Saturday, April 23, 2011

What do you think about Brink?

Give me twenty minutes and I'll make you a believer.

Been a while since "Precious Things" received an update, but I finally have a couple new things I want to talk about. Today's topic is the upcoming FPS "Brink" which is being developed by Splash Damage and published by Bethesda (the nice folks who make The Elder Scrolls and Fallout.) Please feel free to read on and see why I feel that this is going to be a must-buy title that should not be missed.

The Story: Who's Side Are You On, Anyway?

The Ark. It was originally bult to house 5,000 -- now it contains 50,000. With the ice cap near Greenland melted many areas have been flooded and people are desperately searching for a new place to live. Food, space, housing ... resources are at a high premium and its only a matter if time until all hell breaks lose. Well, this is the day and it is time for you to pick a side: Security or Resistance. At any rate, why don't I just let the developers tell you themselves? Got to be better then listening to my babbling! :p

Classes: Know Your Role

One of the interesting things about Brink, that initially got me excited, is that the game has various classes that you can play at. Are you a great shot? Then a soldier might be for you? Would you rather support your team mates rather then take the enemy head on? Then how about trying a medic? In total Brink has four classes: Soldier, Medic, Operative and Engineer. Here are a couple videos that will flesh out classes and what makes them so special.

Lots of Character Customization:

There is lots of opportunity to make your character unique. Each side gets distinctive clothing that can be mixed and matched, have its color(s) changed, etc. Want to learn more? Watch this:

Brink Cinematic Trailer: It just looks awesome!

Brink, how I love thee. Let me count the ways: four classes, skill trees, customizable clothes and overall appearance, items and weapons to purchase and customize, all bound by team based combat. In short: May 10th cannot come soon enough.

Only one thought remains: Who's with me and who should we support? One thing is for certain -- I can't win alone.