fuck :p

    #77 4 years ago
  78. Kyle Wrigley

    Just finished the game(on 360), without seeing a single glitch so idk what those reviewers are whining about it being “buggy”.

    The game’s great, but has a steep learning curve. So if you can’t handle it go back to CoD.

    @77
    Thank You! Finally someone gets it!

    #78 4 years ago
  79. TheWulf

    @35

    That’s bullshit, man. 1UP rated Darkspore highly for actually trying to do new and interesting things with the action RPG genre, and it took balls for them to do that, since most kids these days are against the likes of Darkspore because it doesn’t have ‘kewl’ people (giant swords/guns) in it, nor does it have a predictable setting. 1UP usually tends to speak their mind, regardless of whatever the consequences might be.

    Why did 1UP score it down? The setting is fantastic in Brink, yes, but the mechanics suck, the code is a mess, the game is buggy, and it all feels like it was released about a year too early, just forced out of the door before it was finished. There are everything from graphical bugs to netcode bugs, and it’s just not acceptable to see a game be released this buggy these days. It’s in a far worse state than New Vegas was as I understand it and New Vegas got slammed for its bugs.

    I’m sure that many reviewers want and crave interesting games. Just take a look at how highly 1UP praised Okami for being different (and that’s one of my all time favourites in regards to strange, experimental games), but Brink is just a pile of shit dressed up in a pretty wrapper. It needed more development time, and saying that it’s just reviewers attacking the game because it’s interesting is ludicrous because the evidence is way stacked against you. At least in the case of 1UP, anyway.

    (Please read the opening of the Okami review and you’ll understand why you’re wrong. Don’t just jump on me, click that link and read it.)

    #79 4 years ago
  80. TheWulf

    Also, nice to see that no one is tackling the content of the 1UP review, just instead going for defamation in regards to the recent IGN purchase. That tends to tell me more and more that 1UP are on the right track here, as they often are.

    Oh Internet, when will you ever learn that wishful thinking is a bad thing? I’ll give everyone about a week after release to catch up with 1UP, that should do it. :P

    #80 4 years ago
  81. TheWulf

    http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-brink/17-4101/

    This is also worth watching. And you can even see them playing it and picking out the problems with it as they go along. Entertainingly, a lot of the issues they have sound a lot like the 1UP review! So, honestly, do yourself a favour and check this out.

    If you’re an Enemy Territory fanboy and you crave more ET like nothing else, then there’s stuff there for you. Otherwise… well, just watch the video. It’s like a Let’s Play. Giantbomb does those and they’re really good. At least watch that before you get suckered out of your money by the hype that the European (and I’m British!) reviewing collective is spewing out makes your decision for you.

    #81 4 years ago
  82. xino

    after the reviews I pulled off my preorder, not because of US bad reviews. But for PSN. When PSN is back I’ll order this game.
    Story Mode was REALLY designed to be played online! not single player:/

    also only UK people and US in connection to UK like this game, straight people from US dislike this game

    #82 4 years ago
  83. freedoms_stain

    @81, they just spent an hour bitching about a lack of a single player campaign and about bots.

    It’s clearly a team based game but the guy insists on playing alone with bots instead of the 2 guys playing together and trying some actual teamwork out or even getting a whole team together to see what happens.

    On top of that the guy doesn’t seem all that interested in learning how to play the game anyway. He runs headlong into massive groups of enemies, empties a clip and dies repeatedly without even trying to get in cover.

    #83 4 years ago
  84. M. K.

    I guess TheWulf is a 1UP member. Hell tomorrow can’t come soon enough.

    #84 4 years ago
  85. NeoSquall

    @81 “If you’re an Enemy Territory fanboy and you crave more ET like nothing else, then there’s stuff there for you.”

    Indeed THAT’S the main target for Brink so please shut the fuck up and go play your shoddy scripted FPS.

    @82 “also only UK people and US in connection to UK like this game, straight people from US dislike this game”

    It’s called the “Activision Syndrome”, deal with it.

    @83 “On top of that the guy doesn’t seem all that interested in learning how to play the game anyway. He runs headlong into massive groups of enemies, empties a clip and dies repeatedly without even trying to get in cover.”

