Raven Plays Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP – The Silent Commentary, Episode 1

Written by Raven Poplar

I’ve recently played an atmospheric and wonderful little adventure game called Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP. This simple title has a charm that both grounds and elevates the point and click adventure genre. Grounding because of all the references and allusions to other games, as well as the definite King’s Quest vibe I get from it. Elevating because of all the contemporary-isms which make this title feel fresh and new.

You’ve already asked yourself, “How do you comment silently, you dolt?” My answer to this is simple: It is silent as I have left all aural pieces out of this Let’s Play. This is because of the carefully constructed soundscape which seems loftier and more zen than other soundtracks to comparable games. I feel it would have been very detrimental to the video series to have myself do my usual trailing offs and primal screams over Jim Guthrie’s fancy wundersong. It is a commentary mainly in that I try to pace the gameplay steadily and attempt to add flourish. You can judge if I have succeeded or not.

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Raven Poplar

Early Childhood Educator and video game journalist. First console game: California Games for Atari 2600. First PC game: Commander Keen on my IBM 286. I suppose I'm old!

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