Reviews and Problems with Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
Showing 1-10 of 14
An worthy sequel of one of the greatest adventure games of all time !
Francisco Miguel Mendonça, amazon.co.uk
3 November 2013
Summary: The first Broken Sword (the predecessor of The Sleeping Dragon) was considered one the best and most beautiful "point and click" adventure game (like the funny "Monkey Island" games) of all time, and The Sleeping Dragon, even if its not as hand drawned graphics like as the first game of the series, because its fully 3D (characters and enviroments), but is an equally brilliantly crafted game.The excellent puzzles will make good use of your brain cells, (not too difficult...
Summary: After me buying this game for the 360, never read properly, still managed to play it on friends Xbox. Why aren't there any more games like this? I'm don't like shoot me up games or driving games, a proper good mystery game is missing from the market.
Summary: I really like adventure games,but somehow missed this one,however I bought it last week and just finished it,I really wish more games were available for consoles like this,instead of the usual boring brain dead shooters you usually get,I am just glad I kept my old xbox to play it on and can highly recommend this great game that kept me utterly entertained until it was finished,the only negative to this game is,it ended.
Summary: If you're not into fast-paced action games but want a game which has a very good story, lets you take your time to explore areas, find items and discover how to use them in order to solve puzzles - this just might be for you. From first inserting the game into my Xbox, I could not play anything else until I had completed this roughly 3 weeks later. It is that compelling.
Excerpt: If you're a fan of the Broken Sword series (having played the first two PC games), then you're sure to be itching to have a crack at this game. The Broken Sword series is synonymous with challenging puzzles, gripping storyline and witty humour. Unfortunately their foray into the console arena brings disappointing results. When you first fire it up the game has promise.
Pros: Good graphics & sound
Cons: Slow loading, slow story development, slow game !
Excerpt: I got the game about a month ago and completed in about 6 weeks, and was very satisfied with the whole game. Broken Sword is a role playing game with a interesting storyline which is hard to find with all the mindless point and shoots out at the moment, but Broken Sword pulls it off again. It is a good idea though to play previous games as the story in this episode carries on from the last.
Pros: Good graphics and storyline
Cons: Can find yourself going around in circles, long loading time
Excerpt: This game overall is great especially if you love point and clicks if you do then step right up this is the only and best point and click game I have ever played on the Xbox (other then the game myst) but let’s not go there. The game explores different parts of the world from the Congo jungle to England and Glastonbury to the back alleys of Paris and many more. This game has style and class and a great and compelling storyline that keeps you gripped to the very end.
A "blockbusting movie" experience with you in control.
Jordan Brown, amazon.co.uk
25 May 2004
Summary: There are a few games out there on the market that truly captivates the gamer, pulling them into a virtual reality, creating a "blockbusting movie" experience with you in control. Broken Sword: Sleeping Dragon is one of them. The game starts off with a wonderfully done movie like scene with George (A humorous American) in a plane with an Australian joker. Unfortunately, due to a freak weather occurrence, the plane losses power and crashed onto a cliff face.
Summary: The Broken Sword series has long been famed for its strong narrative and sublimely simple game play and tradition has certainly not been forgotten here. To describe the Sleeping Dragon as just eccentric or perhaps abnormal would be unfair, unjustly stripping this game of its values that come together like jewels in a crown to create a truly marvellous piece of story-telling genius. The game revolves around a pair of intrepid explorers, George and Nico.
Excerpt: Charles Cecil is one of the nicest men in the industry. At least that’s what many magazines seem to suggest. He, along with his people at UK based Revolution Software, has been a pioneer of adventure games for many years. Last year he announced the ‘adventure game was dead’. Of course he didn’t mean it that literally just the fact that adventure games as we know them are now, unfortunately, a thing of the past.
Pros: Great to look at | Nice story | Superb dialogue