‘Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered’ is a stunning update to the multi million-selling original. While investigating a ruthless drug gang, journalist Nico Collard unexpectedly comes across an ancient artifact. Little can she know that the ornately carved obsidian stone will lead her, and her adventuring companion George Stobbart, into a mysterious escapade of intrigue and deceit, in which they must overcome powerful forces and antagonists who will stop at nothing to fulfil their evil ambitions.
Torment and terror, sacrificial rituals, and bloody massacre is unearthed beneath a veil of Mayan mystery. Kidnap, stolen treasure, astronomy, and deadly drug baron are the least of the duo’s worries, as divine forces threaten to annihilate mankind! Nerve, cunning and guile are essential in order to conquer in this compelling adventure, guaranteed to leave you with an aching brain and a beating heart. Are you up to the challenge?
Along with an exclusive new interactive digital comic, from ‘Watchmen’ co-creator Dave Gibbons, the game boasts fully animated facial expressions, enhanced graphics throughout, high quality music as well as a context-sensitive hint system, and diary.
Over 60 characters with which to interact
A multitude of highly detailed locations to explore
Hundreds of mind-bending puzzles and clues to collect
Beautiful classically animated sequences
Stunning music from world-famous composer, Barrington Pheloung
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There are not many as good adventures as the Broken Sword series. We have a twisted story here, a lot of humor, a nicely cartoonish graphics and puzzle puzzles that do not require you to be combine everything with everything in your inventory. Knowing the previous part gives you a better idea of the relationship between the characters, but it is not necessary to enjoy the second part. Still first Broken Sword is closer to my heart.
This sequel is a bit worse than the original Broken Sword, but still a great game and one of the best in the series. The Smoking Mirror Remastered is worth it specially if you liked the original one and you are into this adventure-ancient artifacts kind of stories. Although I enjoyed this game, I got to say that I consider it a bit more tedious than other point and click games from those years. Animations are good, but they are too slow and George needs a lot of time to do almost anything. Also, there are some puzzles that looked too random for me, if you compare it to what you had back in Broken Sword 1. Supernatural elements are also included, giving the whole universe of Broken Sword a new meaning. Not that I'm complaining about that, but I prefer more "wordly" stories. Just a bit worse than the original one, but totally a must have if you enjoy point & click adventure games.
For some reason, i liked the first game better. Maybe because the characters were still new, or because i like the Europian setting better then the south american. I don't really know, but regardless, Broken Sword two is just as great a game as the first one was, in fact, there are some who even liked it better then then the first, and i can understand that. Like the first, you have some interesting locations, funny dialogue, and great characters, that return here...well, almost all of them. If you liked the first, and Adventure games in general, you should get this game too. If i recall right, this is the first entry in the series, that features actual magic(the first had some kinda, but you foil it before something actually happens) and thankfully this entry end the last minute relationship between Nico and George, which was my only problem with the story in the first game. Here, you only have to concentrate on the main story, which is as always great!
This was my first game, I can repeat any quote because I only had this game at the beginning and I played it again and again and again. I didn't play the first one, I played The Smoking Mirror first, and despite the HUGE nostalgia, I like the first one more than this one. As I said in the Broken Sword 1 review, this is the closest thing to a well balance mixture between videogame and book I've ever experienced.
Like in the first remastered Broken Sword, this one is also hurt because of that. Hints destroy any challenge in this game. Also, I think that remastered portraits looks terrible. If you can ignore these things and for some reason you aren't able to play original one, get it. It's still great Broken Sword game. In my opinion, The Smoking Mirror it the best in Broken Sword series. Story is great, amazing music by great composer and great looking graphics. Well, at least I think that 2d fits greatly adventure games. For fans of Broken Sword and adventure games it's a must have.
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