Posts Tagged ‘Free Lives’

Broforce Broifies Bruce Lee, Tank Girl, Dirty Harry

How many bros can there be? Will they keep coming? Where do they even come from? As a wee tot I knew no bros, then suddenly I had one living in my home and it was all downhill from there. How does Broforce [official site] convert real people into bros, and could they do it to you and I? Broforce developers Free Lives show no signs of stopping. The run ‘n’ gunner has a new update adding bro versions of Bruce Lee, Tank Girl, Dirty Harry, and Snake Plissken (again). If they can conquer our mightiest heroes, what hope do we have? We’ll surely all be bros soon.

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Broforce Unleashes Double Christopher Lambert

Only now that Broforce [official site] has left Steam Early Access are we actually getting some real action heroes! The first post-launch update has arrived with a Christopher Lambert double-header, adding new Bros based on Connor MacLeod, The Highlander, and Raiden out Mortal Kombat to run and jump and megamurder. Now we’re talking! The ‘Lightning Strikes Twice’ update also added new challenge missions designed around each Bro’s abilities, and handy new items like performance-boosting drugs and alien pheremones.

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Wot I Think: Broforce

We’ve written about the brilliance at the muscular heart of Broforce [official site] before. It’s a run and gun platform-shooter in which tiny action heroes blow everything to pieces, using machine guns, dynamite, knives, shotguns, rocket launchers, rocket legs, rocket packs, grenades, airstrikes and flamethrowers. The fully destructible levels and agile player characters are the core of a perfectly pitched action game, hiding behind a title and theme that might suggest little more than a miserable pile of memes.

Broforce is excellent.

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Coming At You: Broforce Explodes Out Of Early Access

Broforce [official site] is not a game about shoving matches in the Bas Vegas car park. No, Broforce’s bros are kill-o-platforming commandos who may or may not bear some resemblance to action movie stars. Brobocop, Double Bro Seven, Rambro, Ellen Ripbro, Indianna Brones, Bro Dredd, The Brode… no, any similarities to fictional characters owned by large companies with expensive lawyers are probably just coincidences.

After a year and change in Early Access, the boisterous run ‘n’ gun platformer is ready to bro out and has properly launched. It’s celebrating this with an explosive cartoon:

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Broforce Bursts Out Of Early Access Next Week, Celebrates With Power Ballad

When we last visited Broforce [official site], it’d just dropped a July update in time for ‘Murica’s fourth of July celebrations. At the time, Alice noted that developer Free Lives understood Independence Day the only way a studio hailing from South Africa could: with copious amounts of guns and dodgy American-cum-Australian-cum-Scottish voiceovers. South Africans discussing Americanisms can be hilarious. This power ballad-inspired trailer to mark Broforce’s full release on October 15 is pretty funny too.

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Broheart, The Brocketeer, & Gunshows In Broforce Update

Freeeeedoooooooooo- oh wait.

Broforce [official site] understands American Independence Day like only a game made by a South African studio can. The USA is a big melting pot, so they say, which is why you’ll find its July update brings a man with Nazi rocket technology and an American playing an Australian playing a Scot who’s fighting for the freedom of the stars and stripes. And flexing. Everyone’s flexing their guns.

Rockets, explosions, dubious claims of Celticity, and gunshows are what I understand July 4th is all about. The game’s on sale right now too.

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Crossbrover: The Expendabros Out Now For Free

This... makes sense. Huh.

Look, I don’t know how to say this: someone has made an advergame for a movie and it feels… not awful? Not something made to fund other games its developers actually care about? Perhaps its creators’ wildest dreams come true? I don’t know what to make of this topsy-turvy world any more.

See, Broforce is a game all about nostalgia for action movie heroes of the ’80s and ’90s, and The Expendables is a movie series all about nostalgia for action movie heroes of the ’80s and ’90s. And now they’re combined. Developers Free Lives yesterday released The Expendabros, a free short standalone version of Broforce starring The Expendables 3 characters. They must be dead chuffed.

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