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"Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons" is the best game I've played all year

RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazedby the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
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Out today on 360, soon on PS3 and Steam.

Don't even hesitate.

Go get this fucking game.

It is excellent.

Have you played it yet? Let's talk about it.

Spoilers in spoilers.

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    I will get this because it looks really cool.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    I'm in the cave

    Its ok so far

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    End game spoiler
    Burying your brother, then using his trigger button to do the things only he could do earlier was fucking ridiculously brilliant.

    I cannot get over how cool the gameplay in the sections where you are tied together was, or how badass the Mountain of Giants was.

    Fuck, this god damned game is so good.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Gabe just tweeted about this earlier today; I'm glad it's available on something I own (rather than PC only, seems like a lot of the cool indie games are).

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Gabe just tweeted about this earlier today; I'm glad it's available on something I own (rather than PC only, seems like a lot of the cool indie games are).

    Starbreeze is not really an indie studio

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    Gandalf_the_CrazedGandalf_the_Crazed Vigilo ConfidoRegistered User regular
    You know, I heard about this thing and it sounded like it'd be really gimmicky.

    But the way Kuchera talks about it...I think I have to see this.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2013
    Is this actually out yet? I cannot find it on Steam.

    EDIT: I am illiterate.

    Sterica on
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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    @Rankenphile

    Does this game get any more complicated? I just got to the campfire and so far it's been incredibly simple

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    @Rankenphile

    Does this game get any more complicated? I just got to the campfire and so far it's been incredibly simple

    Camp fire? Trying to remember.

    It doesn't get super complicated, and its not a particularly tough game, but they do mix up the control mechanics a bit and introduce more twists on the gameplay. It gets incredibly clever, and the story gets wonderful.

    It is very short, though, but is a very satisfying story,

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    ZayZay yes i am zay Registered User regular
    I heard this game might have a few scripting bugs

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    @Rankenphile

    Does this game get any more complicated? I just got to the campfire and so far it's been incredibly simple

    Camp fire? Trying to remember.

    It doesn't get super complicated, and its not a particularly tough game, but they do mix up the control mechanics a bit and introduce more twists on the gameplay. It gets incredibly clever, and the story gets wonderful.

    It is very short, though, but is a very satisfying story,
    I just went through the cave and rescued the trolls wife. It cuts back to their father and then cuts to them around a campfire. I had to fend off some wolves. and am now at a graveyard.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Gabe just tweeted about this earlier today; I'm glad it's available on something I own (rather than PC only, seems like a lot of the cool indie games are).

    Starbreeze is not really an indie studio

    They have a publisher, but they're still pretty small. This certainly isn't their first game, but I would be absolutely floored if a studio could pull off this quality of a game as a freshman effort.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    @Rankenphile

    Does this game get any more complicated? I just got to the campfire and so far it's been incredibly simple

    Camp fire? Trying to remember.

    It doesn't get super complicated, and its not a particularly tough game, but they do mix up the control mechanics a bit and introduce more twists on the gameplay. It gets incredibly clever, and the story gets wonderful.

    It is very short, though, but is a very satisfying story,
    I just went through the cave and rescued the trolls wife. It cuts back to their father and then cuts to them around a campfire. I had to fend off some wolves. and am now at a graveyard.

    Oh yeah.

    Yes. Gets much better. You basically just finished the first level after the tutorial. There's probably six levels or so total, maybe seven or eight, but they're not really levels per se.

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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
    whaaaat i'm playing this right now get out of my brain-house

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    I played through this whole game at work today.

    It is such a treat.

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    @Rankenphile

    Does this game get any more complicated? I just got to the campfire and so far it's been incredibly simple

    Camp fire? Trying to remember.

    It doesn't get super complicated, and its not a particularly tough game, but they do mix up the control mechanics a bit and introduce more twists on the gameplay. It gets incredibly clever, and the story gets wonderful.

    It is very short, though, but is a very satisfying story,
    I just went through the cave and rescued the trolls wife. It cuts back to their father and then cuts to them around a campfire. I had to fend off some wolves. and am now at a graveyard.

    Oh yeah.

    Yes. Gets much better. You basically just finished the first level after the tutorial. There's probably six levels or so total, maybe seven or eight, but they're not really levels per se.

    Ok cool. I like the visuals and the idea but around when
    I had a "boss fight" that was the standard "Make this guy run into the wall three times" thing

    I was hoping they had thought up better stuff to do with their mechanics

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    Mid-game spoilers:
    the whole invisible giant sequence is god damned brilliant.

    And the part where you rescue the girl had me laughing out loud the entire time.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    @Rankenphile

    Does this game get any more complicated? I just got to the campfire and so far it's been incredibly simple

    Camp fire? Trying to remember.

