Posté le : 1 avril
I had been meaning to play this game for a while but never got around to it. It wasn't until a friend of mine posted on my Steam profile telling me to give it a go did I seriously download it on my laptop and made a genuine effort to put some time into it.
The first thing that you'll notice about this game is that there's no real spoken dialogue. I mean the characters do make sounds and seem to have some verbal exchanges but it's more like Simlish. If The Sims has taught us anything in the last 20ish years though is that you don't need to understand the language to understand a story. This is actually the biggest lesson I'm reminded of as I live somewhere where I don't understand what 90% of the people around me are saying on a daily basis, but I digress.
Brothers features a beautiful rustic fantasy atmospheric adventure almost as if it was straight out of a fairy tale. You and your brother go on a journey across the land to find a tree that could save your dying father's life. Despite it being primarily about our two main characters and their journey you get to meet a lot of different inhabitants that help you along the way. Also you see the relationship and personalities between the younger and older brother in how they interact with each other and those they meet.
You'll find both have skills that move the game along. As we all know the older brother excels in strength you find out early on that the little brother also has some advantages due to his size and pulls just as much as weight as his counterpart.
Somewhere along the way though you'll find out that despite the cheery magical surroundings that the fairy tale aspect might be more ancient fairy tales where things don't always work out the way you expect it would and not the Disney type where people live happily ever after. That however, makes this game all the more compelling as at some point I was playing through tears. This isn't too much a spoiler but I think when a game can elicit emotional responses without saying a word that speaks volumes of the story and characters.
I was sad when my adventure finally came to an end but I felt satisfied and a real sense of growth in the characters without any leveling up system or super powers. Overall you have great graphics, a touching story with endearing characters. It was a pleasure to play, even with the sometimes unfamiliar controller mechanics where you're using each side to move both brothers simultaneously. I wholeheartedly recommend this game as one everyone should experience.