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  • Summary: Broken Porcelain brings an abundance of welcome changes to the series, introducing new gameplay and storytelling elements that breathe new life into the characters and an unprecedented level of immersion in this haunting adventure – perfect for both new and returning fans to the series.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Nov 10, 2020
    Despite its admittedly numerous faults, I found Broken Porcelain unique and strangely appealing in its own peculiar way. I also have to admire the game’s author’s sincere passion for his vision. Despite the pervasive element of horror, there is an endearing and a bit naïve spunk to the game. Make no mistake, you will fall and fumble through the game but if you endure it all just like troubled Jennifer herself, you will get a glimpse of something true and beautiful in Remothered’s warped and flawed world. This one is only for acquired tastes but its bittersweet flavor has a faint bouquet of organic blossom.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2020
    While this bug-infested horror doesn’t quite inspire us to grab the fly swat, we can’t recommend this in its current state. However, its few bright spots draw us like a moth to a flame. [Issue#182, p.152]
  3. Nov 27, 2020
    If only the team behind Remothered: Broken Porcelain spent more time working on crucial plot points, character motivation and gameplay mechanics, then we could have a rather good game on our hands. As of now Broken Porcelain is just full of game breaking bugs, some of which the devs are desperately trying to get rid of. If you're planning to buy Remothered: Broken Porcelain anyway, at least wait some time before the game will be fixed.
  4. 40
    Remothered: Broken Porcelain should have been a good game but instead ends up as one of the year's biggest disappointments. The great soundtrack and atmosphere can't save it from terribly broken enemy A.I., an overly complicated and confusing story, and the plethora of bugs and glitches that plague the title. This final release is here, but it feels like Broken Porcelain needed at least six more months of development time.
  5. Nov 29, 2020
    It's difficult not to have the feeling of playing something incomplete and sloppy which ultimately, despite some good ideas, does not honor the big names in the horror world from which it is inspired.
  6. Nov 10, 2020
    Remothered: Broken Porcelain is a seductive game, but with some poor execution and mechanics and a lot of bugs.
  7. Oct 28, 2020
    Remothered: Broken Porcelain may not get video game horror right often, but there are still a few gems tucked within it. Its focus on the romantic relationship between Jenn and her coworker Lindsey is inspired, and the representation feels authentic. Sadly for Remothered: Broken Porcelain that is not nearly enough to save it, and its prevalent issues make it tough to recommend to even the biggest fans of the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 11 out of 28
  1. Nov 16, 2020
    The developer solved all the major bugs that were presents at launch. Now I recommend the game to all survival horror fans.
  2. Nov 18, 2020
    Nice to see how good horror game series are progressing recently. Remothered is a gem in this panorama. I have waited long for BrokenNice to see how good horror game series are progressing recently. Remothered is a gem in this panorama. I have waited long for Broken Porcelain, and I am very satisfied. A strong indie game with great atmosphere and graphics, thrilling gameplay, and a complex story. I appreciated the cinematic look and feel that shows a good upgrade from the previous title (Remothered Tormented Fathers). Not to be missed for all the fans of horror. They say it's a trilogy, I look forward to what comes next. Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2020
    Have beaten the game twice now and might even go for the third run and on. I know this game has gotten many negative reviews due to the gameHave beaten the game twice now and might even go for the third run and on. I know this game has gotten many negative reviews due to the game bugs and clunky controls. The dev team has been working hard to fix them and already sent out patches on all platforms. Personally, I don't mind the extra challenge fighting against the enemies with at times frustrating gameplay mechanics. I think it's a true survival horror at its best. When you encounter a terrifying enemy who overpowers you in every way and try to run away from him/her, the panic and anxiety you would suffer are well felt in this game.
    The graphics improved tremendously over the already great-looking first one. The story was amazingly written. I went back to play the first one afterwards and felt I understood and appreciated the whole story even more. Definitely recommend this game to not only the horror fans but also story-driven fans.
  4. Oct 28, 2020
    The bugs that existed when the game was released got fixed and it turns out it is a good game and a good sequel
  5. Nov 6, 2020
    As a huge fan of Remothered: Tormented Father, I couldn't be more disappointed. Apart from the regrettable state of development the game hasAs a huge fan of Remothered: Tormented Father, I couldn't be more disappointed. Apart from the regrettable state of development the game has been released in (I haven’t never played a game with so many bugs). The developers eliminated almost everything I love from the first game and replaced it for pointless, uncomfortable and needlessly complicated battle, inventory managing and skill improving systems. A complex and original conceptual story isn't equivalent to a good script. I would have rated this game at least 5, if the only mistakes were the bugs. But saddly this game is lacking in much more than just programming. The script, the dynamics’ design, the choices regarding the storytelling, even the character’s design seems strange and forced.

