Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

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  • Armoured_Bear 13 Mar 2013 09:52:29 11,943 posts
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    Doesn't this look nice? .

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  • smoothpete 13 Mar 2013 09:54:15 31,841 posts
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    I am loving the graphics. Is it the lighting perhaps? It is super pretty.
  • creepylizard 13 Mar 2013 10:33:43 786 posts
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    It does look nice. But controlling both brothers at the same time using a stick for each? Sounds like a bloody nightmare.
    Starbreeze are generally pretty decent though
  • Murbs 13 Mar 2013 10:37:24 22,591 posts
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    Just surprised readings the comments that no-one seems to have noticed how fantastic it looks.
  • Deleted user 13 March 2013 10:41:55
    Nice to see Starbreeze do something other than an FPS (never played their very early stuff).

    Good studio that make very memorable games. Have high hopes for this.
  • frugtkompot 8 Aug 2013 12:04:28 2,819 posts
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    Excellent reviews all over the place for this one.

    Can't wait to play it. Might even - for once - play it alone and another time with my girlfriend. Sounds like one of those titles that can transcend the hardcore to include the casual.
  • King_Edward 8 Aug 2013 13:01:54 11,471 posts
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    kalel wrote:

    Good studio that make very memorable games. Have high hopes for this.

    I don't remember what Starbreeze have made. :s
  • Derblington 8 Aug 2013 13:08:13 22,307 posts
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    Ridick, The Darkness and Syndicate.

    Brothers is ok. It's very easy and a little rough, though I might be being a bit too judgmental on that. I'm not really amazed by it yet.
  • King_Edward 8 Aug 2013 13:10:48 11,471 posts
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    I vaguely remember quite liking Riddick. This looks pretty.
  • jimnastics 8 Aug 2013 13:27:47 316 posts
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    Looking to pick this up on PC for some 1080p action, will my lowly 8800GTS 320mb handle it ok? Or best of just going for the 360 version?
  • mothercruncher 9 Aug 2013 10:29:43 7,896 posts
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    Definitely, positively picking this up once it's out for PS3...
  • neilka 9 Aug 2013 10:30:41 16,573 posts
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    I wouldn't expect anything less from Miyamoto.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • CharlieStCloud 9 Aug 2013 10:40:03 5,530 posts
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    My NOW TV points finally dropped through the letterbox this morning so, I shall most likely play this later this evening if it is still indeed blooming raining outside.

    ... has anyone completed the game yet? If so, how long is the story?

    Thought this was a Xbox 360 exclusive, but thankfully it isn't ... hooray!
  • neilka 9 Aug 2013 10:47:07 16,573 posts
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    It's about three hours.

    I don't think the "thing" that half the EG review goes on about really warranted that response, but it is quite clever. It did mean I spent the last hour of the game thinking "is this thing the "thing"???" though.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • neilka 9 Aug 2013 10:52:54 16,573 posts
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    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • CharlieStCloud 9 Aug 2013 10:55:04 5,530 posts
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    God, I fucking love that baby!

    ... I almost forgive you neilka, almost.
  • Kay 9 Aug 2013 10:58:55 17,972 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    It's about three hours.
    Shame it's 1200pts. I'm all for quality over quantity, but at 800pts more people (including myself) would have been inclined to give it a try, especially with all the reviews going on about the "memorable" final act.
  • spindle9988 9 Aug 2013 11:48:00 3,678 posts
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    Is it 2 player?
  • Deleted user 10 August 2013 19:51:12
    What a fantastic game. My review can be found here.
  • Deleted user 10 August 2013 19:51:35
    Also, neilka is wrong. It took me 4/5 hours to complete and was worth every penny.
  • neilka 10 Aug 2013 21:30:36 16,573 posts
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    For reference it takes Hairy half an hour to put his socks on in the morning.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • Deleted user 10 August 2013 21:37:49
    Only because I keep having to close my curtains because you're peeping in again hoping to catch a glimpse of my soles you freaky fetishistic foot fucker.
  • Articulate-Troll 11 Aug 2013 05:39:18 3,101 posts
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    I downloaded this on a whim after playing the demo, knowing virtually nothing about the game. Glad I did; easily one of the best fantasy games I've ever played. Yeah, it's a little easy, but there are so few games that can really take you on a journey and give you such a genuine sense of wonder for the whole duration. It reminds me of playing Ocarina of Time for the first time, albeit in a much denser package.

    Seriously, if you want to explore an amazing fantasy world that doesn't just view everything in terms of stats and loot then this is a must buy.
  • Derblington 16 Aug 2013 11:33:07 22,307 posts
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    I disagree. I was expecting much more considering the pre and reviews. It's average at best. It's completely linear, incredibly easy and the "thing" isn't even a thing. The fantasy element is pretty simple too: with the exception of 2 nicely designed creatures it's pretty stereotypically and never fleshes anything out, and the choice of the gobbledegook language is a bad one as there's really nothing to get drawn into.
    It's left me completely cold unfortunately.
  • Murbs 16 Aug 2013 11:37:06 22,591 posts
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    Interesting Derbs... I've not looked at the demo yet but as lovely as the visuals are the gameplay videos I've seen make it all appear very simple mechanically.
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