Zero Punctuation: Brink

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I was expecting worse when I've seen him starting to compare it with TF2,since he's known to drop his pants and bend over Valve games. Still haven't heard if the game is fun or not.

I love your videos (sad to say i'm a fanboy..) but this one is just not getting to me. The game is too fun. Sorry!

From the commercials, Brink looked to me like a more-than-4-PvP DLC for Borderlands. Too bad.

I wasn't expecting this multiplayer only game to be "Critiqued",so color me surprised because I liked it.

Hopefully Witcher 2 is gonna get be the "naughty boy" next week,looking forward to that one.

Funny review, but can't really agree with ya Yahtzee, even if I'm not a fan of the game myself (the fact singleplayer is comprised of multiplayer maps with bots should result in someone over at Bethesda getting a cockslap across the face indeed).

The thing is, it works. The shooting is different than TF2 and imo - more fun. The parkour works too. It's not too heavy, but it's there and people playing multiplayer can make a lot of use of it. I know you're not into multiplayer, but I'm sure you're aware of the simple fact that dynamic combat is fun combat where PvP is concerned.

The gameplay itself is pretty amazing multiplayer wise. I was much more drawn into it than TF2/CoD and can see it lasting a lot longer, but sadly, I prefer large scale battles myself so I stick with Battlefield for my online FPS fix.

I like brink, it's good mindless Shoot a few people from another country FUN!!!

Container sorld has a problem where the oppositio9n can camp at the funnel style entrance and clock up the newly psawned cops, but otherwise it's good for when you've only a short time to play before work.

But then again, i bought APB and DCuniverse online.

Hah, I saw this one coming and boy does this game deserve every bit of it. Glad I didn't buy this heap of shit!

bdcjacko:
Didn't Monday Night Combat already do the Team Fortress 2 rip off, and do it better?

Yup. So well that TF2 itself did another bloody promotion for it months after it came out.

VALVe is very odd, but not as odd as Bethesda.

I kind of expected this sort of review, actually. As soon as I heard other game reviewers compare it to Mirror's Edge and Team Fortress 2, I knew Yahtzee wouldn't like this game because it makes the exact same mistakes those games make.

Gawdimmt I wuznt even Irntee.. irsees... into Blink an now I'm pifsed. I like Team Fortrss <gulp> *passes out*

Of all the games he decided to review this. And I like that, Because watching him review a Shit Game like this is so funny.

Game sucks some serious raging balls.

Initially, I was intrigued by the idea of Brink, simply because the premise seemed like an great setup for some interesting Bioshock-esque gameplay of the "thinking man" variety.

Then I saw the trailers, and said, "Please. If I want to do all that, I'll just fire up TF2." (Better haul that bottle back out, friends.) My coworkers thought I was nuts, so it's nice to see I'm not THAT crazy for thinking of that.

i can't believe they had the nerve to charge full retail price for this stupid game. There really isn't even a campaign, it's just multiplayer with NPCs playing as the other characters. If the game were good i would understand but it's just another dumb generic first person shooter with no campaign.

Just 5 shots, what do you think we are kindergarden? I was expecting some TF2 themed song on the end to finish us up, but nooooo.

Any game getting compared to TF2 will fall flat dead to the ground in a shivering shroud of dribble..

Nothing beats TF2.. Almost played it for 1400 hours now.. Enjoying it much still..

I can confirm what Yahtzee said. I played the game on friend's computer and oh god...It's just...Dull imo and I don't see point in it. It also feels really really generic.

Today's episode of Vocab with Yahtzee is brought to you by the word "Battynuggets".

I wish I didn't buy this game, I feel quite stupid now.

Brink was made by Splash Damage not Bethseda.

Glad to see Yahtzee did a review on this game.

I purchased Brink, played it for two weeks now, and I'm bored with it. I managed to 100% it and all that's left to do is wait for the free DLC patch. I doubt I'lll download it cause I'm selling this game. This wasn't worth 60 bucks honestly. It felt short and repetitive, even with the customization of multiple styles. During my audio log run, I got so bored with this game, I was hoping I could finish quick enough so I can get rid of it.

Oh yeah, and I hate the AI bots in this game. Your teammates will stand around, die before they can heal you, stop what they're doing to shoot when you're the one who guarding them, and put the landmines near our supply command post (the one that the AI will never get to (EVEN ON HARD)/the one where me and my teammates always respawn from). And I swear, everytime when I hear either side say "They're taking our command post!," I swear I wish I had the option to get them to care more about the main objective, or just shut up.

