Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (Director's Cut) (Wii) Review
21 May 2009
Summary: The point and click adventure genre is one that many outside the PC gaming scene might not be familiar with. Pioneered in the Golden Days by modern-day Star Wars Spammers Lucasarts, folks were treated to such treats as Day of the Tentacle, Maniac Mansion, and the insane Monkey Island games.
Review – Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars – The Director’s Cut
20 May 2009
Conclusion: Broken Sword is a very good adventure game; even though I complain about the use of the Templars and the grand conspiracies they are constantly and posthumously engaged in, there is a reason these stories are popular: they are fun.
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut (Wii) - Review
13 May 2009
Excerpt: When writing a review, most video game journalists focus on factors like graphics and sound, cinematic presentation, and the length of a game. This surely is a valid approach, but even among the highest rated games of each generation there are only a few true gems that stand the test of time.
Conclusion: , with its engagingly deep storyline, gorgeous art, fun writing, entertaining puzzles and terrific vocal cast, just raised the bar to a level that will be incredibly hard to meet for any game.
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars: Director's Cut
Nintendo World Report
27 April 2009
Summary: This Director's Cut treads a thin line in preserving the original's gameplay and art style while at the same time adding new puzzles, story, and content to genuinely improve the experience.
Pros: A hint system to alleviate the frustration of getting stuck in puzzles, New playable segments that meld with the original experience and improve the story, The game's original art and animation has been lovingly preserved, Voice acting that keeps the game interesting and enjoyable
Cons: A couple of bugs that force the player to reset, Sometimes the game's original art and animation comes off as dated, Some voice samples have inconsistent quality, The story's climax doesn't play out quite as excitingly as the rest of the game
GAME REVIEW – Broken Sword: Shadow Of The Templars – The Director’s Cut (Nintendo Wii, PC Digital Download)
Alternative Magazine Online
26 October 2010
Conclusion: Overall, the PC version improves on many of the Wii version’s faults, even if it still shares the majority of its disappointments. Both versions are great fun and I cannot say that I didn’t enjoy playing them.
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut Review
27 March 2009
Conclusion: Other than the disappointing lack of a spruce up for the sound and cut-scenes, only the lazy racial stereotyping of much of the cast and the occasional interloping of slightly crass sexual humour into an otherwise very family-friendly script (despite the murders, obviously) mar an...
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (Wii & DS) - due out March 20th!
10 March 2009
Excerpt: Ubisoft have long been delivering Broken Sword games to the PC and other consoles. However, they have now embraced the unique motion control system used by the Wii and DS to give us a new and exclusive Director’s Cut of Shadow of the Templars, originally released back in 1996, and re-released on GBA...