As the title would suggest, this game follows the tale of a two brothers that go on an epic quest. I don’t really think it’s a spoiler to say (as you see it within the first few minutes of playing) that the epic quest is to get a potion for your father on his deathbed. Interestingly, the three hour story is told without words (or should I say illegible words), only a lot of pointing and body language, but still somehow still managed to provide a deep and emotional storyline. The journey takes the brothers across many different stunning environments, and has you interacting with various interesting creatures and characters along the way, which felt to me a lot like the Fable universe.
I guess the big talking point about this game is the unique control system. It’s extremely simplistic and works amazingly well. You control each brother independently with each thumbstick, and they both have their own trigger for interactions. Although very simplistic I have to admit, it broke my brain a few times if the brothers were ever on the wrong sides of the screen.
What I also found really well done was the puzzles you interact with. There were no prompts, but big arrows saying ‘press X to win’, just a very natural…if I wanted to do X in real life, I would turn Y or press Z, and this seemed to translate into the game well, not once did I look at an FAQ (which I find myself doing more and more as I age)
One thing I will say is, if you’re planning on quickly running through it and picked up a handful of easy trophies/achievements you’ll be mistaken. It is possible to complete the game and not pick up a single one, as they are all slightly off the beaten track. However if you do go looking for them, I don’t expect them to add much more than an hour to the game as they’re quite simple once you’ve located them. If you do however get to the end and find you’ve missed any, you can chapter select and go back and clean up.
All in all a great little game, intuitive controls, great story, and stunning environments to look at, and if you have a spare couple of hours, you can’t go far wrong with this.
Approx Time taken to beat – 3 hours
Difficulty setting – Normal
Score – [Rating:5/5]
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