‘Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered’ is a stunning update to the multi million-selling original. While investigating a ruthless drug gang, journalist Nico Collard unexpectedly comes across an ancient artifact.
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Acquista Broken Sword 2 - the Smoking Mirror

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Acquista Broken Sword Trilogy

Include 3 articoli: Broken Sword: Director's Cut, Broken Sword 2 - the Smoking Mirror: Remastered, Broken Sword 3 - the Sleeping Dragon

 

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7.9/10 – Gamespot

“This is a sequel that has it all: laughs, danger, drama, romance… and a lucky lump of coal.”
9.5/10 – Alternative Magazine Online

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‘Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered’ is a stunning update to the multi million-selling original. While investigating a ruthless drug gang, journalist Nico Collard unexpectedly comes across an ancient artifact. Little can she know that the ornately carved obsidian stone will lead her, and her adventuring companion George Stobbart, into a mysterious escapade of intrigue and deceit, in which they must overcome powerful forces and antagonists who will stop at nothing to fulfil their evil ambitions.

Torment and terror, sacrificial rituals, and bloody massacre is unearthed beneath a veil of Mayan mystery. Kidnap, stolen treasure, astronomy, and deadly drug baron are the least of the duo’s worries, as divine forces threaten to annihilate mankind! Nerve, cunning and guile are essential in order to conquer in this compelling adventure, guaranteed to leave you with an aching brain and a beating heart. Are you up to the challenge?

Along with an exclusive new interactive digital comic, from ‘Watchmen’ co-creator Dave Gibbons, the game boasts fully animated facial expressions, enhanced graphics throughout, high quality music as well as a context-sensitive hint system, and diary.

  • Over 60 characters with which to interact
  • A multitude of highly detailed locations to explore
  • Hundreds of mind-bending puzzles and clues to collect
  • Beautiful classically animated sequences
  • Stunning music from world-famous composer, Barrington Pheloung

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 98/XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 Mb
    • Graphics: Direct X 5.0 compatible card
    • DirectX®: 5.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 600 Mb
    • Sound: Direct X compatible card
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later
    • Hard Drive: 1GB free space
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 7 febbraio
Secondo capitolo del punta e clicca "stile classico" che si rispetti.
Leggermente inferiore al predecessore per quanto riguarda la storia, molto meglio strutturato per enigmi e grado di sfida.
Piacevole e divertente può dare veramente filo da torcere al giocatore di avventure poco esperto!
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7 persone su 7 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
0.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 dicembre 2014
Personal rating: 7/10

PROS:
+ great story telling
+ atmosphere of an adventure
+ (mostly) fun puzzles
+ no clumsy & ugly 3D graphics (like in BS3 & BS4)
+ good voice acting
+ most compatibility issues fixed in Remastered version

CONS:
- some puzzles make less sense
- hints added by the Remastered version take from the challenge
- "quick time events" which feel a bit out of place compared to the point&click style

Comment:
I first played this game over a decade ago. I picked it up before playing BS1. Along with my dad we would sit down and try to solve the puzzles and find the correct item combinations to move us forward in the storyline. The game felt relaxing and I really enjoyed that time. I finished it a couple of times since then and I got this Remastered version to see if it can replace my decaying CDs and to see a fix for the compatibility issues the game had. And yes, this Remastered edition is worth it. BS2 is not the best game in the world but it's fun and enjoyable. Very relaxing too, apart from the QTEs where you had to time something otherwise you were screwed. While I get the concept it felt out of place for this adventure game style. I also do not like the hints but simply just because I played the original version and I see how it takes the challenge out. But that is just my opinion on them. Overall a good game worth your time so I recommend it to all fans of the point&click genre.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 dicembre 2014
If you haven't played the first Broken Sword, go do that first. Although it isn't really necessary to understand the plot, there are a few references that you'll miss which might diminish the experience. Anyway, the Smoking Mirror was a very good sequel. It didn't really change anything from the original, but that's a good thing. The new plot is pretty interesting and takes you to new and exotic locations. If you liked Broken Sword 1, I don't see why you wouldn't like this one. It was a bit short, but still very enjoyable throughout the entire game. Lots of funny and memorable moments, definitely worth the occasional frustration caused by some of the puzzles. Besides, you can always just use a walkthrough if you get really stuck.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 13 gennaio
A Review Mostly for me so I know I’ve completed the story, as well as feedback on the game.

