Username
Password
    
Brink
Splash Damage Got "A Lot of Hate" Over Brink AI
Written Monday, August 15, 2011 By Lee Bradley
View author's profile

Neil Alphonso has reflected on some of the issues surrounding Brink’s reception, admitting that developers Splash Damage “gotta lot of hate” for the game’s poor AI.

Speaking during a GDC Europe session in Cologne earlier today (as reported by Eurogamer), the game's Lead designer said, "Brink tried to be something new and different in several areas. In hindsight we perhaps strayed away from convention a bit too much in some areas.”

One of Brink’s main features was an attempt to blur the line between single-player and multiplayer, with bots populating vacant player slots. But unfortunately the AI was poor, something that made playing alone a bit of a chore.   

“This became really transparent to a lot of [players] and they found it pretty frustrating,” said Alphonso. “Some didn't care. They thought it was acceptable and the game meant for playing multiplayer anyway. But others... we gotta lot of hate for it. Put it that way."

"So in the end, essentially when the game is viewed as a highly contextualised multiplayer experience, it does really well. But if you view it as a cinematic single-player cinematic experience, it doesn't really hold up."

Alphonso concluded, “We're taking a lot of these lessons on board for our future projects."

Our own Mr Webb summed it up pretty well when he reviewed the game at launch, saying “Frankly put, unless you’re playing Brink with and against human players, the game is mediocre at best.”

However, “Get into a game with players that want to co-ordinate as a team against a group of like-minded foes, and Brink will almost certainly satisfy on every level.” He gave it an 8.




 
 

User Comments

Forum Posts: 0
Comment #1 by ChaosPhoenix7
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 04:46:54 PM
(7Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Personally (I will probably also get a lot of hate for this) I had no problems with the AI and LOVED all of Brink.


Forum Posts: 402
Comment #2 by ademlakey
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 04:49:16 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Why did they release it knowing that people would complain about the bad AI ?


Forum Posts: 163
Comment #3 by RobotHacker
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 04:51:11 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I didn't like Brink, but probably approached it like a COD or Battlefield game, which was wrong.


Forum Posts: 7
Comment #4 by randallm33
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 04:51:12 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I have not played it but my son has (rented it) and he said that the AI is really bad. He still enjoyed the game though. He will probably get it for X-Mas at $20-30 - which sometimes makes a difference in how we perceive games.


Forum Posts: 80
Comment #5 by Sin Sic
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 04:51:51 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
The game was okay, single-player was really weak, but its multi-player was highly fun. I wouldn't have priced it at $59.99.


Forum Posts: 47
Comment #6 by IRISHCAB4
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 04:52:07 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I thought the game was horrible. Erased it from my profile...it was that bad.


Forum Posts: 40
Comment #7 by Harkonnen07
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 04:54:52 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
My big problem with it is the fact that it was basically a stand alone multiplayer game, and I'm not paying full price for a game that doesn't even offer a single player mode or story at all.


Forum Posts: 290
Comment #8 by ViNyLek
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 04:56:14 PM
(3Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Understatement is the theme of this article:-P


Forum Posts: 52
Comment #9 by Empty Seven Man
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 04:57:04 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
i really liked the game but the lag pissed me off, cant stand being in the mood to play a game and having spoilt by it not working properly.


Forum Posts: 0
Comment #10 by Yautja46137
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 04:57:55 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Try playing with the AI on hardest difficulty. You got some serious patience if you can put up with their stupidity then. Game was still fun in multiplayer though.


Forum Posts: 178
Comment #11 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:01:25 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I really liked the AI in Brink.. They knew all the good corners and spots to sit in and placed turrets in good spots.


Forum Posts: 15
Comment #12 by soastedsoldier
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:02:50 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
The poor ai and laggy servers made me trade this game in, it wasnt a total loss as gamestation had a deal on when you traded in brink you got £35 so not all bad.


Forum Posts: 0
Comment #13 by E MON3Y711
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:03:46 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Game is way better with people single player was ok but really did not play it that much.


Forum Posts: 402
Comment #14 by ademlakey
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:04:46 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@11 you forgot to add that when you get downed they run straight towards you, oblivious to the enemys that are standing right next to them resulting in them being killed and them saying "sorry I couldnt get to you".


