Brothers is an adventure game where you play as two Brothers on the search for a remedy for their ailing father.
Brothers was recommended highly to me by colleagues, and I went into it with a fresh mind, knowing nothing about it.
While the game is great on many levels (which I'll come to), I feel that the renound it has is purely based on the gimmicky control system. This isn't me being negative or insulting, it's just fact, the controls of the Brothers is pure gimmick. But, it works quite well! (<exclamation point, doesn't show on Steam reviews :|)
Other than the controls, I didn't really feel the game set itself out as as much of a stupendous game as I'd been led to believe; certainly not Game of the Year, which I heard some had elected it to be.
I fully completed the game within 5 hours and did indeed enjoy the story. The graphics, at times, were mindblowing, and are definitely this title's strongest point. It's weakest feature, however, I feel, is the lack of language from the characters. There's a certain charm listening to the almost Simlish talk from the characters, but ultimately it dissociates you from the characters, being unable to fully understand them, and unable to fully connect with them.
When you do connect, it's on a base level of emotion, and has almost no base in logic or drive, just raw emotion. Which, at times is more than enough to push the game forward, but at others leave you with a feeling of pointless energy, "I guess we just go forward then?" for no real reason.
The game is really fun and definitely something everyone should experience, but it is by no means one of the greatest games I've played. I had a super time with it, and found it very cost-worthy at it's price, and would recommend it to all.
Posted: December 8th, 2013