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Blood Brothers

For: Android   Also on: iPhone, iPad

Not the stage musical

Product: Blood Brothers | Publisher: Mobage | Format: Android | Genre: Card battler, Casual, RPG | Players: 1 | Networking: wireless (adhoc) | Version: Europe
 
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The problem with Blood Brothers is that it's not a game. It's dressed up like a game, with graphics, numbers, and a semblance of a story, but when it comes down to it there's almost no playing involved whatsoever.

Much like its stablemate Rage of Bahamut, Blood Brothers entices you in with pretty fantasy artwork and a promise of progression, and then abandons you to swan off and play the game on its own.

It's like a mean older brother who shows you the new toys he's got and then relegates you to peering over his shoulder as he battles demons with them.

Pact to the rafters

The mechanics at the core of Blood Brothers are stolidly those of the card-battler. You pick a character as your warlord (who's a nice kind of vampire) and then lead a brigade of soldiers across a wartorn country in order to restore peace.

This means traipsing across a game board, using up energy for every space you move, picking up treasure, and fighting battles against the forces of darkness. Except you're not really fighting - you're spectating.

When you land on a space occupied by villains you're whisked away to the battle screen. Here, you tap a button, then sit back and watch a turn-based fight between the two sides. Once you've won, you'll get some XP, and maybe even the chance to form a pact with your vanquished assailants.

These pacts get you new monsters, some of whom you'll invite to join your army, and some of whom you'll perform arcane rituals upon to absorb their power and make other characters stronger.

Red card

It is, not to put too fine a point on it, as dull as ditchwater. The only input you get is the position and formation of your forces, and - to be frank - that doesn't really seem to make much difference to the outcome of fights.

Occasionally there are PvP battles and Raid bosses, but these last as long as the single-player fights, and are just as bland.

The monsters themselves are pretty impressive-looking, but this is a game with almost no player input, save for the odd tap here and there, and the occasional choice of where to go on the map.

There are no spells or special moves to train or retrain, nor any deep strategies to outfox your opponents with. You tell the game when to start a fight, then you can put your iOS device down for a while while the sprites bash into one another and numbers flash up on the screen.

Card-battler fanatics may find this gentle hands-off repetition addictive, but most will prefer something a little more interactive.
 
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Harry Slater | 5 September 2012
For all of its attractive window dressing, Blood Brothers plays about as nicely as cardboard tastes
 
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@Shampoosta | 22:29 - 20 February 2013
Amazing Game. This code will get your a LEET Rare!: 7zM5Gp
Enter it after completing the tutorial zone. Click on info and then on first 3 day invite code good thru 3/6/2013ish
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Guymaioh | 16:03 - 29 January 2013
Get ahead and use my invite ID: 6bC7v

Beware, this game is very addictive!!!

The game play is pretty good and you can pick it up and put it down.

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Guymaioh | 16:03 - 29 January 2013
Get ahead and use my invite ID: 6bC7v

Beware, this game is very addictive!!!

The game play is pretty good and you can pick it up and put it down.

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breakboy76 | 04:11 - 7 December 2012
invite id 7b4YbE this game is great use my id to get a free familiar
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Bxaxmxfx Gutierrez | 18:36 - 23 November 2012
to many problems thing about quitting trading all my epics and legends just tell me what us want for them. 7UDJfa (upper case J) taking any trades just go and look what I have.
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@av3k2040 | 18:32 - 21 October 2012
Great game awesome.....play everyday!!!! If you want to get ahead enter this code when player ID option given: 74Zehy. Make sure you use capital letters Then small caps.
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Bxaxmxfx Gutierrez | 22:53 - 8 October 2012
If you want a head start (a new rare familiar and some coin) enter the invite code 7UDJfa case sensitive
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Julian Stocker | 09:42 - 29 September 2012
For another perspective where the reviewer played the game for at least 5 minutes try here

http://www.148apps.com/reviews/blood-brothers-review/

PS I work for ngmoco so I'm potentially biased :)
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Proactive Jobs | 10:03 - 19 September 2012
Its a great game as you have the quest element plus battle against other people. If you enjoy games where you can develop your best charachters than this is for you. Add me 7NNYHT when you get the option to add an Ally and you will get a free rare strong charachter!
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@Aguy59 | 15:03 - 11 September 2012
Enter invite code 7YeNqL for free gifts.

Great game, with regular events. Currently in top 10 for popularity this month on the play store.
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