I play web version of My Brute every day, so was interested in the iPhone version. There were two problems, though.
1) The iPhone version locks a lot of its content unless you recruit pupils – i.e. persuade other people with the game to type in your code, rather than anyone else’s. As I wasn’t planning on spamming any forums begging for pupils, I knew that I’d never get the most out of the game.
2) It cost £2.99.
Yesterday, the price came down to 59p, so I took the plunge. (And in the unlikely event that anyone reading this does want to be my pupil, my code is CHEAAIFE.)
I have actually got one pupil already, as shown in the screenshot above.
Anyway, My Brute is barely a game – you create a character, watch them fight and get random bonuses when they level up. It limits you to a few fights a day, so you can only play it for a few minutes and it’s hardly even interactive, with your decision-making being limited to a choice of who to fight. Despite all that, though, I find seeing my little brute fight and get stronger to be, well, “interesting” is probably the best word. I’ve been playing it on the web for months, off and on, so I expect I’ll be fighting every day on the iPhone, too.
I’m still playing this. I even made two new brutes to fill up my three character slots. (As I’ve mentioned before, there are nine character slots, but only three are open unless you recruit new pupils.) Also, I got a small bear. He’s a bit rubbish, but he does his best. I have such a
So, I tried playing My Brute yesterday evening. It got to the title screen, but the button wouldn’t respond, so I couldn’t progress. I tried a few times, rebooted my iPhone, finally got it working, only to find that I hadn’t quite left it twenty-four hours since I last played, so I couldn’t do anything.
Here’s a picture of me defeating someone in a fight. Enjoy it, it doesn’t happen often. I’m actually quite excited about this game, even though the way it encourages you to spam codes around means it’s a big festering pile of crap. Why? Well, since I started playing the web version I’ve been wanting a
Action shot! Shame the action is me running away. Of course, I’m just running back to my side of the screen after attempting an attack, rather than running away from the fight. Although, given how many fights I’m losing, I’m beginning to wish there was a way to retreat from fights before they’re over. Maybe
Terminator Salvation Lite – A good effort, with the best use of a virtual d-pad I’ve found, but slightly over-ambitious. Thought has been put into providing a lot of different control options, but none of them quite feel comfortable. Metal Gear Solid Touch Lite – Very much enjoyed this. Drag your sights around the screen