Paris in the Fall... a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy.Read full description
Paris in the Fall... a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy.
One of the all-time classic adventures, multi BAFTA-nominated "Broken Sword: Director's Cut" pitches sassy journalist Nico Collard, and intrepid American George Stobbart into a mysterious journey of intrigue and jeopardy. Guide George and Nico on their globe-spanning adventure, exploring exotic locations, solving ancient mysteries, and thwarting a dark conspiracy to reveal the secret truths of the Knights Templar.
"Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut" introduces an intricate new narrative thread, alongside the classic story that has charmed millions of players. It’s time to experience George and Nico’s worldwide adventure in a whole new way, with brand new puzzles, hilarious new jokes, and the distinctive, rich story that made the series so deservedly renowned. This is adventure gaming at its very best.
Director’s Cut of the classic – Reinvented and enhanced:
Whole new story arc added, with 2 hours of additional gameplay
Addition of contemporary first person perspective minigames
New facial expressions drawn by Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen
Help system incorporated – ensure that player won’t get frustrated
Enhanced audio – both music and voices
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Broken Sword is a name in adventure games, like Star Trek in Sci-fi. If you like the genre, you've heard of this. The first installment of the series is rather old, and if you start here, you will play an even older game, because while the installer runs, it makes you play the original wall breaker game(well, the steam version doesn't have this, but for a modern PC, installing this game is like 5 seconds instead of 15 minutes so whatever...). Everything is hand drawn here, and it looks great! The game is memorable, and even spectacular at times. It also aged rather well, and actually looks better then the third game on a modern machine. The story and the characters are great, also, you can die in this game, which means, instead of hearing "I cant do that" a million times, you can actually do some rather silly things, and then suffer the consequences for it. I can't recommend the series enough as a whole, but if you only have time for one, play this. It's clearly the best one.
Point-and-click adventuring at it's finest!!! This game has pretty much set the standard for what a P&C game should be. From beautiful graphics to an emotionally involved story, to easy to use controls, this game offers everything that you are looking for in this genre. As you play this game, you'll find yourself getting extremely involved in the story. There's no annoying interface to distract you, there are no over-the-top, hard-to-solve puzzles that will chase you away. This game simply presents a great story with easy controls that help you follow along and have fun in the process. A few minutes into this game, and you'll realize what a gem it really is.
For people that know the terms "classic adventure game" and "adventure game logic" but don't have a ton of experience with the actual classics this game may be a bit of a surprise. It takes a fairly restrained, logical (real world logical) approach to puzzles and problem solving which is a nice tact compared to the typical point and click fair. The plot is interesting enough to keep you engaged and, except for a couple of quick revisits in Paris, you don't spend enough time in any one place for it to get stale. The writing is good enough but didn't stand out to me as stellar or exceptionally funny but I did enjoy that the relationship between George and Nico didn't progress in the same cliche manner in which you'd expect. All said this is a solid game at a great price. If point-and-click or adventure gaming are your sort of thing then don't miss this.
The main character George is funny and likable. A murder he witnesses while on vacation in Paris leads him to investigate the Knights Templar. George's inner monologues help add to the game's humor. Great NPCs, possibly the best I've seen in an adventure game. The directors cut adds character portraits during conversations, additional puzzles, more obvious visuals for what can be interacted with, and extra sections where you play as Nicole. The added character portraits are just still shots so they don't add much to the scenes though. A hint systems allows you to ask for help when you want instead of giving annoyed timed hints. Ability to die was removed in the directors cut along with those scenes but it doesn't end up being much of a loss.
In my opinion Broken Sword has one of the best writing in a video game, it's a fun and exciting adventure game, whith great and colorful characters and "disney style" animation, that managed to stay relevant despite it's age. I would wish an HD remake of this, because the resolution is not very good, also some sound remastering wound't hurt. This is a must play for every gamer that likes adventure games, it is among the best in it's genre.
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