Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

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SpectatorX Apr 11, 2014 @ 5:20pm
Game doesn't require gamepad to play and finish it
It is a lie. I've just finished the game by playing it with keyboard only and i had absolutely no problems with it.

Requirement of gamepad is a lie/marketing bs. Any non-handicapped (with two hands) person can finish the game with keyboard.
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9think Apr 18, 2014 @ 4:14am 
Yes, you can play it with the keyboard but it's easier (and a little more enjoyable, I would say) to play it with a gamepad. I've started to play the game with the keyboard, for a half an hour or so, and then I've tried my PS3 gamepad, got it working, and played for the next 5 hours with the gamepad. It's a great game whatever you're using to play it, anyway.
swingline Apr 26, 2014 @ 12:43am 
+1. I played this a while back and I do _not_ have an xbox controller. All I had was a keyboard, or keyboard+mouse. I can't remember what the control scheme was, but I don't remember having any troubles at all. One of the best games I've played in a long while btw.
prwnd Apr 26, 2014 @ 8:48am 
Thanks for the information, I've purchased it because of your notes. Thank you again!
SpectatorX Apr 26, 2014 @ 9:19am 
Good for you ;-)
Game is awesome, my friend played it twice and she likes it too. The same as me, she finished this game twice with just keyboard.

Ok, 2nd time she finished it with her younger sister :D Younger sister took control over younger brother and my friend controlled elder brother :D
Flori der Fux Apr 26, 2014 @ 12:08pm 
Same here, finished the game with keyboard only, using ADSW for one brother and the arrow keys for the other. I noticed a problem however when using the flying machine. Whenever I wanted to move one brother to the left, using the arrow-left key, the other brother dropped off the flying machine instantly. Was easy to fix, but I had to activate a different set of keys than the arrow-keys for one brother (num-pad keys for example). Might be a little bug.
SpectatorX Apr 26, 2014 @ 12:37pm 
Personally i didn't have this problem, my friend as well.
Deadpan Serious May 1, 2014 @ 5:05pm 
it is NOT a lie. i don't know what keyboard you're using, but i've done several attempts now to use a keyboard configuration that allows me to use both "use" buttons and vital directional keys (left for both or right for both of the brothers) and i haven't been succesful so far.

and the fact that i have to exit and reopen the game for every attempt basically means this game is not feasable for playing it with a keyboard. it simply requires to many simultaneous buttons.

still stuck at the tree-sawing bit. and many puzzle segments were a pain in the butt, too, because of this. and flying was a challenge.
Last edited by Deadpan Serious; May 1, 2014 @ 5:06pm
SpectatorX May 2, 2014 @ 2:34am 
After searching in my memory i have to agree with you, partially. In old days some keyboards had a lot problems with supporting long hotkeys of more than three keys. That was related to contruction of some cheap keyboards. I thought these times passed away long time ago but maybe there are still available on market such limited keyboards so yes, some keyboards may have problems in brothers gameplay and maybe you own keyboard like this. I would suggest you to try other keyboard, borrow it from someone of your friends and test it.

Personally i'm using microsoft digital media keyboard 3000 which is not designed for gaming but never failed me in any game. My friend uses some cheap keyboard of price range 5-10$ and, as i said earlier, had no problems with playing the game on that cheap device. Also most of laptop keyboards should work fine with the game.
Deadpan Serious May 2, 2014 @ 5:38am 
hmm, i'm using a very basic logitech keyboard (probably was €5). never felt handicapped by it, because ... it's just a keyboard, why spend more on a keyboard?

anyway, i've finally got it to work using the Numpads on the right, with the the Right Arrow key (and Space) for "Use".

anyway thanks for the tip.
Last edited by Deadpan Serious; May 2, 2014 @ 5:39am
Flori der Fux Jun 1, 2014 @ 10:08am 
SpectatorX has it right. It's not neccessarily a question of price and quality. My still today most favourite keyboard is a 1996 IBM PS/2 office keyboard, rock solid and perfect for fast writing. Not for gaming though. Not all keyboards - and you don't need to go back to 1996 - are made for gaming, means you are often limited in how many heys you can use simultanously. Office keyboards don't need such features, but a good gaming keyboard definitely has it. For gaming I'm using a MS Wireless 3000. This ain't no "good gaming keyboard" but it's good enough. Brothers worked just fine with it. It's absolutely playable. You gotta get used to doing two different things with two hands, but once you did, it's a lot of fun. The only issue that I had was the one mentioned above, on Apr. 26th, that I had to set up a different set of keys for the 2nd brother. This surprisingly was ONLY a matter at the flying machine. No big deal though, knowing the workaround.
Last edited by Flori der Fux; Jun 1, 2014 @ 10:08am
SpectatorX Jun 1, 2014 @ 10:29am 
Weird, i'm using wired version of the same keyboard as you own and didn't have problem with flying machine.
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Date Posted: Apr 11, 2014 @ 5:20pm
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