Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. A game that is truly spellbinding.
Originally Posted On And Copyrighted by Blast Away the Game Review on 8/10/2013
Review by Dustin Murphy.
-A stunningly gripping story
-Story told through emotionally grabbing at the player
-A score that goes hand in hand scenes being played out
-The use of left and right thumb stick to control each character
-At times the trigger commands for each bother are unresponsive
-Achievements and trophies for hunters are very cryptic
|Brothers a Tale of Two Sons Splash Screen|
Brothers: A tale of Two Sons is easily one of the most unique games of this generation. From indie game developer Star Breeze Studios and published by 505 Games Brothers puts us in a uniquely written world. In Brothers players take control of Big Brother and Little Brother shortly after the death of their mother that seems evidently recent and now their father whom has fallen gravely ill. Taking their father to the local doctor they seek help to cure him as he is progressively getting worse. The doctor informs them that there is a cure and this is where an amazingly captivating, emotionally gripping, and challenging trials begin for these two. Within minutes players will take control of the two. It is within the first few minutes players will come to understand that the game is not written with words as its context of story telling. Instead it is the body language of the characters, their actions, the music, and the scenes before them as it unfolds. The most interesting part of this story telling is how they can interact with people, the terrain, each other and items around them. From one scene where Big Brother will help a village woman sweep the ground only to have little brother show off by balancing a broom upon his hand. It is these small queues that will captivate gamer's to how games can be told through the expression of emotion and how music can help portray what the player should feel as the story unfolds.
|Little Brother strumming an old mans harp.|
|Beautiful example of the grasp of their graphical story telling and engine|
Sound: The sound in this title from Starbreeze studio is top notch from the subtle whispers of instruments to the rustling of the environment players encounter the sound is just as emotionally captivating as the graphics and animations.
Controls: Unique with there use players will find themselves a bit disoriented and moving a character in the wrong direction as left analog stick and trigger control Big Brother while the left analog stick and trigger control Little Brother and his actions.
Official Facebook Page: Starbreeze Studios
Official Website: Brothers Game
Replay Value: Moderate.
Over all rating: 9 out of 10.
Final Verdict: A must have. Brothers is a true gaming treasure.
Cost: 1,200 Microsoft Points or 15 USD on XBox 360, PS3: 14.99 USD and will be available on 9.3.2013 Steam/PC: 14.99 and will be available 8.28.2013