New screenshots for Brink
Bethesda have released new screenshots to wet our appetites for Brink – the dynamic FPS which is being developed by Splash Damage, the studio behind Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars. The PS3 has an abundance of FPS games, but we think Brink has the potential to stand out from the crowd thanks to several inspired decisions that have been taken by the London-based studio.
Brink’s most interesting gameplay feature is the SMART system, that’s short for Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain. It’s a one-button move that has your character automatically traverse obstacles allowing you to get to where you want to be. The SMART system means traditional explosive FPS combat can be combined with fresh platforming mechanics similar to that of the inventive Mirror’s Edge.
To make the most of the SMART system you would want choose the “skinny” character class. A skinny character is faster and more agile than the alternatives, normal and heavy. Still, it’s not a straightforward choice because the heavy class has vastly superior weaponry. The choice you make will depend on your preferred playing style.
The different playing styles players adopt will certainly lead to interesting multi-player matches. As will the wealth of customisable options which at the players disposal to tailor their characters to just how they want them to be. There is a lot of scope to impose your personality onto the game.
Splash Damage are also doing interesting things with the multi-player. You can play the whole campaign solo or with mates in co-op with up to 8 players. It’s drop-in system is seamless and obscures the gap between single and multi-player gaming.
The more we hear about Brink the more we can’t wait to play it. As for those screenshots that we mentioned at the beginning, check them out below…