2011’s new fast rolling first person shooter, Brink, is scheduled for release on 17th May. So if your one of those, ‘Call of Duty is my life’ then prepare to be shocked at the release of Brink. Brink is produced by Bethesda, the same guys who made Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. Although gameplay wise I would have to say the game relates to Borderlands, with all the reused materials and hundreds of guns.
You may be wondering, what makes Brink so special? Well first of all it’s got a system that the developers call SMART. This stands for, Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain. It simply means that it will realize where you are and what you want to do, so will help with jumping over and onto structures and sliding under gates etc. I think that this will be a really cool feature making it especially fun playing online. Brink is going to be released on the main three platforms; Xbox 360, PC and PS3
The creators of Brink have focused A LOT on the online experience and therefore if you are someone who doesn’t play online, then i fear this game will be limited to you, as are many first person shooters to offline players. Brink’s online experience looks amazing and great fun, the way you can slide and jump to flank or distract your enemies is an awesome new feature to use in combat.
Offline and Online the experience is relatively the same. You can play with up to 7 other players fighting enemy AI using command posts to change class in battle. Brink also has an objective wheel, that depending on your class, gives you objectives to earn experience points.Once you select an objective a guidence arrow and instructions will appear at the top of the screen, so don’t fear you wont no what to do.
Experience points are earned through killing enemies or completing objectives, as in most other shooter games. These experience points give you the opportunity to unlock all sorts of things such as weapons and gear to customize your character. Brink has loads of gear and accessories to customize your character with. Theres so much you can do to customize your character you can be guaranteed that no-one will be running around wearing the same stuff as you, thus making you the ultimate badass.
Brink has a total of four classes, Soldier who can demolish objectives, and offer ammo upgrades, Medic who can heal team mates, Engineer who can deploy or repair team objectives and improve the teams weapons, and Operative who can hack enemy defenses and sneak behind enemy lines. These four classes cover all aspects of a FPS creating a more team like experience. The classes are based on a core set of skills but leveling up allows you to unlock new items and abilities, allowing you to specialize into one area of class. This helps to achieves Brink’s goal which is to allow players to build the game experience that they want to play. Brink’s going to be a high jumper this year so expect big things and get from stores Tuesday 17th May 2011.
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