Brink, or: The Unluckiest Game In The World
There’s no PSN right now, meaning we can’t play games online, meaning no company would be daft enough to release a game reliant on multiplayer to the… oh.
Spare a thought for poor, blameless Brink this week as you continue to curse Sony so violently for the lack of PSN services. Sure, you’re missing out on your Black Ops and whatever few other pieces of crap you play online, but Splash Damage’s shooter is launching this week.
They couldn’t have had worse luck if they tried. Even if Bethesda had gone out of its way to pick the worst week imaginable to release a game reliant on online connectivity, it wouldn’t have been as bad a pick as this week looks like it might be.
So spare a thought for Brink in this tough, onlineness time for PS3 owners. I genuinely hope the game does well, even if that does mean massive 360 sales, and I genuinely believe it will find a strong audience on the PC. But those of us standing proud with our PS3s should not forget this gem – I’m not saying buy it now, because there’s no point. But when the PSN returns and we can shoot at and shout at each other across invisible inter-wires again, remember that Brink exists. Don’t let it die a death just because of some prattish hackers.
This all assumes we won’t see online matchmaking back by the end of the week. If we do, Brink regains something of a fighting chance on PS3. But right now, as it stands, I can’t see much happening beyond a massive dent in the game’s sales. Which is annoying, as it’s a really good game.