Reviews and Problems with Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer
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Terrible Game, Worse Representation of Natives
TheRealYuma , GameStop
24 May 2013
Summary: Before the review let me start off with just a few of the inaccuracies present in this bad Saturday Morning Cartoon-like game. First off, the developers knew little about Native American cultures (Brave wears warrior paint for a non-martial quest). Second, the Thunderbird is a giant bird said to be capable of producing thunder from flapping it's wings, NOT a thunder deity. Third, the developers do not have good knowledge of Native American words.
Summary: Let me preface this review by saying Brave would have had a perfect 10, were it not so short; This being the only complaint, I have nothing but good things to say about it! You start the game without any real backstory or vivid animation before you get to the title screen, but the first stage is more like an intro unto itself. The introductory level gives you your basic movements and abilities. so it is important to pay attention.
Summary: This game is an incredible look at the myth & folklore of the Native Americans. To this day how the manages to survive & made their living in a land as inhospital & unforgiving as Native America, has never ceased to amaze & astound me. They continue to this day to be one of my favorite reading subjects. Now, about the game, this is the seemingly impossible take of a young native american named Brave to find Spirit Dancer.
Summary: What an absolute joy to play. This game had a little bit of everything in it. It starts off in a vast area that you can explore to your hearts content, using skills like mimicry and being able to possess an animal to get further into the game. Halfway through, the game gets a lot more linear but this is definitely not a bad thing. It helps there to be more variety. It can be very tough in places but it's also fun.
Excerpt: "Platform games are 10 a penny these days. Every video game company churns them out hoping to have the next Mario. Some times companies get lucky and produce the likes of Jak and Daxter or Ratchet. VIS didn't get lucky with Brave. In fact after Brave, VIS whet bust. So was Brave a lost gem that deserves its place up high? Brave is a young native American who after discovering his village turned to stone, must traverse the terrain in order to ...
Summary: I really love this game. Its constantly changing, so you dont get bored of having to slave your way through long arduious levels that just seem to reapeat themselves over and over. One minute your running around in the deepest darkest pasrts of the rain forest, battling the watery rapids in your cannoe and attacking evil wolves, the next your scaling snowy mountain peaks with bigfoot. What fun!
Summary: I'm no hardcore gamer, not by any leap of the imagination; just like to have FUN playing, rather than end up nutting the tv screen! I love this game ... the colourful graphics and gorgeous backdrops, the story and native american theme, loads of dreamcatcher health and also spirit-energy top-ups that make it hard to die, the 5 feathers you earn during the game that allow you to become more powerful during a slighter tougher fight (i.e.
Summary: This is an ok game. With a lot of variety in it. There is another game like this called Tak and The Power Of Juju which is really not as good as this game. not bad for a new game which is about 10 months old.