"With stunning combat and sound design, an amazing soundtrack that complements the world very well, and a story just begging to be explored further, Two Brothers looks to offer a game that plays against one's expectations of this genre while also providing an intriguing complexity to its world and characters." - rpgsite.net
Two Brothers is an Action Adventure game that features a classic Gameboy aesthetic. You play the role of Roy and Bivare guarder, two scientists who are researching the origins of life. While researching, Roy is met with a terrible fate, and has a near death experience. While Roy is on the other side of death, he visits an afterlife filled with beautiful 16 bit colors. Now that he has experienced this visual glory, he becomes obsessed with bringing the colors from the afterlife in to his mono chromatic world.
Explore a vast non-linear world and story with multiple endings, and deep side quests!
Take the game world from black and white 8bit to full color 16bit!
What makes Two Brothers unique
Two Brothers takes a long hard look at death in video games... when the player is killed in combat or triggers a deadly trap, instead of being greeted a familiar GAMEOVER screen, the player finds himself in what we call the "Afterlife Hub".
This realm of the dead is a colorful and mysterious place where the player can explore, find clues, and interact with characters who have passed on in the games story... sometimes even bringing some of them back from the dead.
When the player wants to return to gameplay, they can jump from the edge of the heavens and get back in to the action and exploration!
This mechanic is vital to the gameplay, as sometimes interacting with the dead is just as important as interacting with the living... this feature often requires the player intentionally ending their session in a game over, just to cross over to the other side.
Surprisingly Humanmynaminelife | Nov. 19, 2013 | See all mynaminelife's reviews »
Two Brothers is an extremely insightful game that is fully of surprises. Filled shocked story twists right from the get go, Two Brothers is a wild run of surprising sophistication. The story deals with death, and how we deal with it when we lose someone important to us, and it does it with a great amount of light heartedness and zero pretentious. The game isn't without flaws though. It had some bugs at launch, but it seems as if the team is working to correct them with rapid updates and fast bug support. Make sure you read the documentation and you should be fine.
Issues asside... it features beautiful graphics, great soundtrack, and enjoyable Gameplay. Two Brothers is a really worthwhile experience!
A Rare Gem That Will Make You Think About Your Life.TimothyD | Nov. 14, 2013 | See all TimothyD's reviews »
The story for this game, is, admittedly, deep, considering what you would consider this game to be like without playing it. While the art and sound style are both well executed in this game, the main point is the storyline, which is just as philosophical and deep as reading a full novel. The art style switches between to what can be called the visual style of playing an original gameboy, with black pixels over a tan background and a bright and colorful, however, pixelated, world of the afterlife. The funny part of this arrangement is that the gameplay reflects this, playing like an RPG adventure meant for a handheld. There are a huge number of side-quests included in the game, and the many alternative endings will keep you glued to seeing them all, in order to achieve the ending that you want. If you are looking for a game that will make you both feel and think, this is the game for you. This game well justifies it's 15 dollar asking price, and could possibly be worth more. If you're into the idea of a graphic novel with more involvement than something such as the Phoenix Wright or Trauma Center series, this is your game.