Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
About this game
Developer: Press Play
Content Rating: Everyone10+
A warm Summer day, Max comes home from school and finds his room in a mess. His little brother Felix is playing with his toys again! In anger, Max turns to his laptop and makes a search: "How to make your brother disappear." Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a cinematic adventure filled with action-packed platforming and creative puzzle-solving. Armed with only a Magic Marker, Max must confront evil at every turn in a hostile and fantastical world in order to save his kid brother, Felix. Fortunately, the Magic Marker has the power to bend the elements and create magic objects that can help Max on his quest. Join Max on the greatest adventure of his life!
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Of course, all this is packed in interesting platformer form with a dazzling cartoonish visual style that was rightly compared with the works of Pixar Animation Studios. All that combined makes Max: The Curse of Brotherhood a real treat for anyone interested in a good platformer action, but also for those players who like to occasionally indulge in some lightweight puzzle game.
In the end, Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a fun romp through an otherworldly adventure, but one that feels a little unfinished or unrefined. Still, if you’ve not yet played it on any previous platforms, the Switch version is the best of them all thanks to the touch controls. Clocking in around 10 hours, with a lot of life squeezed from the magic marker mechanic, Max’s hunt to save his brother is an adventure worth taking. Just don’t put it ahead of other platforming adventures like SteamWorld Dig 2, Sonic Mania, and so forth.
It’s easy to overlook Max: The Curse of Brotherhood when searching for a good platformer, but don’t. Some frustrating moments aside, it’s a well-designed twist on the genre that’s quite at home on the Nintendo Switch in terms of visuals and controls.