    Regarding the technical issues, they make the game artificially long, just because controls were so awfull something easy became an odyssey or bugs kept appearing and I had to rack my brain in order to come up with a way of “avoiding” them

    Regarding game dynamics:

    -I don’t understand the point in introducing an abilities tree in a game so short and with so simple and clunky mechanics.

    -The instructions didn’t explain a lot of essential dynamics making the game upsetting and artificially difficult.

    -The riddles, which were the core of Tormented Fathers, are completely absent here.

    -The oppressive sensation of being trapped inside the same building and unable to scape, the progressive world widening with new hiding places and new threats of the first game is absent here. The game is chopped in a lot of short fragments continuously jumping between temporal moments and different tiny scenarios ruining the claustrophobic experience completely.

    Finally, regarding the plot:

    -The story has a very original and complex concept with a huge potential to create a unique an awesome script but has been awfully adapted to video game format and fall into inconsistencies which are painful to see. I played the first game and understood its plot completely after reflecting on it for a while, but I was so confused after finishing this that I had to read the wiki of the game and I continued finding some huge plot holes. I don’t know how a person who hasn’t played the first game could understand this one at all. If I would have bought the game without playing the first part, I would feel even more ripped off.

    -Random characters/situations throw a lot of incomplete, mixed and crucial information to your face in the strangest most forced moments and dialogues possible which takes out all the credibility of the story.

    -The story was too complicated and extensive for a videogame, in his current state it would be more suitable for a novel or a TV series than for a videogame, especially a horror title. This excess of characters and subplots translates into a succession of characters appearing without time to properly develops or for the player to understand what their exact role is and most of the story being told through cryptic dialogues/monologues instead of showing it with actual events, because the game should last much more in order to actually show in a comprehensive way everything it pretend to include. As a result of the excess of plot and little attention to the gameplay, the playable parts feel like a forced filling needed in order to call the product a videogame instead of a film.

    The rhythm and tone of the storytelling is erratic. Extremely tense/disturbing moments (which try to convey the oppressive atmosphere of the situation the characters are in) are interspersed with cheesy teenage lovey-dovey and soap-opera like heavy drama moments without prior notice. This kills all the tension and the dark atmosphere the game tries to build. In the first game the plot was focused in the awful consequences of using horrible medicament and the immoral experiments which were made with it adorned with the disturbing story of Richardine Felton. I can’t tell what Broken porcelain is about. The main plot of the Phenoxyl mixed with Acherontia moths and its extremely complex hypnotic and amnesic effects is involved in everything but is explained in less than a minute in a brief video. While we have several too long cinematics of Jennifer and Lynn talking about irrelevant stuff or just flirting. If their love story would have been properly introduced in the first game or written in a realistic and atmosphere congruent way this cringy and anticlimactic cinematics wouldn’t exist and part of the time invested in explaining a simple love story (which is so bad written that seems hurried despite all the time invested in it) could have been used to explain in a minimally comprehensive way all the hypnotic/amnesic mess.

    The only good points are that the concept of the plot has potential to be awesome, the ost is good, the graphics are better than the first part (specially the sceneries) and the setting is good. The rest is a huge mess.
  6. Oct 14, 2020
    Game is a broken buggy mess right now hopefully they will patch it because it's a very interesting game. It's just unplayable because of theGame is a broken buggy mess right now hopefully they will patch it because it's a very interesting game. It's just unplayable because of the numerous bugs and glitches. Don't waste your money on this until it's gets fixed. Expand
  7. Nov 17, 2020
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is full of glitches and the story is very bad there's nothing new , it's just some facts that added , the first one was more good and less glitches , the second one is just disappointing Expand

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