Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake – Hands-on Impressions

We were able to get a preview build of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons remake and I must say, I was excited to dive back into this game. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (2024) is a remake of the 2013 game of the same name. The original game was developed by Starbreeze Studios with Josef Fares as the director (the infamous director of “A Way Out” and the Game of the Year Awardee of 2021 “It Takes Two”).

For players who have played the original game, I can say that from the first-hour preview that I was able to play the game, it stays true to the original game. However, the key difference between the original and the remake is that in the remake you can now play in local co-op. I do note that the original game only has local co-op with its release on the Nintendo Switch. At least this time, the local co-op is now available to a wider audience.

Avantgarden, who developed the remake, has also promised additional secrets that they have added to the game. So, even if you have played the original, there are still new things to discover in the remake. The game was also built from the ground up with more detail on the graphics, giving you a stunning visual piece to enjoy. This is just not some remaster of the game; it is a true remake where everything has been overhauled to bring it forward today. I cannot wait to explore each area again to enjoy its beauty.

With the option to have 60fps, the gameplay is smoother than ever. Reaction times are quicker, and the game feels “easier” in the sense that you get faster responses when you press a button. It feels like a more polished game, enhancing the experience even more.

The soundtrack has also been re-recorded, giving it a more fine-tuned sound. So be enchanted again with the beautiful music as you go through the game.

For those who have played the original game, the puzzles may feel a little easier now as you try to recollect your thoughts when you played them before. At least that’s how I experienced it, as the memories from the first game helped me get through most of the puzzles again.

Overall, I am truly excited that this game has been remade. I have really enjoyed the preview build, and I cannot wait for the full game to be released so I can relive the tale of the two brothers.