Co-op games with an emotional story are rare, especially those that are only played in single-player, like Starbreeze Studios’ Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
It sounds like a strange concept, but controlling two characters (one with the left and one with the right analogue stick) actually works and adds to the emotional tale of the sons of a dying man who try to reach the Tree of Life in order to save him. Even more surprising is the fact that it comes from a developer who did more visceral games like The Chronicles of Riddick, The Darkness or Enclave.
However, having played these games made it clear that storytelling always came first, and with this puzzle-platformer, emotional scenes are even more prevalent. I already played through it on the Xbox 360, and despite some difficulty spikes and camera problems, the experience is unforgettable. The less said about the journey of these two characters, the better, because one really should go through the game on one’s own, or maybe even try sharing the controlling with someone else. Except for arctic adventure Never Alone, there’s simply nothing quite like it.
The game has been available on various consoles and Steam for over three years, so it’s great to finally be able to play it in its DRM-free form. There’s also a 66% discount that will last until October 7, 9:59 AM UTC.
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