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Submitted by epicdestroy 1513d ago | opinion piece

Is Brink worth its new $9.99 price tag?

CG - "I’m sure I wasn’t the only one that was eagerly anticipating the release of Brink. I mean, it was a Bethesda game, and that counts for a lot! But when the game was released, it was met with a raucous series of BOO’s." (Brink, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ZidaneNL  +   1513d ago
I'm probably going to get a lot of disagrees, but I actually like Brink in its current state. Sure, the launch was horrible, but what game hasn't had a poor launch? Have we all forgotten about Black Ops all of a sudden?

If you play with friends you can have loads of fun. The game is actually plagued by noobs who have no idea how to work together and play properly. I dare say this game failed due to poor players.
Joule  +   1513d ago
nope not even for free
M-Easy  +   1513d ago
As the 1st person in the world to platinum this game I say $10 is the perfect price point.


Edit @t0mmyb0y below

Lol every trophy hunter/whore/collector worth their salt has a YGC account. I'm 1st on all sites. Too bad Sony doesn't keep their own leaderboards.
PS3T is broken right now.
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t0mmyb0y  +   1513d ago
"Tracking 224,858 users World Wide." Nice try M-Easy :D Im considering getting this game it had me interested before it was released.
otherZinc  +   1513d ago

pangitkqb  +   1512d ago
I just got it for free on Steam yesterday thanks to IGN. :D

Gonna give it a try tonight.
christheredhead  +   1513d ago
how is the online matchmaking now? i liked brink quite a bit, but when i would jump online i would be playing alone. so essentially i would be in an online bot match hahah. like for some reason i would only get connected to matches with maybe 2 people at the most, sometimes. haven't gone back to it because of that.
Brownghost  +   1513d ago
during the free weekend the game was pretty good with a lot of the problems gone that some say
unkn0wn  +   1513d ago
"I'm probably going to get a lot of disagrees..."

I don't agree with what you said, but I'll agree with the post just to contradict your initial assumption.
strange1986  +   1513d ago
I bought it from Gamefly a few weeks ago for ten bucks and I think it was a pretty good purchase. I can see why it got poor reviews, but I've found it pretty enjoyable overall.
ME1989  +   1513d ago
"Sure, the launch was horrible, but what game hasn't had a poor launch?"

Ermm...a TON of games?
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   1512d ago
Yeah, most games release finished, but you can't pretend many games (some of which were highly reviewed, had huge budget and major hype) haven't indeed also launched broken.

It have happened to all platforms, exclusives and multiplats, physical media and digital versions... I'm not saying it's alright to release the game broken, it isn't, but I can see why he would assume it to be usual as in fact it is.
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egidem  +   1513d ago
I remember seeing this game this past summer being hyped sooo much as the future of FPSs, thousands of custom character creations, being published by Bethesda...What the hell happened???
ddurand1  +   1513d ago
i normally dont listen to reviews, but I did with this title. Im not sure what happened either. I really had high hopes for this game. Theres just too many other games out there to have bought this for 60$.

i might drop 10$ on it though.
STONEY4  +   1512d ago
I was one of the few who thought it looked crappy from the beginning. Just the internet hyping things up.
CrzyFooL  +   1513d ago
Poor launches should not be so commonplace. Sick of every game needed day 1 and week one patches to be playable.
iXenon  +   1513d ago
Damn. If the game got to $10 THAT quickly, it pretty much says that it's a bad game...not even Force Unleashed II is $10
uNAG  +   1513d ago
I think I'll bite. The game looks good, just not $60 good, but $10, sure...
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trenso1  +   1513d ago
How is spending $25 for shipping count as free shipping?
epicdestroy  +   1513d ago
You have to spend $25+ to get the free shipping, or if you have Amazon Prime, it's free no matter what.
majdees  +   1513d ago
Nah. Not even for free. Too many good games to play.
Rampaged Death  +   1513d ago
No. It's such a poor game.
maniacmayhem  +   1513d ago
Maybe if Brink came free with the purchase of a better game I might get it.
GTRrocker  +   1513d ago
I still wouldn't, because that piece of plastic is going to last for a long time on this earth. I would hate for an alien civilization to come long after we are extinct and find my copy of Brink and play it.
padz1  +   1512d ago
Is it really THAT bad?
04soldier  +   1512d ago
GTR LMFAO!... so true that game is really that bad.

