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Broken Sword 2.5 – Return Of The Templars – Review


This is just a quick review on a FREE game that’s out there on the interwebz. Everyone may not remember the old Broken Sword games, but they are a series of point and click adventure/puzzle games (in style with Monkey Island) where you take the role as George. This is not supposed to be a huge review where I go through every aspect of the game, it’s more of a fan review of the old classic point and click games which I love. Broken Sword 2 is very close to my heart being one of my favorites when it comes to this type of games.

As I said earlier this is a completely fan made production, but from the feeling of the game and the look of the game, it feels more like a well created version for a handheld. Why do I suggest it for a handheld, well mostly for the small puzzles. What I’ve felt is that you never really get stuck in this game and of course for the most part this is a good thing. I believe it’s also a good thing if you want to be able to please a bigger crowd, but the people looking for this game and playing it, are surely mostly fans of the genre and game. With that I feel as though they could have challenged us a bit more.

The story of the game is mostly well written and the dialog really feels like Broken Sword, the only problem I’m having with the dialog is the fact that they haven’t found the most amazing voice actors, of course they’re doing a good job but the feeling in their voice is sometimes a bit unfitting. There’s also some difference in sound editing that surprised me at times, but nothing to serious.

The most important part of this game is the fact that it’s fun and it brings some good old memories of a genre that seems forgotten. Even though simple at times, you will struggle your way through the game, to the very end and let the story unfold.
I had a blast, thanks you!

Once again, this game is FREE! Give it a try. ^^

The last months were quite a blow of fate to George Stobbart. First he had to leave Nico for one year because of an important trip to the USA, then his beloved grandfather died of a cancerous growth. But that was not everything. When George receives a telegram from France one day he already has a foreboding of evil. The consigner is–Nicole Collard, Paris, France. His presentiment shall turn into cruel certainty: Nico is dead! “First my grandpa and now Nico?”, George thinks and takes the first plane to Paris.

On his arrival: Rain, storm, like an appropriate divine answer to George’s situation. In Nico’s apartment the next shock: Nico is alive. Totally bewildered he tells her about the telegram but Nico seems not to be surprised. On the contrary, she asks George to leave the apartment. She does not seem to take delight in the unexpected reunion.

Still sorting his thoughts in the Cafe della Chandelle Verte–where everything began–George hears an alarming story about Nico from Andre Lobineau making the unpleasant thought germinate in him that the Neo-Templars could still exist…