[PlayStation 4] Brotherhood United Review
Brotherhood United from Myoubouh and eastasiasoft is a fun retro-looking side scroller with an easy Platinum trophy. Check our Brotherhood United review!
When a friend is captured, it’s up to the rest of the brotherhood to pick up their guns and take down the enemy army! In this pixelated action platformer, you’ll run, jump, shoot and dodge roll your way through the opposition to bring your buddy back. Customize your look with different options for hair, glasses, clothing, helmets, and skin tone to look your best while blowing stuff up! Use all the guns and grenades at your disposal, and make sure that no partner gets left behind.
Brotherhood United begins with a tutorial, teaching you how to do the basic commands: shooting and aiming, throwing grenades, and evade enemy attacks. Right after this segment, one of your bros (hence the game title) is abducted, and it’s your job to go through each of the levels to rescue him before it’s too late.
The level design is relatively basic for a platformer. You are moving on a 2D plane while shooting at every enemy in sight. You can jump on some ledges to go on top of buildings, but I did realize that as I progressed through the game, it sometimes wasn’t clear enough which platforms you can land on and which ones are just background elements. On each level, there are a few bros being held hostages, and you can break them free to receive a reward – extra ammo, extra grenades, or a beer to recover some of the health you’ve lost.
At the end of each set of levels, there will be boss waiting for you. I liked how the combat changes from just shooting over and over again to having to take a more strategic approach since bosses have a surprisingly large health bar when compared to regular enemies, which can usually be defeated with a handful of bullets at most.
As for the presentation, I liked the pixel art since it has a clean look that feels like a minimalist take on the 16-bits ear. The soundtrack is catchy and will get you pumped for the action. I did have a slight issue with the game’s opening, which is surprisingly gory, while the game itself is definitively not as violent – not a deal-breaker, but something I did want to bring up.
As for the trophies, they are quite easy to obtain, which means you’ll have a new Platinum in your collection in no time. The one that will take some extra time is for achieving a three-star rating on a stage since you’ll have to defeat every single enemy, not die, and rescue every single hostage. Once you get this one, the rest will be easy to unlock. You’re looking at an hour or so for getting this Platinum trophy.
Brotherhood United is a fun and short 2D action-platformer in which you have to rescue many bros as you shoot at anything that moves. I liked the graphics, the easy to pick up gameplay, and the soundtrack, so if you’re looking for a fun and short Platinum trophy run, this one is a good option.
Here’s a Trophy guide to help you with this game, in case you need it.
This Brotherhood United review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by eastasiasoft.