    It doesn't get super complicated, and its not a particularly tough game, but they do mix up the control mechanics a bit and introduce more twists on the gameplay. It gets incredibly clever, and the story gets wonderful.

    It is very short, though, but is a very satisfying story,
    I just went through the cave and rescued the trolls wife. It cuts back to their father and then cuts to them around a campfire. I had to fend off some wolves. and am now at a graveyard.

    Oh yeah.

    Yes. Gets much better. You basically just finished the first level after the tutorial. There's probably six levels or so total, maybe seven or eight, but they're not really levels per se.

    Ok cool. I like the visuals and the idea but around when
    I had a "boss fight" that was the standard "Make this guy run into the wall three times" thing

    I was hoping they had thought up better stuff to do with their mechanics

    Yeah that was kind of a groaner.

    Totally gets better.

    The other big boss fight in the game is sort of equally a let down, and the inspiration for it up is super obvious.

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    TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    Hey Rank,

    Can you talk about the qualities of this game that you really liked? This thing wasn't even on my radar until this very thread, I would be interested to hear about what type of game this is.


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    World as MythWorld as Myth a breezy way to annoy serious people Registered User regular
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    ZayZay yes i am zay Registered User regular
    well you have to get the rope

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    Hey Rank,

    Can you talk about the qualities of this game that you really liked? This thing wasn't even on my radar until this very thread, I would be interested to hear about what type of game this is.

    It's an adventure/puzzle game with a heavy emphasis on character and atmosphere.

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    TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    I have a little brother!

    He bit me in the butt once.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    Gabe just tweeted about this earlier today; I'm glad it's available on something I own (rather than PC only, seems like a lot of the cool indie games are).

    Starbreeze is not really an indie studio

    They have a publisher, but they're still pretty small. This certainly isn't their first game, but I would be absolutely floored if a studio could pull off this quality of a game as a freshman effort.

    in my world, if I pay $15 for a downloaded game and it's not a re-issue of something that originally came out on a disc

    it's indie

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    Tasteticle wrote: »
    Hey Rank,

    Can you talk about the qualities of this game that you really liked? This thing wasn't even on my radar until this very thread, I would be interested to hear about what type of game this is.

    The use of the control scheme is the first obvious answer -- you control the younger brother with the left control stick and trigger, the older with the right.

    The way they pulled this off and utilize it in both mechanical ways and into the narrative is wonderfully done.

    The story itself is genuinely good, and they do an amazing job of not explaining it, just letting you wander and discover most of it. The core storyline is fairly simple, but the world they made does a wonderful job of turning into this perfect storybook world. Really clever.

    The gameplay mechanics themselves feel very organic to the settings, which was very clever.

    Try it.

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    TasteticleTasteticle Registered User regular
    Neat! I will.


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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    as soon as this is on Steam I'm getting it

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    Dumpster_MouthDumpster_Mouth Registered User regular
    I just read all the spoilers. Thanks for saving me the dough SUCKERS.

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    YaYaYaYa Decent. Registered User regular
    I just read all the spoilers. Thanks for saving me the dough SUCKERS.

    your posting career's off to a great start

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    WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    this game seems cool but the fact that you made a thread for this and not shark week is a travesty, rank

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    Hullis wrote: »
    this game seems cool but the fact that you made a thread for this and not shark week is a travesty, rank

    Yes, because I've only done that like eight times, and jokes are only funny when they're repeated endlessly and predictably.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    And also I totally have cable like some kind of cave man and also knew it was shark week before it was shark week instead of accidentally forgetting because I got ridiculously busy with work and other life stuff things.

    That's totally what happened.

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    -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
    I'm glad Vin Deisel allowed Starbreeze some artistic liberties but frankly I have no idea what this has to do with either Butcher Bay or the new Riddick movie

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    It's a prequel.

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    No Rank, it's a total travesty that you told us about this sweet game and not a running gag about an annual event that hardly anyone sincerely cares about outside of said running gag.

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    ARE YOU TALKING SHIT ABOUT SHARK WEEK, MOTHERFUCKER

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Personally I hate Rankenphile for not making a Shark Week thread and will never trust anything he says ever again.
    Nah this game looks neat, might wait for the PC release next month though

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    RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator Mod Emeritus
    BECAUSE THERE ARE THREE THINGS IN LIFE I CARE ABOUT

    SHARK WEEK

    KICKFLIP TRICKS

    AND LIKE TWENTY OTHER THINGS

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Rank, c'mon now. It's clear whatever passion you had for Shark Week is gone now.

    You're just going through the sharky motions at this point.

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    MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Did you say 'shark emotions'?

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