Saturday, November 14, 2015

Broken Age - short game review

I've been playing this little game called Broken Age on my PS4. I got it for free as part of my PSN Plus subscription last month. It's a point and click adventure game with absolutely gorgeous artwork, it's like playing a moving painting. Not only is it lovely to look at, it presents you with two characters to play, who are both living in bizarre circumstances.

Vella is a young woman about to be sacrificed to a monster to stop it from destroying her town, who would like nothing more than to kill the monster rather than be eaten. Whereas Shay is a young man trapped in space ship and forced to play out childish games by a crazy mothering computer and craves more exciting adventures.

To progress through the story you need to collect various items and use them to interact with other objects or characters in the game world. You come across some pretty funny NPC's and quirky ways to get them to help you move on through the game. Like for example, getting a tree to spew sap into a bucket.

You can switch between the characters at any time, but it's almost like playing two separate games, as neither character seems to anywhere near meeting one another. At this point I am further into Vella's story than I am into Shay's.

The game is relaxing to play, you don't have to worry about dying or missing some quicktime event and it is more about puzzle solving and interacting with the world around you. Plus I get a good laugh from the odd characters and puns they come out with.

So if you are someone who enjoys beautiful artwork, interesting stories and you're totally sick of button mashing and would rather use your head, then this is the game for you! I'm personally enjoying it quite a lot and recommend you give it a try!

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