First time I completely disagree with a GiantBomb review.

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#1 Posted by papuccino1 (311 posts) -

 http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/h8zh1/brink_for_pc_runs_great_plays_well_online_is_a/

It seems the PC community loves this game, and reviewers only took console versions into consideration while playing against bots. LOL.

Buy this game, it's really fun and it's amazing how they removed the K:D rating.

#2 Edited by Kahzoul (8 posts) -

Everyone has their own opinion I guess. It was a pretty disheartening review but in the end I watched hours of live streaming and I couldn't be more excited for the european release tonight! No sleep for me.

II think all the bad reviews have been generated due to over-hype. I mean what where people expecting from Brink? apart from a solid, entertaining and improved QW:ET with SMART! (I personally loved QW:ET) These games have never had a fantastic campaign... it's all about the online pew pew.

#3 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5828 posts) -

I'll pass.

#4 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1594 posts) -

nyeh
#5 Posted by xyzygy (9996 posts) -

I disagree with basically every review they put out so who knows, I might like this game.

#6 Edited by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

I really don't understand why the focused so much on the singleplayer of what seems so obviously a multiplayer game. Though, I guess a lot of their press talked about the SP portion and the reviewers need to consider the entire package.

#7 Posted by zityz (2360 posts) -

My buddy purchased the game on PC not reading any reviews and not really hyped or anything about it, he watched a few trailers and such last week and bought it. I asked him if he liked it. He said its ok , but not great. It will depend on how the mainstream will take to it I guess.

#8 Posted by Elazul (1327 posts) -
@papuccino1 said:
" Buy this game, it's really fun and it's amazing how they removed the K:D rating. "
No. Regardless of reviews, what I saw of the game in the Quick Look seemed extremely middling.
#9 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -

I often disagree with their reviews, but I'm not sure where I stand with Brink.


Its reception, overall, hasn't actually been as disheartening as I initially thought, and it seems to be getting a lot of praise from the community (a lot like Section 8: Prejudice). I might end up picking it up.
#10 Posted by MayorFeedback (674 posts) -

 @papuccino1: The publisher sent it to them on the 360. No one but occasional reviewers are playing pre-street date, so bots are what you end up with a lot of the time. Why is that so tough for people to understand? Jeff himself on Twitter said the PC version was a better game after spending a little bit of time with it, but if the publisher doesn't send that to you, I'm not really sure how anyone was supposed to know that, or if it would have changed the review all that drastically.

#11 Posted by futureman (25 posts) -

Assuming I didn't have the awful 4xxx series gridding issue, I'd completely agree. I've enjoyed most of the campaign stuff despite the ugly. 

#12 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -
Great to hear, I have ordered the PC game and should get my copy tomorrow morning.

#13 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

I'll buy it during a huge Steam sale. I'm not paying full price for this game.

#14 Posted by punkxblaze (2985 posts) -

NEIN

#15 Edited by mnzy (2914 posts) -

I think it's really funny that Brink for PS3 has the best reviews out there. It's 78 on metacritic, with PC at 74 and 360 at 69.
PSN is still down afaik.

#16 Posted by xaLieNxGrEyx (2605 posts) -
@mnzy: 
What kind of sense does that make eh lol
#17 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

But Jeff said it was a piece of shit game.

#18 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -

Looks like a situation where the PC version will likely gather a greater audience that may keep that game alive.  Hearing about dedicated servers on the PC version and seamless netcode from that review makes it sound like they were developing for PC and porting over to consoles, only to mess up a lot of it throughout the process. 

However the two complaints that are valid regardless of the platform are the dumb AI (at least true for any characters in the early levels I have heard) and that $60 is understandably quite a bit much for what looks like a multiplayer component to what should feel like a bigger game.

#19 Posted by Metal_Mills (2997 posts) -
#20 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

The Witcher 2 > Brink

#21 Edited by jkuc316 (981 posts) -
#22 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -
@Metal_Mills said:
" Is that why ars technica refused to review it? Not because it was broken but because it's so fun? Right...

 http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2011/05/why-were-not-review-brink-and-why-you-shouldnt-buy-it-yet.ars  "
This one (which does highlight the problems with the game on the console versions) is older than the one posted by the OP.  In the second-last paragraph he mentions he will get the PC version later and post his impressions on it and state the differences (highighted within the more recent article).
#23 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

Most game reviewers don't really like online multiplayer. They generally don't have enough time to invest in it, etc.

Brink looked interesting, but if it actually comes down to the value proposition I might have to pass or rent it.

#24 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

Also: PSN is down so I will wait until that get's sorted out.

#25 Posted by tehwatafu (5 posts) -

For me Brink is just a great disappointment.
 
 

#26 Posted by Animasta (14692 posts) -
@Azteck said:
" The Witcher 2 > Brink "
#27 Posted by Kartana (218 posts) -
@TheDudeOfGaming said:
" But Jeff said it was a piece of shit game. "
And at this point it is!
#28 Posted by EuanDewar (4938 posts) -

There are better games coming out this month.

#29 Posted by Vexxan (4621 posts) -

I haven't bought this game(but I'm not liking what I've seen so far) but I imagine this game being at least 10 times better on PC than on a console.

