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Old 05-12-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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Old 05-13-2011, 05:51 AM   #2
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Lag ruins the mp pretty quick. Stupid AI bots don't help make the game very fun. There are to few maps, and the game gets old real quick. I was so excited for this game but it turned out to be very disappointing. Worth a rent, easy achievements...aside from that I don't think it's worth buying.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:44 AM   #3
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I'm about to pick this up on the UK Launch day, maybe with the fact that more people will be playing (EU) you won't have to play with as many bots. The game is meant to be played with people. Lone Wolves, please do not buy this game. Team Players will be rewarded accordingly and at substantially higher rates.

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Because everyone and their mother has been creating threads about "opinions" of game and "should I buy?", this thread will be used to discuss your likes/dislikes of the game. All other threads will be locked when created about any topic related to discussions of the above sort. There's just way too many popping up.

Made my day. XD

Itīs very extreme how people react about this game. I pic up my copy today. I play so many crap, this would be not the greatest shit on earth i think. Besides i play it online with friends...

...and so i got a question: Is the game laggy with friends or only laggy if you play online/free for all to join?!? Can i create a private match? Thanks in advance!
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Well I've only played 1 campaign mission so far and it reminded me of Unreal 3's style.

Long, pointless, repetitive and boring. All the tasks are similar and you like 10mins to complete them and trying to do this one Hard is near impossible because of the AI. On 2 objectives I just managed to complete them within the last 30sec.

On another objective I spent 10mins stopping this guy from advancing. Was so boring and tedious! Again, I had to get a guy to a ship, I've spent 15+mins before that doing 2 other objectives and then 10mins later after nearly getting to the end I failed.. Waste of my time!

Why couldn't they of done a normal campaign? So you get put in a level, have an objective to get to and you can just use your SMART stuff to get there with enemies along the way? The way they've gone about it is stupid.

I'm yet to go online due to having no internet, so hopefully that'll pick up, but I think I'll be putting this down when Noire comes out and leaving it to a later date.

I'm disappointed so far and upset that this looked such a great game and so much potential but has been ruined.
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I've only seen the lag when other humans are playing. Even in an open for everyone Versus match, if it's all bots there is no lag. Lag seems on and off, and if it's on I just quit right away and join something more stable. It's host based.

Was a disappointment, but I do admit it's still fun after playing it for hours. Customizing is okay, but why can't we choose our own colors on clothes besides just their patterns? Why aren't their choices for female characters? Why do I have to exit Versus matches just to change absolutely anything? Makes no sense I go to a Command and choose a weapon but can't change my body type. What if a situation calls for me to be a giant with a mini gun? Nope. I must exit completely out. What if I need to change my attachments? Nope again. The attachements are kind of stupid too, even the game admits some of the stuff are just comsmetic. Then why can't we customize them ourselves!?

Also there needs to be a team death match. And they really need to fix Hacking! You can spend 8 minutes finally getting hacking goin and you die 80% of the way which took forever. Then the enemy comes in and takes it off in mere seconds. I think it was the what if mission with the missile. Was extremely over-difficult for that one objective.

Oh, and Spawning makes no sense to me. Maybe if we take a Command Post we should be able to spawn there if we want to.
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Old 05-13-2011, 12:01 PM   #7
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I wasnt sure on this game from the get go but ended up getting it regardless, its pretty easy even on hard once your used to the right class it can be quite simple, the achievements are simply too as most of them can be done in private matches (AT LAST) the only achievement that some people find hard is completing the game on hard or versus the online side i admit is pretty shite what with the lag but reaching level 20 isnt too hard, i am going to say that this game is worth....

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Old 05-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #8
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It entirely depends on each persons viewpoint on multiplayer games. Cause his is clearly a multiplayer game, with solo options to get you ready for the online experience it offers.

I wanted a massive single player story, but didn't get it, instead iv got the best multiplayer game iv bought since BFBC2!

If your into multiplayer then get this game. If your offline, how are you reading this? Lol, then rent it to try it out.

Either way your choice will be weather you have access to XboxLive at home or not. If you do then there no real reason to not pick this up.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:43 PM   #10
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If you are still getting lag I don't understand why, I had tons of lag day one with the patch but it seems to have gotten way better the past couple days.