    What can you expect from people whose only FPS background seems to be CoD?
    I bet only people who played the original ETs or even team based games like TF2 and any Battlefield (large maps and vehicles aside) will be able to understand the game.

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Hunam

    You need a big old gulp of calm down juice.

    #86 4 years ago
  87. G1GAHURTZ

    Average game is average.

    #87 4 years ago
  88. Hunam

    niche game is niche maybe?

    #88 4 years ago
  89. guapo

    after actually playing the game I must say that the negative reviews are complete bullshit , in my opinion. The game is fun and the mechanics work. I bought this game expecting a mp experience and that’s exactly what it is. I’d give it an 8.5. The game is fun.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. Gekidami

    How is the game in terms on content? I mean maps & modes. I dont care about the customization options.

    Cant say i’m really up for paying full price for a game that pretty much doesnt have any real SP.

    #90 4 years ago
  91. NeoSquall

    @90 there are 2 Campaigns, which consist of multiple missions/maps (haven’t played myself, so I can’t tell you how many)

    #91 4 years ago
  92. anonym07

    @VG24/7 [Game Informer – Refused to review it]

    Good Lord, learn to read before posting bullshit, Game Informer say their review will come soon, they didn’t refuse to review it.

    #92 4 years ago
  93. Phoenixblight

    The game is full on arena, team based game. Really its an overall mess its like the developer was trying to put as much as customization as they can which customization is great and all but not if its unfocused like this game.

    The single player is a straight bot combat there is no plot its just complete the goals and defend/attack the enemy. If you have lots of friends to play with and have this game I would say play with them because the bots have crappy AI. SO think Borderlands minus the story and then toss as much customization as you can.

    I personally wouldn’t put 60$ on the game its asking too much for a straight MP game because thats all it is.

    #93 4 years ago
  94. CityCobra

    GamingXP.com 85% (PC-Version)

    #94 4 years ago
  95. Wesker

    Well, I ordered it, saw the reviews and was like “Shit …”.
    But if the game is like TF2 and other team based shooters I’ll probably have fun with it. I hope the controls are good on the PC, because Bulletstorm’s PC version sucked ass imo.

    #95 4 years ago
  96. On2wheels

    It’s ok, but when will developers learn that a 360/ps3/4:3 aspect Field of View is unacceptable for pc widescreen games. It’s gotta be easier to build this into a game during development rather than now in a patch.

    #96 4 years ago
  97. ASBI

    I see some good reviews here, unlike the metascore which is 69

    #97 4 years ago
  98. mou5stars

    xbox666.com gives it a 8 – http://xbox666.com/2011/05/analisis-brink/

    #98 4 years ago
  99. YoungZer0

    6 is the score i’d give the game. Totally agree with IGN’s review.

    #99 4 years ago
  100. TheWulf

    Well, the RPS verdict is in and… it’s every bit as apologetic as I expected, airbrushing over issues and even going so far as to insult other reviews for having an opinion that differs from their own. No, I’m serious, they did! That’s very professional journalism that is, RPS, that’s real mature.

    It reminds me of when RPS made a personal attack against Obsidian, the developer, in their New Vegas review and pretty much said that the developer ‘phoned the game in,’ and went on to imply that Obsidian was generally only capable of particularly shitty games. Yeah, this is why I don’t trust RPS. Never will. They’re pretty much the Daily Star of game reviewing.

    I still can’t get over that, though… they didn’t think their review could stand on its own legs, they actually had to go out of their way to insult other reviews. That’s amazing. I’d expect a gamer who isn’t counted on to be professional to do that, because they’re not in a position where they’re supposed to exercise professionalism, but I think it speaks volumes about them.

    Oh well, that just puts the nail in the coffin for me, I’m definitely avoiding Brink like the plague.

    Basically, my personal system for judging a game’s worth based on reviews goes something like: Read the 1UP review, watch the GiantBomb QuickLook (and review, if available), and factor in how much RPS is trying to compensate for any negativity towards a game in their own review. The truth can usually be found, that way.

    If RPS feels that a game can’t stand on its own merits without insulting other eviewers, and the 1UP review is awful, and GiantBomb slams it, then the game is probably going to be absolutely terrible.

    I just hope other people realise that and aren’t suckered in. :P

    #100 4 years ago

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