View Full Version : Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

10-30-2012, 09:28 AM
This game looks interesting. Set for early 2012 on PSN, Live, and PC.

The control scheme is simple: the left thumbstick steers the older brother with LT/L2 being the lone, catch-all “interaction” button, while the right stick and RT/R2 do the same for the younger sibling. Through intelligent camera work, big bro is almost always kept on the left side of the screen and the younger charge on the right – you’ll have to work hard to switch their places. A strummy, acoustic guitar soundtrack helps set the fantasy tone, and when interacting with others, you’ll only ever hear their gibberish language; there’s no proper dialogue. It also helps that there’s no on-screen interface to remind you that you’re playing a game.

Like Journey, Brothers is as much about your emotional response to what’s happening on the screen as it is about puzzles or game mechanics. It’s an adventure game in the literal sense; it’s not meant to be difficult. It’s simply meant to be experienced over the course of its 3-4 hours. And it’s one of the most inspiring and engaging tales ever to grace the downloadable game services, whether you’re convincing a troll to toss you and your brother across a gap or just sitting idly on a bench, admiring the gorgeous mountain in the distance that you’ll soon climb.



10-30-2012, 10:04 AM
Sounds like a very interesting game. Different style game play as well with controlling two characters on the controller. Going to have to keep track of this one.

10-30-2012, 10:06 AM
The art style and overall look to this game is beautiful.