Born of Bread Reviews

Born of Bread is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6 / 10
Dec 6, 2023

Born of Bread may look unique but in reality, this is your run-of-the-mill action RPG. Some decent ideas can't disguise the formulaic ingredients on offer. In terms of bread, it's more supermarkets' own than an artisanal sourdough. When it comes to bread-based games, you deserve butter.

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70 / 100
Dec 4, 2023

Born of Bread is a perfectly baked RPG that, thanks to its varied mechanics, manages to entertain and amuse you from start to finish. Even if it doesn't come to revolutionize the genre... Who can resist a good loaf of bread fresh from the oven?

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6 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2023

Born of Bread is a good game with some interesting and well-executed ideas. Its visual and artistic section fits with the story and characters. However, it ends up being a half-baked bread, it needs to polish some small details in design and combat.

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7 / 10
Dec 12, 2023

Born of Bread is a fine spiritual successor to the Paper Mario games of old, with a lighthearted story, hands-on combat system, and charming characters all coming together to make for a worthwhile experience. That said, it can feel kind of rough around the edges with a long list of bugs (at least at launch), confusing level designs, and occasionally oddly paced story. We'd recommend Born of Bread to any fans of Mario's traditional RPG adventures, as the positives here do outweigh the negatives, but just bear in mind that this loaf feels like it could've spent a little more time in the oven.

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71%
Dec 30, 2023

A decent game whose second half is far better than its first.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 19, 2023

Born of Bread is an adventure game with RPG mechanics, a true cross between Paper Mario and the classic Final Fantasy games. With a cast of highly well-developed characters, a catchy soundtrack and a cheerful and colourful setting, the game offers fun and relaxing gameplay, enriched by a heartwarming and compelling story and a one-of-a-kind hero.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2023

Born Of Bread is a visually appealing 2.5D adventure RPG with quirky characters. Its in-depth structure is simple to grasp and fun to play. However, a few glitches and hiccups may slow you down.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2023

Born of Bread is an honest attempt but it needed a lot more time in the oven to be truly great.

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C+
Jan 23, 2024

Usually, when we say a game is “fun,” we mean it is fun for the player to play. Born of Bread is a game that is fun in that sense. It is cute, colorful, quirky, punny, and witty. The developers clearly enjoyed themselves while making it. Characters make funny faces and have fun designs. It’s a silly game in the best sense. I likely would have enjoyed it as a kid. But when it has to stand against my adult criticisms, I unfortunately find it lacking.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 24, 2024

Born of Bread ends up as a good RPG game and a fun experience. If you are not demanding with this type of proposals, it is an option to consider, but even more so if you have you have been distant from the genre because of the turn-based combat and everything that has to be done in the menus. In the end, this adventure made of bread serves as a good video game, remembering that there is a lot of value in turning to the past to bring it to the present in a proposal with its own soul.

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6 / 10.0
Jan 22, 2024

There's something special here, buried amongst a lot of redundancy. Dial back some of the mechanics and forced humor–trim the fat (or crusts)–and this would be a definite recommendation. As it stands now, though, maybe wait for a Thousand-Year Door-inspired sequel.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2023

Born of Bread is joyful, designed to appeal to a wider range of audiences, with a quirky narrative that can draw some laughs and mechanics that are easy to understand. The story holds few surprises, but I liked the characters, even the background ones.

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Dec 14, 2023

Born of Bread looks like a game that will be easy to love. The art in screenshots looks lovely, and Paper Mario-inspired titles are always welcome. It’s a lovely formula that lends itself to a lot of joy. But the developers completely misfired on this one. It comes across as a flat fan project that had original art assets dropped in at the last moment, rather than a cohesive creative work with its own identity, and, sadly, it’s one of the dullest games I’ve played this year.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 2, 2024

Playing Born of Bread was the best choice I made to finish 2023. I was very happy that my last game was a party-based RPG that warms you so much in these winter days.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2023

It's always a pleasure to experience such a well-crafted, lighthearted game, and if that's what you're in the mood for, then get your wallet ready.

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90 / 100
Dec 4, 2023

Born of Bread is one of the biggest surprises of the year. An RPG that is initially simple, but that captivates with each new mission and component that we encounter. In addition to the visuals strongly inspired by Paper Mario, the game brings a lightness that hasn't been found in a title of the genre for a long time. Fun, with a delightful exploration, combat that works, an excellent soundtrack and full of pop culture references, Born of Bread is a game that deserves attention and that fulfills its main objective: to entertain and, at the end of the day, leave us with a smile on our face.

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7 / 10.0
Jan 14, 2024

Born of Bread is a colorful, fun-first RPG that fans of the genre and newcomers alike will find a lot to love in. Across its 15-20 hour journey, it'll charm you, it'll remind you of some classics, and it'll set up a superb look and sound for an adventure. But it won't be without its issues. Add in a few progression-halting glitches and you've got a game that doesn't quite reach its greater ambitions, but is still worth tossing in the oven to watch rise.

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4 / 5.0
Jan 4, 2024

Born of Bread takes a few ingredients from Paper Mario but has enough seasoning to be its own flavor. Even with the visual glitches, it’s an entertaining title to feast upon, silly puns and all. Now bake up a good time!

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7 / 10.0
Jan 2, 2024

I enjoyed my time with Born of Bread. The characters are cheery, the combat is smooth (if simple), and the dialogue, though verbose, offers just enough charm to keep the player reading. That said, it’s far from a perfect substitute for a Nintendo-level release. We’ll see whether a patch (or a few) helps ameliorate some of its bigger technical stumbles. For now, though, Born of Bread is a competent Paper Mario-like that’s held back from truly leavened greatness.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 30, 2023

Born of Bread is a lighthearted and charming RPG that wears its inspirations on its sleeves and understands what makes the genre fun.

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