Forum Posts: 534
Comment #15 by Brutalsleeper
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:09:57 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@1 I agree fully, and to be honest I've played a fair bit on my own and like the weak AI. it means they're not doing stuff for you.


Forum Posts: 1068
Comment #16 by The Bum-Mobile
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:10:21 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I like Brink. Always did. There were problems but they've been fixed and I really see no excuse. It's a great, team-based shooter.


Forum Posts: 191
Comment #17 by DemonDuffeh
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:11:45 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
'One of Brink’s main features was an attempt to blur the line between single-player and multiplayer, with bots populating vacant player slots.'
Gears of war 2 social multiplayer does this fine and by sounds of it much better the AI are a gd challenge and score alot of points (more than me :( ) in most matches i play so it can be very useful if done right


Forum Posts: 2200
Comment #18 by cheevo360
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:17:21 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Brink 2 with better single-player story(not all about defends and protects over again), A.I. and deep gameplay for single-player. Please do it!! I don't like Brink but I want see Brink 2 get better story for single-player and A.I. :)


Forum Posts: 38
Comment #19 by Kroesis
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:17:57 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I saw this in the supermarket for £20 not too long after release. I knew from reviews that the single player side suffered from poor AI, which I found out for myself, however, I was looking for an enjoyable MP game and actually found it (when both sides have real players on) and found that the lag it had to begin with subsided greatly after the first update (not the first DLC).

It's at least tiding me over until the release of GoW3 anyway.


Forum Posts: 298
Comment #20 by Paulson
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:21:29 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I give the game a lot of credit for trying something new, but the terrible AI felt like it overshadowed any positives


Forum Posts: 178
Comment #21 by Blue Thunder28
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:22:39 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
(Since I got some down thumbs guess I'll elaborate)
I actually didn't have an issue with Brink AI though, the only multiplayer I played was online campaign for the couple achievements to get the 1000.

Sure you had to focus on the main objectives to win but they could all play out a really fun match besides when they all group up... I don't let a couple annoying AI tendencies permanently ruin a fun game for me so I guess that explains that.


Forum Posts: 0
Comment #22 by xGhostfacekilax
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:22:40 PM
(2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I followed this game pre-release and was extremely hyped to get, even pre-ordered it. Only to be utterly disappointed and force myself to finish the game and achievements. Brink had lots to bring to the table and the SMART system was flawless but other then that everything else was a huge disappointment. Thats just my opinion! cheers


Forum Posts: 370
Comment #23 by PhantomNemesis
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:25:32 PM
(-2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I was going to buy it, until I was showed the Ars Technica article about why they didn't review it and discouraged people from buying it and completely agreed. I refuse to even buy it now that a lot of the game has been fixed up, because it's just not worth it to give them money I don't think they deserve.

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


Forum Posts: 89
Comment #24 by strawberry
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:28:52 PM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
forget the terrible AI... what about the fact that the multiplayer lags like crap? lol fix these two things, and we have ourselves a pretty good game.


Forum Posts: 2418
Comment #25 by Andreas_loel
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:29:48 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Solo hard with bots was a horrible experience


Forum Posts: 397
Comment #26 by lid
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:34:55 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
The ai is absolutely brutal and its almost impossible to get more than 2 people in a game to have an actual enjoyable experience. I remember I played a game where 5 of the bots on my team sat in the spawn for the whole game.


Forum Posts: 987
Comment #27 by Devil Sora
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:35:18 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I got the game for free so I didnt think it was that bad. But I can understand where alot of the hate stems from. People want a single player game not something that will feel incrediblly competitive no matter how you cut it.


Forum Posts: 398
Comment #28 by Wicelow
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:39:33 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Yeah, Brink was fun... But only with friends.

The AI really is crap : medic not healing when you're 2 feet away, engineer placing turrets facing a wall... The list is long.

So yeah, with friends to balance the stupid AI, Brink is awesome.


Forum Posts: 64
Comment #29 by Eliasmcfly
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:39:42 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
For the most part I liked the game. Where it went stupid was when the entire AI team went to capture the health command post and deploying turrets in the starting area or facing a wall.

"I'll get the health command post! I'm going to the command post. I'll capture the command post"

Playing MP there isnt any of that and teams feel balanced and the game is awesome.


