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Broken Sword - The Shadow of The Templars. Wii
Broken Sword (Wii)
Member Name: loulou22
Broken Sword (Wii)
Advantages: Addictive. Good Longevity
Disadvantages: see review
Broken Sword - The Shadow Of The Templars - Directors Cut. Nintendo Wii
** The Background of Broken Sword **
Broken Sword was originally released back in 1997 on a few different consoles including the Sony Playstation 1, this was where I first discovered and became slightly addicted to the game, so as you can imagine when I found out there is now a Wii version I found this quite exciting and had to make a purchase, and now I am here to review this purchase for you...
** Broken Sword - The Shadow Of The Templars - Directors Cut - The Game **
Broken Sword - The Shadow Of The Templars - Directors Cut is a strategy game on the Nintendo Wii in which you must solve the mystery surrounding a clown bombing a French Cafe.
Upon inserting the game you will see the usual adverts and will be taken to a fairly basic menu with the options of New Game, Continue or Options.
At the start of new game you will be shown a video of a clown setting off a bomb in a quiet cafe in France, following this reasonably short clip you will then start the game playing the character George Stobart, an American who is visiting Paris and takes it upon himself to play detective and with the help of a reporter called Nico who George meets and your help solve the bombing and catch the killer.
Using the Wii remote in a simple "point and click" fashion you will then move not only around Paris but also around Ireland, Syria, Spain and Scotland, solving puzzles, talking to tourists, police, doctors and sometimes even posing as them to get people to co-operate and answer your questions. Using a combination of exploration, wits, skill and down right lies and deceit you must solve the mystery of not only who the clown bomber is but also why the cafe was bombed?
The main screen of the game stays almost the same throughout the game, in each corner there is a different option of either Options, to save or load your game, check the controls or look in Georges Diary. Hint, to receive a hint to help you in the part of the game you in. Bag of Collected items - as it sounds really, a bag with random items George has collected along his travels to help solve the mystery.
The sound in the game is basic, but really basic sound is all you need as not to be distracted from the game. The graphics are also basic, but definitely a step up from the PS1 version and reasonably smooth.
The controls are very simple, mainly point and click and press A to talk and to use or operate items and press B to look closer at things or have a description of an item.
I found this game to be very addictive as I wanted to solve the mystery and I have spent many days at work drinking lots of coffee due to staying up too late playing this game. However unless you are the gamer who would want to play again to try and beat your previous time taken or amount of hints used then I would say this game literally only has the lifetime of however long it takes you to complete.
Broken Sword - The Shadow Of The Templars - Directors Cut cost me £12.99 from Play in the summer of 2010.
** My Experience and Opinion **
I have played this game for many hours and have finally completed it! I found it very enjoyable and easy to play with regards to controls. I found the game itself a great challenge, it was very easy at times and just a simple case of using common sense but then at other times the story would take a twist depending on questions that you choose to ask people and their responses. I would definitely recommend this game to you if you have the patience to sit for hours solving mysteries... and hours is probably an understatement as this game has so many twists and puzzles in it that you will be addicted quite possibly for weeks!
Summary: A great game with many twists
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