Oct 17, 2013
Boy, this is going to be a tough one. The thing is, Pilot Brothers are a slightly schizophrenic detective duo that comes from Russia. As with all things from Russia, it’s impossible to understand whatever is going on in there, from any point of logic. We can only try and get some background. The studio that made original cartoon, which this game is based on, was the first non-governmental animation studio in USSR, and it shows. The studio was making wild, bizarre, and completely out of this world projects, trying to break the decades of straight party-approved lines of animation. Pilot Brothers were actually among the less insane projects, but they still are pretty out there for unprepared viewer. Instead of a straight story and understandable motives, Pilot Brothers feature crazy scenery, interesting, but also quite insane animation, and lots and lots of parodies on post-soviet era. Thus, it’s quite understandable if some people will think of this game as a very strange one â€“ but if it’s not going to deter you from playing this game, you’ll definitely come to enjoy its randomness and almost complete lack of logic â€“ it’s still a great classic adventure, not unlike Sam and Max.
Pilot Brothers 2 features two titular brothers, who look somewhat similar to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, but behave a bit closer to two mental asylum runaways. Their favorite cat Arsenic just got kidnapped, and they need to look for him, using all the classic detective skills, like capturing a mouse, using erotic mouse magazine, or finding beer for a drunken guard. The game is a standard point-and-click adventure game, where the player needs to find the required items first, and try to solve some problem with them, later. Pilot Brothers aren’t shy on the craziness, and the logic behind some of the challenges can bring a grown man to tears, but the game is worth the frustration. Animation is very creative, and the game is quite funny â€“ not to say different to the usual adventures. Although Pilot Brothers 2 is a bit short for $2.99, it’s still a great game. Recommended for fans of unusual adventures.