I wasted my $60 on this game. I wish I was a millionaire so I could build a time machine, travel back in time, and talk myself outta wasting my money on hyped up trash such as this one.
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dcortz2027  +   1513d ago
Wasn't Brink supposed to revolutionize the FPS genre according to some people on here?
ZBlacktt  +   1513d ago
I own and played it. Man, not a very good game at all. I'll just leave it at that, lol.
spunnups  +   1513d ago
Too many good games out/coming out to even think about wasting time on this game.
Blaze929  +   1513d ago
lmao it's at $10 already? Crappy ass game
trage  +   1513d ago
gamefly store has it for 8.99 with free shipping.
epicdestroy  +   1513d ago
But you have to pay taxes on Gamefly orders...
Tanir  +   1513d ago
yeah cuz tax on a 9$ game is alot lol
earbus  +   1513d ago
Sweet ill get this and people dont like it must be good.
DungBeetle  +   1513d ago
The Pc version us better than the console version. If you must get Brink, get it on the PC. The console version is kind of blurry and indistinct.
Brownghost  +   1513d ago
the pc version was after getting it for $10 at bestbuy
Brownghost  +   1513d ago
game felt unbalanced all the guns felt the same and the customization never did a thing no matter what size of gun u use it felt it had the same damage
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Chocoboh  +   1513d ago
Market is over saturated with FPS games so I simply didn't care anyways. I just ordered WKC2,Dark Souls a few days ago can't wait for some RPG goodness
zero_gamer  +   1513d ago
Not only it isn't worth the $10 but also not worth the time you'll spend playing the game.
kma2k  +   1513d ago
i honestly didnt think the game was THAT bad. It wasnt great but it had its fun moments! I got the game during the psn downtime & finished it with just bots since its all i could do, The day i was ready to quit playing it the psn came back up, maybe it was just that i was used to it by then but it was more fun with online.
Tanir  +   1513d ago
game sux bad, they can keep their Easter Island Characters to themselves
mananimal  +   1513d ago
NOPE !!!
turgore  +   1513d ago
I guess it may be ok on the PC. It's biggest fault is that it didn't have a singleplayer and theres not content.
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Snowii  +   1513d ago
so many let downs :(

crysis 2


bf3 beta

black ops

driver san fransisco

are we expecting to much?
M-Easy  +   1513d ago
How were you let down by a alpha beta? it was a BETA and an old build at that. And Driver: SF was pretty awesome.
Snowii  +   1512d ago
i was expecting an awesome beta that would give a good impression

to bad for me huh?
MadMax  +   1512d ago
Crysis 2 a letdown? Why, because it wasnt hyped enough like stupid Halo? Game is one of the best fps games of all time! Youre right about all the other let downs though. Wouldnt pay $1 for Brink, no single player campaign either. Junk!
unkn0wn  +   1512d ago
I dont know why youve received only disagrees. People who haven't even played this game take offense... why?

This game was horrible, no two ways about it. People were frothing at the mouth while I sat back and called it the whole time. Call me irrational, call me whatever you'd like, but the fact remains that I was right.

I was reported for trolling and subsequently a poster raised several reasons why the game was SUPPOSED to be good. Lol. But it was't. Maybe I wasn't the irrational one, maybe it was the guy who defends this game till the death.
Robotronfiend  +   1513d ago
I played it more than I played Rage. At least Brink's textures load properly. I returned Rage, and I still have Brink. I'm more focused on other games right now (Ico/SotC and Disgaea 4), but if I wanted a shooter game I'd say its worth $10. Nothing wrong with a shotgun and a face painted like the Union Jack for a little fun.
Hallow  +   1513d ago
IMO, No, got it from Gamefly then had it back in the mail 2 hours after I put the disc in. Horrible overhyped mess of a game, even the dreadful overhyped "Haze" was a better game than Brink.
rmatott  +   1513d ago
for 10 bucks it really has to be worth it, even if i struggle through a rainy weekend and then sell it on EBAY for 10 bucks, i consider 10 bucks basically the price to rent this anyways. just like James Bond bloodstone, picked that up for 13 bucks, totally worth it.
GameScrub  +   1512d ago
I loved it!

Playing as an operative was tons of fun. Especially if you go around and disrupt the engineers.

Using the EMP grenade to disable turrets and land mines, to hacking the turrets then placing a control on it and manually use it against them. Hacking downed opponents for information, then using them as a disguise to penetrate defenses.

Playing as an operative was too much fun but with games like Gears 3 and such you are not going find many full matches.

And the single story being just bot matches that you can have random people join seemed disjointed.

Overall I loved it, but lack of players playing made me put the game aside. Might have to pick it up again.

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StarWolf  +   1512d ago
no, its not. go out to see a movie and spend an extra 5 on some popcorn. WAY better than going online (the only option in this game) and finding out there is noone else to play it.
pijinio212  +   1512d ago
helll nooooooooo burn that shit....
krontaar  +   1512d ago
wow, this game flopped hard.
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