Team Brick or Bottle?

Edited 1 year, 1 month ago

Poll: Team Brick or Bottle? (352 votes)

Team Brick! 66%
Team Bottle! 25%
Never mattered to me 9%

While playing through The Last of Us there is a large amount of bottles and bricks around to use to distract, stun, or hit enemies with. I found myself always wanting to use a brick instead of a bottle even though they served the same purpose. Just curious what other players of the game chose to use. So are you Team Brick or Team Bottle?

#1 Posted by Sterling (2085 posts) -

I used bottles for making sound, and bricks for stunning enemies.

#2 Posted by GorillaMoPena (1951 posts) -

If I could I would just carry like 10 bricks and nothing else.

#3 Posted by thebunnyhunter (1357 posts) -

Can i smash i guys face in with a bottle? I was gonna say no but i cant be certain, can you? I've been usually carrying a brick with me, you can make a distraction, stun an enemy, or apply it directly to the face.

#4 Edited by TruthTellah (8572 posts) -

Bottles for distraction, bricks for knocking guys out. Extra shivs if you get grabbed, and smoke bombs for sticky situations. For everything else, you've got the bow and arrow.

#5 Posted by Lanechanger (453 posts) -

Team brick all the way, for smashing it over the back of someone's head, or for stunning followed by a quick take down. I don't use distractions

#6 Edited by Blackout62 (1330 posts) -

@thebunnyhunter said:

Can i smash i guys face in with a bottle? I was gonna say no but i cant be certain, can you? I've been usually carrying a brick with me, you can make a distraction, stun an enemy, or apply it directly to the face.

You can but it isn't one and done. That said team brick because the one time I needed to, bricks were perfectly fine to distract those bloaters.

I foresee this coming up as a poll option in the inevitable The Last of Us TNT.

#7 Edited by TheCreamFilling (1224 posts) -

While I haven't, nor will I ever, play The Last of Us, I shall vote Team Brick based on my experience with the Splinter Cell series.

#8 Posted by MentalDisruption (1618 posts) -

Team Brick all the way.

#9 Posted by Redbullet685 (6029 posts) -

Gotta go with brick. You could get three hits in with it if you needed to melee a guy.

#10 Edited by Ares42 (2589 posts) -

on a related note, I find it really distracting that if you have a brick you can replace it with a bottle and vice versa, but if you try to replace a brick with a brick it says you've already filled the slot. It just sets off my "pick up everyting" alarm every time =(

#11 Edited by Fredchuckdave (5339 posts) -

Bricks are better pure and simple; also bricks.

#12 Edited by MachoFantastico (4509 posts) -

Bottles hold alcohol, what more do you need.

#13 Posted by Demoskinos (14583 posts) -

Haven't played but I imagine if I did I'd be all over the bricks. Because its a brick. Duh.

#14 Posted by Dark (362 posts) -

Not to say getting hit by a flying bottle would be better, but getting hit by a flying brick would be PAINFUL!.

#15 Edited by Mr_Misery (258 posts) -

Bottles to distract and bricks to knock people the fuck out.

#16 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Brick. I believe it'd do more damage, therefor I throw massive bricks, not flimsy bottles.

#18 Edited by BalrogsBain (81 posts) -

I seem to have more luck making sounds to distract clickers with a bottle then a brick, is there any difference in the sound ?

#19 Posted by Morningstar (2145 posts) -

I seem to have more luck making sounds to distract clickers with a bottle then a brick, is there any difference in the sound ?

Seems like bottles make more sound and bricks are better for hitting people in the face.

#20 Edited by Humanity (8861 posts) -

I'm a big Team Bow guy myself. Best part about missing with the bow is that it makes them turn away from you making the second shot a lot easier.

#21 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2019 posts) -

Why not both? :D

#22 Posted by BalrogsBain (81 posts) -
@humanity said:

I'm a big Team Bow guy myself. Best part about missing with the bow is that it makes them turn away from you making the second shot a lot easier.

I didn't realise you could do this till i saw Patrick do it on the quick look, now its a go to if i can't find a brick or bottle

#23 Posted by Reisz (1461 posts) -

I used bottles for making sound, and bricks for stunning enemies.

#24 Posted by shishkebab09 (98 posts) -

I always had an upgraded melee weapon for smashing faces. I liked bottles for the greater sound radius as to pull them in for the Molotov.

