Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries.
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Release Date: Apr 16, 2012

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Reviews

“...a beautiful and enthralling adventure that feels both archetypal and unique”
9/10 – Gamespot

“...masterfully blends music, art, storytelling and gameplay in deeply poetic ways that you just don’t see very often.”
9/10 – IGN

“It’s genuinely beautiful, with moments of stark evocative beauty, sharp with strangeness.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an exploratory action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries. Co-operate with friends via Twitter, experience a videogame world that is affected by moon phases & help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP features an album's worth of original music by noted composer Jim Guthrie as well as artwork & designs by Superbrothers Inc, crafted & engineered by videogame wizards at Capy in Toronto, Canada.

Songs will be placed in your Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP Folder in the Steam Directory:

...Steam\steamapps\common\superbrothers sword & sworcery ep\soundtrack

Key Features:

  • Guide a warrior monk on a laid back adventure in a bronze age mountain wilderness, overcome occasionally hard-hitting battes & solve mystical musical puzzles to help The Scythian complete her woeful errand.
  • A fevered famicom dream. Explore a lavishly-painted mythopoetic storyworld affected by real-world moon phases, conceived & crafted by a representative at Superbrothers Inc.
  • A prog rock concept record you can hang out in. Treat your ears to an album's worth of original music created by the legendary composer Jim Guthrie.
  • Remastered & ready for public exhibition. The new edition features razor-sharp pixels and a refined audio mix, ideal for projecting in a home theatre or cinema context.
  • Point & click. This new edition of S:S&S EP for the electric computer has been faithfully re-engineered by videogame wizards at Capy to support input via the two-button mouse.
  • Tweet this? Optionally co-operate with friends via Twitter by relaying clues & other tidbits as you dig deeper into the esoteric mysteries of S:S&S:EP.

Soundtrack Details:

Jim Guthrie's legendarily epic Sword & Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies is a landmark prog rock concept album from the noted composer. Jim's compositions were named "The Best Videogame Music of 2011" by Kotaku, while Double Fine's Tim Schafer said "The music is amazing. I want Jim Guthrie to score my life."

Track List:

  • Dark Flute 02:40
  • Lone Star 02:35
  • Doom Sock 02:35
  • The Prettiest Weed 02:19
  • The Cloud 03:50
  • Under A Tree 05:03
  • The Maelstrom 01:56
  • The Ballad Of The Space Babies 03:06
  • Unknowable Geometry 04:02
  • Bones McCoy 02:06
  • Ode To A Room 01:43
  • The Prettiest Remix 00:56
  • The Whirling Infinite 02:30
  • Little Furnace 03:25
  • Bonus Track Intro 00:01
  • Cabin Music (Bonus Track) 02:39
  • Battles 1(Bonus Track) 00:48
  • Battles 2 (Bonus Track) 00:35
  • Com64 (Bonus Track) 01:21
  • Mushrooms (Bonus Track) 02:15
  • Death To Everyone (Bonus Track) 01:13
  • Confronting The Wolf (Bonus Track) 01:20
  • Up A Mountain (Bonus Track) 01:28
  • Activating Trigons (Bonus Track) 01:23
  • How We Get Old (Bonus Track) 05:21
  • And We Got Older 04:47
  • Bonus Track Outro 00:02

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    Minimum:

    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor:AMD Athlon 64 2800+ @ 1.8 Ghz and Intel Pentium IV @ 2.8 Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics Card with 128 MB of RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:500 MB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card

    ATI cards older than the HD series are not officially supported but may be compatible in many cases (e.g X300, X800, X1300, etc.).

    Recommended:

    • OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics Card with 256 MB of RAM
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 compliant sound card
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 500 MB Free Space
    • Video Card: Graphics Card with 128 MB of RAM
    • OS: Ubuntu 10.10
    • Processor: 1.8ghz
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB Free
    • Video Card: 256mb of video ram
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Latté
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This is an exceptionally entertaining audio-visual experience. I highly recommend buying this game along with its soundtrack.
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BM4R1E
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I have played exactly one episode of this game, and it is so DAMN charming that I had to stop to write a review.

