Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (The Director's Cut) Wii

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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: 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. While it does occasionally creak under its years, at its heart Shadow of the Templars is an enthralling, sumptuous adventure with wonderful characters and a marvelous sense of wit and charm. The kind of things that just never get old.
  4. 75
    Ultimately, there’s a sense that Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut can’t quite reconcile its attempts to incorporate updated gaming sensibilities with its need to maintain the sort of respectful reverence demanded by fans. The result is a game that flounders unevenly between both extremes and never quite gels as an overall experience. However, for all its inconsistencies, Broken Sword is still an undoubted masterclass in videogame storytelling.
  5. Other than the disappointing lack of a spruce up for the sound and cut-scenes, only the lazy racial stereotyping of much of the cast and the occasional interloping of slightly crass sexual humour into an otherwise very family-friendly script (despite the murders, obviously) mar an otherwise-excellent adaptation of a genre classic.
  6. Despite starting to show its age horribly this is still an engrossing point-and-click adventure. [May 2009, p.76]
  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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  1. morrimorri
    May 4, 2009
    8
    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 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. Collapse
  2. BobB
    Apr 4, 2009
    6
    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 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
    3
    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 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