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Posted by paulunga

I dunno, somehow I don't like that it's supposed to look like a Game Boy game but is way too highres.

Edited by icanswim
Posted by Gaff

@edeo said:

The only thing better than this would be a game where you can choose between Tia and Tamera or Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Nah, Bros before hoes. Everyone knows that.

Posted by Vuud

I want to do things to Martha Stewart, then eat that giant hot dog.

....Anyway, this "nostalgia hard for all these feels" retro stuff is bordering on exploitation.

Edited by ripelivejam

i'm seein double heah! FOUR BROTHERS!!!!

Edited by MeatSim

I only saw one Brother! I am beginning to think this second brother is a lie, even if he supposedly is the one who wrote that letter to Roy.

Posted by Arceion

spring breakers is going to make its way into everything on this site now haha.

Edited by fisk0

@gaspower said:

@fisk0 said:

@ironhammer said:

I wonder if this game was also going to be titled Brothers until that name was taken earlier in the year, or if it is merely riding on the success of the name to confuse people and generate sales.

No, the Kickstarter campaign which launched before Josef Fares and Starbreeze had announced the name of their game was also titled Two Brothers - actually, funny enough, the Kickstarter campaign ended on September 28, 2012, the very day before the title of Starbreeze's game was announced (the 29th).

That's...a really weird coincidence.

Apparently I was off on the date, Starbreeze announced the title on September 27, 2012, i.e., the day before the Kickstarter campaign ended. Still, the Two Brothers Kickstarter campaign had been running for almost a month at that point.

Posted by Choo_Parr

"She said a smiley face?"

Posted by GaspoweR

@fisk0 said:

@gaspower said:

@fisk0 said:

@ironhammer said:

I wonder if this game was also going to be titled Brothers until that name was taken earlier in the year, or if it is merely riding on the success of the name to confuse people and generate sales.

No, the Kickstarter campaign which launched before Josef Fares and Starbreeze had announced the name of their game was also titled Two Brothers - actually, funny enough, the Kickstarter campaign ended on September 28, 2012, the very day before the title of Starbreeze's game was announced (the 29th).

That's...a really weird coincidence.

Apparently I was off on the date, Starbreeze announced the title on September 27, 2012, i.e., the day before the Kickstarter campaign ended. Still, the Two Brothers Kickstarter campaign had been running for almost a month at that point.

More Brothers games...and by that I mean more games with "Brothers" in the title! That's what I get from this whole thing. :D

Posted by Spiritof

Van Halen has Two Brothers!

*INCEPTION SOUND*

Posted by DeadDorf

ROY and BIV, now they just need G (colors, get it).

Edited by Jedted
@deaddorf said:

ROY and BIV, now they just need G (colors, get it).

That was the first thing i thought when i saw the brother's name.

Posted by natedynamic

Retro aesthetic: Tolerable.

Cream-spinach "Gameboy" retro: Lazy. Also bad.

Edited by DTS

@mildmolasses said:

I feel that saying Two Brothers is redundant. There are obviously at least 2 in order to make a sibling relationship. This game should have added a brother and called it Three Brothers.

'Brothers' indicates a set with a minimum of two objects, but no defined maximum. Explicitly defining the number of objects can be really useful, and isn't necessarily redundant. Even if you know that you'll have a guaranteed minimum.

Let's imagine...

Brad and his brothers are meeting you at the fair, and you promised to get tickets for everyone before they arrive, as ticket sales are about to close. Tickets are nonrefundable (and we'll imagine that they aren't transferrable to anyone buy Brad and his brothers) so you'd like to only buy as many tickets as necessary. How many do you buy?

Compare that to...

Brad and his two brothers are meeting you at the fair. You promised to get tickets for everyone before they arrive, as ticket sale are about to close. Tickets are nonrefundable (and we'll imagine that they aren't transferrable to anyone buy Brad and his brothers) so you'd like to only buy as many tickets as necessary. You buy three extra tickets. One is for Brad, and two are for his defined number of brothers.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

I feel no closer to understanding what this game is. There was one kinda-puzzle and that really short cave section with kinda-combat. I like the weird dialogue though.

Posted by Brazzle

@hazyship said:

Two Brothers is not an order of magnitude more than Brothers. Unless there are .2 brothers in Brothers.

If there are then maybe I would actually consider playing it.

We just need to wait for 10 brothers to come out.

Posted by LibrorumProhibitorum

I don't know how I feel about how this game portrays women. The dead wife thing, whatever, that's a joke on how games couldn't portray emotion or proper relationships outside of one dimensional character traits, but here it's little things like a single frame to show a naked woman's breasts as she's swimming in the middle of nowhere, and the way the women are just working on basic tasks or doing nothing but walk around such as the comical breast bouncing waitress. They seem very throw away is what I'm getting at.

It's adding nothing to the charm, it's just there to be there. I'm fine with sexed up games as a stylistic choice or to maybe display your aimed demographic prominently, but here it's just... kinda needless.

Edited by gbrading

Wow, @eduardo playing is Far Cry 3... :P

Posted by jayc4life

The only Two Brothers that matter are Billy and Jimmy Lee from Double Dragon.

Edited by ikaruga

i don't like it when game are low fi just for the sake of it. I don't see how making the game looks like a gameboy game add anything to the experience.

Posted by eduardo

@gbrading: yay! finally got it on the sale. =P

Posted by AssInAss

Citizen: "No violence. Just a little shove will do."

