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I’ve been meaning to play Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for a while. Made by Starbreeze Studios, who are better known as the developers behind Payday 2, Brothers is based around a reimagining of the traditional dual stick gamepad controller for games. The titular brothers are guided separately, the elder brother with the left thumbstick and bumper, and the younger brother with the right thumbstick and bumper. Players must learn to control the pair simultaneously, so they may cooperate to navigate a beautiful fairy tale world.

I was intrigued as soon as I heard this idea, as I think there’s a lot of space for imaginative designs in how games are controlled (another recent example is Snake Pass). The fact that Brothers was getting rave reviews only cemented my desire to play it.