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last posted Feb. 22, 2016, 10:25 p.m.

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Broforce is an insanely addictive, tremendously fun run and gun with a puzzle element.

The game is made up of unlockable "bros" modelled after ridiculous but iconic action heroes . When rescue a prisoner "bro" you switch to the new bro and gain a life. When you die you switch to a new bro until ultimately you run out of bros or violently "liberate" a level.

Apart from the level of manic arcade action there are a few features that really make Broforce stand out. First there is the destructible levels, almost everything can be blown up or shot through. You can create a tunnel with a minigun or a cavern with a rocket launcher. Chain reactions can also make the level tricky to navigate.

The other aspect is the different attacks of the bros meaning that while a level is fixed your approach has to vary based on which random character you end up playing. Rather than having a fixed set of movements where you have to hone your timing the game is much more improvisation with you adapting to the opportunities in the level and the attacks and special moves you have at your disposal. Blade characters hack through soldiers but a stray swipe will result in an explosive barrel going off in your face.

It's already great even in beta so I'm looking forward to where it goes from here.

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