Forum Posts: 342
Comment #30 by GILLHUHN
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:46:12 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I got Brink for $20 a week ago on PC and I love it the AI does suck and can be extremely frustrating but it's a really good game.


Forum Posts: 141
Comment #31 by Komrade Kayce
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 05:47:26 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Brink is only 19.99 at Futureshop/Best Buy here in Canadaville right now. For anyone interested.


Forum Posts: 447
Comment #32 by fax5jrj
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 06:11:55 PM
(-2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Brink might possibly be the worst game that I've played, keeping in mind, I only play games I know I'll like. Brink was a gamble. Let's just say I'm NEVER doing that again.

The worst part of the game for me was the fact that this game had nearly no replay value, and the multiplayer was a huge piece of laggy shit. Even without the lag, the combat system was broken.

Great job, Splash Damage.

Let's just hope that Splash Damage doesn't try and make another game that's inventive, or "seamlessly" try to blend something again, or else they'll fuck it up again.

(IMO)


Forum Posts: 19
Comment #33 by SeraphTC
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 06:28:10 PM
(2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I grabbed it for £15 in a steam sale recently after a f2p weekend. I have been pretty impressed for the price I payed. I've played a little MP, but mostly SP so far. I'm just playing on Normal, but I've not noticed too many issues with the ai - certainly no engineers placing turrets facing walls, or medics not healing me.

Maybe they patched it more recently, or maybe it's always been a lot better on PC?


Forum Posts: 524
Comment #34 by artphobia
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 06:39:24 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I liked Brink, but as soon I 1000'd it then I was simply done with it.


Forum Posts: 2794
Comment #35 by RadiantViper
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 06:42:23 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I got Brink for $20 last week. I like pretty much everything in the game except the AI. Medics not reviving you when you're right beside them, someone carrying an objective item not moving at all, they go through the same deathtrap chokepoints over and over ... it gets annoying fast.

Thanks to the dumb AI I had to bump it down to easy, but I started having a lot more fun when they weren't ruining everything.


Forum Posts: 155
Comment #36 by Akatsuki Sw1tch
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 06:44:01 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Sure the AI could be a tad sporadic at times but compared to other games is one of the more superior games.

At least you didn't lose members of your team only to find them imbedded in a wall/car somewhere or better yet rooted to the spot spinning around.


Forum Posts: 0
Comment #37 by WMDalpha
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 07:13:42 PM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Brink is one of the worst games I have ever played.


Forum Posts: 221
Comment #38 by the ferenczy
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 07:14:07 PM
(-2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
They released a bad game and got called out on it. Do better next time....or else.


Forum Posts: 98
Comment #39 by Frankyg88
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 07:22:00 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
It wasn't just the A.I that was poor, it was the balancing issues! 70% of a hacked objective taken around 3 minutes removed in 10 seconds, how was that fair?

Only revolutionary gameplay was S.M.A.R.T and it was great apart from the it's got no appeal, too many choke points and not enough sneaky routes for lightweights to use S.M.A.R.T efficiently.


Forum Posts: 115
Comment #40 by Steakslave
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 07:32:08 PM
(-2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I'm surprised they didn't get more hate for the awful looking character design...


Forum Posts: 11
Comment #41 by whitewolf11761
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 07:39:08 PM
(-2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I loved the game, and the CHALLENGE of the weaker AI in the game. This is probably one of my top 5 shooters on the 360 as far as challenge and creativity go. Note to Splash Damage, most of your complaints are coming from CoD fanboys who can't take the challenge aspect of a game, they need the mind numbingly boring campaigns with blobs of pixels surrounding them.


Forum Posts: 41
Comment #42 by piedudething
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 08:06:12 PM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
The game was good to me. I personally hate CoD cause it has strayed into fantasy crap to make 13 year olds happy, so a fresh face on the scene made me happy. I agree the game was more fun with real people. The main problem with the AI is that they would be stupid easy one minute then rape you the next second. I hope they learn from this and make an improved sequel. They shouldn't let the bad reviews from C**k lovers, I mean CoD lovers sorry, bury a series and idea with potential.