Look guys, do you like adventure? Good music? Charming pixel art? Unique narritives? Play this game. At least try it. I fell in love with this game so quickly I can't even begin to reccomend it enough.

Even if somewhere along the line this game begins to suck..... I would still reccomend the part of this experience that was so lovely and positive that I have no regrets in buying this.

Play it.

Pros:
Just read the above... seriously it's not that long and it about covers it.
Beautiful visually
Beautiful musically
Beautiful narrative
Engaging
Classic adventure game feel
Despite being a linear game there is a freedom to explore still


Cons:
Small learning curve in not using obvious tutorial (I count this as a pro since it didn't treat me like an idiot, but still taught me how to play)
A lot of reading (If you don't like that kind of thing.)
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*Yuki*
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
>DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO
@
>EAT SHROOMS
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Tyresias
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
very quiet, thoughtful, and interesting. Can be repetative at times, but more in a "repeat the chorus" way than an "ugh, this again" way. It's stuck with me ever since finishing it, and it's definitely one of my favorite games.
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Sriste
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
An absolutely stunning game with an amazing soundtrack and visuals along with the humour. And the Gogolithic Mass scared the ♥♥♥♥ outta me when he first appeared to chase me.
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Flinch
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This seemed like it was trying way too hard to be artistic.

It was hard to understand what was wanted of the player in multiple parts.

Storyline didn't really make a ton of sense.
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GarrickWinter
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
A lovely-looking game that plays like a point-and-click adventure, but instead of arcane inventory puzzles, you get some fairly simple combat and some pretty straightforward environmental puzzles.

I really enjoyed the overal atmosphere of the game, from the art style and the music to the narrative, and I appreciated that the gameplay was simple and accessible. There's some weirdness in the game being a mobile port, particularly when it comes to the fact that your mouse cursor is accompanied by a big dimming area on the screen, but it's mostly just a minor oddity. A few mechanics things could do with some more explaining, but otherwise it was pretty accessible (hold up your shield in combat for a while to heal; some of the puzzles require you to enter combat mode without an opponent and either hit things or hold up your sword; a few other things).

I enjoyed the setting - it's a weird, mythical Caucasus, where the characters talk in remarkably modern and kind of hipsterish/ironic ways (which I actually thought was quite entertaining, but might throw some people off). The one thing I didn't enjoy was the weird meta-narrative, though - there's a man in a suit who appears in interludes, and seems to talk to the player directly as a separate character from S&S's protagonist. I don't really understand the point of that element, and would have been fine with the rest of the game's simple story on its own.

Overall - it's aesthetically pleasing, accessible, interesting, and doesn't overstay its welcome. Try it out!
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Brother Alpha
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This is an Indie puzzle game that has a lot to offer, including atmosphere and music, but it is held back by a couple of issue. Firstly, it's slow. You will spend more time walking around than you will solving puzzles. Secondly, there's a combat system that isn't complex, but it is repetitive. That said, it is definitely worth the $8 it costs to buy and getting it on a Steam sale is a great deal.
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Lululove1
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
This is a beautiful game with a fun sotryline and characters! It may seem simple and some of the puzzles can get a little frustrating later on but just push through and it is totally worth it! Keep an eye out for a bear...
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Dr. Pizza
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Click some stuff, enjoy some jams, admire the pixel art, and completely lose track of time and be late for work
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Damsel
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Superborthers: Sword & Sworcery EP is exactly what it's shown to be in the title, an Extended Play. Let's give it a listen.