#30 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -
@Kartana
@TheDudeOfGaming said:
" But Jeff said it was a piece of shit game. "
And at this point it is!
Actually, it isn't.
#31 Posted by Bones8677 (3243 posts) -

From what I saw in the quick look, it looked incredibly boring.

#32 Posted by JasonR86 (9710 posts) -

I already bought Shadowrun once...

#33 Posted by swamplord666 (1760 posts) -

in all honesty, once i saw the map design and how it doesn't encourage the use of the SMART system at all, I cancelled my preorder. 

#34 Posted by danimal_furry (1453 posts) -

It's an okay game. It is definitely not able to live up to the hype they put out for it. It really really doesn't warrant the dollars that it cost to purchase the game. Probably, this will be one of those division lines in the gaming world.

#35 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -

I have disagreed with plenty of their reviews but I agree with the majority. Jeff stated his review was for the Xbox 360 version.

#36 Posted by fox01313 (5073 posts) -
@papuccino1:
 Considering that the PC versions of the earlier Enemy Territory games (Quake Wars & Wolfenstein) thrived on the PC while they put out lackluster console ports. This doesn't surprise me at all about the PC reviews being better but considering that Jeff was given the 360 version to review he put down what he thought about that version of the game. Besides the reviews are there just as guidelines to spot the games that are excessively flawed & broken, if it's not this then it's going to be fun for some people & the only way to know for sure is to play it yourself & find out.
#37 Posted by The_Drizzle (624 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:
" I already bought Shadowrun once... "
Shadowrun was an alright game, you take that back motherfucker
#38 Posted by NakAttack (1289 posts) -
@Bones8677 said:
" From what I saw in the quick look, it looked incredibly boring. "
QFT
#39 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I'm pretty sure a lot of people in the PC community are trying to rationalize their bad purchase because they pre-ordered at full price well in advance of any reviews.


I warned them about those late reviews, I fucking told them.
#40 Posted by TooWalrus (13203 posts) -

I "disagreed" with Mercs 2, Brutal Legend, Dante's Inferno... it doesn't really matter though.

#41 Posted by SonicFire (821 posts) -


I played this game for a couple hours, felt terrible in every respect. I felt like I was playing assault mode on the original unreal tournament.

 

This game is NOT worth 60 bucks by any stretch of the imagination

#42 Posted by smitty86 (698 posts) -

So I can either get Brink and hope that it is actually better than every review says it is or I could just wait a week and play the hell out of LA Norie? Pass

#43 Posted by Shisnopi (78 posts) -

PC version is living up to the hype and hopefully a nice chunk of the  bugs will be knocked out, especially before PSN is  back up.

This isn't everyone's cup of tea. My friend hated it because he couldn't get headshots  or OHK with grenades. I told that was implemented on purpose and give the game a little more time before he sells it. Besides the lag issues he's grown to like the game some what and probably won't be selling it right away.

I think they marketed the game wrong. People going in thinking CoD with Parkour will be sorely disappointed. Brink tries to be the "Alternative FPS" for this generation.

#44 Posted by hurrikenux (46 posts) -

I disagree with buying and using consoles, it doesn't mean people wont still buy and use consoles.


Movies are a great example, movies I enjoy typically get unfavorable reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and other publications.  I do not trust movie reviewers when it comes to what I want to see, if I do I look for one that has reviewed a few movies that I like and don't like and see if his opinions are closer to mine.

The same can be applied to here, Jeff may lean towards liking a certain type of game because that is his preference.  Reviewers are rarely objective because they are human beings, all of them carry some sort of bias even if all other items they review are always compared to their most favorite item or items.  Find someone's whose reviews you do like and agree more with and use that for more of a basis for judgement, otherwise just enjoy the entertainment value behind it.

For me, I like BRINK quite a lot - however I play it on PC which definitely seems to be the platform it was geared for.  After the ports of Bioshock 2 and GTAIV we got on the PC side, you won't see me crying for console-ites.
#45 Posted by Damodar (1393 posts) -

Kinda feel like maybe this should have been PC only.

#46 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

It might be good if you have an Nvidia card, but last I checked it didn't fucking run at all on ATI cards.

#47 Posted by JasonR86 (9710 posts) -
@The_Drizzle said:
" @JasonR86 said:
" I already bought Shadowrun once... "
Shadowrun was an alright game, you take that back motherfucker "
eh
#48 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

Have you played the part where the game drops you out of single player challenges because their servers can't keep up?

#49 Edited by Darkstar614 (1098 posts) -

I totally agree with the Topic Creator, this game is good on PC. Glad that one of the 5 members of GB made them all hate it because of a review of the console version. Also was shot down for TNT this week because of Jeff's(one person's) review of the game.

But hey! it's the internet! Weeeee

#50 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -
@Darkstar614
I totally agree with the Topic Creator, this game is good on PC. Glad that one of the 5 members of GB made them all hate it because of a review of the console version. Also was shot down for TNT this week because of Jeff's(one person's) review of the game.

But hey! it's the internet! Weeeee
Its not TNT because they ste tired of fps's. @Darkstar614

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