Sunday, April 24, 2011

Broken Sword

One of the best Point&Click adventure games ever created is called Broken Sword. ("Baphomets Fluch" as in the german version)

You start as George Stobbart who is on vacation in Paris, when suddenly a bomb placed by a clown detonates. George decides to investigate in this murder case and gets caught up in a dangerous story including attractive photo journalist Nico Collard, a mysterious cult and conspiracies about the Knights Templar.

While progressing in this game, George travals all around the world to find the murderer. Later in the game there are many possibilities to die, which are hardly avoidable when playing for the first time.

Although i like nearly all Point&Click adventures, this one is a special. You are not in a fantasy world and don't want to become a pirate (:>). You are just a normal person and want to find a murderer. It feels like you're right in a crime thriller. Additionally the researches in history facts reminds one of movies like "The Da Vinci Code" or "National Treasure".

Meanwhile there exist 4 official games. The first 2 are controlled by traditional Point&Click mechanism. Part 3 was the first with 3D graphics and is controlled either with a gamepad or keyboard. Part 4 has also 3D graphics but Point&Click control were used again.
Other than these 4 there was a fanproject called "Broken Sword 2.5" created by MindFactory.

I recommend to play at least part 1 and part 2, those were definitely the best of the series.
Thanks for reading :)

48 comments:

  1. Yeah this was a pretty good game, my favorite ever point and click was SPQR, a lot more like myst than broken sword though.

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  2. Shall look into this. I like point and click games but I don't really know many of them.

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  3. Thanks, great thing to keep in mind in case I ever get bored

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  4. Reminds me of Monkey Island. I loved those games..

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  5. good review of a good series. Well done

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  6. I remember this game! I wish point and click games still existed in the mainstream.

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  7. That looks really cool! i'll have to give it a go

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  8. I played this game as a kid. I loved it!

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  9. Yeah this badboy was a classic, loved it ;D

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  10. Love point & click. Just recently started Monkey Island..... again!

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  11. Some good times playing the Broken Sword games

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  12. looks awesome! should try it sometime

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  13. i might check this out, thanks. :D

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  14. Love it, played all of them. Reminds me of my childhood.

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  15. looks pretty sweet i'll have to check it out

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  16. Looks ok. Will have to check it out.

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  17. I love point and click adventures. Not myst though. :0

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  18. I love your blog. This game is great. +1follower

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  19. Its an awesome game even though its graphics are kinda bleh.

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  20. this definately looks like a game i would try!

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  21. Haha it looks a bit old but I will try it

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  22. I remember this game back in the days lol

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  23. These point and click games seem to be coming back with a vengeance

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  24. Adventure games...so. many. painful. memories! O.O

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  25. Looks interesting, I wonder how it will play...

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  26. Another blogger from Austria hey! Adventures are the best ohhh nostalgia.... Will buy this one

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  27. sounds pretty good ill have to look this up. thanks

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  28. Shall look into this. I like point and click games but I don't really know many of them.

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  29. Oh adventure games - it's too bad they've all but died out. I'm hoping with cell phones some come out in the near future, but it looks like they're all moving to 3D before that can happen.

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  30. Looks like a good game, I might try to find a copy of it

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  31. hmm ill have to see if tis is any good

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  32. this post makes me wanna play it now

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  33. one of my favourite game series'

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  34. The picture reminds me of futurama.

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