[QUOTE=gold163;390619]wait, really? How so? If anything it’s completely different from its source material in a number of ways, and undoubtedly very modern.
If they were to make a Brink 2, they’d have to make SMART work right. As it is the animations take too long, two of the three bodytypes can’t even use the full suite of moves, and the maps aren’t designed well enough to have multiple, clear paths that use SMART and actually save you time.
Basically, to make SMART useful they’d have to speed up the game. The canned animations pretty much put you in a position where you can’t even shoot, which is in contrast to games with advanced movement systems that I’m pretty sure SMART was trying to ape. Using SMART in Brink would slow you down more than anything in most cases because of the time each move required in which the player wasn’t allowed to do anything, and none of the maps were designed such that using SMART would give you any sort of quantifiable advantage. You either HAD to use it in specific cases or it was a waste of time. It completely defeats the purpose of having such a movement system in the first place.[/QUOTE]
Tribes: Ascend looks like HALO with jet packs, not a bad thing though but not exactly ground breaking in anyway though is it (mind you it does look fun as hell). I do agree with alot of your points about the SMART system but it was a nice addition that added an extra dynamic to the game, letting you be more of the gamer you wanted to be instead of standard walf forward, back, left, right and jump. I used to love CoD so BRINK would and should’ve been the next step in CoD evolution but instead it devolved into something much more primitive. you say you felt vulnerable during the "canned"animation sequences, it felt the absolute opposite for me although i am a serious run and gun nut, i never stop moving and giving me another way to dodge, flank and out maneuver my enemy made giggle like a little girl, i suppose for your more campy tactical players it would be hard to pull of successfully, while for me it would be easy.
I do hope BRINK refines and fixes what it did in it’s new game, maybe even a complete redisign but aslong as the SMART/Parkour system is in it and works better this time with better PC support and more gametypes with active support for leagues then it could be a contender for CoD’s crown, i can’t see it being a tactical shooter like Battlefield or ET for example, it’s much more suited to be a run and gun, which is a genre that han’t seen much love of late, they have been dumbed down for the idiot masses on console, you take stuff like lean out of a game and you remove a large portion of tactical opotunities etc.
Anyway here’s hoping they fix it, improve it and add a bit more core game content, I’m behind the developers 100% and i hope they are behind us.