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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 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] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. As I've stated in the past, I love point-and-click adventures, but Broken Sword, with its engagingly deep storyline, gorgeous art, fun writing, entertaining puzzles and terrific vocal cast, just raised the bar to a level that will be incredibly hard to meet for any game.
  2. It may not have been the most memorable point-and-click adventure of the 90s, but the remake of Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars is definitely a stand-out title on the Wii.
  3. 80
    Excellent pointer controls, iffy motion controls, and a script and setting that meshes together old and new sounds great on paper/screen, but shelling out 40 pounds for it will leave you feeling short-changed.
  4. 75
    Although it's held back by a few presentation issues, Broken Sword on the Wii still holds up quite well and provides as engaging and entertaining experience as it ever did.
  5. Broken Sword turned out to be a pretty decent adventure game that shouldn't be missed by the old and the new fans. The game has everything a good adventure should have and even offers a little bit more. The only thing we can nag about is the lack of extras after waiting almost thirteen years.
  6. The game isn't ashamed of displaying its roots, whether they are in the form of point-and-click gameplay or 90's animation.
  7. 59
    A largely unremarkable point-and-click offering that's unlikely to spawn a radical revival for the genre or lure PC gamers away from the (still) superior mouse controller. Wii owners looking for a richer, more modern gaming experience that comes packed with charm and convincingly tests grey matter would be well advised to seek out the criminally unappreciated Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. morrimorri
    May 4, 2009
    It's a good port from PC, but it has an inconvenience, almost in Spanish version: the people who puts their voices to the characters ara different in the new situations, and it is a little annoying. Expand
  2. BobB
    Apr 4, 2009
    First, the bad: There is at least one bug in the game that prevents you from finishing. I am about 80% through the game, and the next destination the map is grayed out, and the game is no longer able to continue -- even as the hint system tells that destination is where I need to go, right now. Alas, as mildly entertaining as the game was, I refuse to restart the game from scratch. The presentation of the original portion of the game is clearly dated, and the newly added portion of the game is very brief and inconsequential to the plot. There aren't too many point-and-click adventure games on the Wii, though, so this Wii port may be your cup-of-tea if you enjoy the genre. The hint system helps move it along if the you miss one of several easily overlooked items, even though walkthroughs can be found easily on the web for this old game. Lastly, this is one of the many games that annoyingly do not take up the entire 16x9 display area. Expand
  3. NoboardJ
    May 3, 2009
    Potential to be a great gae, but shocking gameplay mechanics have left me stuck after the first section. Knowing what to do is simple, their insitance at using the Wiimote for precise movements make continuation impossible. Such a shame and warning to developers not to force pointless wii mechanics into all games, they n break them. Expand