Forum Posts: 8
Comment #43 by ExRev
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 09:42:50 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@1

I too love this game. I was a little disappointed, but then again, Brink was made more for a multiplayer experience. I just found it very frustrating that I would get good with one class, then be forced to change because none of the AI on my team would ever do any of the objectives.


Forum Posts: 262
Comment #44 by XBL Unreal
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 09:46:00 PM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
So judging from that article they don't plan on fixing the A.I., just keeping it in mind for future projects. That is a shame :( It is the main reason I stopped playing the game.


Forum Posts: 199
Comment #45 by rx32degrepber
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 10:21:45 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Game sucked...just my opinion though :)


Forum Posts: 0
Comment #46 by flechetteXXX
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 10:23:20 PM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Im with #1 I NEVER had an issue with AI and found human players to be far more stupid in coordinating and completing objectives. I to LOVE Brink and still play it after everyone else just got their chieves and dumped it.


Forum Posts: 1063
Comment #47 by TrishTheDish
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 11:26:32 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@5 NAILED it. If this had launched at budget title price (or hell, even an XBLA), it would have been received so much better.


Forum Posts: 224
Comment #48 by Balamatrix
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 11:52:10 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
i thought it looked good.I liked most of the weapons.I however dont think the game was really anything they led you to believe it was in the videos before release.I think sometimes it takes way too many hits to kill people on there too.I found grenades pretty much useless,especially compared to molotovs.I hate to say it really but i am glad that i did not buy this game and i got to play it at a friends before i made that mistake.I think they can do alot better and that they prolly will next time.This game is not for me but i can understand why others would like it.


Forum Posts: 2
Comment #49 by BSxToxiicTrauma
Monday, August 15, 2011 @ 11:56:10 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
The AI in this game is a severe single player handicap and it makes me think poorly of the game even though it has a lot of potential. Combat is also a major issue though as well. Far too unresponsive, especially for a FPS. I would still say that Brink's AI can't really be called Artificial Intelligence when it's closer to Artificial Unintelligence which is the main flaw.


Forum Posts: 48
Comment #50 by TakeoutMage
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:15:53 AM
(-2Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@ 41

are you out of your mind???????
a challenge???!!!! THAT??????

its nothing but a super short and EXTREMELY repetitive crap boring game...
nice concept tho, but poor delivery!

such a challenge, got 1000gp in ONE EVENING and was dead bored by that time.

its either you defend for 20 painfuly long minutes... or you plant bomb-hack... always same objectives... AI is not only useless, it slows you down...
mp is even worst.. lots of lagging.. and NO ONE seems to get its a
COOP-OBJECTIVE game and just run alone and get some kills...
and its just doing SAME missions as sp...no game mode

ppl dont hate cause its hard, ppl hate cause its crap.


Forum Posts: 659
Comment #51 by Blueprotoss
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 01:55:01 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@ 7. A lot of people buy games for only the MP like Halo, CoD, Gears, Battlefield, Street Fighter, and etc while what's your point unless if you want to Troll then.

@ 14. It sounds like you would rather have an AI think exactly like a Human while thats Impossible to rigght now even when human players would do the same thing.

@ 17. The bots in Gears are either a hit or miss like the bots in Brink.

@ 23. The problem with that article was that they didn't recieve any of the early Updates and you can't judge a game until you get deep into the MP anyways.

@ 24, 32, and 38. Gears has a lot of Lag, but that doesn't stop people from playing while you need to chill. Btw I would love to see you make a game especially when that was Splash Damage's 1st solo game.

@ 37. I doubt that even if you started playing games on the 360 as your 1st console.

@ 41 and 42. The hate is coming from people that play a lot of CoD, Halo, Battelfield, and Gears while you should stop playing CoD for random problems.

@ 44. Please don't assume things.

@ 50 Please chill out and people mainly did hate it for the difficulty including the AI.


Forum Posts: 70
Comment #52 by Ihazcandy4you
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 02:22:34 AM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Not going to get into the bickering. If youre a CoD fanboy than go play that and ignore the rest of the gaming world.

I love Brink, props to them for the free DLC and learning from their mistakes.

AI alone makes this game go from awesome to just pretty good IMO. Lag issue is gone and find full lobbies is easy as long as you play Freeplay..


