Parents' Guide to

Broken Age

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Witty story with memorable characters and good message.

Game Linux , Mac , Windows 2014
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Broken Age is an unusual game for a variety of reasons, not least of which is how it came into being (it's the product of an Internet-based campaign that saw thousands of individual gamers fund its development on Kickstarter). It also has a strange but appealing vibe. Its hand-drawn world and characters are noticeably different from those of most other games, yet it remains very inviting. The subtly droll dialogue, meanwhile, is instantly engaging and marvelously acted by top voice talents, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black, Jennifer Hale, and Wil Wheaton. Players are apt to find themselves hanging on each joke, hint, and plot-altering sentence.

The only potential blemish is that it's unlikely to prove particularly challenging for most players. Its contextual puzzles -- find this item, combine it with another item, and then give it to that person -- are generally a snap, and there's virtually no way to get lost while moving along the decidedly linear story. That said, its entertainment value isn't in question. Players who enjoy engrossing and witty stories filled with memorable characters, unexpected narrative twists, and beautifully realized worlds are all but guaranteed a good time.

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