Broken Age ™
By Double Fine Productions, Inc.
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**Apple Editors' Choice Winner**
*Now available as a Universal App with support for both iOS and tvOS.*
Broken Age is a family friendly, hand-animated, puzzle-filled adventure game with an all-star cast, including Elijah Wood, Jack Black and Masasa Moyo.
Funded by a record breaking crowdfunding campaign and designed by industry legend Tim Schafer, Broken Age is a timeless coming-of-age story of barfing trees and talking spoons.
Vella Tartine and Shay Volta are two teenagers in strangely similar situations, but radically different worlds. The player can freely switch between their stories, helping them take control of their own lives, and dealing with the unexpected adventures that follow.
Elijah Wood as Shay
Masasa Moyo as Vella
Jack Black as Harm'ny Lightbeard
Jennifer Hale as Mom
Wil Wheaton as Curtis
Pendleton Ward as Gus
Important: This game will only play properly on iPad 2, iPhone 5, and beyond.
What's New in Version 2.3.10
This version now includes Russian subtitles as well as a host of bug fixes.
Advice for new players
The story and gameplay are a bit unique and at first the game will feel one-sided, but hang in there! Play as long as you can with one character (I suggest starting out with Vella), then the game will switch over to the other later on its own until close to the end. I've read reviews where people quit only a few hours in, but they don't know what they missed. The voice acting is superb and I love that this game is a puzzler. You'll probably want to look at walkthroughs to get through some of the tough parts, so I would suggest looking at IGN's spoiler-free walkthrough, which is basically a hint and suggestion guide (to give you a nudge in the right direction without giving everything up at once), then if you're still feeling like you're not getting it check the full walkthrough. But the fun of the game is solving the problems as much on your own as you can, so use guides sparingly to get the most out of the game. This is one of my all-time favorite games now and I would recommend it to everyone.
High Detail, Interactive Cartoon
1st, I think I should say that it wasn't really my style of game: an interactive cartoon that was like a very creative movie. But still a cartoon (like for kids). But with that being said, I still enjoyed it and can't really find anything wrong with it.
At first it seems super simple. But once you get to the halfway point it is much harder. But both parts do require a lot of wandering around, and wondering what to do. Which isn't so bad as the scenes and people are interesting. But it does get frustrating, in which I used a walkthrough often. It's fun if you can figure it out, but I only have so much time.
I encountered no glitches surprisingly, as it takes up a lot of space. I would make sure you have an extra gigabyte or two at least after downloading to allow room for loading.
Anyways, I ultimately did enjoy this game and its conclusion. I think it would be an awesome game to play with others on TV, especially as a family. If they make another game like this, maybe make it more for adults and a little less wandering and wondering.
The art, the music, the voice talents, the detail, the storyline... I cannot sum up how much I love this into one review. The storyline and setting is never-before-seen. You don't just play the game, you go on an adventure with it. I will admit, I was a bit confused and skeptical at first about whether I would actually get through the game. But that's the fun of it, you realize - you grow into these worlds piece by piece with every conversation and every move you make. It's impossible to know what's coming next; I was surprised several times, it's pleasantly unpredictable. It's 100% worth the money. It's cute, it's fun, and although at first I had the feeling it was made for a younger age group, this is definitely meant for everyone. So, again, the whole idea is an incredible one. I wish I could give it more stars and I wish more people knew about it. I will also admit I needed walkthroughs several times, but it's more fun having to figure it out yourself. GET THIS APP.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 16, 2015
- Version: 2.3.10
- Size: 2.89 GB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: Double Fine Productions, Inc.
- © and ™ Double Fine Productions, 2013. All Rights Reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes