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Review Blood Brothers
Old school RPG with mediocre play
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 04 Jun 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Decent sound, decent graphics
Crashes, glitches, is lagging, kills your battery, challenging controls, inconvenient to play on a small screen, monotonous game play, not interesting to play without paying money
Blood Brothers for Android is a basic storybook style RPG. It plays like a board game but there’s really not much of anything going on here. I think this would be more suitable for kids than true gamers.
Blood Brothers is a fantasy quest style game. Choose your hero from an array of characters with varying strength and abilities, then set off on a quest to do battle against some interesting and venomous enemies. The fantasy element is excellent, and I appreciate the reliance on imagination and intrigue. Unfortunately, this is one of these games that keeps you at a distance, watching from the sidelines as everything unfolds all on its own. The battles require nothing from you but to watch; sometimes it’s literally one hit and it’s over. There’s really not much intrigue here. Literally, all you need do is tap the arrow on the screen to advance your game piece and scroll through the story line, as presented to you in written dialogue.
This app uses Mobage to earn you points and the developers money. Sadly, Mobage is highly glitchy and bogs down everything. I had to repeatedly request my user name and password, and even when entered correctly, the app refused to log me in. Ultimately, I just had to create a whole new account just to get into the app.
The graphics are mediocre and the animation is virtually nonexistent; basically, it’s just still images with some minor stop motion type movement to simulate action. It’s all very rudimentary and uninspired. The real function of this game is to act as a piggy bank for the developers; clink-clink go the coins in exchange for upgrades that offer little more than expanded monotony.
Blood Brothers is far too underwhelming to recommend. The app loads very slowly and has constant reoccurring hangs every time it's opened. It’s a decent kids game, but parents will hate the constant badgering for costly upgrades that offer little in return to keep your kids occupied. This one is a disappointment.