Well, dude, before we listen we need to think about what we are listening to. Superbrothers from a story perspective, follows the riveting and sacrificial journey of a warrior woman who isn't from around Migmi Taw. She has to place together esoteric constructs in order to defeat a dark force. In short, it's a tragic hero's journey through and through, but with a twist. During loading screens and within certain objects the game's administrator breaks the forth wall reminding us that we are playing a thought experiment with a twitter overlay. Overall the plot of this game maybe isn't moving or entirely grounding in solid logic, but it is very relaxing. It's a story that you will find yourself slowly slipping into just enjoying, even if you don't quite understand it all. In short, Superbrothers is thought provoking, complex, but most importantly just casually enjoyable. Compounding on that relaxing story line is the game's stellar presentation. The creators went the route of a beautifully detailed pixel art style and holy crap does it impress. Environments are vibrant and varied, begging you to explore every single inch. You'll move from a concert to a forest to a massive monolith in mere moments. Not to mention the environments show you how to solve the puzzles given to your character, which means you never feel completely lost or stuck. From a battle design standpoint, these locals are made for exploration and variable atmosphere not combat. Still no location in the game traps you into combat without giving you a chance to ready yourself, meaning that you won't die and flip a table. The game play in Sword & Sworcery is really the only major weak point in the experience. Originally developed as an IOS application, the game's touch screen control system has been poorly appropriated to its PC counterpart. So many aspects of puzzle solving, combat, and movement can feel uncomfortable due to the constant feeling that you’re moving too slow or that your keyboard is uncomfortable. It greatly detracts from the experience on the whole and it's a complete shame, since it could have been fixed by simply allowing the player to move using WASD. Otherwise the puzzles are nicely integrated into the environments, the combat system is simple and rhythm based (which floats nicely with the sound design), and the twitter integration is completely optional allowing your experience to be as public or private as you want.
So now to the most important part of the EP, the sound. Superbrothers is quite literally the best sound designed game I have ever played. The tracks are memorable because of both their intricacy and connection to various areas we spend extensive time exploring within the game. Combat tracks are adventure tracks are bass filled and mesh extremely well with the timing based combat system. More esoteric tracks fit beautifully with the cut scenes and trigon collection moments. The music alone is moving, thematic, and overall excellently composed. And it doesn't end there; the sound effects in the game are excellent. Pounding waterfalls, light footsteps, water splashing, or logs falling Sword & Sworcery will provide you an immersive sound experience. So then to summarize

Pros:
- relaxing and thought provoking storyline
- breaking of the 4th wall
- extremely detailed pixel art
- highly varied environments
- Puzzles and environment mesh well
- Excellent OST
- Excellent Sound Design / SFX
- Non-invasive social media experience

Cons:
- breaking of the 4th wall
- Poorly appropriated controls hinder experience
- Social media experience?

Now for you completionists out there, I would not tell you not to give this one a go. Most of the achievements in the game can be collected by just playing the game, or doing 4th wall breaking things like setting forward your device clock. But there are a few more difficult ones. For instance you must use the megatome to kill 7 rabbits. This can be tricky due to the mechanic never being explained, but don't fret. You only have a few options at your disposal so it's not hard to figure out how to accomplish this. There is no completion bonus for this game, but it's also not that hard to complete so just sit back and enjoy it. With all this in mind I guys this game a score of 8.3 out of 10 and a completionist rating of Finish it!
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Pchansama
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
A charming and whimsical game! I enjoyed it tremendously.
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generaldurandal
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Not responding)
*1 minute later*
Main menu!
*clicks out of the game somehow*
*gets back in*
*clicks out of the game somehow again*
*closses other aplications*
*gets back in*
*clicks settings, trys to apply wondowed mode*
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Not responding)
*1 minute later*
*crashes*
*starts game back up*
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Not responding)
*1 minute later*
Main menu!
*presses play button*
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Not responding)
*1 minute later*
Guy in suit talks to me.
*clicks out of the game somehow again*
*gets back in*
*reads stuff, clicks things, ready to play the game*
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Not responding)
*1 minute later*
*game crashes*
*tries to right reveiw*
*says I need to play for 5 minutes*
*steam says i've played it for 7 minutes*
*turns game back on*
*game crashes*
*now it says I've played for 15 minutes*

