Brink in der Test-Übersicht: So wertet die Welt
Brink spaltet die Lager: Während manche Magazine auf dem Globus mit Lob nicht geizen, gibt es von anderer Seite viel Tadel für den ausgefallenen Shooter aus dem Hause Splash Damage. Wir zeigen euch die internationalen Wertungen der Brink-Tests im Überblick.
Während wir von Games Aktuell noch auf eine abschließende Wertung aufgrund der Probleme im PSN und dem ausgiebigen Test des Multiplayer-Parts warten, stellten andere Magazine weltweit ihre Wertungen bereits online. Auch wir konnten den Mutliplayer-Test auf einem Test-Event zu Brink ausgiebig testen, dennoch wollen wir bei einem solchen Titel nicht voreilig entscheiden. Deshalb haben wir auf eine abschließende Test-Wertung verzichtet und reichen diese so schnell wie möglich nach. Bis dahin könnt ihr euch diese Wertungsübersicht zu Gemüte führen, in der ihr lest, wie gut (oder schlecht?) Brink in den Tests der internationalen Kollegen abgeschnitten haben.
Games Aktuell - TBA
Das größte Problem an Brink ist nicht das Spiel, sondern sind die Spieler. Gerade in Online-Matches mit Fremden kann und wird Brink nicht sein volles Potenzial entfalten. Das ist extrem schade, denn kaum ein anderer Entwickler traut sich, einen Shooter mit so viel intelligentem Drumherum auf den Markt zu werfen. Allein das SMART-System, das für sehr flüssige Fortbewegung sorgt, ist schon fast ein eigenes Spiel wert!
PC Games - TBA
Es gab einen Zeitpunkt beim Test, an dem es bei mir klick gemacht hat- und zwar als mir Richard "Fluffy_gIMp" Jolly, Media Director von Splash Damage, am Ende des ersten Test-Event-Tages erklärte: "Bei Brink geht es eigentlich nicht darum, anderen Leuten ins Gesicht zu schießen. Es geht vielmehr darum, gemeinsam mit seinem Team Ziele zu erreichen." Und so komisch es auch klingen mag, von diesem Moment an hatte ich eine Menge Spaß mit Brink.
Joystiq - 2 / 5
Brink's artistically compelling soldiers can sail effortlessly over obstacles, landing acrobatic maneuvers never before seen in the genre with effortless poise -- unfortunately, just about everything else lands flat on its face.
IGN - 6 / 10
An online shooter needs variety, depth, and addictiveness to succeed over the long term. Brink might find a niche with some hardcore fans, but it isn't for everyone. I'd love to see more of the parkour gameplay, but one mechanic isn't enough to carry an entire game. Brink has heart, but the overall package is lacking.
Eurogamer - 8 / 10
Brink is an exceptional team shooter, smart, supremely well balanced and with a unique, exciting art style. Splash Damage struggles to ease the player into its workings - evidence, perhaps, of the studio's background creating free mods for hardcore Quake players, who never needed much hand-holding.
1UP - D
Even without the technical issues, Brink feels like a game that no one outside of the developers ever really got their hands on. Maps are too linear and don't feel right for the S.M.A.R.T. system, objectives are boring and occasionally confusing, and the A.I. is so remarkably stupid that playing the game without human teammates is pretty pointless. All the pieces for a solid multiplayer shooter are there, they're just ruined by design that ignores what could have been potentially really cool, which hinders any desire to work through the problems and find anything interesting about the game. Honestly, it's definitely not worth your time.
Destructoid - 7,5 / 10
Brink is a confusing beast. Inspired and engrossing, exasperating and chaotic. Putting my thoughts into words has been difficult, as a series of garbled, guttural noises are what I want to make whenever I try to describe this game. I want to excitedly shout about how happy it makes me, but I can't do so without adding important, overbearing caveats. This is the type of game for which the phrase, "There's always a but," was made. There is always a "but" with Brink, some sort of unusual downside to every bright spot.
GameFront - 88 / 100
All in all, Brink brings to the table pretty much exactly what we expected. A class-based first-person shooter with some really nice bits added onto it. The missions allow players to contribute to the team within the framework of the class they like without funneling everyone into a scrum of flying bullets. The variety of unlockables gives you a ton of options to customize your character, and the amount of content means you'll be playing a while to get your hands on all the goodies. If you're looking for an updated take on the genre that still feels as cool as Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Brink might just be the game you're looking for.
JPS - 3 / 5
Overall, Brink is a game that is meant to be played with other people and not with the A.I. If the player decides to play the game by themselves, just prepare to have the dumbest A.I. in your team where players will most likely get frustrated and throw the controller out. The game is not a shabby title and it's not something everyone would go out on day one just to buy it. The game's major strength is the deep tactical team work gameplay but it falls short on the weak story of the game and the A.I. is just unbearable.
GamesRadar - 8 / 10
CVG - 8 / 10
Hidden behind Brink's fancy new visuals and slick new style is a quintessentially old school team-based multiplayer title delivered with some noteworthy polish, real replayability and clever quirks. Perhaps most importantly, it's perfectly executed on consoles.
The Guardian - 4 / 5
Brink deserves to be ranked among the finest co-op games available. As a multiplayer experience, it is exquisite. But as mentioned earlier, it falters if played solo. While all the modes can be played in single-player, the bots that act as a stand-ins for other players are a poor replacement. It certainly isn't the case that gamers who buy Brink will feel ripped off if they don't have access to their console's (or PC's) online network. But until you've fought both with and against living opponents in Brink, you have yet to sample the best of what it has to offer.
GamrReview - 8.2 / 10
Brink is a top notch shooter and a great new IP which will likely appeal to veterans of the genre much more than to those not already a fan of FPS. The plethora of play options make it a great fit for many differing types of gamer and a good value purchase. Brink has set a high ambition for itself - to bring online and offline shooter fans to a single game - and I feel it will likely succeed in this ambition . Solo fans have a good story; online fans have the thrill of competing against other humans. Brink is the best of both worlds in a great looking, brand-new setting.
Videogamer - 8 / 10
Brink is a game that deserves a chance, and those with a penchant for the multiplayer shooter owe it to themselves to give it a look. It's not without its faults, some of which are more serious than others, but Splash Damage achieves the impossible: a game that feels fresh in the stalest of genres.
GameTrailers - 7.9 / 10