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Brink (PC) – The Verdict

Brink (PC) – The Verdict

Brink is an incredibly schizophrenic game in many ways. It wants to be an overarching, cutscene driven story about the struggles of the Ark on which the game takes place, yet simultaneously be a fast paced shooter with the quick pacing and instant gratification that multiplayer focused games need to entice players and keep them around. It wants to offer the character progression and unlockable skill mechanics of an RPG, while offering the fluidity of movement and freedom of traversing the maps how you want in the parkour style made popular by platform adventures. The problem that Brink has is that these elements don’t quite join up as seamlessly as Splash Damage would like, leaving a sort of patchwork game that is by no means a bad one but does contain niggles that might put off players from a long-term investment.

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