Starbreeze Studios’ masterful fantasy journey Brothers: A Story of Two Sons will – must you one way or the other have made the calamitous mistake of not enjoying it within the years since its launch again in 2013 – be subsequent week’s freebie on the Epic Video games Retailer.
Brothers: A Story of Two Sons – the primary sport to be directed by Josef Fares, who has, after all, gone on to make A Approach Out and final 12 months’s acclaimed It Takes Two – tells the darkly magical story of two siblings on a quest to discover a treatment for his or her father’s mysterious affliction.
It is a actually particular expertise (certainly one of my private favourites, actually, and a sport I am going to fortunately revisit annually), completely capturing the sense of marvel and terror inherent in the perfect fairy tales. From its harmless beginnings within the relative tranquility of the brothers’ idyllic village, its tone grows steadily extra sombre as their quest proceeds, conjuring up quite a lot of actually unforgettable sequences throughout its comparatively scant play time.
Brothers’ exact, emotionally wealthy storytelling is elevated nonetheless additional by its central mechanical conceit, which duties a single participant with controlling each siblings concurrently, utilizing every brother’s inherent energy to unravel puzzles, overcome obstacles, and push onward to the subsequent memorable location. It is a system requiring loads of dexterity and coordination, however one which marries fantastically to the onscreen motion, with gamers’ rising consolation with the bizarre controls completely mirrored within the sibling’s evolving relationship.
All of which is to say that Brothers: A Story of Two Sons is a completely spellbinding expertise that everyone ought to play no less than as soon as – and its look as subsequent week’s Epic Retailer freebie will simply make that each one the better for these but to take action (though, granted, virtually a decade into its lifespan, you possibly can often decide it up on sale for lower than £2).
Brothers: A Story of Two Sons might be free on the Epic Video games Retailer for one week beginning subsequent Thursday, seventeenth February – and, if you have not already added it to your library, nautical open-world survival sport Windbound is free till then.