A point-and-click adventure that tells the story of two young people leading parallel lives. A boy lives alone on an all-too-secure spacecraft, and a girl's village has planned to sacrifice her to a monster.

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Shay (voice)
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Harm'ny Lightbeard (voice)
Masasa Moyo ...
Vella (voice)
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Curtis The Lumberjack (voice)
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Mom (voice)
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The Lovable Gus (voice)
Alex Rigopulos ...
Alex (voice)
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Marek (voice)
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The Space Weaver (voice)
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Levina (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
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Ch't, M'ggie (voice)
Nikki Rapp ...
Dead Eye Courtney (voice)
Ginny Westcott ...
Dead Eye Dawn (voice)
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Car'l (voice)
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Teledoor (voice)
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A point-and-click adventure that tells the story of two young people leading parallel lives. A boy lives alone on an all-too-secure spacecraft, and a girl's village has planned to sacrifice her to a monster.

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31 January 2014 (USA)  »

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$3,336,371 (estimated)
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Quirky monsters
19 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Created by Tim Schafer - one of the minds behind classics like Grim Fandango, Monkey Island and Psychonauts - Broken Age is the droll first act of a point-and-click adventure game (the second one yet to be released as I write this). The narrative is split into two separate story lines, with the player able to jump back and forth between them.

In the first, a female teen in a bucolic society has been chosen as a sacrifice to a Lovecraftian monster (yeah... only Schafer could give a funny, light-hearted twist to this kind of scenario) and strives to escape. In the second, the young captain of a spaceship, trapped in a prison of pointless menial tasks, is contacted by a mysterious stranger in a wolf costume (!), who wants him to break out of his routine and take over the ship from the hysterically protective AI.

Presentation is flawless, with a creative, pleasantly cartoony art style and superb voice acting. Writing is fine - Broken Age features memorable characters, intriguing story lines and sharp dialogues.

Unfortunately, the game is not only short (about 4 hours), but also very much on the easy side. Every puzzle is extremely simple: the moment you pick up an object, its use is already obvious or will become so in a matter of minutes. Broken Age looks and reads like a LucasArts classic, but plays like a modern adventure for a "casual" audience - so far, gameplay lacks the craft and inventiveness the other parts display.

Still, writing is good enough to make me eager to play the second part: the ending is nothing short of brilliant.

6,5/10


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