I can play Skyrim at ultra.
This game should be a peice of cake to run.
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kragor
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
garbage indie pixeltrash that took me an hour to beat
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iπGH
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
This game completely blown me away. The music, the setting the humour it's all just awesome and perfectly combines together as if there were some magical glue. And that's not all: this game brought me back into the '90 but with a foot into the present in such a way I can't describe. It's both nostalgic and innovative whattafak.. 0.0
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Carly 2000
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Good pixel art and music. That's all this game has going for it. Not great either, just good.

Beyond that, you have several negative points you'll be frustrated by constantly. The controls are really bad. I know this game was designed first for a touchscreen interface, but even with that in mind, they were done wrong. No other touchscreen game I've played has had you *double-click* to do your primary action. Hell, most don't even make you do it for alternate actions. Do you want to wear out your finger or mouse? Now you can!

The game world is also really vague in how its levels are layed out, and how they look visually. This means that you'll be backtracking constantly, because you forgot which way was "forward" and which was back where you just came from. This wouldn't be so bad by itself, but it combines with the aforementioned bad controls, and the slow movement, to make the simple act of moving around a grinding chore.

The nail in the coffin is all of the self-referential, condescending, pretentious dialog and writing of the game. It constantly feels like you're talking to that one "artist" you met at a party. You know the one. When you ask them what they do, they talk about how "quirky and random their life journey has turned out. LoL!" When you ask them what their art is about, they say "Everyone brings their own interpretation!"

Do not buy this game.
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XBL Laberbacke
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Made it to the first boss fight, uninstalled it. Why? The fight is annoying, the perspective makes it hard to see when you have to strike, and when you screw up, it takes ages to get to the last part again.
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arabpotato
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Best game ever
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
An absolutely stunning game with an amazing soundtrack and visuals along with the humour. And the Gogolithic Mass scared the ♥♥♥♥ outta me when he first appeared to chase me.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This is an Indie puzzle game that has a lot to offer, including atmosphere and music, but it is held back by a couple of issue. Firstly, it's slow. You will spend more time walking around than you will solving puzzles. Secondly, there's a combat system that isn't complex, but it is repetitive. That said, it is definitely worth the $8 it costs to buy and getting it on a Steam sale is a great deal.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
I have played exactly one episode of this game, and it is so DAMN charming that I had to stop to write a review.

Look guys, do you like adventure? Good music? Charming pixel art? Unique narritives? Play this game. At least try it. I fell in love with this game so quickly I can't even begin to reccomend it enough.

Even if somewhere along the line this game begins to suck..... I would still reccomend the part of this experience that was so lovely and positive that I have no regrets in buying this.

Play it.

Pros:
Just read the above... seriously it's not that long and it about covers it.
Beautiful visually
Beautiful musically
Beautiful narrative
Engaging
Classic adventure game feel
Despite being a linear game there is a freedom to explore still


Cons:
Small learning curve in not using obvious tutorial (I count this as a pro since it didn't treat me like an idiot, but still taught me how to play)
A lot of reading (If you don't like that kind of thing.)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
A lovely-looking game that plays like a point-and-click adventure, but instead of arcane inventory puzzles, you get some fairly simple combat and some pretty straightforward environmental puzzles.

I really enjoyed the overal atmosphere of the game, from the art style and the music to the narrative, and I appreciated that the gameplay was simple and accessible. There's some weirdness in the game being a mobile port, particularly when it comes to the fact that your mouse cursor is accompanied by a big dimming area on the screen, but it's mostly just a minor oddity. A few mechanics things could do with some more explaining, but otherwise it was pretty accessible (hold up your shield in combat for a while to heal; some of the puzzles require you to enter combat mode without an opponent and either hit things or hold up your sword; a few other things).

