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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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    Broken Age is a faithful callback to the Golden Age of point-and-click adventures. While this holds in back in some respects, the game was a joy to play with fun puzzles and a captivating story.
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  1. Jan 13, 2019
    9
    Broken Age on the Nintendo Switch is an incredibly fun point-and-click adventure that is only really held back by the way games in this genreBroken Age on the Nintendo Switch is an incredibly fun point-and-click adventure that is only really held back by the way games in this genre tend to behave on consoles.

    The writing is witty and the characters you interact with the most are interesting, which is the sort of thing you would expect from a Double Fine game. The novel take on the genre, with two stories taking place simultaneously that you can swap between at any time, is super refreshing. Emphasis on the fact you can switch at any time, by the way! I finished one of the stories first, then switched over to the other story afterward, but you can switch back and forth as much as you like just by opening the Y button menu.

    With no mouse with which to click the player is most likely going to be using an analog stick to move a cursor around, which is a lot slower and a lot more imprecise than it would be on PC where the genre got its start. That said, though, the team over at Double Fine put in work to make this game easier to play on console, and on the Switch in particular. Touchscreen support in handheld mode means you no longer have to worry about moving your cursor around the screen, but it just isn't very precise on the 7-inch touchscreen. Precision wouldn't be an issue if interactive objects weren't so close together, but, for example, there's a scene where a man (who you click to talk to) is standing in front of his fireplace (which you can click to interact with) while a piece of art (which you can click to ask about) sits atop his mantle.

    In this same scene, on the opposite side of the room, a weapon you can click to take is hanging on the wall next to a doorway you can click or drag your cursor towards to walk through. When I tried to tap the weapon I went through the door, so I grabbed my controller and tried to place the reticle over it instead, but the arrow popped up indicating I could go through the door despite me *very clearly* hovering directly over the weapon.

    It was a bit annoying, but by no means did it ruin my experience!

    This game must have been overlooked on Switch, because I bought it from the Nintendo Switch eShop for $5 on sale, and honestly? I found it fun enough to say it's worth a whole lot more than that.
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  2. Mar 16, 2019
    8
    Visuals are beautiful (!), story is getting more and more interesting on the way. It is sufficiently long for my taste for an adventure gameVisuals are beautiful (!), story is getting more and more interesting on the way. It is sufficiently long for my taste for an adventure game (took me about 10h). But towards the end solutions were not so obvious to me, something stopped clicking and I just had to use a walktrough. But otherwise it is definitely worth trying. Expand