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« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2011, 07:16:29 PM »

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sad face goes here.  I'll be on 360 soul

All is not lost, Hark.  I might be picking this up for the 360

I've already got it on the 360.  I'll have my review ready before release.

sometimes Ron's evil is limitless and puts me in awe.  bastard.
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« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2011, 12:11:23 AM »

beyond Brink: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DjrUVcI-lI
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« Reply #42 on: May 08, 2011, 08:01:16 PM »

woohoo!  looks like it's going to be a midnight unlock on Steam, which says 1 day and 8 hours to unlock.
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« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2011, 10:03:06 PM »

Am I missing something about this game? It seems people are going crazy over this. But it doesn't look very exciting to me. It's like TF2 with parkour. Is there more in depth stuff I'm not finding? It be neat to have a shooter that doesn't suck, aka not CoD. But eh, this looks like a 20 dollar sale game to me.
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« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2011, 10:13:46 PM »

color me surprised to see who says what about games.

i might eventually pick this up on the PC as well just to kill CK and Sky.
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« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2011, 10:34:54 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 08, 2011, 10:13:46 PM

color me surprised to see who says what about games.

i might eventually pick this up on the PC as well just to kill CK and Sky.

 icon_lol you mean sometime within the one week attention span my gaming ADD will let me have with it?
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« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2011, 10:54:48 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 08, 2011, 10:34:54 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 08, 2011, 10:13:46 PM

color me surprised to see who says what about games.

i might eventually pick this up on the PC as well just to kill CK and Sky.

 icon_lol you mean sometime within the one week attention span my gaming ADD will let me have with it?

That's part of why I will wait, chances are neither of you will still be playing in 2 weeks.
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« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2011, 03:30:26 AM »

I will be smile  (unless it sucks)
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« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2011, 03:03:35 PM »

Wait, we're supposed to stay interested in a PC game for more than 2 weeks (2 months for MMOs)? That's CRAZY TALK!  Cabbage Patch
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« Reply #49 on: May 09, 2011, 03:12:00 PM »

for CK it's 2 weeks for an MMO as well.
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« Reply #50 on: May 09, 2011, 03:30:30 PM »

Need reviews.  Embargo'd till Tuesday?
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« Reply #51 on: May 09, 2011, 04:55:29 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 09, 2011, 03:12:00 PM

for CK it's 2 weeks for an MMO as well.
It's a shame not to use the free 4 weeks most MMOs give you, CK!  icon_smile

I'm interested in Brink but given my pathetic motion sickness issues with everything (even some 3rd-personers), I really am hoping for some sort of demo here.
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« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2011, 08:56:27 PM »

my copy is on it's way!  and of course I get a code for Gears of War 3 beta today.  Last week would have been better Tongue
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« Reply #53 on: May 09, 2011, 09:15:14 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 08, 2011, 08:01:16 PM

woohoo!  looks like it's going to be a midnight unlock on Steam, which says 1 day and 8 hours to unlock.

So that's tonight at 9pm PST/12am EST?  Ceekay are we friends on Steam?
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« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2011, 10:23:53 PM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on May 08, 2011, 08:01:16 PM

woohoo!  looks like it's going to be a midnight unlock on Steam, which says 1 day and 8 hours to unlock.

So that's tonight at 9pm PST/12am EST?  Ceekay are we friends on Steam?

I just added you.
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« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2011, 10:44:01 PM »

$36 bucks and change on D2D!  

Holy crap... I may ditch my 360 version for the pc.

Any negatives to using Direct2Drive anyone?

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« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2011, 10:50:20 PM »

I have only used D2D twice, and this being the 2nd time. But, I pre-ordered, got the discount (25% off), and then was able to pre-load on steam with no issues.

So, I am all set and ready to play at midnight tonight.
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« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2011, 11:38:52 PM »

I've had no problems with D2D, and especially not with Steamworks games, Brink included.  I'm preloaded and set for midnight.
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« Reply #58 on: May 10, 2011, 03:03:26 AM »

BTW, I just fired up Steam and Brink is doing some more downloading,
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« Reply #59 on: May 10, 2011, 03:26:24 AM »

I don't think I have any of you guys as Steam friends....do I?
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« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2011, 04:10:18 AM »

Quote from: SkyLander on May 10, 2011, 03:26:24 AM

I don't think I have any of you guys as Steam friends....do I?