I enjoyed the setting - it's a weird, mythical Caucasus, where the characters talk in remarkably modern and kind of hipsterish/ironic ways (which I actually thought was quite entertaining, but might throw some people off). The one thing I didn't enjoy was the weird meta-narrative, though - there's a man in a suit who appears in interludes, and seems to talk to the player directly as a separate character from S&S's protagonist. I don't really understand the point of that element, and would have been fine with the rest of the game's simple story on its own.

Overall - it's aesthetically pleasing, accessible, interesting, and doesn't overstay its welcome. Try it out!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
>DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO
@
>EAT SHROOMS
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
This is a beautiful game with a fun sotryline and characters! It may seem simple and some of the puzzles can get a little frustrating later on but just push through and it is totally worth it! Keep an eye out for a bear...
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Ah, finally I game I can speak well of... was my initial thought. In look and tone, Superbrothers embodies a lot of what I love about indie gaming - simple yet beautiful. Even on first impressions it wasn't perfect - not as deep as Undertale, not as complex as The Witcher, nowhere near as difficult as Binding of Isaac. I began to get annoyed at forced wait times for the moon cycles, but there are ways around it, inside the game and out. But I was enjoying myself... until near the end of the game.

Before that though, I have my own personal complaints. This game was originally designed for the iPad, and this especially shows in the game's combat. Fighting the handful of bosses/creatures relies on twitch reflexes, which is fine for touchscreens, but is abominable with mouse controls, especially for laptop mice. I can't move the cursor to switch between attack and defense quick enough unless I know in advance what attack they'll use and when - it's the same every time. I'd say the Trigon battles would be near impossible if they didn't follow a pattern AND that you can use your sword and shield with the Z and X buttons, respectively (I also don't recall that being explained at any point) Fortunately, you don't have to do this too much - once for each of the three trigons and maybe two or three other occasions. This brings me back to the atrocious wait times that would make freemium games facepalm. The lunar cycles can be manipulated easily enough through various means, but that isn't what I'm getting at. I'm talking about the Trigon boss fights. Due to the facts that you can only carry a few healing items, you can't leave the boss area once you enter it (not even dying will fix this), and the aforementioned terrible combat, you'll soon be stuck next to the boss with 1 star of health left, no mushrooms to heal yourself, and no way to leave to get more. I've been told that you can get health back between boss phases by holding the shield button. There's two problems with that. One, at no point in game is this explained until you actually say screw it and run headlong at the fight, and two, it only works for me when it feels like it. So, in my current position as of writing this, to beat the last Trigon I'll have to either have insane reflexes normally reserved for bullet hell shooters and not get hit once, find some way to make the shield heal thing work, or wait until the game resets me back in the real world to start the entire process over. Joy.

This game is, in my opinion, more about doing the most it can with very little. References are made to popular games like Zelda and Mario, and most of the speech uses modern colloquialisms, particularly social media lingo. Some might say that it's just trying to trigger nostalgia, spread the word about the game, and add to its supposed quirky, self-aware pretentiousness. I would have to half-agree there, however, I only casually use social media and nostalgia alone doesn't work with me. Personally, I think the soundtrack and personality of the game are good, but it's not for everyone. I'd still take this over bland AAA title du jour any day of the year.The combat is awful on PC (get the iPad version instead if you can), the wait times are up there with the mobile moneysuckers it desperately wants to rub elbows with, and there is little worth going back for once you beat the story. However, I've played much, much worse. Go for it if you want to support smaller indie devs, but if you do want this game, then maybe wait for a sale - given how short the game is, $8-9 is kind of a bit much.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
It's okay for a game to be tongue and cheek about what it does, to lampshade tropes and poke fun at its subject matter. It's part of being self-aware, of understanding your medium and using it well.

This game is frustrating because it takes this to its illogical conclusion: EVERYTHING is lampshaded, the fourth wall is broken constantly, and you're never given even a second to immerse yourself without the game reminding you that THIS is what it is doing, and isn't it so clever that it's doing that and aware of it?

