Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut (Nintendo Wii, 2009)
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- srflotrguyApr 3, 2011by
Great for fans of PC style point & click adventures !
BROKEN SWORD - Shadow Of The Templars - The Director's Cut -<br>First of all this game works extremely well of the Nintendo Wii System.<br>The Wii Mote is the perfect interface for this style of computer point and click adventure game. The balance of all the aspects of gameplay is perfect.<br>The story will pull you right in and it is a hard game to stop playing.<br>You move your character around by just simply pointing to an area and clicking the A button. It is very easy to just pick up and play this game.<br>You play as two characters in the game, swapping back and forth between the two of them at different points of the game, the first is a French Photo Journalist named Nico Collard, and the second is an American Tourist named George.<br>You point the Wii Mote at the screen and look for clues, find and collect items that you add to your inventory, which you will use at different points of the game,talk to people, investigate / sleuth, solve puzzles, some of the puzzles can be difficult but fortuneately there is a hint system which you can either leave turned off and get no help at all or turn it on and simply click the question mark that appreas in the upper right hand corner of the screen to get a hint for the area you are at.<br>This is a GREAT game for fans of this genere.<br>I beleive it also would be appealing to many other people as well, the characters can be witty, sarcastic, and a bit edgy.<br>I was very impressed with the dialogue in the game. The voice acting is first rate, and the writing for the games dialogue is excellent.<br>The more you play you will just want to keep going and get to the bottom of the very interesting mystery.<br>The graphics look very good, they look very cartoony, and the style works very well in this game.<br>In closing, this game is GREAT, a 5 out of 5.<br>I was very pleased and enjoyed it immensely !Read full review
- oldhat11Jan 9, 2012by
Great puzzle solving game
I purchased this game as I am a proplem solver not a fighting gamer. This is challanging and I enjoy the puzzles .Not as sensitive to the solutions and seems to require using the clues to progress. i am just learning this game and I am sure it is user error not the ame format. I would purchase more games like this.
- blacktrunkxJan 19, 2010by
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (Wii)
If you like mystery and puzzle solving point and click adventure games, then this is a must have. Very good mystery story that keeps you into the game till the end. Alot of the puzzles are VERY hard as well as trying to figure out what to do next to advance in the story. There is a hint option that you will use quite alot to help get through the game. Some of the solutions will really tick you off! The game was also rather short. Graphics were ok considering the game origianlly came out for the PC around the mid/late 90's i believe. Overall a good game 7.5/10 in my book. I would've given it an 8 if the game was longer.
- rewind-finderJun 6, 2009by
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut
"Paris in the fall…" these are the words the original game opened with and we remember that autumn in 1996 like it was a real-life adventure we all experienced. Broken Sword has always been the perfect combination of a warm lovely holiday and an adventure of mystery and murder! Well over a decade later the game is being brought to a new generation of gamers on the Wii and DS, but this is no direct port of the PC and PlayStation classic. The Director’s Cut includes hours of new gameplay.<br><br>Those with fond memories of the game will be perturbed to find that great opening “Paris in the fall” sequence has been moved along and the game now opens with an entirely new sequence where you control our hero, George’s love interest Nico. Nico’s tacked-on adventure offers a chance to delve deeper into the game’s incredibly deep plot.<br><br>New players might get a shock when the game moves into the original content, and suddenly the voiceover sound and cut scenes get a bit murky and show their age. Once you get past these surface annoyances, though, it becomes clear that Broken Sword is still one of the best point-and-click adventures ever made and will enthrall you for hours now as it did back in the day.<br><br>Our American tourist hero George Stobbart stumbles into a murky world of religious history and conspiracy that existed before The Da Vinci Code was even a glint in Dan Brown’s eye. The pointing and clicking, now done with a wiimote or a DS stylus, improves upon the PC mouse with helpful icons and object manipulation. A new helpful hint system and a diary keep players on track too. That Parisian autumn will come flooding back for those who were there – and for the newcomer, a wonderful trip awaits you.Read full review