Max the Curse of Brotherhood is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Ever have a really annoying sibling that sometimes you wish would go away? Well, Max did and unfortunately, his wish came true. Max must journey through treacherous landscapes to get his brother back but at what cost? The story of Max the Curse of Brotherhood definitely rings true when you were a kid and you’d had a falling out with a sibling and then the regret you’d feel after. That is the same feeling Max has after his decision and whether you’re a child or an adult the story really holds up throughout the game. You can definitely emotionally connect with the characters and their desperation. Throughout the game you will experience cutscenes that feel like Pixar movies which are absolutely wonderful to watch, the animation, graphics and acting provide a very realistic experience that hooks you in due to the scripting and feeling of the storyline.
Max the Curse of Brotherhood is a platformer with an awesome magic marker to solve puzzles along the way. The magic marker can draw vines to help you access areas you need to get to or raise platforms to hop across deathly chasms. Instead of just being a simple run and jump platformer the marker provides a lot of different ways to play and the puzzles are engaging which keeps each moment fresh and fun. The controls are really smooth and a joy to use, not once did I come across any issues, I definitely died a lot but it was fun to learn from my mistakes, and the quick loading times between dying and being revived meant it was never frustrating. I never ran into any bugs either, it was a pleasure playing a game with no issues. Collectables also provide replayability as you may miss some on the way forward.
Graphically the game really holds up, each environment is different and looks fantastic, my favourite was the forest zones, drawing vines was really fun and it looked great too. Like I mentioned before, it’s like playing inside a Pixar movie, it really is fantastically animated and well scripted. The voice acting is on point as well as the music and monster sounds.
Overall Max the Curse of Brotherhood is a fantastic platformer puzzle game, it’s addictive, it runs really well, it’s engaging, and not to mention the massively reasonable price tag of £14.99, you can’t go wrong for a game like Max. For both kids and adults, it’s the perfect little game to play in a major storm of huge releases. A game that is relaxing and a joy to play and brings no stress what so ever. Wired Productions continue to help companies bring little games to us that are both engaging, addictive and a joy to play, I can’t wait to see what else they have in store in the future. I genuinely cannot find a single fault with the game, it really is so much fun.