Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Review – A classic and old school RPG

On November 13, 2013

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Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Review – A classic and old school RPG

Our rating:

By: Capybara Games Inc

Version #: 1.07

Date Released: 2013-09-21

Developer: Capybara Games Inc

Price: 4.99

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The word Swocery is a pun on ‘sword’ and ‘sorcery’, this alone should tell you loads about what this game is about. A classic and old school RPG, you take on the role of a adventuring monk as you set across your journey completing quests in the meantime.

Superbrothers: Sword & Swocery EP features a super pixelated graphics system where everything was pretty much a bitmap. This concept did raise an eyebrow from me throughout the whole experience but I suppose it’s a pretty unique way to set yourself apart from all the high quality special effects of current adventure games (think Infinity Blade) that it would otherwise have to live up to. It does also pay homage to the classical generation of games.

Now the game process is rather cool here, as players are not limited to merely talking to one non-playing character to another. Actual tasks are assigned and these can be accomplished through creative methods like physically manipulating how the devices is being held. Fights also take place in which the player’s character goes to battle with wild beast, but this takes place in a turn based system and given the bitmap graphics, they aren’t that quite impressive.

At $4.99 this game is indeed a little on the higher end of the price spectrum. However, if you are a fan of an extensive plot and you love a good RPG, you might want to just give this one a shot. I personally didn’t like how the graphics were done, but I loved the entire adventure I was immersed in.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:No

Learning Curve:Moderately difficult

Who Is It For:RPG fans

What I Like:The depth of gameplay

What I Don't Like:Pixelation for graphics isn't my cup of tea

Final Statement:Some may like this but I didn't really enjoy it

Read the Developer's Notes:
Selected as a "landmark title" by Apple to celebrate Five Years of the App Store!

*****UNIVERSAL VERSION. Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is an exploratory action adventure with an emphasis on audiovisual style. Traverse a mythic little realm, use a sword to do battle & evoke sworcery to solve mystical musical mysteries. Co-operate with friends via Twitter, experience a videogame world that is affected by moon phases & help a wandering warrior monk complete her woeful errand.


***** from over 2000 reviewers!
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***** from The London Times
10/10 from
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"Gworgeous" remarks

"Swo Engrossing" enthuses

"It's just walking!?" observes Baiyon.

"Achievement in Art" awarded by IGF Mobile 2010.

S:S&S EP features an album's worth of original music by noted composer Jim Guthrie as well as artwork & designs by Superbrothers Inc, crafted & engineered by videogame wizards at Capy in Toronto, Canada. For more details, feel free to stop by

Listen to Jim Guthrie's Sword & Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies, available April 2011 on iTunes, Bandcamp & limited edition vinyl.

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