Brink Catch-All

Kurrelgyre wrote:

I really hate this pattern of having exclusive pre-order bonuses that differ across retailers.

Here's a list of all the pre-order bonuses. Note that the Doom pack and Fallout pack include weapon skins and T-shirts, whereas the Psycho pack and Spec Ops pack include actual weapons and weapon mods.

Going with the Psycho pack, myself. I can't say no to a gigantic revolver.

LobsterMobster wrote:

...whereas the Psycho pack and Spec Ops pack include actual weapons and weapon mods.

One thing that has been clarified by the developers is that the pre-order weapons are mechanically identical to weapons in the game, so there isn't any bonus to them except cosmetically.

Tannhauser wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

...whereas the Psycho pack and Spec Ops pack include actual weapons and weapon mods.

One thing that has been clarified by the developers is that the pre-order weapons are mechanically identical to weapons in the game, so there isn't any bonus to them except cosmetically.

Maybe so, but that revolver is very cosmetic.

LobsterMobster wrote:
Tannhauser wrote:
LobsterMobster wrote:

...whereas the Psycho pack and Spec Ops pack include actual weapons and weapon mods.

One thing that has been clarified by the developers is that the pre-order weapons are mechanically identical to weapons in the game, so there isn't any bonus to them except cosmetically.

Maybe so, but that revolver is very cosmetic. :D

Reminds me of Hellboy's Samaritan pistol a bit.

Yeah it does.

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"I'm not a very good shot, but the Samaritan fires really big bullets."

I was thinking I would get it through Steam anyway but I don't know if I will pre-order. I have fears that my PC won't run it right until I swap out dual core for quad core and would like the opportunity to demo it.

I have a feeling I'm going to end up getting BRINK even though it's on top of The Witcher 2, either at release if there's a demo or soon after. Especially seeing as it's essentially Enemy Territory:The Ark. Time will tell if it picks up an audience, but it's good to hear a developer caring about the quality of the experience while playing and I want to help them build up that audience.

gains wrote:

"I'm not a very good shot, but the Samaritan fires really big bullets."

I was thinking I would get it through Steam anyway but I don't know if I will pre-order. I have fears that my PC won't run it right until I swap out dual core for quad core and would like the opportunity to demo it.

There will be no demo prior to release according to their community manager. They are "thinking" about releasing one after the game ships.

SuperDave wrote:
gains wrote:

"I'm not a very good shot, but the Samaritan fires really big bullets."

I was thinking I would get it through Steam anyway but I don't know if I will pre-order. I have fears that my PC won't run it right until I swap out dual core for quad core and would like the opportunity to demo it.

There will be no demo prior to release according to their community manager. They are "thinking" about releasing one after the game ships.

Nor a beta, or an early adopters program?

From another thread...

Podunk wrote:
ranalin wrote:

Is there a Brink thread yet? Seriously when i saw a post on Joystiq awhile back about this game and saw some videos i laughed. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but they act like they thought up the greatest thing ever on their own.

What exactly are they imitating? TF2? If so, I really don't see it. But feel free to come over to Brink thread and make fun of it so I can tell you that the things you like are stupid. ;)

TF and later TF2 were one of the first popular, stylized, class based, colorful, FPSs out there. One of the videos i saw was them bragging about how color was the new thing. Seriously?

I do love objective based games, and probably will give this a go. Well depending if i'm not playing BF3 or SWTOR at that time.

and for the record i didnt call Brink stupid. I just laughed at their hubris and since that type of thing turns me off i dropped it down on my list of games to worry about.

Edit: granted there were a few others between TF and TF2, but Brink definitely wasnt the first.

By the way, you know the mapper who created Steel for TF2? He is one of the developers for Brink.

I wasn't very impressed by Brink's early marketing, but now that we've seen gameplay footage my interest level is pretty high. I seriously think this could be a big thing, I hope the GWJ community gives it long legs.

cyrax wrote:
SuperDave wrote:
gains wrote:

"I'm not a very good shot, but the Samaritan fires really big bullets."

