BROFORCE (PlayStation 4) review
"Broforce feels like it's possibly quite good on hardware that can run it properly, but perhaps that isn't the PS4."
Broforce on PlayStation 4 is a bungled mess, but I still spent several nights playing it, determined to reach the closing credits so that I could be entirely fair when I finally reviewed the thing. This evening, I cleared what Wikia tells me is the fourth of five rounds with the final boss, but then the game crashed. To get back to where I was before encountering the fatal error that brought everything to a screeching halt, I would have had to complete something like 12 irritating stages all over again, with no guarantee that the game wouldn't then crash on me yet again. Screw that!
The idea behind Broforce is difficult to resist: you run and gun through something like 70 or 80 levels, blasting everything that moves, all in apparent homage to Contra and its ilk. Along the way, you pass flags that serve as checkpoints, and sometimes there's a mid-stage beacon you can trigger so you'll resume play from that location if you happen to lose your last available "bro." You can add to your army by freeing prisoners you find in cages, and each new addition to your roster comes with a distinct fighting style, special weapon and movement speed.
Staff review by Jason Venter (March 17, 2016)
Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.
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