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Let's say I'd be probably playing this alone, maybe with one or two other friends who just happen to own. From what I've read it sounds like it's a Jack and Coke without the ice. Does anyone own it and played it enough to make a firm conclusion on:

Is it worth buying?

Please state your reasoning.
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I bought it because a friend has it. Most likely it'll be myself or two other friends playing and won't play it online(360.) We just did all the missions of one faction in about 5 hours and we even took a break. You'll be through the entire game's story sub 7 hours if you just get up once/twice. Take that as you will.

They're right that there is some strategy involved, but your AI buddies can do something incredibly smart and the next moment be entirely dumb. They like to collect in a random open area not near your objective instead of congregating @objective to defend it. Teammate AI -definitely- needs work. It's not all bad but it definitely helps to have two-four human players minimum for the hard difficulty.
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Witcher>Brink... I know they're two different type of games but Brink is really not all that good from what I've heard from gametrailers and other review websites. Plus, the character models are ugly looking on the faces.
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Witcher>Brink... I know they're two different type of games but Brink is really not all that good from what I've heard from gametrailers and other review websites. Plus, the character models are ugly looking on the faces.
Least logical reasoning ever. You haven't played the game, and its unique style means ugly people means bad game.

Honestly, I've had a little fun with it, and have only played online once. If you have friends with the game, that's the best way. Matchmaking is pretty much non-existent, so it's much easier to have fun in a game you set up with your friends.
    
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Didn't know the brink creators come on overclock to sell their game.
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Quote:
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Didn't know the brink creators come on overclock to sell their game.
apparently both witcher and brink creators come on overclock.net to sell their game.....

the unique play style, look and feel of brink makes it a fun enough game to play from time to time, not a game i would play often or for any sort of competitive play, if you can get some friends to play the game with you go for it otherwise i say look at getting another game.

note. i own brink and will be buying the witcher 2 later today.
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This forum never ceases to amaze me.

If I had to do it over again, I probably wouldn't buy Brink. I would wait for Deus Ex, and fill the boring meantime with L.A. Noire.
    
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I played a bit over at a friend's place and I would say, save your money for something else. :\\
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i enjoyed the limited time i had playing brink at my buddies, but the performance problems at the moment are horrible.

If they ever work it out, i will likely buy it.
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From someone who pre-ordered Brink and really did wanted it to do well, save your money. The game had a lot going for it before release, but the finished product just isn't as impressive as I had hoped.

As for my biggest gripe: the most effective way to complete any objective is to, no joke, throw your entire team at it.
Edited by PandaAttack - 5/17/11 at 8:32am
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