Forum Posts: 477
Comment #53 by BackerMan
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 02:22:54 AM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
the game is okay, not one of best games i've played. the graphic makes you feel like playing ps2 or original xbox game.


Forum Posts: 14
Comment #54 by thRussted
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 02:52:23 AM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Poor lobby online system (no lobbies), mediocre graphics (blurring everything does NOT make it prettier) and a bad AI is what bugged me about this game.


Forum Posts: 659
Comment #55 by Blueprotoss
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 03:07:03 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@ 52. The hate is coming from people that play a lot of CoD, Halo, Battelfield, and Gears while you should stop playing CoD for random problems.

@ 53. You should test that out then.

@ 54. Damn you really need to shill there.


Forum Posts: 166
Comment #56 by ThrustfulSteve
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 03:07:09 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
"Cinematic single-player cinematic experience"

One two many cinematics in there.

OT~ was warned off this game by a friend but would be tempted to pick it up cheap at some point...lets just hope they maybe patch all the retarded AI and sort the multiplayer lag out.


Forum Posts: 29
Comment #57 by Echo
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 03:09:57 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
To be honest, the AI could be pretty bad at times.

But look at games like Halo: Reach. The amount of rage i've had over the AI driving is ridiculous.


Forum Posts: 18
Comment #58 by Spiderpope
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 03:20:35 AM
(1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Brink has some great qualities. The SMART movement system was a brilliant idea, the aesthetic style of the game made it stand out from the CoDs of the world and the concept behind the setting was pretty cool as well.

But it was hampered by AI that wasnt great, missions that were far too repetative and the actual plot of the game just wasn't that interesting.

A bit of work though could really make a sequel shine, at the very least SMART should be integrated into future titles.


Forum Posts: 1435
Comment #59 by Vigor
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 04:04:59 AM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Fuck SD,arrogant assholes putting "We eat CoD" on a container while you're friendly AI is retarded and enemey AI is overpowered compared to it.

Game also looked fucked up on the graphic department.


Forum Posts: 499
Comment #60 by AirborneRichard
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 04:15:12 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I think personaly that the game has great features but is hampered by the poor AI from mainly your own team, the enemy is def better. I hardly see them go for the main objectives while the enemy does everything to do theirs. That and the lag at times plus the fact that hardly anyone is playing it these days makes it hard to get into a multiplayer game at all. But this aside i loved the smart movement system and the way the caracters looked. Mabye they can do it better with a Brink 2.


Forum Posts: 10
Comment #61 by Di4L x MoTioNz
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 04:57:18 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
unfortunately there is an even bigger handicap which no console gamer can get thankfully, what kind of game is designed for half the graphics cards in the world and gives shocking performance to the other half D:
brink is fun in small amounts but it doesn't make me want to play on sadly, looks like they have some customer feedback to do before a spiritual successor can be formed.


Forum Posts: 271
Comment #62 by the action frampton
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 06:25:32 AM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Brink was shit, plain an simple.


Forum Posts: 0
Comment #63 by hocobear52
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 06:31:42 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
it just needed a core single player campaign. the concept was great to me but very poorly executed.


Forum Posts: 117
Comment #64 by Soulreaper 1337
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 07:27:49 AM
(-1Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
brink is so bad there are even spammers advertising in the forum to bring in more people


Forum Posts: 659
Comment #65 by Blueprotoss
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 @ 12:07:06 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@ 59. The hate is coming from people that play a lot of CoD, Halo, Battelfield, and Gears while you should stop playing CoD for random problems. Btw the closest thing to Brink is TF2.

So you're saying that Brink has crappy graphics because its done in a popular French style of art.

@ 60. Brink has better AI then Halo while you forget that most games have bad friendly AI and good enemy AI. The AI isn't supposed to go for the main Objective all the time because thats your job. People hardly play Brink because people wanted it to be another CoD, Battlefield, or Halo while it was a TF2 game.

@ 64. You must be on something because there's no Advertising here other then people bitching about AI in a Shooter when most Shooters have crappy AI.


Forum Posts: 70
Comment #66 by Ihazcandy4you
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 03:21:26 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
@blue - not sure what you mean..?


Forum Posts: 0
Comment #67 by EarnedRookie
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 @ 10:55:36 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Man every god damn shooter, on the hardest difficulty is a cake walk..

