Brave: The Search for the Spirit Dancer
Brave is a neat
look for the PS2 which could sometimes be mistakenly thought of as being
on itís last legs. This game tells the story of a young Native American
Indian by the name of Brave who is on a quest to save his village when a
Wendigo tears it apart.
There is a Shaman
who can help the young boy become a man and at the same time save the
village for a certain doom. He is the Spirit Dancer. Brave must find him
at all costs and thus your journey begins in earnest.
Brave is a neat
title. The title character is more than capable of a number of nifty
moves that you would not give credit for on first look. He can traverse
his gameworld with a certain amount of ease that will see most punters
more than happy to assist him in his adventures.
There is a neat
move in this game and itís that Brave develops abilities as he goes
along the game. He can mimic animals and take on their key attributes
which makes for some really nice scenarios. This is probably the stand
is a conundrum. There are many things going for the game and yet there
are enough against that I had to slap the score a little bit. The
graphic style is pretty conventional, in fact nothing to comment on but
there is some nice use of colour that enhances the gameplay experience.
Audio is nothing
special on this one. The voice of Brave is well done but the rest of
the game is a hodgepodge that really does not do the game any good. The
entire title doesnít make for a must have gameplay experience, but it is
a pleasant diversion all the same that your younger kids are going to
love and the rest of us wonít complain about too much either.
Give it a rent and
if you like it, then lash out and buy it.