Today I am back with a new-release, horror game review titled: Bramble: The Mountain King. It came out April 27th in Australia and is available to purchase on Steam. Inspired by dark Nordic fables, Bramble follows young boy Olle, who must go on a quest in the wilderness to save his sister Lillemore from evil. If you’re wondering whether it’s worth the hype, I can answer that for you. Without further ado, let’s get into it!
BRAMBLE: THE MOUNTAIN KING…
Bramble is a single player game, requiring you to navigate as Olle through enchanting and scary landscapes in order to find your sister. I found the controls to be quite seamless but be warned, some of the boss battles are intense and require swift dexterity to jump around and avoid being killed. There are many ways to die but luckily, the checkpoints are generous and frequent. If you like a challenge against a stunning backdrop, this is the game for you. It has a great amount of gameplay time, is very re-playable and even offers a collecting side-quest for completionists. It reminded me of Little Nightmares meets Brothers. There is no higher compliment than that, trust me!
WHAT I ENJOYED
I enjoyed pretty much everything! The whimsical, mystical setting gave me such childhood nostalgia. It had a Brother’s Grimm quality to it. Fairytale in appearance, with a dark twist. As you can see below, the game is rooted in Nordic mythology and folklore. You must battle a lake monster and so much more. I loved learning about these creatures along the way. Please note, this story is not for children. It contains strong horror elements and does not hold back on the gore and violence. I thoroughly enjoyed not knowing what was going to be around the corner. There was so much to see and marvel at. You will be shocked by what one small child must face.
WHAT I DIDN’T ENJOY
There was only one part I didn’t enjoy and that’s because I found it super difficult. Toward the end, you enter a nightmare-scape, where you’re expected to survive the same trials across three levels. Luckily, it saves after each section, but I wasn’t a fan. The idea was great, but I struggled so much that if I ever replay the game, I’ll probably stop beforehand so I don’t have to endure it again.
OVERALL STAR RATING
I gave it 5/5 stars. It was a truly exceptional game and one I highly recommend!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Please let me know if you have played the game. If there are any other horror games you want me to play and review, I’m open to suggestions. Thanks for reading!
Peace & Love xoxo