Broken Age: Act 1; RoboCop; Dr. Luigi, gaming reviews: A sincere and charming script

 

Broken Age: Act 1

****

PC, Mac (£18.99)

As the final product of an unprecedented crowd-funding success story, Broken Age: Act 1 is a remarkably confident experience. The ability to switch between the two disparate protagonists and the thematically connected worlds reinforces a tone that steadily wavers between emotional poignancy and quirky comedy. While the stunning voice acting, score and art design all deserve mention, it is the sincerity and charm of the script that elevates the game above being a nostalgic epitaph for the point-and-click adventure genre.

Oliver Cragg

RoboCop

***

iOS (Free)

With the big Hollywood reboot coming this year, a RoboCop game has found its way onto mobile. The result is a third-person shooter that feels like a classic arcade game of cover-and-fire. Movement is dealt with automatically; all players have to do is jump between cover points. The touch controls also keep it very simple; tap and hold on the left side of the screen to scan the area, and hold on the right to fire. This is a solid title that looks great, but won't set your world alight.

Maryn Landi

Dr. Luigi

**

Wii U (£13.49)

Tetris proved that frantically arranging falling blocks can be utterly addictive, so no one could blame Nintendo for putting their stamp on the format. As an updated version of Dr. Mario (now including Operation L – L-shaped blocks), it feels like this eShop purchase was something to round off 2013 as Nintendo's Year of Luigi; but with so many cheap and free puzzle apps on the market, Dr. Luigi just doesn't offer enough variation to justify the price. Good use of the GamePad – but this isn't what Nintendo does best.

Laura Davis

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