Monday, May 9, 2016
CAPSULE REVIEW: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
You can get Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons at http://www.brothersthegame.com/
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a puzzle platformer where you simultaneously control two brothers who must work together to navigate the environment and achieve goals. It isn't perfect - there are some learn-by-dying portions and the achievement design is awful - but it's really interesting and there isn't anything else quite like it. It's got dialog-free characterization, beautiful scenery and music, powerful atmosphere, and unique mechanics, some of which are actually used to convey story. It's worth your time, clocking in around three hours, but be warned that this is not a happy game. Death surrounds you and not everyone can be saved.