#25 Edited by Village_Guy (2507 posts) -

Team brick all the way.

#26 Posted by Yummylee (21295 posts) -

Why not both? :D

Why not Zoidberg.

...For the record I'm Team Brick in any case.

#27 Edited by Humanity (8861 posts) -

@humanity said:

I'm a big Team Bow guy myself. Best part about missing with the bow is that it makes them turn away from you making the second shot a lot easier.

I didn't realise you could do this till i saw Patrick do it on the quick look, now its a go to if i can't find a brick or bottle

I honestly didn't know that you can use bricks as a melee weapon until reading the thread. How does that even work?

#28 Edited by OldGuy (1517 posts) -

#29 Edited by MildMolasses (3214 posts) -

Bottles. I only use them for distractions. I've never used a brick for attacks

#30 Posted by OmegaPirate (5523 posts) -

BRICKS MOTHERFUCKER!

#31 Edited by psylah (2162 posts) -

Vault out of cover, full sprint, throw brick, follow up with a steel pipe to the face.

It's a 1-hit for the pipe after a brick stun, saves its durability.

#32 Posted by shinjin977 (748 posts) -

Of cause its brick, you team bottle guys are monsters.

#33 Posted by BalrogsBain (81 posts) -

@humanity: just like a melee weapon it just breaks on the first hit

#34 Posted by 49th (2697 posts) -

There's enough of both to build a freaking brewery.

Anyway, I prefer bottles. They make a more satisfying sound when they break and it's way more fun to smash over someone's head.

#35 Posted by White (1330 posts) -

I don't know which hurts more. I threw this brick so hard against your face that it broke in 2, or I threw this bottle so hard against your face that it shattered.

I'll go with the brick.

#36 Edited by Lava (664 posts) -

It warms my heart to see more people going team brick. Nothing satisfies like when you're holding a brick and you go in for a melee and it just destroys the enemy. So satisfying. I can get bottles making a nice shattering noise, but I like the noise of the thunk of a brick when it hits the ground. Anytime I can switch out a brick for a bottle I do it. The sound design in general is simply amazing for this game.

#37 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

Brick

#38 Posted by cthomer5000 (749 posts) -

Brick + melee became my absolute go-to combo in the final half of the game. I dealt with bottles when necessary, but would always swap a bottle for a brick when available. #teambrick

#39 Posted by MiniPato (2721 posts) -

I've always had this theory that I never tested and I'd like confirmed. Do bottles make more noise than bricks and therefore have longer distraction range? And do bricks induce longer stun animations? That's what I always assumed, but I never used throwables enough to noticed a difference.

#40 Posted by csl316 (8168 posts) -

Brick.

For the Timesplitters.

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#41 Posted by Captain_Insano (1528 posts) -

I've mainly gone with bottle. So let's go bottles!

Also, why the hell are all these spare bricks laying about? I get it, apocalypse and everything, but they're surprisingly ubiquitous.

#42 Posted by Smashlampjaw (220 posts) -

I nice solid Brick.

#43 Edited by Korwin (2831 posts) -

This shouldn't even be a contest, it's a fucking brick the the skull. Game over.

#44 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

Oh man, I forgot this topic existed but I feel compelled to say:

Brick!!

Every time I see a brick and I'm for some reason carrying a bottle, I swap back :D

I don't even know what it is - I think it's just what I would do in that circumstance myself (ie, if I was magically equally able to carry a brick or bottle alongside my flame-thrower and bow/arrows).

#45 Edited by Rekt_Hed (847 posts) -

Early on I was all the way in Team Brick but after 2-3 hrs into the game I was finding the Bottle more and more useful for my style of stealth play.

I still love how brutal the brick is by it self but I'm gonna say Team Bottle! Luring a bunch of infected to one zone and then torching them all in hell fire and bullets SO SATISFYING!

#46 Posted by Nightriff (4922 posts) -

Bottle, just got it in my head that a bottle would make more noise which I used these two items as a distraction rather than a stun.

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#47 Posted by RonGalaxy (2908 posts) -

It was an enlightening experience when I realized molotov cocktails attract clickers (by sound, obviously), which means they walk towards it and set themselves on fire. Such an amazing realization

#48 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I'm #teambone and #teambrad.

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