Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single player mode, like never before.Read full description
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons is exactly what the title implies. You take control of two young boys on a quest to help their father. This leads them on an epic adventure populated by interesting characters. The twist is, you don't understand anything that's being said. All the story-telling is either situational or environmental. Still, Brothers manages to convey its story in a beautiful way. Part coming of age, part bonding of siblings, Brothers is an emotional ride that will stay with you long after you finish playing it. On the gameplay side, they chose to make you control one character with each analog stick, which is kind of awkward at first but really adds to the game as you try to coordinate both characters at the same time.
I don't know why everyone is so enamored with this game - it is a rather weak title, both in its implementation and storytelling. The controls are atrocious for no good reason. "Controller Required" warning should really be "Dual-Stick Controller Required," because the Steam controller actually plays worse than the keyboard. This is mostly required for operating elevators, of which there are exactly two in the entire game, and one makes no sense at all as it connects the Brothers' cottage to the rest of the village... Implementation aside, the concept of controlling two characters at the same time is actually interesting and unique, but feels unnecessary to tell the tale the game is trying to tell. If anything, cooperative mode would make more sense. The story also desperately tries to be dramatic, but ends up mostly comical. Like the mother drowning an arm's length away from the boat in the opening cinematic, or the characters speaking Simlish during some of the more tragic scenes. The premise that sets the entire thing in motion doesn't really make sense either. You mean to tell me there is not a single adult in the entire village willing to accompany the children whose father is gravely ill on their journey to get medicine?! Finally, the ending comes out of left field to conclude this short, confused journey. So why am I recommending this? Because despite all its shortcomings, Brothers is still a fun ride with some really good looking levels. It is quite short, so I would wait for one of its frequent sales.
Brothers a tale of two sons - is an epic 3D adventure game about two brothers traveling a magical medieval world looking for a cure to their father's illness. The game has amazing graphics, amazing sound and music and the plot is really good and sad. You control the two brothers at the same time, using different buttons for each one, so you can use their force together to achieve goals through the game. The only "bad" thing about this game is its length: it's short, I finished it at a couple of hours (2 or 3, if I remember correctly). But overall is an amazing game and I would recommend it to anyone!
Right from the beginning this game grabs you hard by the feels, and doesn't let go... Not even when it's over. The story is fantastic, the game play is interesting, the achievements are all easily obtainable with only minor exploring. I have played games that took days to finish, that did not have the depth this game has, I recommend this to anybody.
This game has it all, smooth gameplay, engrossing tale and very beautifully crafted world. Best played with a partner as it supports two players controlling the two characters independently but need to cooperate most of the time to complete actions. Most of the time on sale, and it is a story to experience, a must buy, worth it!
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