Brink hits just the right spot on the scale between lifelike and stylized: detailed enough to be visually engrossing but cartoony enough to not get bogged down in gritty gray reality. Because of its small art team, the look of the game is unusually cohesive and gleefully idiosyncratic (there are plenty of visual in-jokes and references to other games to be found by eagle-eyed players). It's also uniquely English; plenty of the characters would look at home among the crusty punks of Camden Town or in the stands at a Wolverhampton game. Or a Gorillaz album cover.