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  • Summary: Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster--but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under theBroken Age is a point-and-click adventure telling the stories of a young boy and girl leading parallel lives. The girl has been chosen by her village to be sacrificed to a terrible monster--but she decides to fight back. Meanwhile, a boy on a spaceship is living a solitary life under the care of a motherly computer, but he wants to break free to lead adventures and do good in the world. Adventures ensue. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. Apr 20, 2015
    93
    A year after the first half was released, Broken Age’s story has come to a conclusion that is absolutely worth the wait. [June 2015, p.88]
  2. Apr 27, 2015
    90
    Broken Age: Act 2 wraps up Shay and Vella’s story in great fashion. The jokes are punchy, the twists are rewarding, and most of the puzzles are satisfying in a special way.
  3. Apr 30, 2015
    80
    The game formerly known as Double Fine Adventure is a fine adventure, but definitely one best taken as a whole rather than in two parts.
  4. Apr 30, 2015
    70
    At worst, it’s a cautionary tale about getting too much money and getting too ambitious with that money. At best, it’s a solid adventure title with wonderful visuals and great characters mixed in with a few bad puzzles and story issues.
  5. Jun 1, 2015
    70
    It’s anticlimactic, but perhaps intentionally so. After all, it’s the journey that counts, and both Vella and Shay have come a long way from where they started. Double Fine has proven its honed and tested skills in this genre again, but we can’t help but feel that there was more it could do.
  6. May 25, 2015
    60
    The second part of The Broken Age is broken. Everything is in its place, but the charm and meaningfulness of the story are lost.
  7. The second act of Broken Age is unfortunate evidence that Double Fine’s crap stinks just like anyone else’s.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 27
  2. Negative: 11 out of 27
  1. Apr 30, 2015
    10
    Great game from a developer that's attracted an inexplicable amount of criticism for seemingly innocuous things. One of the finest examples ofGreat game from a developer that's attracted an inexplicable amount of criticism for seemingly innocuous things. One of the finest examples of the adventure genre. Expand
  2. xag
    May 23, 2015
    9
    Tras acabarlo hace un ratillo, puedo decir que he disfrutado de una gran aventura gráfica a la vieja usanza. Dos personajes principales muyTras acabarlo hace un ratillo, puedo decir que he disfrutado de una gran aventura gráfica a la vieja usanza. Dos personajes principales muy contrapuestos con unos secundarios de los más tronchantes.

    ¿Se le puede criticar el reciclado de escenarios en el Acto 2? Buenoo....sí, pero realmente a mi no me ha importado, ya que lo que sucede en esos escenarios es totalmente nuevo.

    No entiendo mucho algunas críticas sobre la dificultad de los puzzles en el Acto 2, es que así debían haber sido en el Acto 1, donde eran demasiado fáciles. Los del Acto 2 son pura esencia clásica tipo Monkey Island o Day of Tentacle.

    Una pena que no llegara el dinero para un doblaje al castellano, pero bueno, los subtítulos están muy bien traducidos y las voces originales en inglés son desternillantes.

    Por lo demás, una música muy adecuada, gráficos más que correctos con unas animaciones muy cuidadas y ,sobre todo, un sabor a aventura clásica de siempre.

