hey guys, it's sorlux, and here is my review for brave: the search for spirit dancer for the ps2.
Brave: the search for spirit dancer is an obscure platform game released in 2005 for the ps2 by VIS entertainment.
So, as a kid, when I was about two years old my dad bought me a ps2.
And my uncle dave, being in with the kids would always buy me the coolest games for it for my birthday or christmas.
This game was included in many of these titles that I still treaure today.
So, being about four years old when I got this game, I was really in love with it, and I still am.
It wasn't very popular among the critics, seeing as how it's not a very long game, but that still doesn't mean it's not any good.
also there was a HD....that was baaaaaaaad. Also, who the fuck is this on the cover? Who are you girl with a tomahawk, I'd like to know!
the game starts off with you as brave. The game is set in a world of native american mythology. Brave needs to find Spirit Dancer, a legendary shaman who disappeared a long time ago, to save his tribe from the evil Wendigo.
The game begins when you have to save your childhood friend, meadow, (who had too many wkd's on a girls night out-)- wait no, i mean - from a bear. It's a bit of an intense bit, but still very fun.
for the first "level" of the game, it is percieved as a tutorial, wherein it shows you how to do certain things as fish, swim, summon grey bear (brave's mentor) with the stone around his neck
then grey bear sends you off to find some cave paintings (cause he's too busy smoking weed, or pimping or something) and brave learns about the great shaman spirit dancer, who banished an evil wendigo many years ago. a lot of crows attack you and then when you return to your village the evil wendigo previously mentioned is attacking your beloved village, and the village.... shaman? seems to be under the curse of the evil wendigo.
Grey bear then gets killed an a heart pulling scene, and meadow and the village people put under a deadly curse..
So, young brave, after just recieving his training, has to go out and find this so called... "spirit dancer"
you can still come into contact with grey bear's spirit through the stone on your chest, but this is mainly for hints.
I don't want to spoil the game for people who haven't played it but there are a lot of plot twists toward the end of this game. This game has many level types, including an ice level, a level with bug queens, and in some parts of the levels you get to control vultures. my favourite mission by far is the one with the canoe.
Trying not to be bias about this game with all the hours I have plugged into it, the first time I replayed it with a somewhat adult mind, it did not live up to my nostalgic expectations. The game is very short, and in some places not very challenging. I completed it in about a day and a bit, so basically north of 12 hours game time. (even your mom lasted longer than that) okay, i'm sorry about that one.
Having that said it was a great game as a kid and was very challenging, as I had to get my dad to complete it for me, (AND MY MOM FUCKING SENT ME TO BED RIGHT AS HE COMPLETED IT SO I NEVER REALLY KNEW HOW IT ENDED UNTIL A YEAR AGO) but as an adult it was more for the adventure than the difficulty level.
for this I give this game 7/10...