Brotherhood United Review (PlayStation 4)

Brotherhood United

Pick your guns, grab your beer and blast your way through hordes of enemies on this run and gun game as a member of the Brotherhood who leaves no friend behind. Show your enemies that no one messes with the Brotherhood. Unite the Brotherhood.

Pros:

  • Pixel art graphics.
  • 56.38mb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Action platformer gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Gameplay-shooter and platformer as you go through levels and rescue your friends.
  • Level select menu basic character creator.
  • Buy new customisation items using your score as currency.
  • Pause menu will show how many enemies are left, how many allies need rescuing, and of course how many you have missed.
  • Eight directional shooting.
  • Different enemy types like armored ones that need a grenade to break through.
  • Health and ammo pick ups.
  • Active reload system. Time your reloads.
  • Easy trophy list.
  • Simple to learn.
  • Bite sized levels.
  • Earn 1-3 stars based on performance.
  • Pick up new guns.
  • Cool ammo bar so you know when you need or are about to reload.
  • Boss fights.
  • Co-op support. (local)

Brotherhood United Review

Cons:

  • Cold opening with little music and loads of conversations.
  • Basic gameplay.
  • Little replay value.
  • Has random checkpoints.
  • The art style makes it very hard to know where platforms are.
  • No online co-op.
  • A small pool of weapons.
  • Does the video game thing of just increasing the enemy count.
  • No difficulties options.
  • Have to keep pausing the game to see progress.

Brotherhood United Review

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10
6.6/10

Summary

Brotherhood United is an action platformer where you go around rescuing your friends and shooting the enemies as they pop up. It has a large chunk of platforming which is fine but the core gameplay is nothing new, in no way does it even attempt to be anything except safe. You can play Co-op and you can customize your characters but even that is very basic and kind of hidden away. I played for an hour and got all the trophies and had my fill, the game only changed when it came to boss fights but even then you can just shoot until you die then respawn and finish them off. I kept waiting for the game to show itself but it turns out it’s just a game that does a genre and does it safely. Brotherhood United never gets going and stays stagnant.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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