Broken Lines Reviews
Broken Lines is a game that frustrating misses nearly every shot it tried to make. While there are aspects of fun to found, they are unfortunately buried in trenches of tedium and disappointment.
Broken Lines has some noticeable flaws such as performance woes, a lack of weapon variety and utility, and a poorly implemented save system. Still, it manages to entertain you during its short campaign and there are additional replayability quirks. The pause-and-play concept rewards smart, tactical decisions while you revel in the action that unfolds.
Broken Lines on Nintendo Switch is a project with an interesting idea, but ruined by a bad implementation. A fresh look at the combat system using smart pause could please fans of the genre, but endless technical problems, bugs and glitches just do not allow you to enjoy the game. The situation may be better on PC, but to be honest, we are not sure. We will make an update on the computer version later.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Combining meaningful decisions with largely grounded tactical combat, Broken Lines hopes to pull the player into its world. With the ”The Dead and the Drunk” expansion recently released, we thought now is a good time to look at the title as a whole and see if it’s worth picking up. How much fun can a game about death, despair, and the occasional war crime possibly be? Let’s find out!
Fans of turn-based combat games will enjoy aspects of Broken Lines, but not without a certain degree of aggravation. It has promise, but the story and gameplay could've used a little more refinement.
Throwing the notion of good intentions with potential bad outcomes into the mix of a war game results in a compelling game that is well worth the replay.
Broken Lines tells an alternative World War II history, following a desperate journey made by eight survivors. Despite some missing points, the tactical game system works well and every decision has its own weight.
Review in Italian | Read full review
If you are a fan of strategy games this is a great entry for the genre. Regardless of if you prefer turn-based or real-time, this game is worth checking out.
A few technical issues and simplified gameplay detract from an otherwise engaging narrative, with a likeable cast of characters. Just don't expect too much strategic thinking.
World War II without traditional Nazis, with some common components, but unique tactical combat system.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Broken Lines, a squad-based tactical strategy game has some interesting elements but lacks the polish to stand out.
If you enjoy strategically commanding an army of soldiers then you'll absolutely love Broken Lines' challenging and refined gameplay.
Let’s face it, while there have been quite a few titles out there that have decided to try to take on the likes of X-Com and its well-regarded tactical strategy combat, none have really come close...
Broken Lines is a decent amalgamation of XCOM and Peaky Blinders: Mastermind. Despite its multitude of flaws and unappealing visuals, there’s a bit of fun to be had navigating this squad through this alternate WWII universe. While it’s trapped behind enemy lines, there’s hope the squad can mend the broken to ultimately survive.
Broken Lines offers something new to turn-based strategy fans. Is that “something” only one thing…?
Broken Lines is a solid turn-based strategy-RPG hybrid with endearing characters, strong tactical gameplay that doesn’t overstay its welcome, and an alternate history WWII survival-mystery story filled with desperation, hopelessness, and dread