I was thinking I would get it through Steam anyway but I don't know if I will pre-order. I have fears that my PC won't run it right until I swap out dual core for quad core and would like the opportunity to demo it.

There will be no demo prior to release according to their community manager. They are "thinking" about releasing one after the game ships.

Nor a beta, or an early adopters program?

Not that I deciphered. I just got a strict, "no demo before release" from him. Frankly, if they're so concerned about resources leading up to release, I'm going to be skeptical about the quality of the final product, because this game needs a demo.

Lots of games could use demos.

Isn't this game based on Id Tech 4 (Doom 3)? With rendering/CPU work to make it more modern?

Wonder if that's why they went stylistic.

It's idtech4 with a load of rework, they've been saying it's "about a third" left of the original engine, they're redone the renderer completely.

Art style is independent of engine, it just works for them and lets them clearly show certain things at game time, similar to TF2.

Scratched wrote:

Art style is independent of engine, it just works for them and lets them clearly show certain things at game time, similar to TF2.

I wouldn't necessarily say it's independent. Obviously, if you can't push as many polys or do fancy shader texture work, stylized might be an easier choice.

I know they've said it was originally more realistic until they had a Borderlandish "ah ha!" moment. But I'm wondering if that made the decision easier.

But your point is understood. After all, Source goes all the way back to Quake code somewhere. Probably not much of that left, but they still give credit to id IIRC. As do the CoD games.

I loved Quake Wars -- a game that never really got its proper due. I am definitely in on Brink.

jakeleg wrote:

I loved Quake Wars -- a game that never really got its proper due. I am definitely in on Brink.

I hope Brink has the voice emotes again. For the Makron!

jakeleg wrote:

I loved Quake Wars -- a game that never really got its proper due. I am definitely in on Brink.

Another example of what a crappy demo/launch can do for ya, and probably one of the main reasons they're not doing a beta or demo this time around

Anyone have a list of suggested system specs? I'd love to be able to pick this one up, but a system upgrade is very much not in the cards.

ranalin wrote:
jakeleg wrote:

I loved Quake Wars -- a game that never really got its proper due. I am definitely in on Brink.

Another example of what a crappy demo/launch can do for ya, and probably one of the main reasons they're not doing a beta or demo this time around ;)

I don't remember huge problems, but I wasn't communicating with other Quake Wars players at the time.

cyrax wrote:
ranalin wrote:
jakeleg wrote:

I loved Quake Wars -- a game that never really got its proper due. I am definitely in on Brink.

Another example of what a crappy demo/launch can do for ya, and probably one of the main reasons they're not doing a beta or demo this time around ;)

I don't remember huge problems, but I wasn't communicating with other Quake Wars players at the time.

Its one of the few games i refused to buy after a demo. The demo was an utter mess and i didnt have confidence in them to fix everything by launch. I think they fixed some things but from what i heard not all.

ranalin wrote:
cyrax wrote:
ranalin wrote:
jakeleg wrote:

I loved Quake Wars -- a game that never really got its proper due. I am definitely in on Brink.

Another example of what a crappy demo/launch can do for ya, and probably one of the main reasons they're not doing a beta or demo this time around ;)

I don't remember huge problems, but I wasn't communicating with other Quake Wars players at the time.

Its one of the few games i refused to buy after a demo. The demo was an utter mess and i didnt have confidence in them to fix everything by launch. I think they fixed some things but from what i heard not all.

Guess I was lucky then, I don't have a anything bad to say about QW. I really enjoyed my time with it. In, or near, my top 5 MP games.

Ranalin, while you're entitled to have Brink's PR rub you the wrong way, TF2 was hardly the first "colorful" FPS, nor is Brink "about" its visual style. Just about everything else I've heard about Brink says that it's NOT like TF2, beyond being a team-based shooter with a similar perspective.

You'd might as well call it a rip-off of Mirror's Edge because you can climb stuff.

Well, it does have hats.

Scratched wrote:

Well, it does have hats.

Call the lawyers!

No demo? Ugh. Now I'm considering XBOX. Will any of you GWJers be playing there or are you mostly PC platform for this one?

PC for sure.

I'm getting it on 360.