Brainchip is such a weird console. I tend to believe that there’s an Adam build that’s good that doesn’t use Brainchip. My reasoning for this extends from Sunny’s console, Security Nexus.
No one ever thinks of making a Sunny deck without Nexus, because its power is undeniable. In fact, it’s such a good console that Kate imports it in certain builds. However, I’ve never heard of a Runner importing Brainchip, or Heartbeat.To me that speaks to the power level of the off-faction consoles.
Note that I don’t believe Brainchip is inherently bad. (unlike Heartbeat, which only exists to shore up an Apex weakness… one of the reasons Apex card pool is lackluster) It’s just… not that good? Desperado seems like a natural fit into Adam, shame it costs 4 influence. As far as I can tell, people use Brainchip because other console options take up at least 4+ influence out of his cardpool. (Desperado uses 8 or 12 unless you’re a madman that runs only one. Another reason I dislike the MWL’ing of Desperado… I think the only other consoles Adam might like would be … Maya? Box-E? Logos…?)
The problem I have with Brainchip is that I don’t see any real synergy with Adam from it. The closest is the hand size bump that goes with Safety First. He doesn’t exactly need a ton of memory though?