360 Adventure

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

The Curse of Brotherhood is a unique and charming game. Although a few puzzles are solved more through trial-and-error than anything else, many more are clever and can be solved with careful planning and a healthy dose of creativity. Overall, the game is enjoyable; I rarely felt that puzzles were out-of-place or that they tested my patience to its limits. With its delightful graphics and impressive lighting, detailed environments, challenging puzzles, and simple gameplay that generally works, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a gem that is definitely worth your time and money.

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

While Starbreeze has made their mark as a first-person developer, they have certainly proved their worth in the downloadable market with Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. If they decided to step away from triple-A game development and just focus on smaller titles for a while, then I would be totally fine as long as they keep putting out titles up to this kind of standard. Brothers is one of the more original games I have ever played and is only held back by some minor problems. This isn’t so much a game as it is an experience and it’s something that I recommend everyone should experience. While the controls can be troublesome and there are a few gimmicky moments, this is probably one of the most emotionally powerful stories of the year.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons