Thursday, January 16, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 200 - Broforce

Usually when a game is glitchy or otherwise broken and doesn't get fixed for years and years, it's never getting fixed. The devs have moved on. The publisher doesn't care anymore. The platform holders don't care. It's over. You're stuck with it. Once in a while, though, a developer comes back to a broken title after all hope was lost and fixes it up. Broforce on PS4 is one of those sort of games, and it's today's Eric Vs. 365 title. Read more and watch gameplay right here.

Broforce on PS4 was kind of a mess at launch with uneven performance and severe glitches including one that made it impossible to actually beat the game because the final boss couldn't take damage. That final boss glitch happened to me, by the way.

Fast forward several years (!) later of the game being broken and glitchy and everyone had given up hope. Then, totally out of nowhere, the developer announced a massive new patch that fixed everything. Performance improved. Glitches decreased significantly. And you can finally (probably) beat the final boss when you get to it. Huzzah!

Broforce has always been super fun so it's nice that I can recommend it without reservations now. It's a 2D side scrolling shooter where you play as an assortment of action movie heroes. The levels are destructible, too, so if you don't want to fight enemies you can easily tunnel around them, which is a pretty solid tactic against certain late game enemies. 

It's fun and fast and looks and sounds good and is a blast in co-op. Broforce is great and you should play it.