As a kid, the NES was my core gaming platform. Sadly, my parents really didn’t go for the 16-bit console era, but they did have this glorious tower that would become my new gaming platform, and cue the fabled green text of DOS on the PC.
I started with Flight Sims, but they were all LucasArts games, which of course led me to a genre still near and dear to my heart: Point and Click Adventures.
Fast forward about 20 years or so (frak, do I feel old) and the gaming world is experiencing a renaissance. Games are now funded through places like Kickstarter, and we’ve seen a revival of the point and click genre. Sadly though there was something missing from these point and click games, a sense of humor that’s not easily mimicked. I’m of course referring to Tim Schafer, who helped shape my odd style of humor.
That’s when a certain Kickstarter caught my attention, a game called Broken Age which not only promised an old school style Point and Click adventure, but came from Double Fine. Sold and sold, just like everyone else. The Kickstarter was funded almost instantaneously and went above the goal to a tune of 3million dollars.
Now part 1 has been released to the supporters of the Kickstarter. I was lucky enough to take this title for a spin this weekend. How does the game hold up? Is it like old times, does Broken Age break the mold? Or is it simply just a point and click?