Although brink still does not come out for a while, it seems it will have some competition. After playing the demo of Crysis 2 (And the leaked version.) I have doubts on whether Brink will be able to compete. Crysis 2's multiplayer was done like many others, a loadout with a primary and secondary. The user had a choice from 12 guns and about 24 perks. That wasn't what concerned me though. With all the gizmo's of stealth and armor crytek seemed to have handled it well by making these items have a visible difference but not overpowering the player. Crysis 2 also had a regular FPS scoring system unlike my next topic.
Here comes Bulletstorm. The concept of the combo kills and scoring system was almost a kick to my heart. I never had seen a kill…Read more >
A lot of people are talking about brink and its attempt to merge single and multi-player, but will it work? My main concern will be using single-player to achieve amounts of currency no-where near possible to acquire on multi-player. This could be done in a few fashions.
Grinding. Grinding is a simple way to acquire any drops or currency and its used in many video games. From pc to xbox, single-player to MMO's, grinding has been a problem from the start. Now don't get me wrong, if you want to run that mission five or six times so you can get that rare drop, be my guest. But if you only replay one mission because you know exactly where to shot, or what the AI will do, that’s just wrong. This tactic can be combined with my next one, boting.
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With the recent death of FPS games, on PC and Xbox., will Brink be able to bring back the genre, or even improve it? While games like Halo: Reach, and Call of Duty Black Ops had many different game modes to keep us busy, they all seemed to be the same game just repackaged with a different timeline and story. For instance, what came new in Black Ops... Frankly, in my mind, nothing. You can now run and dive, they took away spec ops, and they tried to add color into what should be a realistic shooter.
Heres where Brink comes in. Splash intends to reinvent the color of FPS's, and they have a good method of how. They plan to base all of the maps off of an artist's, who I am not familiar of, style. This include filling in shadows with complimenta…Read more >
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