"It’s hard to judge a sequel without comparing it to the original. Broken Sword: Director’s Cut set the standard for the series, which I praised in my review. Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror - Remastered is a decent game, however, it simply does not measure up to the original in most categories.
A lot of what made the first game great is still present, including the whirlwind, world-hopping adventure. Sticking to its point-and-click roots, The Smoking Mirror is set six months after the first, with protagonist George Stobbart making his return to France at the behest of his photojournalist companion, Nico Collard, only to find himself embroiled in another world-threatening conspiracy involving the occult. Ain't that always how it goes?"