Videogamer writes: "'Paris in the fall. The last months of the year, and the end of the millennium. The city holds many memories for me - of cafes, of music, of love… and of death.'
How about that for an opening gambit? These are the first words spoken by George Stobbart, American tourist and the hero of Broken Sword - one of the most celebrated games in the history of point-and-click adventures. As our story begins, we find George sitting at a café, flirting with the waitress. A man with a grey hair and a briefcase appears, and moments later a sinister clown arrives on the scene. The clown snatches the man's case and runs from the café, leaving behind an accordion with a suspicious blinking light. It's a bomb. The ensuing explosion utterly destroys the café, but George survives and immediately sets out to find the red-nosed killer."