Reviews and Problems with Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
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Don't buy for director's cut content
Kathryn Pickford, amazon.co.uk
23 June 2011
Summary: I loved this game and completed it many years ago on the PC and I was excited to get the "Director's cut" version on the DS. The new parts of the game are mainly at the beginning and are a back story regarding Nico and her father. i would say in total it's probably about 30mins new stuff and all the other bits are the same. It works well on the DS format and navigation around all the locations was easy.
Summary: wanted a game that was more story line without having to read scripts and problem solving but not puzzles! Maybe there's nothing out there!Any ideas gratefully received - without breaking the bank!
Summary: I'm a 13 year old girl, and when my dad got this game for me i wasn't sure if it would be my thing. But a few days in I was addicted! It starts off when a journalist (Niko Collard) finds a famous man dead in his house, and a mysterious french mime creeping out the window. Niko (who you play) has to interview different people about his death and search around multiple locations to find clues.
Summary: Have been playing this game for about a week now. Am not sure whether I am pleased with it or not. There seems to be a lot of story but not too many puzzles unlike other games of this type. I must admit I am getting a bit bored with it, and am also stuck on a level but am in no hurry to complete it as Im getting bored.Usually pull out all the stops to get past difficult bits but with this game have taken it out and gone back to Professor Leighton instead which has more...
Summary: Played this in it's entirety now, and have come to the following conclusion: Game play time is pretty good for a point & click, as you will probably spend 11-12 hours on this, BUT, a large majority of it is not puzzling, it's wandering about the same places speaking to the same people to figure out what your next move is - gets pretty irritating after a while.
Summary: I bought this game based on recommendations for people who had enjoyed Professor Layton, so I think I had a different expectation as to what this game was about. Yes, you do have to solve problems, but you mainly do that by following a sequence of events of talking to someone, picking up something and then talking to someone again.
Engaging story but let down by the oblique puzzles
Preacher Man, amazon.co.uk
11 June 2009
Summary: I've always like this genre, right from the days of Monkey Island and DOTT. I hadn't tried any of this type of game on a DS though and decided to give it a whirl. The Broken Sword series is one I'm familiar with, having played the first couple of games on PS (a long time ago, I've just realised!). This game is pretty much just as you would expect, with some variations - both good and, sadly, bad. First, the good. The game is executed very well.