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HonestGamers Review // Broken Sword: Director's Cut

A few years ago, I was contracted by a magazine specialising in electronic entertainment to pen a top ten list of video games you should play before you die. My list featured several surprises, but, to the shock of no one, <I>Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars</I> ranked highly.

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callahan092725d ago

I agree that the original version is somehow more pure and better in the overall sense, but this game is still one of if not the best adventure games of all time, and the new chapters absolutely add to the mythology and the story of the series, the characters, and this particular plotline. I was shocked and awed by some of the new stuff. I love it! The new puzzles were definitely not very interesting, though, but it doesn't detract so much from the game as to render it a mediocre offering, especially at the 10 dollar price point.

I bought this for Wii when it launched at 50 dollars, and it was worth that. The PC version launching at 10 is an absolute STEAL, and it's far better than the Wii version to boot, with much better controls.

Temp2725d ago

Playing through Director's Cut was very disappointing for me. I'd hoped that the trip back to PC taking over a year would mean a lot of things have been fixed, but, frankly, despite the time taken, the game doesn't feel finished. The audio is off, scenes end prematurely and the game talks down to you, assuming you'll get stuck at every step and waiting for you with a hint book and a cup of marshmallow-filled hot chocolate.

I got the DS version on release, and the loss of voice acting really dialled the game down for me. But I'm not sure if I'd rather have no VAing at all or the hotchpotched efforts put forth here.

This was a game I really wanted to love. Curse you, reality!

callahan092725d ago

"the game talks down to you, assuming you'll get stuck at every step and waiting for you with a hint book and a cup of marshmallow-filled hot chocolate."

There is an option menu, in which you can set the frequency and level of hints.

Temp2724d ago (Edited 2724d ago )

There's also a big question mark you can click whenever you feel the need to get help, all the hotspots highlighted, and no more mistakes punishable by death.