Публикувани: 24 май
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is a unique game (if it can be called a game). It's more of an experience? The main focus is not the game itself but the pixel art and the clever use of sound and music. The music always matches the mood of the action giving you upbeat and epic tunes during battles and soft ambient tunes during exploration. In fact, battles were my favorite parts of the game (though there were few). They battles are simple patterns of attack and defense but they still prove to be fun and sometimes a bit intense.
While there are some definite good aspects of this game, there are other aspects that have me torn and make this game somewhat difficult to recommend. First of all, when playing this game, you have to remember that it was intended for mobile devices and tablets. I didn't understand that at first and was instantly frustrated with the controls. Touching and tapping has been replaced with mouse controls. It's still a bit confusing but you get used to it. My second gripe is that you as a player have very little idea of who your character is, what she is doing, and why (you understand more towards the end but for most of the game, you will be confused). It's important to check your surroundings, interact with characters, and listen to what they say (though they can be deliberately cryptic at times). This bring me to my next complaint... This game works fine, it looks good but there was something that kept bothering me and I couldn't quite figure it out until a couple of other users pointed it out in their own reviews. The game feels pretentious. Something about the overall presentation... The flashing of the game's title every now and then in-game, the flowery language of the archetype narrator, the fact that your character is known a "The Scythian" while other characters get names like "Logfella"... It's difficult to place the blame on one aspect but something is not quite right about this game's overall atmosphere.
Overall, this is not a bad game. And maybe I'm wrong and this atmosphere was not the intention of the game's developers. So if you're into point-and-click, adventure, and music type things... Then give Sword & Sworcery a try and decide for yourself. It's a unique experience that you won't find elsewhere.