Excerpt: The X-Men have enjoyed quite the run of success over the past decade or so. Multiple blockbuster movies and even a few well-done, entertaining games have put the mutants in the public’s good graces.
Conclusion: The ironic thing is that the game’s flow and lack of superfluity, which makes it so fun, may inevitably be its Achilles’ heel. VIS could have easily used and reused the breadth of Brave’s universe, but rather than stick us with a bunch of menial cranks and levers they chose to burn brighter, over longer, and hide a bunch of Totems along the way, inviting us back after the credits roll. These are the games I love, and Brave really struck a chord with me.
PS2 Review - 'Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer'
9 May 2007
Summary: Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer is a PS2 exclusive 3rd person action adventure that sees you take control of Brave, a young Native American in search of Spirit Dancer, his father and also the greatest Shaman who ever lived.
Excerpt: It's a little ironic that the swan song from now-defunct Scottish developer Vis Entertainment, which made a name for itself with the deliciously antisocial State of Emergency in 2002, may end up being Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer, a kid-friendly action adventure game that takes a superficial level of inspiration from Native American culture.
Pros: Moves at a good pace, Decent variety to the action, Provides plenty of direction to your next objective
Cons: Occasional graphical bugs and lockups, Can be easy to a fault
Excerpt: Brave is one of those games that is almost good. It has a novel setting and some interesting ideas, but it ultimately doesn’t know what to do with them. The result is a game that amounts to just another platformer on a system with a library that’s full of them.
Conclusion: Along the way, Brave will explore forests and take his canoe down a dangerous river, search out the Sasquatch in a blizzard and fight amongst a herd of Buffalo. There are many creatures he will come across along his quest. In keeping wit the storyline, you will collect eagle feathers, learn to speak to the animals, fish for food and the story is moved forward through ancient paintings inside some caves.