-The Dungeon Dame
Take all your favorite action movies, mash them up with your favorite run-and-gun games, and turn the volume way up, and you’ll get Broforce, my new favorite Explosion Simulator.
Broforce is arcade style with a capital A: once you start a game, it’s “3! 2! 1! GO GO GO!” and you’re thrust in the action. You play as a random action hero “bro” ranging from Rambro to The Brominator, destroying terrorists, attack dogs, plants, dirt, walls, and anything and everything that gets in your way. There is very little that can’t be gunned down or blown up, which is especially fun when playing with friends.
Part of the challenge of Broforce is learning how to use each character successfully; since your player bro is randomly chosen, you’ve got to be able to guide each bro to victory. I love this no-bro-left-behind mechanic, and since you unlock bros slowly as you progress through the game, you’re not overwhelmed by a large team initially. However, if you’re playing with friends new to the game, it can be daunting to continually switch bros as you play.
Gameplay is fast and furious, and you can choose between a traditional arcade mode or a campaign. Especially with multiple players causing chaos, it’s pretty easy to get killed many times playing the game. I’ve rarely been frustrated, though-- you most likely go down in a blaze of glory, and that’s too awesome to be mad at.
Broforce is an early access game, meaning that it’s not quite complete yet. However, it’s very polished, has plenty of characters and content, and most importantly is a lot of fun in its current state. It’s early access status is actually a bit of a bonus; there are plenty of fun updates and improvements coming soon!
Threat Level: Tangerine
-The Dungeon Dame