Parents' Guide to

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Great imaginative puzzles mixed with uneven platforming.

Game Xbox 360, Xbox One 2013
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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

1out of 5 it SUCKS .

Is It Any Good?

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Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is a sequel to Max & the Magic Marker, but you might not have guessed it: it's a much more sophisticated game. Designed for Xbox One, it's graphically impressive. Environments are lush –- there’s a dramatically lit level set inside a system of caves that looks amazing –- and the monsters look a lot scarier, making it better suited for a slightly older audience.

Also, the action is more orchestrated. Puzzles are less free-form and generally require specific solutions. But they're still constructed in such a way as to allow for experimentation. Figuring out how to connect vines to branches and make objects roll over earthen platforms you create can be very satisfying. It's only too bad that the platforming is occasionally frustrating, requiring very precise, perfectly timed button taps. Expect to fail a lot. However, if you can stomach the 15 percent of the game that's aggravating, the remaining 85 percent will pay dividends.

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