If you are expecting a strong singleplayer, there isn't a reason to even rent this game. It really is a multiplayer game only, join parties and crap if none of your Friends have the game.

It is an objective based, class based multiplayer FPS. And it is pretty great at being that, I love it.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:41 PM   #11
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Horrible game. If you choose Security team, you're going to lose!

You will have to do every objective yourself because NO ONE online on this game knows what to do and just tend to run off to capture Command Points for no reason.

There's an odd few who help you try to do the objectives but they leave becasue of the lag or get annoyed that the rest of the team arn't helping.

Avoid this game if you're a slightly interested in buying/renting it!
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:37 AM   #12
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It's a good game. The occupations, the customizations and the SMART movement make this game very interesting. Most of the time I have good connection, lagging happens about one game per day. Usually me and my friends just quit this game and join another, problem solved! Like someone says in this forum, Bad Ops lags way worse than this game.

What u need to consider before buying are:
1. Do you like the art style? Well, I think it's cool!

2. It takes a lot of ammo to kill someone AND BE KILLED.

3. It's more important to complete objectives than killing people.

Above 3 points are just principles of the game, they are NOT down sides.

The only down side is the limited number of multiplayer maps. Hopefully, they will open more maps to us in a couple of weeks.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:28 AM   #13
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I was going to quote Tyger7 #6 post but that would be too long. He does point out the most obvious flaws in the game. I too have put quite a few hours into Brink. I love an FPS that isn't so concentrated on nothing but deathmatches. I definitely found the missile level to be the hardest because hacking is so broken.

The odd thing for me is your team AI seems so hit or miss. There have been times in the campaign where I wanted to rip my hair out for their inefficiency and other times they are like a well oiled machine. I have found it does help if you play as an engineer and place mines and turrets near command posts as this seems to focus the AI onto the main objectives.

I also agree with Tyger7 that command posts should act as spawn points. This would make it less likely that they change hands 20+ times a match.

By far the most annoying thing for me is when one of my AI buddies spawns and then doesn't do a thing for the rest of the match. Even more frustrating because this seems to occur for me in the escort missions. Those are the hardest and I'm now one man down...awesome.

I applaud Splash Damage for trying to do something different with the FPS instead of trying to churn out a COD knockoff. That's what is ticking me off by so many people posts they at least tried to do something different. Do you know it took Edison 1000+ times to find the right filament for his light bulbs. What if the Wright Brothers had just said screw it no one else has flown so far what's the point in trying that.

Okay I will get off my soapbox now...
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:04 AM   #14
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I love this game. It is my kind of multiplayer. It's like Left 4 Dead crossed with Team Fortress 2.

This game is definitely not for a lot of people but if you like the forced co-op nature of Left 4 Dead, and the class system of Team Fortress, and the team based tactics of Counter-Strike then I'd say definitely get this.

Pros (for me)
1. I'm actually good at this game. I usually win firefights against people. I complete objectives. I can see where the tactical positions are because the map makes sense. This is far better for me than playing CoD where I die just a little more than I kill. Killstreaks may be awesome but I never get to use them. I'm good at tactics, not so good at the quick-or-the-dead style FPSes so Brink works for me.
2. The focus is on the OBJECTIVE, not just your kill/death ratio. It's all about getting the job down, not just shooting people.
3. You choose a class based on what you think is the most helpful for the TEAM, not the best for yourself.
4. I've not experienced ANY lag with this game and usually do with my connection (post-patch maybe?)
5. It completely discourages selfish lone wolf, thick-heads and the usual dumb run-and-gunners. So if you think CoD is the pinnacle of multiplayer DON'T BUY THIS GAME, you'll hate it. Maybe not great for Brink developers but makes my experience more enjoyable.
5. The game can be a real challenge. People above complaining about cheap losses only lost because they didn't plan properly. It's not the game's fault. I played the last resistance mission 8 times before I succeeded, and all because random people were trying to CoD the thing. Eventually joined a match with sensible players and we did it within 10 minutes. I love that.

I should note I've only played campaign in "versus" mode so I've not played with any bots (if you have a choice why would you?)

