The first graphic adventure by Tim Schafer in sixteen years, Broken Age began in a historic, record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Now it's here in all its beautiful, 2D, hand-painted glory, with an original orchestral soundtrack and an all-star vocal cast.Read full description
"Act 1 of Broken Age is a gorgeous, impeccably written adventure that simultaneously tugs at my nostalgic core, while ushering in a new era for the point-and-click genre." - 9.5 - IGN
"...delightful, beautiful, utterly charming and you really should play it right this second." - 9 - Polygon
"I haven’t felt this surge of nostalgia and excitement about a game in a long time, and I truly think Broken Age will be looked back fondly as one of the greats." - 9.5 - Destructoid
The first graphic adventure by Tim Schafer in sixteen years, Broken Age began in a historic, record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. Now it's here in all its beautiful, 2D, hand-painted glory, with an original orchestral soundtrack and an all-star vocal cast.
Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons. Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.
They said adventure games were dead, but then Broken Age punched its hand out of the grave and grabbed you by the wrist and you screamed just like in the end of Carrie except what you screamed was "I love adventure games so much!" And sorry I spoiled the end of Carrie.
Act 1 is available now, and the act 2 conclusion will arrive as a free update early this year!
Original soundtrack, composed by Peter McConnell, recorded by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
All-star voice cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Jennifer Hale, Wil Wheaton, and Pendleton Ward
Some jokes. Unless you don't think they're funny, in which case we totally weren't trying to be funny.
A whole bunch of awesome PUZZLES
This one really hard puzzle that you won't get but you'll look it up online and not tell anybody
All your hopes and dreams
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This game is good, I enjoyed playing this for the stunning visual and the voice acting, for the gameplay, it's good, especially the first act, the puzzle in the first act is easy to solve and fun. Unfortunately, the second act is average at best, because the story felt forced and end abruptly, besides that the puzzle in second act is way harder and annoying than the first act, since you need to keep repeating it if you fail or timed it wrongly. All in all, you'll enjoy the stunning visual of this game, but if you're not good with puzzles, you'll be frustrated by this game, especially for the second act.
I played it and i loved both stories, they are very sentimental and they make you feel like your in their shoes. The art is amazing, the style of the drawings are just beautiful. The thing that i liked the most was the music, it has one of the most beautiful and sentimental soundtracks i've ever heard.
Broken age is a wonderful point and click game made by double fine studios and follows the story of our two protagonists Shay and Vella in a charming and sometimes humorous style. Arc one was great as you could see the vastly different perspectives of our protagonists as they adventure through their own area filled with quirky and unique character and could easily be charmed by the world. However... the second act was a disappointment compared to the first as the exact same characters and area were simply recycled in an effort to quickly conclude the story and provides a dissatisfying ending to the story. Overall most of the game(which mostly consists of Act 1) is pretty decent although the second act is a bit lacking.
The entire game has beautiful artwork as well as high quality voice acting. Act 1 sets up an interesting world, characters, and plot with mostly enjoyable puzzles, funny scenes, and interesting characters to meet in interesting locations. Act 2 immediately damages the plot and character of one of the main characters, has you in the exact same areas, has you talking to the same people, and features some very annoying and difficult puzzles that only waste your time and that is repeated multiple times. Some story elements don't make sense in the second act and the game abruptly ends. Conversations give you the option to skip entirely but doesn't let you skip to the next line of text if you would rather read. This could have been a great game if the second act could have kept up the quality of the first.
Broken Age Act 1 is absolutely genius. With a gorgeous art style, quirky characters, and fantastic voice acting, we are introduced to two unique worlds, and two intriguing protagonists, Shay and Vella. Both stories begin to explore some very interesting themes about coming of age. It's easy to fall in love with these characters, who are remarkably relatable despite their bizarre circumstances. The gameplay is also fun and mostly relaxing. The puzzles are just challenging enough to be satisfying and the ability to switch back and forth between the two storylines whenever you want makes it easy to immediately shake things up if you ever want a change of pace or scenery. Act 2, however, though it is just as visually stunning, and involves the same characters you have grown to love, does not provide a satisfying resolution to the emotional or thematic build-up established in Act 1. So many of the themes that made Act 1 so interesting seemed to be ignored or undone in Act 2. And the puzzles become dramatically more difficult, to the point of being frustrating. Overall, Broken Age is a visually stunning game with three-quarters of an amazing story. Most of it is engaging and fun, and I generally enjoyed the 10 hours or so it took me to beat it, but the ending did leave much to be desired.
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