Broken Age should be a hard game to review. Unlike most games, Broken Age prioritizes story over gameplay – and while it’s a great story, full of twists and turns and Double Fine’s signature sense of humor, going into too much detail would spoil everything. If players already know what’s going to happen, then what’s the point?
There’s another complication, too: the first half of Broken Age came out over a year ago. The game started life as one of the first big Kickstarter successes, raising over eight times its initial funding goal, and when production ran behind, Double Fine decided to release the first half of the game to appease its fans.