LOL

Posted by BenderUnit22

I guess this teaches us that the number of Brothers in a game title doesn't necessarily correlate to the quality of a game. The number of sons however...

Posted by Itwastuesday

eugh

Edited by lordofultima

@ikaruga said:

i don't like it when game are low fi just for the sake of it. I don't see how making the game looks like a gameboy game add anything to the experience.

It does for me. It's a style that I enjoy.

Posted by Draxyle

What an oddball game. It seems like it's trying to go the "classic game parody" route and the "take me serious" route at the same time, and I think that might be hurting the experience. I don't really have any sense of what the tone is supposed to be.

Other than that, I still think this looks worth trying out at the very least. As far as retro aesthetics go, this is at least a little different from the standard indie 8bit/16bit affair.

Posted by Maajin
@ikaruga said:

i don't like it when game are low fi just for the sake of it. I don't see how making the game looks like a gameboy game add anything to the experience.

I'm sure it wasn't a question of choosing between "gorgeous Bastion-style graphics" and "gameboy-style pixel art". This game is low fi because of the creator's limitations, it wouldn't have been made otherwise.

Posted by Skooky

It's a Gamefauxy game, guys.

Edited by timepants

Haven't they played Rogue before? The enemies taking action only when you do is straight out of that game, and the battle system is still pretty common in modern roguelikes.

Posted by Redhotchilimist

Not a big fan of the references/fourth wall breaking in this.

Posted by retsub101

Pretentious bullshit, THE GAME!

Posted by Roboculus92

Twice as good as Brothers, half as good as that Mark Wahlberg movie

Posted by development

Man, Sticky Keys is such a good feature. I use it all the time.

Posted by drkscyde

ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Posted by LordAndrew

@ikaruga: It's monochrome because Roy lives in a world without colour. His near-death experience has revealed the existence of colour to him and he is now obsessed with it. It's all right there in the Quick Look.

Sure, the monochrome world the game is set in doesn't have to look like a Game Boy. But it's not completely arbitrary either.

Posted by FirebirdINF

INTENSELY boring game. The brothers jokes were worth it, though

Posted by BisonHero

@jedted said:

@deaddorf said:

ROY and BIV, now they just need G (colors, get it).

That was the first thing i thought when i saw the brother's name.

Their last name is Guarder (which I don't get the significance of other than the initial it gives them).

Posted by bushlemon

I actually really love this style

Edited by beard_of_zeus

I feel no closer to understanding what this game is. There was one kinda-puzzle and that really short cave section with kinda-combat. I like the weird dialogue though.

You've basically summed up my feelings from what I saw in this QL. Emphasis on liking the weird dialogue. It's cool that you can just walk up to people to talk to them, as well as the fact that it seems every single person/thing has alternate dialogue for when you whack 'em with your sword.

Posted by mlarrabee

In 2025, all indie games will have original Xbox graphics.

Also, "Brothers" doesn't specify the number of brothers, only the number of sons. It could have way more brothers than "Two Brothers." But it has a minimum of two brothers, so it's at least as good.

Edited by MormonWarrior

Also, who was clamouring for a Game Boy aesthetic to come back?

Hey, at least it's not the Atari 2600 aesthetic. That crap looks AWFUL.

Posted by WinnipegFats

An order of magnitude over one brothers would be ten brothers, though.

Posted by MelonMasher

Brother rother other ther her er r.

Posted by TruthTellah

Wait, you jerks! haha. You made the header image with the arrow flying toward them. How cruel of you.

Clever, but cruel.

Posted by Badfinger

Surprised no one commented on the fact that the brothers are named Roy and Biv.

wheee it's a game about colors.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Surprised no one commented on the fact that the brothers are named Roy and Biv.

wheee it's a game about colors.

well GEE wiz.

Edited by Johnyliltoe

Actually a lot of people are making Gameboy games these days. There was just a gameboy game jam.

Posted by Quantris

I don't know how I feel about how this game portrays women. The dead wife thing, whatever, that's a joke on how games couldn't portray emotion or proper relationships outside of one dimensional character traits, but here it's little things like a single frame to show a naked woman's breasts as she's swimming in the middle of nowhere, and the way the women are just working on basic tasks or doing nothing but walk around such as the comical breast bouncing waitress. They seem very throw away is what I'm getting at.

It's adding nothing to the charm, it's just there to be there. I'm fine with sexed up games as a stylistic choice or to maybe display your aimed demographic prominently, but here it's just... kinda needless.

This judgment seems *slightly* premature if it's based on this quick look alone. I would say that pretty much all the non-story characters seemed "very throw away", not just the women. Heck, even Mark was throw-away (though I'm sure he reappears later on). Also, we didn't even get up to meeting the half-titular brother in this video, and given how weird the story has been so far, I'd expect that it goes places...there's still a chance for it to make a meta-comment on this aspect or to have some real female characters.

I haven't played this game though, and certainly it is possible that it's never addressed / gets worse, and though that kinda fits with the "gameboy" thing I agree with you that it's not great. I doubt that it would have been a conscious "stylistic choice" though, rather just a default "falling back" on familiar tropes (I don't want to call this "lazy", it's more like focusing on the parts of the game that they have a vision for -- it *is* called "Two Brothers" after all). I think that's often the issue behind sexist game design, not to say that's an excuse but it seems more forgivable to me. An endemic problem that deserves attention though.

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