BRINK is swiftly becoming my most anticipated game of 2010. Maybe it's the heavy influence taken from Valve's Team Fortress 2? Or maybe the highly detailed environments, the variety of options to customize your character, or the innovative SMART gameplay mechanic Splash Damage has employed. Either way you slice it, the game is looking good, and the hype is slowly but steadily building. BRINK could actually use some more hype behind it. Splash Damage are out to make a statement with their first original title. I believe BRINK is another game that can come out of nowhere and hijack the 2010 GOTY award. I really believe this year could be up for grabs. Everyone is saying, God of War III, Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2, Halo: Reach.. we don't know shit. There are a lot of good games coming out this year. Some we don't even know about yet. The Spike VGA winners are usually pretty predictable, but I hope this decade brings with it a bit more 'unpredictabilityness'. And no, that's not a word, so don't bother Googling it. I already did.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
BRINK: ANOTHER GOTY CONTENDER?
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