Brave: A Warrior's Tale :: Wii Game Review
This remake of a Playstation 2 game comes with new levels and features. However, the add-ons may not be enough to make it worthy of next-gen gaming.
Not too long ago, there was a game for the Playstation 2 called Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer that was not too bad. Brave: A Warrior's Tale revisits the story of Brave, only 70 years later with Brave retelling stories of when he was younger.
Brave: A Warrior's Tale is about a young Native American boy named Brave who becomes a Shaman to save his tribe from an evil spirit. The action/adventure game features simple puzzles, some tricky jumps and lots of combat. Brave can not only use his tomahawk and longbow to fight, he can also transform into animals at certain parts of the game and gain new attacks and abilities. For example, as a bear, Brave can attack foes with paw swipes or eat enemies whole.
Long Time No See, What's New?
Along with the original levels from the PS2 game, there are also four completely new levels, which doubles the length of the game! Also, there are two more playable characters and special motion controls for the game.
Unfortunately, time has not been kind to Brave's game. The graphics are not up to the standard of current next-gen games. As well, the game's camera is terrible and will be a constant pest and annoyance throughout the entire game.
Past its Prime?
There is a famous saying that says "There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity." It is hard sometimes to tell where this game falls. At times it can be a real treat, especially with its mini-games that gives you some time to relax between hard levels. But other times, it is down right dumb as the later levels get boring and the camera movements get more annoying.
ESRB Rating: E 10+