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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Review

By Tristan Werbe in Reviews


Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons at first glance appears to be something different than what you’ve experienced in video games, and while some things are expected in Tale of Two Sons overall you find yourself in an odd, new place. Jump into another review below brought to you by Tristan’s Twisted World and RealGamerNewz to find out more.


Soundtrack, Audio, Voice: The music featured resembles some type of epic journey from historic times. Audio features realistic sounds consisting of running animals and wheeled cars. Voice is in some unknown language similar to the Sims, so it is kind of weird, but by the way they act you can tell what they are saying.


Graphics, Physics, Glitches, Engine Performance: The graphics are a part of a very beautiful art direction. It looks like a really awesome but realistic painting. The character animations are also really beautiful as they look similar to a mix between realism and anime. Physics are based off the working of the two brothers as they blend well into the overall performance the game engine’s capabilities.

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Controls / Gameplay: The controls consist of you having to use both sticks to your advantage. It is similar to playing a co-op but only with yourself. It was difficult as the flow of them depends on you which scene you’re on, I found this to be a well balanced control experience. Gameplay consists of using the brothers’ different abilities to cross the world. For example, the older brother is stronger but slower while the younger brother is weaker but faster. The younger brother must get on the older brothers’ back while swimming. The older brother can climb faster and move quicker with heavy objects they both pick up.

The further you get through the game, the harder obstacles you will cross; Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons challenges you to use your mind and skills learned from previous challenges. When going through mazes, getting chased, standing on hay, getting directions, even crossing rivers, you’ll build up a number of mechanics that must be remembered and utilized correctly later in the game.


Story: The game starts off with a flash-back to the death of the boys’ mother and how much sorrow they have over her death. Now their dad is sick and they must find some way to cure him. As they travel across the land searching far and wide, finding a cure is their quest, to save their father is their cause. As the story progresses further the brothers must learn to work as one and the game ends in a life changing way for some people. For me it changed a lot of ways on how I see some things in my life, let yourself feel what I felt in this touching title.


Replay Ability: Moderately High

Final Verdict: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a very interesting game, different than anything I have ever played. It changes the way you think about life and I want to play through it again. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons gets a 9.25 out of 10 making it one of RealGamerNewz Gold Rated Games. Please give this game a chance to show you how interesting the story really is.

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Overall Score: 9.25/10

RGN Rating: Gold Game

Developers: StarBreeze Studios

Publisher: 505 Games

Available On: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC

Played On: Xbox 360

Review Copy Info- A digital copy of the game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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