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  • Summary: 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jan 30, 2020
    80
    It's hard for Ministry of Broadcast to left anyone indifferent. It's simply made with a craft that I missed. Its puzzles and platforms always invite you to continue, never overwhelming or demoralizing. Like the reality shows it's inspired by, it's morbid, chaotic and you never know what's going to happen next.
  2. 78
    Ministry of Broadcast has some weaknesses but also a lot of style. So much it feels original even if you can clearly see Ponce of Persia, Flashback or other classics inside his shell. All of this wouldn’t be possible without his strong narrative and his on-point irony: there’s nothing better than laughing to force your brain to work.
  3. Feb 18, 2020
    78
    If you loved Orwell's 1984 (and traditional platforming), playing Ministry of Broadcast is a good idea.
  4. Feb 4, 2020
    70
    As much as the game gets wrong, there is still a lot to like. The graphics and animations are stunning, the humor is top-notch, all of the puzzles are incredibly inventive, and the minimalistic HUD does a great job of keeping you focused on the action.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 28, 2020
    60
    A successful platform game where everything works well, including design and mechanics, except for the promised thematic overlap. [Issue#301]
  6. Feb 11, 2020
    60
    Ministry of Broadcast is a gorgeous looking game with an interesting setting and some funny moments in its dialogue, but the whole experience is dragged down by some frustrating design choices with its gameplay. The fans of the retro step platformers of the 16 and 32-bit eras will enjoy Ministry of Broadcast as a new entry in a genre that has been abandoned since the days of Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee, but it's harder to recommend to anyone who doesn't love brutal platformers.
  7. Feb 3, 2020
    40
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 3, 2020
    10
    It's a roller coaster ride with dialogues borderline insane/genius, sick puzzles and challenging platforming. The story is definitely muchIt's a roller coaster ride with dialogues borderline insane/genius, sick puzzles and challenging platforming. The story is definitely much less political than I would expect from the premise.It's well balanced and pokes fun in every direction. Sometimes it gets so bizarre it almost felt a bit philosophical. The pixel art also great and gives the game unique atmosphere. Expand
  2. Jan 30, 2020
    9
    It's very different from most of the modern platformers but once you embrace the old school Prince of Persia controls, the game offers uniqueIt's very different from most of the modern platformers but once you embrace the old school Prince of Persia controls, the game offers unique gaming experience with great narrative, humour and interesting gameplay. Expand
  3. Feb 3, 2020
    9
    This game is amazing. Story is so absurd, but serious in the same time. Humour was just as I like it - dry and dirty as a cowboy frying pan.This game is amazing. Story is so absurd, but serious in the same time. Humour was just as I like it - dry and dirty as a cowboy frying pan. Puzzles are great. Sometimes the game is bit too hard, but solving those parts is actually satisfying.
    As so many Indie games before, this one also has pixel art graphics, but to be honest, it fits here. It looks very nice and fresh.
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  4. Feb 2, 2020
    9
    Great fun! I really enjoyed disthopic atmosphere and silly jokes in this tv reality show game !
  5. Feb 2, 2020
    9
    Great atmosphere, Great pixel art, great story. Although difficulty can be frustrating at times it makes it more satisfying to pass a level.Great atmosphere, Great pixel art, great story. Although difficulty can be frustrating at times it makes it more satisfying to pass a level. Really dark humour. I love it. 9/10 definitely recommend, especially for the price-tag. Expand
  6. Feb 3, 2020
    9
    Indie pixelart? Check. Good ol' platforming? Check. Engaging storyline? Check. Immersive music, self-aware jokes, nationality of the authors?Indie pixelart? Check. Good ol' platforming? Check. Engaging storyline? Check. Immersive music, self-aware jokes, nationality of the authors? Check. Check. Czech. Only problem I've had was the inability to set difficulty - when you get stuck, you're stuck. The crow could give hints after several unsuccessful attempts on lower difficulty. Otherwise great fun. Expand