Monday, January 20, 2014

Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons: a very short review

Over the holiday break, I played (several times, all the way through) the independently-published video game: Brothers: a Tale of Two Sons.

Brothers manages to be beautiful, engrossing, playful, amusing, frightening, and tragic.

At some points in the game, it is these things within a surprisingly short period of time.

The overall story involves the adventures of two brothers, who are traveling far away to attempt to get medicine for their desperately ill father.

You "play" both brothers simultaneously, operating one brother with your left hand and the other brother with your right hand. It's a bit challenging to get the hang of this, but it isn't as hard as it sounds.

The game auto-saves often, and it mostly guides you where it wants you to go. The joy of the game is in solving the puzzles, and in following the story as it develops.

I'm very glad I played this game, and in many ways I don't want to say anything else about it because if you decide to play it, you should have the same experience I did.

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