Ministry of Broadcast

Rating Summary

Based on 16 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

50%

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General Information

Available on:PCJan 30, 2020
Nintendo SwitchTBA 2020

Developer: Ministry of Broadcast Studios

Publishers: Hitcents, PLAYISM

Genres: Puzzle, Platformer

Ministry of Broadcast is a narrative-driven single player cinematic platformer mixing Orwell’s 1984 with modern reality TV. A country divided by The Wall; to cross it and reach your family, you must compete on - and win - a reality TV show broadcast by the Regime.

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An odd combination of George Orwell's 1984, puzzle platforming and comedy, which doesn't blend as well as you'd hope. As good as the setting is, it doesn't make up for the rigid platforming or out of place jokes.

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Ministry of Broadcast has some weaknesses but also a lot of style. So much it feels original even if you can clearly see Pince of Persia, Flashback or other classics inside his shell. All of this wouldn't be possibile without his strong narrarive and his on-point irony: there's nothing better than laughing to force your brain to work.

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Ministry of Broadcast is very much like the games it takes inspiration from. But the insanely unreliable controls and the obnoxious slog of the game's tedious, trial-and-error platforming sections will likely try the patience of anyone who isn't looking for a blast from the past.

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The game does a fine job of narratively showing the way in which a person can be broken down and made to believe anything.

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