Broforce is a 2D co-op action platforming shooter that uses over the top action, violence, and destruction reminiscent of 80s action films.
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Pro Exaggerated action makes for a fun setting of over the top destruction and violence
Much like an 80s action movie, the violence, destruction, and plot are all overly exaggerated. Players can blow apart their enemies with bullets as well as blow up whole sections of the game environment with explosives. There will be blood everywhere and explosions all around.
Pro Unlockable characters add to the replay value
Unlocking and playing with all the different characters adds to the game’s replayability and is fun in and of itself. With more than 10 "bros" to play as currently – and more being added sporadically – there are plenty of different characters to mess around with.
Pro Gameplay can get pretty frantic and exciting with all of the destruction that happens on the screen
Many objects in the levels can be destroyed by large explosions, keeping the gameplay frantic. This effect will multiply depending on the number of players, making very hectic gaming sessions possible.
Pro Excels at co-op thanks to being designed around old-school arcade co-op gameplay
Broforce features 4-player local and online co-op modes. The gameplay is pretty much built around this type of play, much as it was in arcades, so having the ability to team up locally or online makes for a versatile multiplayer mode. Each additional player will increase the hilariously frantic nature of the game by a significant margin.
Con Poor character balancing
Some characters are obviously better than the others, or are highly situational.
Con Extreme over-the-top difficulty without any settings
The game feels like a puzzle platformer most of the time, rather than an action game, since even one bullet can kill you.
Con Lack of things to do, while your character is dead
The action breaks up heavily if you're playing co-op, and poor players will spend more time looking at other people play, rather than playing themselves.
Con Single player not as fun as multiplayer co-op
The single-player mode becomes boring pretty quickly. In this mode, the game is more of a puzzle platformer than a multiplayer co-op frag fest.
Con Large amount of repetition
Enemies are repeated often, and the environments do not have a great deal of variation either. The majority of the game takes place in a jungle, with a few urban or tunnel environments thrown into the mix. Enemies both look and act the same; the only substantive difference is how many there are. The level of "sameness" with this game may tire some people out.
Con Incredibly buggy
Online co-operative play often falls apart due to bugs. Prepare to be extremely frustrated if you play co-op over the network. Multiplayer on the same machine works better but still very buggy.