Cons (for me)
1. There aren't enough maps. I don't mind playing the same map over and over, with the same objectives, but that's me. Eventually they'll get tedious so hopefully they figure a way to provide more variety.
2. Despite all the tips and tutorial stuff sometimes it's not clear what you're supposed to be doing the first time. For example one mission said "Guard wharehouse door". What it didn't explain is that what you really needed to do was plant an HE charge THEN guard the HE charge. Live and learn though.
3. Although I like the challenges not quite sure how you're supposed to beat the higher ones if you don't have online friends to help you.
4. It's be nice if you could set rally points so that people grouped together as a team before going on the offensive, rather than the treadmill of people running and dying in a stream (which is when the maps get bogged down).
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That's a shame, I had high expectations for this game :O
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Traded-in for it, and it will be traded in.

Rental at most, or get a good trade-in deal towards it. Not worth the full new-release retail price. I'd agree with the 5/10, wouldn't call it cack on toast but I would say it's something unappetizing over stale moldy bread to be sure.

I was playing with friends. Still found it to be a frustrating mess. The variety of class customization is interesting but really to play enough matches to unlock the fun stuff.... I'm not sure I'm willing to do that time commitment at this point.

The premise of the story is interesting but those tiny mini-cinematic bits are pathetic in conveying it. I just don't care. The only thing I find interesting about the game is the art style. Which is different, but really not that appealing or even noticeable when the game itself is a frustrating mess.

The "parkour" in it is sadly undercooked. They could have lifted the Mirror's Edge free-running mechanics and had something that derivative or not, at least worked. They play control in Brink is slow, cumbersome, and tedious.
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the more i play this game online the better it gets
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I think the game is really fun but they need to balance the guns. The only 2 guns I ever use are the carb-9 and the machine pistol on my light class with the largest clip for each and I can take down almost anyone.
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:25 PM   #19
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My general opinions on brink

Brink is a new and refreshing Multi player game which finally brakes the boring mould that is COD, and games that copy COD (homefront for example).

Brink is a fantastic idea, but the idea has been executed poorly.

The graphics are ok at best. I have never been too fussed about graphics in games, so ill let this go.

It should have a great story and it does, for the first 5 minute cut scene. Not good im afraid.

The AI is probably the stupidest AI i have ever seen in a game. Now this wouldn't bother me if it werent for the fact that a lot of MP games have awful connections.

However, I would not put people off buying this game for two very good reasons.

1, the fact that in a really refreshing, new idea which, if executed properly, could attract a massive fan base.

2, the creators, splash damage have agknowledged the problems. They have said it isn't good enough, they are fixing it. For a company to be so in touch with the people playing their game is a very rare thing. Add to this that they will be making the first DLC FREE, and you have a game which has UBER potential and a company who is doing everything they can to iron out the errors.

For me this means that soon we will have a shinny new, fun, team based game.
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You're going to get a couple people like me who pretty much agree with you, but a lot more are going to start flaming, and then everyone starts yelling at each other over the internets and everyone is sad. I like the game, but the debate about whether or not to get it is getting very annoying to me.
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I find it quite fun. I hope the DLC ads to it. Haven't touched my xbox in a week, though, so I think tonight I might play some. But nothing beats L4D2 for me. I play it all the time with friends. I just wish more of my friends had Brink, then I'd probably play it more.
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No single-player.

It should say on the box "no point in buying this game if you are going to play alone"
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HAHAHAHA. I so lol-ed when I saw this stickied thread here. Can't recall ever seeing one before. Well, for good or for bad, I might give this game a go while waiting for BF3.
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I lost interest in this game pretty quickly. I was really excited to play it before release, but the lack of map variety killed it for me. Poor AI and the fact that most groups just pile on the primary choke point/ objective killed most of the hype in my mind.
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The online community has died out QUITE a bit on this game, so it's mostly bots. The customization and art direction is great, but game play is bland, slow-moving (in a bad way) and repetitive. I'd say avoid the game.
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Not a bad game.. I personally enjoyed it.. for 10-20 bucks it's worth it. Though yeah the online community was larger earlier. Now its dead.. though the last 2 weeks it's picked up a lot. I think with the game hitting under $10 many people got it, so a lot of them are online.

it's not a bad game at all... I hope they make Brink 2 and just improve on ALL the things gamers have said were not good.
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