THere's a couple of Skylanders on Steam but none are listed as GT members - is one of them you?
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« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2011, 04:51:04 AM »

so, played through one mission on the campaign.  I really hadn't been paying attention to SP so I didn't realize each mission is basically like a MP game against bots, complete with the classes and respawning.  I was expecting a tighter story experience.
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« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2011, 05:46:05 AM »

Quote from: rittchard on May 10, 2011, 04:10:18 AM

Quote from: SkyLander on May 10, 2011, 03:26:24 AM

I don't think I have any of you guys as Steam friends....do I?

THere's a couple of Skylanders on Steam but none are listed as GT members - is one of them you?
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My steam account is ancient so my profile is [email protected]
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« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2011, 06:24:46 AM »

wow, singleplayer looks like it may be an exercise in frustration.  as far as I can tell there is no way to direct your AI teammates to accompany you, defend a spot or wipe their own asses, so a lot of times you find yourself on your own trying to capture the flag complete a goal only to get gunned down by all the enemy AI sitting around the flag objective.  Plus who the hell sets a charge to blow up a makeshift barricade with 35 seconds on the timer?

seriously, the first Unreal Tournament had better AI control than this game does.  it also looks like SP is going to be pretty short, so if you're in it solely for that I'd say hold off for a big price drop.
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« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2011, 02:12:06 PM »

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so, played through one mission on the campaign.  I really hadn't been paying attention to SP so I didn't realize each mission is basically like a MP game against bots, complete with the classes and respawning.  I was expecting a tighter story experience.

Same here, I was totally caught offguard by that.  I generally like to finish the SP campaign before moving to MP but I think I will skip that this time and focus on MP/co-op.

So yeah, if you're looking for a typical SP campaign with a story, don't get Brink.
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« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2011, 03:43:18 PM »

hmmmm, maybe i should just return this and get la noire instead...
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« Reply #66 on: May 10, 2011, 04:14:24 PM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on May 10, 2011, 04:51:04 AM

so, played through one mission on the campaign.  I really hadn't been paying attention to SP so I didn't realize each mission is basically like a MP game against bots, complete with the classes and respawning.  I was expecting a tighter story experience.

Same here, I was totally caught offguard by that.  I generally like to finish the SP campaign before moving to MP but I think I will skip that this time and focus on MP/co-op.

So yeah, if you're looking for a typical SP campaign with a story, don't get Brink.

How can you guys be so excited for this game and yet not know this? 

Also, I'm sure reviews are hitting now, but it may be worth watching the Giant Bomb Quick Look if you want to see some real footage and feedback on the game.
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« Reply #67 on: May 10, 2011, 04:15:40 PM »

heh, I'm glad someone said it. slywink

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« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2011, 04:30:19 PM »

honestly, I didn't pay any attention to the SP aspect but from the way they were talking about the story dealing with a battle between two factions for the fate of the Ark I was expecting something more than Unreal Tournament Lite bot matches. I'm hoping to get some MP in tonight to see how that plays out.
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« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2011, 04:38:57 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 10, 2011, 04:30:19 PM

honestly, I didn't pay any attention to the SP aspect but from the way they were talking about the story dealing with a battle between two factions for the fate of the Ark I was expecting something more than Unreal Tournament Lite bot matches. I'm hoping to get some MP in tonight to see how that plays out.

the SP is the same as the MP, you can even have enemy players drop in on your campaign.
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« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2011, 04:44:13 PM »

IGN's XBox360 version review was 6/10. Don't seem to have reviewed PC version yet.

They did post a walkthrough video of the shipyard, with some dev tips:
http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/05/10/brink-shipyard-walkthrough?objectid=14349120
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« Reply #71 on: May 10, 2011, 05:00:31 PM »

Ya I'm not even going to open this.  I'm going to get an RMA from amazon and return it.  Maybe if I wait till next week when LA Noire ships they won't take away my $10 credit Tongue
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« Reply #72 on: May 10, 2011, 05:05:57 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 10, 2011, 04:14:24 PM

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Quote from: CeeKay on May 10, 2011, 04:51:04 AM

so, played through one mission on the campaign.  I really hadn't been paying attention to SP so I didn't realize each mission is basically like a MP game against bots, complete with the classes and respawning.  I was expecting a tighter story experience.

