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  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
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  1. Jun 18, 2014
    83
    ent's Curse: Episode 1 continues on in this tradition, I say bring on the anachronisms. If they're all as well made as The Serpent's Curse is, then that's a throwback I'm happy to see.
  2. Broken Sword 5 is clearly a real labour of love on Cecil and co’s part, but their desire to recapture the spirit of the beloved early games has left this one feeling more than a little dated.
  3. Jan 22, 2014
    70
    To split Break Broken Sword: The Serpent's Curse in two parts was not a good idea. When the plot finally starts to take off, everything is postponed to a later date. For the rest, however, it is still the beautiful Broken Sword we know.
  4. 65
    Looks and plays like Broken Sword of old with nice touch-screen integration, but its slow pace and unexciting storyline left us feeling a little bored with this first episode.
  5. Jan 31, 2014
    60
    There’s clearly been a lot of love invested into Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse – Episode 1, and it will take franchise fans on a trip down memory lane as a result.
  6. May 13, 2014
    60
    The troublesome touch controls result in a lesser experience, but at its core Broken Sword 5 is still a solid adventure game.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 28, 2014
    9
    As I die hard fan of these games this port is perfect , I have finished the game 3 times now and no problems with it and it is one of the best point and click adventure games out there in my opinion . Excellent voice acting and good clarity this is a must by if you are into point & click adventure games like syberia or still life Expand
  2. Jun 12, 2014
    9
    A quite high score because, first and foremost, I enjoyed this game. I won't try and say it's perfect or something like that, but it saddens me to see it berated.

    It did last about 10 hours. Which is about the same time as the other games, really. It may not seem much, but if it's well within the series average, I think it's good enough. Some say it looks dated, I say it looks nostalgic. It reminded me of the second game, and I really enjoyed that. I thought it was good value for my money.

    That said, as much as the first part is fine, the second borders on silly and a bit of Indiana Jones plagiarism. The overall impression being that the second part, that was released later than expected, was a bit rushed.
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  3. Oct 20, 2014
    7
    Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is, somehow, and thankfully, very similar to BS1 and 2, which makes it a very decent game to play and enjoy.

    1) Graphically, BS5 has, again, the same style of the first and second episodes, with a lot of detail and charisma. Models are 2D and fit reasonably well into the 2D backgrounds.

    2) Animations are also nice, characters move in a realistic way, just like the old BS1 and 2, so the original's feeling is still there, again! There are some locations which could have been improved; I mean, that could have presented a bit more of animations to make them feel a bit more alive. Anyway, great final result even so.

    3) The story is good, the puzzles' difficulty is very well balanced, but I spotted one or two of them that I would change a bit to make them play a bit more logical.

    4) The interface of this game is simple and efficient. Players can choose to play with a new interface system (which didn't catch my attention) or, in the other hand, with the old BS1 and 2's interface, which is still, even today, very good. We can choose which one suits us better; one or another, are both very good.

    5) Sounds effects, musical scores and voices are, once more, great. George Stobbart has the same way to talk, the same tone in all he says, the same peculiar comments and observations.

    6) Broken Sword 5 is not a very long game, which means that, if you play it continuously, you'll finish it in a couple of hours or... in a few days, for all those less used to point and click adventures. Lifetime of this game is a bit short, but it is worth the try.

    IN SUMMARY, unlike some people state here, BS 5 is a lot similar to BS1 and 2. Taking in consideration the years that passed since those 2 first titles, BS5 could have been a lot more polished in some departments, yes, but it has all the necessary elements to grab any graphic adventure fan for some time! It has good graphics, a nice atmosphere all along, a bunch of puzzles to solve, a handful of characters to talk to, a fairly interesting story and, most importantly, 1a lot of entertainment to offer. After all, wasn't all this that made BS1 and 2 both great games?
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  4. Feb 5, 2014
    1
    A very low score because this game is not as good as the old Broken Sword games. It looks very dated, graphics are okay. The narrative is long, tedious or plain annoying as it does not help or make any difference to solving clues. some parts of the game are good but overall, a very basic point and click adventure game with the odd difficult clue and nothing much more. The game lasted about 10 hours approximately. Paid £15 ($24.99) - overpriced and disappointing game. Expand