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  • Summary: Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster--but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under theBroken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster--but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under the care of a motherly computer, but he wants to break free to lead adventures and do good in the world. Adventures ensue. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 12, 2015
    100
    Broken Age isn't exactly the same, obviously — or, really, even slightly the same, beyond the genre — but it's proof that Tim Schafer still knows how to make one heck of a game, no matter the era.
  2. Apr 27, 2015
    92
    Broken Age is a masterpiece. It manages to capture everything that made point-and-click adventure games great in the first place.
  3. Sep 3, 2015
    89
    The second half doesn't quite live up to the first, but Broken Age is still a journey worth taking.
  4. Apr 30, 2015
    80
    It’s a good game overall, I just wish so much of what made the story interesting wasn’t ignored in the end.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 22, 2016
    8
    Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure video game developed and published by Double Fine Productions.

    + Good Characters + Story +-
    Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure video game developed and published by Double Fine Productions.

    + Good Characters
    + Story
    +- Smart Puzzles but Sometimes Frustrating
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  2. Nov 11, 2015
    8
    Broken Age is an indie game with lush, beautiful art design and a story that is both humorous and memorable. There is a slight learningBroken Age is an indie game with lush, beautiful art design and a story that is both humorous and memorable. There is a slight learning curve, however, no matter which character story you choose, and the point-and-click style of gameplay can be both its hook and its drawback. Expand
  3. May 4, 2015
    7
    Broken Age
    Great world, not so great game.
    Broken age is split up into 2 acts and 2 perspectives On one side you play as vella A spunky
    Broken Age
    Great world, not so great game.
    Broken age is split up into 2 acts and 2 perspectives
    On one side you play as vella
    A spunky girl about to be honorably sacrificed by her village to a monster called mog chothra, but you have other plans
    Your sacrifice turns into a hunt to take the monster down.
    On the other side you play as shay
    A boy with over protective spaceship parents.
    Their goal is to keep you protected, but you come to realize that comfort and safety requires a sacrifice of itself, freedom.
    Shay repeats the same cycle day after day until hes fed up with it, ready to grow up.
    During the first act of the game you meet dozens of unique and charming characters.
    The characters and dialog are easily the highlight of this game, and the worlds seem almost magic and mysterious, sadly though the story, world, and characters are all this game really has to offer, and if im being completely honest.. I didn’t find the ultimate ending of act 2 to be worth the journey.
    Act 1 ends with a great cliff hanger, from that point forward I kind of fell out of love with the game and the adventure it was taking me on.
    Broken age is a very unique experience in the sense that it doesn’t really feel like you are in control, broken age feels in control.
    This is more of an interactive story than a game.
    When it comes down to it, you don’t do much in broken age but figure out ways to get around the obstacles thrown at you.
    Like other point and click adventure games, this done by listening to dialog and combining items, nothing really all too tricky.
    Broken age took me a little over 7 hours to see and do everything there is, and there are tons of cute and clever interactions to be found, but there is no reason to replay it, you have no control over the outcome, you have no influence in dialog, this game is really just, talk to everyone you see until the dialog options are exhausted and then find someone else to do this again, and then trade them what they want for what you want, nothing more.
    The second half of the game felt grindy to me and much less charming as no new characters are really introduced, while I did love the characters, I didn’t love them enough to want to keep seeing them over and over.
    Puzzles do get more challenging and clever here, but nothing that will have you searching guides for clues, all puzzles you can easily figure out on your own.
    I’m not the greatest with point and click games, but still found broken age to be a very casual and hilarious experience.
    This is some of the best writing I’ve ever seen in a game, I just wish there was more game here, something that required my input.
    Maybe point and clicks aren’t my thing, because oddly enough I still found this to be one of the best point and click games I’ve ever played, the pacing is really perfect.
    For what it is
    Point and Click Action Adventure: 8/10
    Overall: 7/10
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  4. May 23, 2015
    3
    Why so low on PSVITA?

    First : Because I'm pissed that I wasn't able to finish the game, because I didn't know I needed to take a picture of
    Why so low on PSVITA?

    First : Because I'm pissed that I wasn't able to finish the game, because I didn't know I needed to take a picture of every pattern of every puzzle (end of act 2) and got stuck with no turning back... I know I should have made back up saves more often, but even so, that doesn't explain anything.

    Second: Loading times everywhere. Low resolution drawings except the main protagonists, what a ugly thing to follow a conversation between a neat, beautiful character and a blurry one. Bugs, the games kept on crashing, I don't remember how many reports I sent to Sony. Awful optimisation.

    I loved the first act so much even with all those flaws, but act 2 ruined all the great things act 1 introduced.

    I think this will be the first and last Double Fine game I buy on PSVITA.
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