It’s not often that I really like fighting games like Super Smash Brothers, but I was very pleasantly surprised by Brief Battles. Just to let you know, the game is not titled that because the battles are brief (short in their time), but briefs (a term used for underwear) are very important in this game.
The game begins like a lot of combat/fighting games with a list of characters, and I don’t really remember much differences between any of them. The set up is you select your character, arena, and its the typical fighting game set-up.
Now, I can’t help but wonder if the fighting style which uses underwear (seriously and not seriously) is supposed to be a satire of fighting games. In the game, the fighters go for certain gift-boxes which reveal certain underwear of power. There is a toxic one that shoots toxic beams, a freezing one, one with fire…you get the idea.
The arenas are your typical stuff with platforms, but what makes things interesting is how you can jump on walls and climb underneath platforms. That is something different, and it is takes some getting used to. I would imagine that once you get used to it, you can use it to really out-wit your opponent.
You can fight your opponent in several ways, like there is one where you have grab more golden underwear than your opponent. Yes, I am not really laughing at this as a concept, but I like the idea of this.
In short, Brief Battles is funny and worth playing, and I’m going to give it four out of five stars. Check it out here if you are interested.