As i'm sure some of you have read, Brink has not been a game of the ages, nor has it been a complete bomb out (see Man vs Wild), it's a very mediocre game, with some interesting elements, but still rather bland. What is interesting is the critic's backlash to it. On Joystiq Brink was given a damning 2/5 and Ars Technica has just plain refused to review it, saying that they are tired of companies releasing shoddy code and waiting to see what to patch when the critics and fans complain about it.
|This game WILL please PC Gamers (see Ars Technica)|
But many are predicting a new horizon. With this kind of backlash and with videos of Battlefield 3 being released, word on the street is, developers such as Activision are bricking their pants. I know I've gone off on a bit of a tangent but I'll summarize my feelings:
1). Disappointed at Brink. Especially the AI.
2). Seems critics are tired of dealing with this cack.
3). Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zw8SmsovJc It'll restore your faith in shooters.