Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars Game Boy Advance
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings
Apr 14, 2017A bit old but still holding up pretty good.
A classical adventure point and click game in which you play as an American tourist on vacationA bit old but still holding up pretty good.
A classical adventure point and click game in which you play as an American tourist on vacation in France. Just so happens that a bomb explodes inside the cafe at which you were having a coffee. Needless to say it's enough for the main character to investigate and get tangled inside the Templar story.
So the game is a bit cheesy. Has that 90's vibe as well. But that's actually quite refreshing nowadays. And I enjoyed it quite a bit. The story is a standard Templars story - there's a conspiracy, they want something to rule the world, you're up to stop it. Simple but quite entertaining. On your adventure you'll get to visit France, Spain, Ireland and Egypt. The characters while feeling a bit cliché are still pretty interesting and the dialogs are pretty fun.
Visually it's still very lovely looking. Hand drawn locations are varied and pretty - although in a bit smaller resolution. It still looks good. And the animations remind of older French animation films. The sound is also well done - all dialogs are spoken so no reading necessary.
The puzzles are pretty nice - there's nothing too abstract and they do make sense for the most part. Only on few occasions you get the full map with no clue where to go next. For most part the next step is obvious. The interface used is a standard point and click - but instead of picking sentences to speak you use the icon of the topic or item you want your character to talk about. Pretty neat if you don't like reading all the possible questions you might want to ask.
Overall this game is pretty fun - even after all these years. Interesting characters, well designed and drawn locations and most of all entertaining story makes this a must play on any point and click enthusiast list. Highly recommended.… Full Review »
tonyDJun 6, 2009Great puzzle/ adventure game. There are a few bugs in the game. I 'ran' into a few bugs. I had to do the game all over again Great puzzle/ adventure game. There are a few bugs in the game. I 'ran' into a few bugs. I had to do the game all over again because i was stuck. That kinda sucked.… Full Review »
JarienF.Nov 21, 2002A very interesting game.