This week on The Short Game, real life twin brothers Raygan and Shane (plus this other guy) talk about the totally digital brotherhood simulator Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, by Starbreeze Studios. It’s a simple and brisk but really emotionally effecting journey through a fantasy inspired setting. The hook here is the unusual controls; Brothers is a co-op game for one, where you control each brother with one stick of your gamepad. What could be a gimmick is used to great effect, and the game builds a great relationship between its characters over its two-to-three hour runtime.
We played the game on Windows, but it is available for several platforms:
Links for this episode:
- Starbreeze Studios
- Josef Fares
- Watch Out For Fireballs!
- Ico – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Bear Hive, Nate’s band
- Watch Out For Fireballs! – a retro video games podcast
- Little Inferno – upcoming game
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