Sporting a look and general charm reminiscent of the Paper Mario titles, Born of bread at yeast deserves a look
If you’ve been a Nintendo fan for some time (or perhaps even if not) you’ve probably seen the Paper Mario series that, when it was in its prime, was a generally light-hearted and fun action RPG. Born of Bread is absolutely in that same vein, with a colorful and pretty cute animation style, approachable characters, and a bit of a sense of adventure. Combat is also pretty well in the same vein, with the turn-based basics accentuated with a variety of controller actions to keep you from phoning it in as you try to boost your attacks and minimize the damage you take on hits. With all of that general info in mind, the question becomes how well does it stack up? While I’d say it at least is an admirable overall effort, that isn’t to say it doesn’t have some shortcomings. Initially the instructions and flow of performing some of the attacks weren’t great, making for some early frustrations that were at least worked out quickly. Just in general I’d say the prompting for knowing it’s about to start isn’t as good as it could be, and since some of it can go pretty quickly I could see younger or less adept players being a bit aggravated with it, somewhat conflicting with its otherwise accessible look and feel. If you’re looking for something a bit whimsical and entertaining enough, despite some of its weaker elements, it’s makes for a satisfying enough experience.
Justin Nation, Score: