Tired from the usual spell of shooting, racing, and ball-throwing, we found time to review one of the industry’s fantastic tale in the game of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Previously released in the Xbox 360, this gem of a game wormed its way to current-gen consoles. Thankfully, we got a copy of it for the Sony Playstation 4.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is, as the title implies, about the adventure of two brothers. It’s a simple story reminiscent of fairy tales and is without any blemish of the complicated plot usually found in triple-A games. The two brothers, after finding their father suffering from a severe illness, goes on to find the cure across the vast landscape. Their journey is wrought with trolls, mysterious landscapes, and emotional encounters.
The game features only four buttons for the whole gameplay. Two for each sibling. Both the left and right joystick corresponds to a brother while the shoulder brothers are for interaction. Although confusing at first, the two brothers (or your two thumbs) must learn to work together to pass the various puzzles present.
Making use of Unreal Engine 3, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is an eye-candy adventure. Utilizing colorful and bright palettes, together with smooth, cartoonish models, this game manages to capture the vibe and bring it on a plate that is tempting to experience. Coupling the visual design is the artistic use of audio. The music is not that grand but more than enough to take you into the game.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons would certainly be a welcome addition to any Sony PS4 collection. It has a good story and although the gameplay is short, the experience is worth the while. The price is lesser than a fully priced game and that in itself already proves to be a very enticing deal. (Jose Gamaliel Felongco)