And last the story; I could care less about that and the characters. I'm not joking.

So yeah, Brink can go sink, and take the Ark with it too.

RiffRaff:
Thanks for confirming what I already suspected.

Same here, when i first saw a trailer for it, I knew right away it was gonna suck ass

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Tonimata:
5 Shots? Come on Yahtzee, you could've done much worse! I actually paused to go get a bottle of whisky, mainly because I don't feel like working this afternoon and need an excuse.

Watch it again with the rule in effect, then add the rule again. It gets messy when you start taking 2 shots for every shot he calls, and just one for the other comparisons.

Done. And man, do I hate being so resistant to alcohol. Worst of all, it's like 36 fucking degrees here. UGH, now I'm dizzy, bored and angry!

I wondered if we'd have a Zero Punctuation about Brink, I know Yahtzee tends to avoid multiplayer games and I figured Conduit 2 might be the more likely target for this week. Maybe we'll see Conduit 2 next week, although then we're getting in to LA Noire territory.

It could also be the name of something Japanese people do when they have something in their eye.

Thespian:
.... WHY MUST YOU NOT LIKE WHAT I LIKE YAHTZEE :(

Oh well. Fair enough review anyway.

... Just give Brink a chance peoples. PLEASE D:

I did and...

Nope, still one of the worst games I've ever had the misfortune of buying.

For once, I agree with everything Yahtzee said in his review. I knew Brink would suck, I knew it, but I bought it anyway and I'm out $30 bucks (thank you newegg preferred members discounts for hacking the price in half). Oh well, I guess I'll go back to Tf2(take a shot)

honestdiscussioner:
Today's episode of Vocab with Yahtzee is brought to you by the word "Battynuggets".

Which I will use in everyday conversations

Urh:
Odd that Yahtzee would criticise Brink for forcing people to unlock content and kindly ignore that TF2 (take a drink) did the same thing with the early class packs, (i.e. tying item unlocks to achievements, which was then supplemented with the utterly horrid random drop/crafting/microtransaction system they have now). Kudos to him for reiterating that the TF2 (take a drink) hats completely ruined the game's aesthetic (which, if you listen to the in-game commentary, Valve spent a *lot* of time obsessing over during development).

I think the criticism is more on a different level. First in TF2 the classes are VERY different right from the start. They each have significantly differnent play styles, so even if you never see the class pack you are still getting a different play style if you switch up between a scout and a pyro. Where as in Brink the criticism is that you are essentially the SAME guy with the SAME guns but a different 'use' key.

Cenequus:
I was expecting worse when I've seen him starting to compare it with TF2,since he's known to drop his pants and bend over Valve games. Still haven't heard if the game is fun or not.

He didn't exactly give Portal 2 a tongue-bath.

ryai458:
Brink was made by Splash Damage not Bethseda.

Indeed. To clarify:

Beth The Publisher:
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Beth The Game Developer:
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Do Publishers make all the design decisions? Are all publishers as EVIL as EA?

But we like the Game Studio. Yay Bethesda Game Studio.

Ha! I knew it. When I first heard of Brink I saw it as freaking Call of Duty and the freerunning ability from Mirror's Edge. Wait... Ahh Ahhhh LAME! Oh... You can change your outfit, now clearly that game will become one of the best games of 2011....Ahahahahahahahahaaa! I can't even type with a straight face! Brink clearly is the right word for this game, because after coming out, it's already on the Brink of Death. Let it die my fellow gamers, Let it die.

summed it up well
very cheeky charging full price for no single player campaign

Fronzel:

Snowalker:
Holy cow, an actual REVIEW not a critique...

Yahtzee has said several times that he considers himself a critic rather than a reviewer, so this actually functions as an insult, I think.

But I don't see why you say this one is a review and different from his other videos.

Cause he didn't shred it to pieces, he gave a few.. very minor.. god aspects and told what he disliked about it. Usually he just shreds games... and I know he sees himself as a critic, just thought this one was a bit unusual

+1 for a Seattle skyline!

Well I am drunk enough to comment.. Should make a Drinking game out of ZP

Silas13013:

I did and...

Nope, still one of the worst games I've ever had the misfortune of buying.

For once, I agree with everything Yahtzee said in his review. I knew Brink would suck, I knew it, but I bought it anyway and I'm out $30 bucks (thank you newegg preferred members discounts for hacking the price in half). Oh well, I guess I'll go back to Tf2(take a shot)

By peoples I did not, shockingly, mean the first person to read that post... I was generally addressing the game reviewing community, since they hold so much power over who buys what... and I was also being facetious...

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