    Sin duda, se lo recomiendo a todos los amantes de los clásicos de Lucasarts. A mi no me has defraudado Tim.
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  3. May 5, 2015
    9
    Puzzle design (with its ups and downs) is actually quite true to many classic adventure games from the 90's , so I do feel we got what we'vePuzzle design (with its ups and downs) is actually quite true to many classic adventure games from the 90's , so I do feel we got what we've been promised. Also, some of what people here complain about seems quite strange to me - it's as if they actually forgot what these classic games looked like. I mean, character development? Super-consistent plot? Did Monkey Island (first two parts, that is) have any of that? It's that free design that made those games so good back in the day. Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2020
    6
    Увы, имея отличную завязку для второго эпизода, разработчики ею почему-то не воспользовались. Геймеры зря надеялись на пересечение судебУвы, имея отличную завязку для второго эпизода, разработчики ею почему-то не воспользовались. Геймеры зря надеялись на пересечение судеб персонажей: соединившись, истории Шэя и Вэллы... вновь разошлись. Правда, сюжетные линии не пошли дальше, а просто поменялись местами: теперь Вэлла имеет дело с «родителями» Шэя, в то время как паренек исследует вселенную девушки.
    Итак, почему же Broken Age напоминает красивый воздушный шарик, который в конце концов сдулся?
    - повествование то и дело стремится куда-то «убежать». Если в первом акте разработчики тактично вводили нас в историю персонажей, то во втором - рассказ ведется впопыхах и не вызывает эмоций.
    - сюжет откровенно слабенький: игра отказывается обыгрывать важные темы (e.g., зарождение мира Broken Age), но зато умудряется выложить на стол все карты касательно мотивации антигероев, что делает ход событий более чем предсказуемым.
    - концовка - настоящее разочарование. Игра заканчивается еще до того, как побеждено Абсолютное Зло. Вдруг запускаются титры, во время которых нам показывают упущенное при помощи картинок.
    - несуразные паззлы. Если в «Первом акте» истории Шэя и Вэллы не были связаны друг с другом, то во втором информация, полученная в ходе одной истории, уже требуется для решения загадок в другой, поэтому пройти сюжет сначала за одного героя, а затем - за другого, уже не получится. Нелепо выглядит то, что герои, находясь в разных местах, неизвестным науке образом обмениваются мыслями. При этом нам никогда не дают четко понять, когда наступает пора переключаться на другую историю, в результате чего ты бродишь туда-сюда, не понимая, что же пропустил.

    Broken Age: Act 2 - это посредственная адвенчура, страдающая от глупых пазлов и проблем с повествованием. Пусть и с отличным артом и необычными персонажами. Игра постоянно бросается в крайности: то ей подавай решение головоломки только в том порядке, как задумал дизайнер (яркий пример - финальная многоходовая головоломка) - даже поняв логику паззла, можно пропустить мельчайший шажок и застопориться на ровном месте, - то начинает валять дурака, лишая головоломку смысла и заставляя прибегать к методу тыка.
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  5. May 5, 2015
    4
    This is almost identical to act 1 with different dialogue and touch ups, but because it's Tim Sheifer it's amazing right? NO!!!!! This isThis is almost identical to act 1 with different dialogue and touch ups, but because it's Tim Sheifer it's amazing right? NO!!!!! This is robbery. Do not support this crap! Do not buy this. This is clearly rushed through. Expand
  6. Jun 28, 2015
    4
    I didn't know what am I suppose to do to finish the game. I must be so stupid if I didn't cheat. My 10 years old sister who loves playing gameI didn't know what am I suppose to do to finish the game. I must be so stupid if I didn't cheat. My 10 years old sister who loves playing game even played this game and she went to sleep in front of the computer because she didn't know what to do after she stuck. I tried to give her a hint but she just didn't get it. I also thought maybe the riddle just too hardcore? Expand
  7. May 2, 2015
    0
    A betrayal of customers and fans in every way. The Kickstarter said they were making a LucasArts style Point & Click Adventure game. This isA betrayal of customers and fans in every way. The Kickstarter said they were making a LucasArts style Point & Click Adventure game. This is not that, in any way. So they made people wait a year and a half for basically rehashed animations and artwork, a few new lines of dialogue and little else? Sorry, DoubleFine, but I feel cheated and I don't intend to support your products anymore. It's obvious that the Kickstarter money has been redirected towards other things, like paying bills, and not making the game people paid for.

    Since the 'Adventure game' kickstarter, DoubleFine has released an unfinished game (Spacebase DF9), a bad game (Hack and Slash), and an absolute mediocre disappointment (BrokenAge). Does anyone seriously expect Massive Chalice to be any good?

    In the meantime, they also released Costume Quest 2, published by Midnight City (who went bankrupt in the process). Nice! I hope people realize there is nothing to be expected from Tim Schafer. He used to be a great game designer, now he is just a washed up hack who can't produce a decent game and scams his fans to keep his business afloat.
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