Im going to Rage games that make me think like Tomb Raider or Hitman


Forum Posts: 6
Comment #68 by X3RH0
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 01:30:51 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
This game sucked theres no way around it. I really wanted to like it but playing through the campaign and having to depend on retarded A.I. teammates while the enemy A.I. was well coordinated ruined the entire experience. I love a challenge but this was a chore, I had to change class every 5min., which required running to a post 90m away, all so I could perform every task necessary to complete each mission. Which was an annoyance not a challenge. Is it really a terrible thing to choose one class and when the next task requires another class you provide cover fire? The game also lacked any memorable characters though the storyline was interesting it had no depth and was shortlived, which makes me wonder if it was rushed or if the developers lacked interest in the project. As for anyone who doesnt acknowledge that every shooter has to contend with CoD and Battlefield and so on, thats just foolish, its a competitive market and there should be standards of quality anyhow. Wouldnt you prefer that game devs step up their own product to be in competetive standing against the industries big dogs instead of having to make excuses for there mediocre work.


Forum Posts: 121
Comment #69 by [Ku-Ga] MasonCooper42
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 08:44:35 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
this game could of been great, a bit like homefront, both games probably needed 6-9 months more testing, found these things out and then ironed them out and gone from there.

smart system was good, brilliant feature.
ai, incredible, although i completed the hard campaign on my own so, they werent all that bad. just rage inducing, and secondly on this point, i felt that the ai on hard was supposed to make you play better, making you raise your game, and to be fair, the game defo felt and played harder on that difficulty.

those who dont/didn't understand the story, its is pretty simple. also listen to the audio logs for some more backstory.

i hope sp do take notice of what they did wrong and work on sorting these issues out, (the ai was a bit unbalanced on hard, but i was very satisified on completing it)



Forum Posts: 121
Comment #70 by [Ku-Ga] MasonCooper42
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 08:46:51 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
sorry i mean when i first mentioned ai is that they're incredible in their stupidity and insanity.


Forum Posts: 0
Comment #71 by MstrCatChowming
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 @ 07:37:42 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
BRINK is different and its brilliant i only play the singleplayer and the bots are fine and stop talking about CoD and BF3 because those games fucken suck the only battlefield game that is true to the series is battlefield2 for PC and the ones before not this bad company shit or battlefield 3 which has no bot matches but has a camaign which is bullshit


Forum Posts: 8
Comment #72 by RRRRGL Brint
Monday, September 19, 2011 @ 12:41:05 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Just starting to get into this and it took awhile to learn how to compensate for the AI's absent-mindedness. Every game a new asinine thing happens with my allies or my enemies. Its like if the show Archer was one Archer and all other character was Cyril.

That said, I'm having fun alone, with friends against bots and complete multi-player. Sure, you shouldn't have to compensate for the AI, but if you are willing to learn how, this game has a lot going for it. Especially if you dig TF2.


Forum Posts: 45
Comment #73 by MKLKT
Thursday, September 22, 2011 @ 10:34:11 AM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
Pretty much as soon as you change the difficulty to hard the CPU on your team goes to complete stupidity while the enemy team is full of crack-shots who pile up in groups of 4-5 vs. you. It's just annoying and not fun when your support isn't there to compensate for the difficulty shift.


Forum Posts: 232
Comment #74 by nekokari
Friday, October 07, 2011 @ 11:45:47 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
while, yes, the AI on your team was slightly idiotic, I personally found human players that were worse. often in fact

I really enjoyed the game, both single-player and multiplayer. I would on the hardest diffuclty setting generally even out with the top enemy bot. the biggest problem i had was the challenges.


Forum Posts: 241
Comment #75 by three15
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 @ 02:21:02 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment
I picked this up for £5 a few days ago and i feel ripped off at that price! Took me all of 2 hours to finish it.


You need to register before being able to post comments.

 


 
Game Info
Genre:

Release:

US May 10, 2011
Europe May 13, 2011

Collection:1313
Wishlist:297
 
 
Screenshots
 
 
Videos
 
 
MyAchievements
You need to log in or register to use MyAchievements.
 
 
Related News
 
 
Rating
   

80   


74


0

You need to log in or register to rate games.

User Score is based on 523 user ratings.