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Frankly speaking, I was disappointed while I first run this game, everything was different from what I loved in the previous parts, beautiful hand drawn graphics were replaced with a 3D engine that sadly hasn't aged too well. Also, the story is bit weaker than the first two parts got me used to. I wish that the series would keep the 2D easthetic as this was the best part of Broken Sword, without 2D it wasn't as appealing to me.
There was a time, when everyone talked about how 2D games are the past, and the point and click genre is dead. No, really... One of the victims of this brief time were Broken sword, but other great series has suffered from this like Monkey Island, and many other games that really didn't need 3D to be good. Broken Sword 3 is a game, that fortunately handled this change way better then others. The controls are not that bad, and for the most part, they don't really matter. There are a few puzzles, that rely on the new system, and some really unnecessary sneaking sections(those tend to be bad if the game is not a stealth game to begin with) plus some mild platforming, but underneath all this nonsense, this is still a superbly written and acted broken sword game, that is rather fun, and can be enjoyed greatly. Plus, Nico actually looks rather good in 3D, there are point in the game, where you could be forgiven, for thinking that this is a team up between Lara Croft, and Nathan Drake :)
This was actually the first game in this series that I played. I'm not sure why I played it before the other two, but I'm really glad I did. I had such a great time with this game that I had to get the other two games, and play them as well. Unlike the first 2 games, this one is more of a 3-D experience, but that doesn't take away from the amazing story that you will find. I've played a lot of Point-and-Click games, and this series (and in particular) this game) is by far the best I've ever played. Be prepared to enter a world where you will find yourself longing to see what happens next
I hated this game the first time I played it. I was used to the point and click classical layout, and then all of sudden... I found a 3D game, I wasn't expecting that. But then you realize that you're still in the Broken Sword universe, and the story, characters, everything you loved from the previous ones are there. There's another 3D one, which I like more than this one, but if you like Broken Sword you have to play this. It's worth it, absolutely.
A very pretty game. On that level i still find the lighting and design holds up today. It's also a decent story which moves along quite briskly and is always quite involving (top notch voice acting etc to). The only qualm i do have with the game is in making it 3d and i guess seeking '3d puzzles' they've saturated it somewhat with puzzles involving moving boxes around strategically. It sounds kind of an odd complaint, but if you play the game for any length of time you'll see what i mean. I'd still recommend it solidly, though, in spite of this quirk. By the standards of adventure games it's a very good one.
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