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  • Summary: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut starts with the player in control of charming Parisian photo-journalist Nicole Collard, who witnesses the brutal and horrifying murder of one of Paris's richest and most influential statesmen. During her investigations, which featureBroken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut starts with the player in control of charming Parisian photo-journalist Nicole Collard, who witnesses the brutal and horrifying murder of one of Paris's richest and most influential statesmen. During her investigations, which feature exclusive new locations, Nico meets amiable American George Stobbart, who has been unwittingly caught up in the sinister and bloody theft of an ancient manuscript. Together, they are drawn into a terrifying conspiracy rooted in a long-forgotten medieval legend. Expanding on the original classic storyline, The Director's Cut features tight scripting and an intense atmosphere from the explosive opening sequence to the gripping finale, where the full threat of the conspiracy is revealed. [Ubisoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
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  1. Pick it up and I think you will soon be drawn into its rich plot, fun characters and puzzles, and great art and soun
  2. Not quite perfect, this Broken Sword: Director’s Cut is still the best port of an adventure game on the DS to date.
  3. When the original game is so good, can a Director’s Cut spoil the experience? We still don’t know, because Broken Sword is a very solid Director’s Cut of an awesome Graphic Adventure. Developers could have gone the extra mile to smooth some rough edges off, but even so the mission is completely accomplished.
  4. Despite being more than ten years old, Broken Sword is an excellent mystery adventure which will delight genre fans, both those who already knew the series and also newcomers.
  5. Superior animation, an engaging story, and clever puzzles make Broken Sword well worth investigating.
  6. Broken Sword series shows its beginnings with a remake full of new features and, at the same time, very loyal to the original videogame. Same story, new scenes, identical gameplay and never seen puzzles take a mix in a title suitable for casual and experienced gamers.
  7. 60
    Broken Sword is an excellent proof of concept. Yes, classic point-and-click adventures work very well on DS. It is also a funny, engaging game with a wide variety of puzzles, locations and characters. But it also spotlights the gameplay elements that adventure games of the 1990s could get wrong.

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  1. Mar 3, 2012
    10
    I recently played this on the iOS, and was a big fan of the PC versions, so I had to try out every version. While it's not the developer'sI recently played this on the iOS, and was a big fan of the PC versions, so I had to try out every version. While it's not the developer's fault, there is no voice acting. But it is still incredible! Expand
  2. WallidK
    Mar 30, 2009
    9
    If you liked games like Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney andProfessor Layton, you're going to become very fond of this game. My impression If you liked games like Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney andProfessor Layton, you're going to become very fond of this game. My impression was based on the GBA version, and from what I've played (I'm about 7 hours in) it's very close to the original (which I also give a 9) and is improved so much thats it feels fresh again. However, the game is starting to show its age (Just because it's fresh doesn't mean it's not old), seeing that this is a 13 year-old game. Either way, if you've never played a Broken Sword game, this is a great place to start. Also, Ir recommend the DS version over the Wii version because the voice acting is crinkly and it's very steep for such a short adventure, ESPECIALLY if you've played the original. Expand
  3. Jul 4, 2012
    9
    Astonishing game!!!! The puzzles, the story, the dialogs, the scenarios, everything in the game is awesome. It makes you wanna play at once. Amazing!