Reviews and Problems with Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
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Tedious and irritating
Janet M, amazon.co.uk
29 April 2011
Summary: After a good start the puzzles are thin on the ground. The storyline is full of clichés but relieved by the humour of the dialogue. Occasionally a second conversation with a character is necessary for you to progress. So you converse with everyone twice just in case. And if you do things in the wrong order you can get stuck with progression impossible so you have go back to a saved game and repeat. So you end up going through most conversations several times.
Summary: I bought this game on the basis of the reviews and low price. I am amazed that it scored so high. The start is good with a few puzzles to solve but after that it is just a case of moving through a sequence of events. If you use your own intelligence and get ahead of the game you're in trouble.
Summary: Perhaps the clue is my age, being considerably over 13, but having thoroughly enjoyed Professor Layton, I find Broken Sword very frustrating. Some of the puzzles are challenging but use of the results and items collected during the course of the game seem to be somewhat hit and miss. So although you know exactly what the game requires, the technology refuses to let me progress, despite numerous attempts. Pity, as the concept is quite imaginative.