If you're looking for a beautiful platformer with tight controls, an engaging story, and addictive gameplay, then this game is not for you. However, if you are looking for a decent game that teases you with moments of creativity then may...
If you're looking for a beautiful platformer with tight controls, an engaging story, and addictive gameplay, then this game is not for you. However, if you are looking for a decent game that teases you with moments of creativity then maybe Rush Bros is exactly what you're looking for. The plot for Rush Bros is fairly odd. Two former DJ partners decide it's time to go head-to-head with one another. Most DJs would have some kind of a "DJ-off" in a club to see who could scratch the best remixes, but these are not your average DJs. They instead choose to race through insane obstacle courses filled with death traps. Makes a lot of sense, right? Putting the weird plot behind us, this concept still has the potential to make a great video game.
The goal of each level is to race to the end while avoiding the traps and obstacles. There are several possible routes to take, power-ups to grab, and abilities to master, and setting a good speed run is heavily based on the gamer's ability to experiment and really get to know all of the different options that exist within a course. With that in mind, the main focus of Rush Bros is speed runs. Ghosts, based off of your best time, will run alongside you to provide a reference for how well you're doing. There are also online leaderboards, so you can compare your best times with users across the world. Speed runs are where Rush Bros really shines; if you're the kind of gamer who will play a level on repeat to shave off fractions of a second, then you may find this game enjoyable. On the other hand, if you are not such a gamer then you will want to pass on Rush Bros. Although Rush Bros best shines as a single player speed runner, there are a few nagging issues that keep the overall experience from being greatly enjoyable. The game's controls are sketchy at best. They are not precise, which makes avoiding the obstacles more of a chore than a test of your ability to perfect a racing line. The wall jumping is also laggy at times, which can really throw off your timing. These issues will not bother you much at first, but as you advance to the more difficult levels, where precision is truly necessary, you will find yourself screaming at the game.
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