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Review

As we get older, our perception of the world changes, which means that the world itself changes. The eyes begin to see everything as it is, and all the fruits of imagination are passed through the millstones of logic and common sense. And the meaning of everything changes. And you can't just take back the mystery of magic, because you have t...

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

  • Greg Burn
  • Jun 09, 2021

As we get older, our perception of the world changes, which means that the world itself changes. The eyes begin to see everything as it is, and all the fruits of imagination are passed through the millstones of logic and common sense.

And the meaning of everything changes. And you can't just take back the mystery of magic, because you have to make money and pay the rent.

That leaves only fairy tales. Fairy tales are stimulants that stimulate the imagination and make you believe, at least for a few minutes, is a miracle. And Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a great fairy tale.

At first, your brain takes it as if for some reason you decided to write with both hands - left to right and right to left at once. A particularly powerful pattern break occurs when the older brother turns out to be to the right of the younger one - you do not immediately understand why the inversion is suddenly on. After three or four hours of play, it is already difficult to do something with both hands - to write without typos, for example. But you will be surprised what your left hand (or right hand if you are left-handed) can do.

But here's the beauty of it: this kind of unconventional control clears the mind of extraneous thoughts. It has a funny effect - it's like listening to a beautiful story through a dream. It's like going back to a time when almost every story seemed magical, and no one ever doubted that magic existed.

 

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a tale a little violent, a little bloody, like the Grimm brothers' stories. A little sad, like Andersen's. But still kind, sweet, and - most importantly! It- Truly magical.

This world has it all: and abandoned castles, and mountain trolls, and giants, and belligerent tribes, and creepy monsters ... Events and scenery replace each other, and the two brothers keep going and going towards their goal. His father is mortally ill and there is only one way to help him - to go far and wide, to find the tree of life and bring its healing sap.

This story is clear without words. Although the brothers are communicating in an unknown language, it does not hinder the perception - there are all familiar to European folklore archetypes and motifs. Both a child and an adult will understand.

 
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