Coupled with bafflingly poor game design decisions (that you're perhaps supposed to appreciate for the irony?) like running across an entire established world several times for a quest, being all but required to adjust your date and time settings on your actual computer, and Twitter integration of all things, this game trips over itself to get in the way of your having fun.

The art is pretty, though. If they toned the smug faux-intellectualism down a notch and tried not intentionally designing the game poorly, it could've been a fun game.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Really frustrating in the bad kind of way. It takes A LOT of patience to sit there and watch your character walk places, and the computer contols were terrible. Sword and shield need to be buttons on the keyboard or just left click / right click. You literally have to click an on screen interface as your "controller". I figured out that you have to change your computer time to play through this game in one sitting, but I never found any hints as to when to set my computer to. 4 days forward was the friggin' magic amount.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 16
This mouse-only game has a great soundtrack and some genuinely funny moments. I liked the game's narrative style and delivery, but if you're not into the music or humor, there may not be enough here for you to enjoy. There's not a lot of depth to the gameplay; you're mostly clicking on objects in the environment to solve puzzles, and occasionally sword fighting via a simple timing and pattern recognition mechanic.

For me, I'm not sure the game lived up to the hype that seems to surround it, but if you're a fan of adventure games, good soundtracks, and some occasional absurd dialogue, it's worth checking out. Despite the reservations I just voiced, I enjoyed playing it and I'm glad I saw it through to the finish.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
One of the most beautiful experiences I've had.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
This game completely blown me away. The music, the setting the humour it's all just awesome and perfectly combines together as if there were some magical glue. And that's not all: this game brought me back into the '90 but with a foot into the present in such a way I can't describe. It's both nostalgic and innovative whattafak.. 0.0
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Click some stuff, enjoy some jams, admire the pixel art, and completely lose track of time and be late for work
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
The control scheme here is mouse-only and feels designed for mobile platforms. The game lengthens little aspects like screen transitions and expositional dialogs for what seems like the purpose of masking a lack of content. Given that the graphics aren't exactly cutting edge, it feels like the game's price should really be closer to a mobile app.

Having said that, what's here is done well. If adventure games are your thing, there's something a bit fun and unique to be had here. However, I suspect this game is more suitable for big fans of this particular genre. If adventure games and/or point & click games don't top your list of games, you can probably safely skip this one.

This is one of those games where I wish I could give more than a yes or no. 6/10.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
The pixel graphics are a hit and miss, and in fact, I can say it about the entire game - but the soundtrack is absolutely stellar.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Quirky game (and yes, a bit hipster-y...but not too much) with an effective gimmick based on real world moon phase. Very enjoyable atmosphere and music. I finished it on the full moon, dude. Which was rad.

This limitation about when it's even possible attain certain goals actually made it more exciting for me. It was like in the days before the Internet when you had to wait for your favorite song to come on the radio. Somehow not being able to hear it whenever you wanted made it more special when you finally heard it.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
This epic game, full of beautiful pixels, with a flawless soundtrack and a peculiar sense of humor really impressed me. I never got that Twitter integration working, which triggered some FoMO on this side but that's the only negative remark I have. Waiting for the moon phases added a nice pace to the game and Jim Guthrie literally rocks. Would recommend to anyone I care about.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Good pixel art and music. That's all this game has going for it. Not great either, just good.

Beyond that, you have several negative points you'll be frustrated by constantly. The controls are really bad. I know this game was designed first for a touchscreen interface, but even with that in mind, they were done wrong. No other touchscreen game I've played has had you *double-click* to do your primary action. Hell, most don't even make you do it for alternate actions. Do you want to wear out your finger or mouse? Now you can!

The game world is also really vague in how its levels are layed out, and how they look visually. This means that you'll be backtracking constantly, because you forgot which way was "forward" and which was back where you just came from. This wouldn't be so bad by itself, but it combines with the aforementioned bad controls, and the slow movement, to make the simple act of moving around a grinding chore.

