Brothers is presented from a third-person view overlooking the two brothers. The brothers are moved individually by two thumbsticks on the controller. The controller triggers also cause the respective brother to interact with the game world, such as talking to a non-player character or grabbing onto a ledge or object.
The older brother is the stronger of the two and can pull levers or boost his younger brother to higher spaces, while the younger one can pass between narrow bars. The player progresses by manipulating the two brothers at the same time to complete various puzzles, often requiring the player to manipulate both brothers to perform differing functions (such as one distracting a hostile non-player character while the other makes their way around).
Should either brother fall from a great height or get injured, the game restarts at a recent checkpoint. All of the in-game dialogue is spoken in a fictional language, thus the story is conveyed through actions, gestures and expressions.
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⌚ Time to finish - 5h (100% complete - one trophy was a little tricky and i did not understand it the first time so I "wasted" 45 minutes trying it a 2nd time)
🤬Difficulty - easy.
🔊 Soundtrack - pleasant.
🌄Graphics – Nice nothing to write home about
🌦 Atmosphere – great.
📚 Main Story / Characters – Not ground breaking but its a sweet touching tale of love and bond between a family. Definitely worth hearing.
🤺 Combat – none
🧭 Side Activities / Exploration –Definitely worth exploring to 100%. They add to the story and the world and I thought were very fitting except for one, which I think went against the main brothers personality. Its at the beginning.
🚗 Movement/Physics –no issues. Some puzzles were cool how the brothers worked together. Nothing ground breaking. It does take a while to control 2 chars at once. However if you keep left char on left side of screen, right char on right screen its easier.
📣 Voice acting – They made up their own language for this game but they perfectly convey everything on screen. BONUS! Watch the hour long developer playthrough, he adds so much commentary that helps you appreciate the behind the scenes. The main dev did all the voices and motion cap cuz they had no $$.
🥇 Best thing about the game - A touching story.
Play it if you want a nice small game coming off a larger game and need a break. If you miss it its probably ok, but I will still suggest you play it. Especially if you plat it its a nice achievement.