Critical Hit: The Expendabros
Quick Breakdown: A short romp, playing in the same manner as Broforce, and serving essentially as a demo for the game, and an advertisement for The Expendables 3. It’s not the longest or the greatest, but it’s still a fun way to kill an hour, and it’s free.
Length: 1 hour
Available On: PC
Full Review: If you’re not sure what Broforce is, then I suggest you go read my review to familiarize yourself. If you can’t be arsed to do so, I’ll give you a quick run-down right now. Broforce is an action game, drawing heavy influence from Contra, where you play as various action heroes, as you fight the forces of evil with the power of machine guns and grenades. Got it? Yes? Good.
You shoot things, blow shit up, and make people bleed. It’s not that complicated.
So, what exactly is The Expendabros then? It’s a...I suppose you could call it a spin-off of Broforce, though I'm not sure that’s entirely accurate. It plays the same as Broforce, but instead of featuring the bros from that game, these bros are based on The Expendables, and the game does spend some time advertising for the movie. Of course, an interactive advertisement that lets you shoot things and blow shit up is far from the worst type of advertisement. Another way to look at the game (and the view I prefer to take) is that it serves as a short demo for Broforce if you’re not if you’re sold on the game, or as another shot of the testosterone fueled action if you need a bit more after completing Broforce.
As for the bros in the game (and I’ll confess I've not yet seen The Expendables, so I can’t comment too much on the characters) are unique bros compared to the full Broforce game, but the way they play isn't entirely unique. You have some repeat weapons, though they’re paired with a different special weapon than the character that wields it in Broforce. But again, some of the special weapons are also repeats. Thankfully, there are a few new ones too, but they aren't as thrilling as many of your offensive choices available in Broforce, or even as much as some of the repeat weapons featured in The Expendabros.
The game itself is very short, and it’ll probably only take you an hour, at most to complete it. I ran through it in 45 minutes myself.
All in all though, it’s not the greatest game ever, and it doesn't live up to the actual Broforce game. But it is free, and it’s not a bad way to kill an hour, but it’s by no means a must have. If you dig it, then make sure to give Broforce a change. Hell, give Broforce a chance even you you aren't feeling this one, as it’s a lot of fun.
And you light shit on fire. Fire is very important too.
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