Ever heard of Brink? You know the first-person shooter video game? Developed by Splash Damage? Published by Bethesda Softworks? Well whether you know about it or not the thing is Brink just went free-to-play on steam. Yeah the game just went free to play and it probably has something to do with Quakcon. A show of good will by the guys at Bethesda. The only thing you can spend money on in the game are a few cosmetics and a pack that contains weapon attachments, a few new maps and player abilities. Oh and more costumes.
So far the game has only gone free on PC and still cost money for Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3.
What’s it About?
So here’s what you need to know about Brink. It is a class based shooter where you play as one of the two factions of Security or Resistance. It is set in the once-Utopian city of Ark. The game was heavily focused on parkour movement. The developers dubbed this SMART system (Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain). So that players could freely move through the environment.
Although the game went free to play you should know that the game wasn’t really received that well by critics because of the repetitive gameplay and a lacking story. The thing that they did like however was the free movement but not enough to forgive everything else. But we should consider that people expect a certain level of content when they pay for something. Not meeting those expectations obviously means there will be backlash. But since the game has no price tag now maybe people will have different views about it. I mean obviously Brink won’t jump into the competition with COD or Battlefield but still it might find a new audience.
But I’m not complaining since players now have a cool looking free FPS to play so jump right in.