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Broken Age: Act 1

Double Fine Productions
Jan 28, 2014 - PC

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9.5 / 10
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86 / 100
7 / 10
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Broken Age: Act 1


9.5 / 10.0

Broken Age reminds me why I fell in love with adventure games in the first place.

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A great start for an adventure proud to have graduated from one of gaming's finest old schools.

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Disappointment? Underwhelming? Those criticisms are far too harsh for a game that is undeniably delightful to play, but they carry a sting of truth. Pleasant but undemanding, gorgeous but lacking in depth - fans will be forgiven for expecting something a little more chewy, a little more experimental, from a developer who made his name by turning adventure games upside down. Here's hoping Act 2 builds some gameplay muscle to go with the supermodel looks.

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There will be some who perceive the game's specific design decisions as flaws, and they aren't necessarily wrong, but they were likely never going to enjoy Broken Age anyways. Broken Age falls into a very specific genre, one that rarely gets much attention anymore, and makes a strong case for why it should.

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Act One of Broken Age starts off strong, with an incredibly well-written storyline that props up some occasionally weak puzzle work. Let's hope Double Fine can follow through with Act Two when it arrives later this year.

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Clever, funny, and thought-provoking, but even without the weight of expectations this is a surprisingly insubstantial and ephemeral experience.

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With imaginative puzzles and wondrous settings, Broken Age is a delightful game for fans of adventure

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The opening act for Broken Age establishes a wonderfully vibrant world with a surprisingly somber tone. Hopefully, it will all pay off in the second act.

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