Journey of the Broken Circle

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

45%

Critics Recommend

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Poch Saldana

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55 / 100
Sep 20, 2020

Journey of the Broken Circle is undoubtedly an earnest effort but confusing writing decisions and mostly bland levels mar an aesthetically pleasing adventure.

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72 / 100
Sep 19, 2020

Journey of the Broken Circle is unique. It successfully presents a heartfelt story that progresses to a beautiful and fitting conclusion. Not only is the game designed to entertain, but it’s also designed to inform and guide the gamer to look deeper within themselves in order to find self-fulfillment. Although the game could have ironed out a few issues and ramped up the difficulty, it is still an exhilarating experience that requires your attention.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2020

Journey of the Broken Circle is a lovely, thought-provoking game that uses simplicity to explore the complexity of relationships.

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Nayu

Top Critic

9 / 10
Oct 31, 2020

The development team has crafted an experience that shows how while life can be filled with anxiety, worrying often proves to be a waste of time because the worst case scenario does not come true, even when an enemy gives chase. Journey of the Broken Circle on Nintendo is a mental journey through conquering fears, pieced together with impressive attention to detail, showing that just by trying hard - dozens of times if needs be - moving forward can happen and positive results can occur despite the person's apprehensiveness. The perfect mix of platform-puzzling goodness, and deep, profound story-telling.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2020

The story teaches us how to become content with ourselves and our spirits, as well as helping us learn what we value in other people whom we seek to have become part of our lives. Though some sections of the game could definitely use some polish, in addition to being a bit more tedious and frustrating than you'd expect, the value and overall presentation of this emotionally driven tale more than makes up for its hitches. Journey of the Broken Circle is a title that I'd heavily recommend to those who are battling wars within themselves and wish to find a relatable experience that can provide peace, and maybe even a little wisdom for the game we all play: life.

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Sep 21, 2020

Journey of the Broken Circle is an easy-breezy yet immersive and fun little game that'll make you smile and occasionally think as you play.

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75 / 100
Dec 30, 2020

Journey of the Broken Circle has a nice and deep story with existential values. Amazing images. Very well constructed surreal characters. It has an unstable gameplay with highs and lows and the story trying to be deep falls into somewhat childish clichés.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2020

Journey of the Broken Circle is a short experience that is worth playing at least once in your life. Featuring an adventure meticulously built to make the player reflect on himself, this little indie stands out among the rest despite its shallow gameplay.

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Liked
Oct 11, 2020

What influences my opinion is that this is, after all, a platformer at heart. The challenges got more difficult the farther I went in, to a point where I despaired of ever progressing. But, it doesn’t seem fair to reflect the fact that I’m awful at platforming gameplay in the final verdict. So I will say: if you like platformers and like a bit of food for thought, this is a great game. If you are bad at platforming, then you may have to find someone in your family to help you along in tight spots to enjoy the entire story.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

Journey of the Broken Circle’s blend of emotional-storytelling and neat puzzle-platforming makes for a really fun adventure, with this poor broken circle’s tale certainly a memorable one. Who would have thought that a circle could go through so much? It’ll definitely prove relatable for a lot of gamers out there… With its clever puzzles and vibrant world though, there really is a lot to enjoy about the game. It does have its sour moments here and there (most notably with the occasional physics flaw), but for the most part its easy to sing Journey of the Broken Circle’s praises.

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