This is a title I originally saw at PAX and that impressed me with its morbid sense of humor and somewhat clever puzzling. I say clever mainly because a central mechanic in the game is sacrificing one of the two brothers you control in order to progress. Whether they’re needing to impale themselves on spikes or jump into lava to serve as a platform for the other brother to safely progress the idea, though you’ll then be able to bring them right back (assuming you have enough crystals) and keep going. Of course, there are times where you may lose track of the active need to sacrifice one of your characters, thinking instead you’ll be able to skill your way past an obstacle, but the more you kill each other the less this is likely to happen. It’s probably a game best played and enjoyed with a friend, if nothing else this can make the fight over who gets to die more fun and you can simply better coordinate, though at times when you need to move further apart there can be confusion over who is controlling the screen and having the other player stay still. Going it solo is possible, just at times a bit more tedious, as you won’t have coordination in movements, you’ll need to continue to switch between brothers and position them individually. If you appreciate some humor to go with your puzzle platforming, and are looking for a fun time with someone else, this may be a great match.
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