The nail in the coffin is all of the self-referential, condescending, pretentious dialog and writing of the game. It constantly feels like you're talking to that one "artist" you met at a party. You know the one. When you ask them what they do, they talk about how "quirky and random their life journey has turned out. LoL!" When you ask them what their art is about, they say "Everyone brings their own interpretation!"

Do not buy this game.
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Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
A charming and whimsical game! I enjoyed it tremendously.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Superborthers: Sword & Sworcery EP is exactly what it's shown to be in the title, an Extended Play. Let's give it a listen.

Well, dude, before we listen we need to think about what we are listening to. Superbrothers from a story perspective, follows the riveting and sacrificial journey of a warrior woman who isn't from around Migmi Taw. She has to place together esoteric constructs in order to defeat a dark force. In short, it's a tragic hero's journey through and through, but with a twist. During loading screens and within certain objects the game's administrator breaks the forth wall reminding us that we are playing a thought experiment with a twitter overlay. Overall the plot of this game maybe isn't moving or entirely grounding in solid logic, but it is very relaxing. It's a story that you will find yourself slowly slipping into just enjoying, even if you don't quite understand it all. In short, Superbrothers is thought provoking, complex, but most importantly just casually enjoyable. Compounding on that relaxing story line is the game's stellar presentation. The creators went the route of a beautifully detailed pixel art style and holy crap does it impress. Environments are vibrant and varied, begging you to explore every single inch. You'll move from a concert to a forest to a massive monolith in mere moments. Not to mention the environments show you how to solve the puzzles given to your character, which means you never feel completely lost or stuck. From a battle design standpoint, these locals are made for exploration and variable atmosphere not combat. Still no location in the game traps you into combat without giving you a chance to ready yourself, meaning that you won't die and flip a table. The game play in Sword & Sworcery is really the only major weak point in the experience. Originally developed as an IOS application, the game's touch screen control system has been poorly appropriated to its PC counterpart. So many aspects of puzzle solving, combat, and movement can feel uncomfortable due to the constant feeling that you’re moving too slow or that your keyboard is uncomfortable. It greatly detracts from the experience on the whole and it's a complete shame, since it could have been fixed by simply allowing the player to move using WASD. Otherwise the puzzles are nicely integrated into the environments, the combat system is simple and rhythm based (which floats nicely with the sound design), and the twitter integration is completely optional allowing your experience to be as public or private as you want.
So now to the most important part of the EP, the sound. Superbrothers is quite literally the best sound designed game I have ever played. The tracks are memorable because of both their intricacy and connection to various areas we spend extensive time exploring within the game. Combat tracks are adventure tracks are bass filled and mesh extremely well with the timing based combat system. More esoteric tracks fit beautifully with the cut scenes and trigon collection moments. The music alone is moving, thematic, and overall excellently composed. And it doesn't end there; the sound effects in the game are excellent. Pounding waterfalls, light footsteps, water splashing, or logs falling Sword & Sworcery will provide you an immersive sound experience. So then to summarize

Pros:
- relaxing and thought provoking storyline
- breaking of the 4th wall
- extremely detailed pixel art
- highly varied environments
- Puzzles and environment mesh well
- Excellent OST
- Excellent Sound Design / SFX
- Non-invasive social media experience

Cons:
- breaking of the 4th wall
- Poorly appropriated controls hinder experience
- Social media experience?

Now for you completionists out there, I would not tell you not to give this one a go. Most of the achievements in the game can be collected by just playing the game, or doing 4th wall breaking things like setting forward your device clock. But there are a few more difficult ones. For instance you must use the megatome to kill 7 rabbits. This can be tricky due to the mechanic never being explained, but don't fret. You only have a few options at your disposal so it's not hard to figure out how to accomplish this. There is no completion bonus for this game, but it's also not that hard to complete so just sit back and enjoy it. With all this in mind I guys this game a score of 8.3 out of 10 and a completionist rating of Finish it!
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