|Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:12|
"Brave: The Video Game" is a third-person action-adventure that expands the tale beyond the movie's storyline and invites players to run, jump and battle their way through the rugged landscape of mythical and mysterious Scotland. Pixar's latest film is set to debut in theaters on Friday, June 22, and the video game is already available for purchase on your console of choice.
"Brave: The Video Game" follows the adventures of princess Merida, the rebellious Scottish princess who is the daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor, who is desperate to avoid getting married. The game puts you in the shoes of Merida and begins when Merida asks a local witch to cast a spell in order to "change her fate." I won't say exactly what happens with the spell, but as you might guess, it doesn't go as planned, and you are tasked trying to reverse the damage. I will say that the game's plot seems to be inspired by the film, but it does not mirror the big screen. The overall story is very well done and flows nicely from level to level. The voice acting and music are both superb and easily stand out as my favorite aspects of the game.
The visuals capture the look and feel of the movie and are what you would expect to see in the game. There are eight immersive levels in the story which each take about 45 minutes to an hour to complete, and as you travel through the Scottish countryside, you’ll uncover a variety of weapons such as bows, arrows, and different clothing for Merida. The game doesn't have great replayabilty, but going back through the levels to find items you miss is certainly somthing that proved enjoyable.
Your weapons have special elemental powers such as earth, fire, ice and wind, and when applied correctly, can really take advantage of an enemy's weaknesses. As you encounter an enemy, they will have their weakness displayed with a charm icon above their head. You can take advantage of this and use the corresponding elemental power (an example is the tree enemy that is very weak against fire). The controls of the game are very smooth and extremely easy to master. It's something that makes the game so easy to pick up and just play. There is a basic upgrade system in the game that uses coins you collect in the various levels, and with these coins, you can purchase better moves.
Dis411 "Brave: The Video Game" Review Score (Maximum 5)
Graphics & Sound 4.5
Fun Factor 4.5
Replay Value 3.5
"Brave: The Video Game" is excellent and is much better than I had anticipated it being. It is well-suited for families with children and casual gamers, and is amazingly balanced in terms of difficulty. It is, without a doubt, the best licensed game that I have played in some time. You should definitely check this game out, and if you hurry to stores now, you might see a free "Brave" movie ticket on the outside of the container as an added bonus.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 21 June 2012 14:30|