If you don't want to read my full review: Yeah this is a game worth buying.
Why? Read the review
Sooo, first review. You ask me why I just registered here for reviewing this game?
Just because many of the so called "reviewers" here haven't played this game for a longer time or they are talking crap.
First off: I played many FPS Games: BF-series, whole CoD-series (but BlackOps is probably the last game I bought from this series),
TeamFortress 1-2, Quake, UT, CS and so on and so on.
I tested the german version of Brink. On the PC for sure! (I don't understand why many reviewers post a review of the XBox or PS3 version in the PC section..
HELLOOO.. this is the PC section. Personal *break* Computer. Mouse+Keyboard. Get it? Thank you)
So now I introduce to you: Brink.
Intense. Fast. Teambased. And a bit freaky.
I really like it that you can choose your own mission and go for that.
Also you have to play as a team, all Call of Duty-fraggers have to rethink and get used to it, this game is no brainless "KILLEVERYTHING!!!11"-FPS.
The maps are.. freaky as the whole game. Some are well structered, some are really messy.
Not bad, just messy. But the mission marker will help to find your way.
The weapons are too similar in my opinion, hopefully a patch will fix that.
Most players use a SMG.
There are 4 classes in the game:
Medic, Engineer, Soldier and somekind of Spy.
The medic and the engineer are very powerful and most played.
You can make many XP points in a short time so they are a bit overpowered, this should be balanced.
The Soldier is okay. Nothing special, just okay.
And last and least: the spy.
Okay, you need him in some missions but its a pain to play.
He can get a disguise (but it will be dropped when you get hit or fire a weapon) and some other little perks, but nothing that can hold up with the other classes.
The S.M.A.R.T. system is a nice feature but you really have to get used to it.
For me its okay that you only have to press one button for this, 'cause a key for every single move would make it impossible to react in a hot situation.
The only thing that me really disappointed is the wall run. Its nearly non-existent.. that makes me really sad.
But the game isn't called Mirror's Edge, its Brink.
PS: I won't write anything about the SP, this is a pure multiplayer game.
Okay, just one sentence: The AI is unbelievable stupid. Not as stupid as the bots in BF1942 but.. stupid.
I really like the minimalistic menu and the comic look, but this is a personal thing!
The graphics are pretty good, not mobile phone graphics that some people here are talking about.
(Sorry, this really made me laugh and cry about the stupidity of some... okay, this shouldn't be in a review, back to topic)
Nothing more to graphics, they are not Crysis like, but not bad. They are... pretty good. Full stop.
I personally hadn't the "Server doesn't respond" bug.
But yeah, some servers are a bit laggy, hopefully will be fixed.
This game is pretty good and its something new. It takes parts from many FPS Games and mix them up to a new game.
I like it and I will have fun with it for many hours.
Its something new, its freaky and its a more complex game than the most "KILLEVERYTHING!!!11"-FPS (CoD *cough*).
This means that most kiddos won't play this and this makes me reaaally happy.
So, this is a game worth buying
PS: No, I don't hate Call of Duty. I played Call of Duty for a long time. But for me Call of Duty 4 was the last REAL Call of Duty. Personal opinion, please don't cry.
PPS: Yes, this game has a few bugs. I don't like it that most up to date games are full of bugs, but okay.
PPPS: This review should have been longer, but I'm ill and its short after midnight