Same here, I was totally caught offguard by that.  I generally like to finish the SP campaign before moving to MP but I think I will skip that this time and focus on MP/co-op.

So yeah, if you're looking for a typical SP campaign with a story, don't get Brink.

How can you guys be so excited for this game and yet not know this? 

Also, I'm sure reviews are hitting now, but it may be worth watching the Giant Bomb Quick Look if you want to see some real footage and feedback on the game.

I did enough research to know that MP was what I was mainly getting this game for.  If it had a great SP campaign, it would have been icing.
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« Reply #73 on: May 10, 2011, 06:10:31 PM »

I actually thought it was kind of an interesting touch that the SP campaign was just like the MP, wasn't that their whole "thing" - unifying Co-op, SP and MP?  My problem was that for a game that was supposed to be "noob friendly" I felt like I was just thrown into a chaotic Unreal Tournament (or whatever game) map and left to just run around shooting, healing, dying with no rhyme or reason.  Not that it wasn't fun and I liked that I had agent Bauer on my team.  I swear I have no idea what the goals were or what we achieved or why I was given credit for completing the first mission.  Did I want my hand held?  Yes!  As far as I saw there was no in-game tutorial.  There's an opening video that tells you the basics but I was hoping for a full-on tutorial that told you everything, and explained things like how the SMART would work.  I think I saw it in action, but I'm not sure.

I also couldn't figure out how to get MP going or invite Kub or whoever to a game.  I thought it would be more obvious.

P.S.  I sent out a ton of random friend invites to GT members last night while waiting for it to unlock.  Be warned!
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« Reply #74 on: May 10, 2011, 06:13:23 PM »

I would say start with the challenge maps. The first one went through a lot of stuff and the other challenge maps looks like they each focus on a different aspect. That's where I started anyway.
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« Reply #75 on: May 10, 2011, 06:43:14 PM »

Quote from: rittchard on May 10, 2011, 06:10:31 PM

I actually thought it was kind of an interesting touch that the SP campaign was just like the MP, wasn't that their whole "thing" - unifying Co-op, SP and MP?

They just made it sound like so much more, though. Letting you play an objective-based team shooter solo may "unify" SP and MP, but it doesn't necessarily make for a cohesive, immersive, and fulfilling narrative experience. Even BFBC2 could muster an attempt at a solo campaign worth playing, and it had its roots in a franchise defined by multiplayer first, if not multiplayer only (with the exception of the console-only original Bad Company, IIRC).

I feel like I've paid full price for an extremely nice re-skinning of the same team shooters we've been playing for the last decade. It's not bad in itself. It's just nothing new. Kudos to the marketing team for separating me from my cash via pre-order, which is something that's very hard to do. It's my own fault; there was no pre-release Quick Look. No demo. No beta. I bought the hype, and the beautifully produced trailers.
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« Reply #76 on: May 10, 2011, 10:27:43 PM »

So what's the consensus on the Multiplayer?  Worth it?  I didn't even really know there was SP until last week, so that doesn't really bug me. 

Is the gameplay worth it on multiplayer?  Should I open the box and try it or just return it?
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« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2011, 10:46:27 PM »

Quote from: naednek on May 10, 2011, 10:27:43 PM

So what's the consensus on the Multiplayer?  Worth it?  I didn't even really know there was SP until last week, so that doesn't really bug me. 

Is the gameplay worth it on multiplayer?  Should I open the box and try it or just return it?

The dilemma is what if MP is only fun if YOU play it with us?!?!?  icon_cool
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« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2011, 10:50:17 PM »

isn't that always the question?
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« Reply #79 on: May 11, 2011, 01:00:32 AM »

having a blast so far, it's pretty easy for someone to contribute even if they stay back a bit and buff/heal.

Plus the 'single player' is completely playable with friends.
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