INTRO

Oh hi,

How does a 2.5D Physics Puzzle Platformer with graphics that look like they came from a late 90s 3d animated cartoon and has story elements of a Pixar movie crossed with The Dark Crystal, Where the Wild Things Are and Labryrinth sound? Does it send chills down your gaming fingers?

Well it’s free on Xbox Play Pass if you got it. Otherwise…pony up that dough for some literal magic marker goodness. Also on the Switch and PS4.

LINKS

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood | IGDB.com

In its core Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a physics-based puzzle/platformer and set in a 2.5D environment with a free and cinematic camera. The game…

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood – Wikipedia

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a puzzle- platform video game developed by Press Play for Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch and later on PlayStation 4. The game was announced during Microsoft’s E3 2013 press event. It is a sequel to Press Play’s previous work, the 2010 game Max & the Magic Marker .

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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood – Info

When the price is right, you will play all night.

SUMMARY

While this review is coming in 2019 for a game that was originally released as an Xbox console exclusive in 2013, it still holds up. If you get a chance I would recommend this 6 hour puzzle plat-former that is currently available for free with Play Pass on Xbox. Also, available for a reasonable price on Playstation or the Nintendo Switch. The switch being my preferred choice platform after free! The game is great fun while relaxing in bed.

SHOW NOTES

Access to this game was originally as a Demo on the Switch and later on my Xbox One S as a free game on Play Pass.

This feels like late 90s 3d animation. Like Jimmy Neutron…probably the hair.

No Felix. You little shit. Stop breaking my stuff

Time to tap into the occult. How else do you handle a little brother!?

Hit Giggle…Feeling Punchy….http://handysorcery.con/

Oh no. Looks like a monster from Where the Wild Things Are.

Mom is totally going to kill me.

Hurry up run.

The 2.5 perspective works well here with some action going on in the background while you focus on the foreground elements of platforming.

Liking the color palette choices.

The music matches the action pretty well. It swells where it should and give me a sense of urgency…which in some cases is needed and gets me into a flow…which eventually kills me when I get to a puzzle I haven’t figured out right away.

I’m chasing them. They are chasing me.

Hang on Felix!

Ohhh…This is the sequel to that magic marker Max game. I get it now.

Neat use of magic marker raising platforms so complete puzzles.

Oh…that brain frog is just weird and gassy. SPLODE!

Hey! You like some physics in your puzzle based platformer? I do

my shirt says M for MAX!

Puppet wielding tree lady upgrades my marker with magic powers.

Oh no…It’s Mustacho ! wants to absorb FELIX

Mustacho has eye balls everywhere…kind of like a cross between Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal

Spikey Turtles! Big Mouth Yelley Beasts! Cthulu Looking Brain Slugs.

Smiley Town ain’t so smiley

 

 


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