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5.0 out of 5 stars Return of a classic, 17 April 2009
This review is from: Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars - Directors Cut (Nintendo DS) (Video Game)
I really loved Broken sword when it came out "back in the day" and have played every itteration of it since then. (along with a bunch of lesser "pretender" titles) I snapped it up when they remade it for the gameboy advance, but found it frustrating due to the small screen and controls hampering, what are some very logical and well structured puzzles. I was concerned this would be the case with this DS re-hash of Shadow of the Templars, but i was not dissapointed. The interface is very tidy, meaning that the only thing stopping progression through the games' gripping story is your imagination and puzzle-solving skills, as opposed to just not seeing X object required. (Discworld Noir i'm looking at you!!!!)

The DS's unique assets also suit the game and aren't used in a gimmicky way, they actually enhance the gameplay. The two screens also help with adventuring, and you can always see your character's face, and thus their subsequent reactions to what you discover over the course of the adventure. A minor addition but it improved the experience all the same.

I'm generally frustrated by the state of gaming at the moment, with a constant stream of dodgy remakes and ports flooding the shelves; and an even larger tidal wave of terrible games using the wii/DS controls for gimmicky mini-games following in its wake. This game therefore serves as a ray of hope for me, as it is one of the few games i have played in the past 10 years where the plot actually meant something, and i generally was interested enough to follow it to its conclusion. Not only that but its also a very good remake, being both true to the original, whilst also building on its winning formula. The dialogue is genuinely witty and funny as well, at the same time as being very quotable.

For those like me who have already played the game through back in the 90's on pc, there is much to the directors cut that may peak your interest still. Not only is this the only faithful portable adaptation of broken sword to date, (the GBA just didn't make the cut for this type of gaming) the game also includes several new sections where you play Nico including a section that precedes George Stobbart's introduction to the tale.

Overall a great purchase for anyone who likes good stories, murder mysteries or good games in general. Fingers crossed the equally excellent Broken Sword 2 also gets a remake with such attention to detail.
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Initial post: 8 Apr 2011 16:19:34 BDT
AMG says:
And best of all they ditched the Goat Puzzle.

'Back in the day'? Now that makes me feel old.
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