Brink is truly an original offering: it’s got all the requirements of a solid class-based shooter, it injects some story into the mix, and it forces you to work together with your teammates, be they AI or human, to win. Whether the Call of Duty audience takes to this blend of gameplay styles remains to be seen, but for the more cerebral shooter fan out there, Brink is a deep and rewarding game. The real question is its staying power. There are only a half-dozen or so maps on the disc, and once you’ve unlocked a majority of the game’s content, the experience moves into the familiar-approaching-stale category. Hopefully Splash Damage will support the game after launch as new content will go a long way in getting players to stick around.