Broken Age

Broken Age Act I

Between its story, flavorful presentation, and adequate point-and-click gameplay, there is a lot to like with this episode of Broken Age. It has the makings of a classic. If it fulfills its potential, we may speak of it in ten years with the same reverence of which we speak other Tim Shafer classics like Psychonauts and Grim Fandango.

Broken Age Act I

Broken Age: Act One

Act one runs for about four hours, ending on a rough cliffhanger. It's quite painful to see it end just as the link between the two stories begins to reveal itself, but they've managed to find the perfect break point. The final moment is a shocker and has me eagerly awaiting act two. This first act of Broken Age is easily worth your time for the fantastic writing and brilliant presentation alone, but here's hoping they can really go wild with interesting puzzles and challenges in the forthcoming second act.

Broken Age: Act One