My Thoughts:- The 2nd Broken Sword game where a few improvements have been made to the art and the game itself, George and Nicole are back on another adventure this time to save the world.
Just like the 1st game it’s a point n click adventure game with more puzzles.
Has a Help system to give you hints on how to progress in the game although will spoil the achievement of you doing it for yourself.

Achievements:- N/A

What Could Be Added:- Achievements

Rating:- 7 / 10
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 18 aprile
Playtime: 5h + 2h45m (Online + Offline)

A worthy sequel to the first Broken Sword, Broken Sword and the Smoking Mirror mantains all the positive aspects from the previous installment on the series and on some cases even improves them. The only con in relation to the first game is the playtime, which I found it shorter by some 3 hours. Anyhow, Broken Sword 2 deals, yet again, with an interesting theme, this time, the Mayans and their myth of the god Tezcatlipoca. It's different from the Templars and in a good way. The graphics and animations are pretty much the same and Broken Sword still can achieve to be a comical game at some stages. The ending was the only aspect I found a bit disappointing, as it looked to be kind of rushed out and after the main enemy had been dealt with... It simply ended. Concluding, if you enjoyed the first Broken Sword - you will most surely enjoy the second one.

PS: Broken Sword 5 is the next game I am gonna play from the series. Through reading some reviews on Broken Sword 3 and 4 I came to the conclusion that they are not worth playing or buying because they diverge from their point&click ancestors. Please let me know if you think they are worth playing, and thanks in advance.
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16 persone su 17 (94%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 1 marzo 2014
A great sequel which maintains the charm of the first game (same colourful characters, same witty dialogues) . A must have for any fan of the series.
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11 persone su 11 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 28 aprile 2014
Broken Sword 2 offers pretty much identical gameplay to the first one. The story on this one felt less than believable and was often times plain comical. Like the first one, this is a very casual adventure; the puzzles are extremely easy, plus the blue markers remove any difficulty in finding whatever you need. There is also a hint system in the unlikely event you ever get stuck. The movement is still slow paced. Often times you have to wait for an animation sequence to complete and you can't double-click to run or quickly move from one location to the next. Overall, it was is a reasonably well done adventure game that feels a little dated.
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14 persone su 18 (78%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
4.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 1 dicembre 2013
Very interesting sequel to the first amazing Broken Sword game. Whilst not as good as the original, I feel this game still belongs in the hall of fame for point and click adventures.

It continues all the great elements that the first game had, and has it's own interesting continuation of the characters. The only downside to this game I feel is the character artwork for Nicole, the artwork portraying her character animation looks horrible compared to the facial conversation artwork, I can't believe they didn't improve it.

Still, it's a great game to play.
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8 persone su 8 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 gennaio 2014
Broken Sword 2 is a decent sequel to Broken Sword 2, but definitely weaker than the original. The story is not as good, with a far more black and white us vs them (while the original had three factions which made the story more interesting). For the longest time I was afraid they had remade Nico into nothing but a side-character who does nothing but get rescued, but luckily she does get to do more stuff later in the game.

The biggest let down was the number of time-wasting puzzles though. I.e. puzzles that are not hard to figure out, but takes a long time to do... or in the case of the jungle section, not even to do, just walking around (in the directors cut of the first game it was possible to fasttravel by dubbelclicking... the remastered version of the second does not seem to have that). Or when you want to tie two things together with a rope and you click on one of them and George instead says it would be better to tie it to the other first... instead of just doing that.
Together with some puzzles that have frankly stupid or contrived solutions (or the puzzles themselves are contrived) it certainly makes it weaker than the first game and far shorter. Sure it took me 7h vs the 10h of the original, but I'd still say it was half as short... the additional two hours felt artificially prolonged by the time-wasting aspect of some of the puzzles.

However, while it is IMO weaker than the first game, it is still a good adventure game. If you enjoyed the first you will probably enjoy this one for the most part. If you haven't played the first, start with that instead.
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10 persone su 12 (83%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 25 novembre 2013
Point and click adventure classic. Just like the predecessor it is a must play for fan of the genre. Solid story, beautiful graphics and memorable characters. 8/10


NOTE: It goes very often on sale with the first game in the series.
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8 persone su 9 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 dicembre 2013
Those who are fans of point-and-click adventures will love this as the logic train derailed sometime between the first and second game and you Will be needing that help system or a heap of patience; to be honest, probably both. Definitely a great series for the genre with a mostly solid plot and an actual possibility of dying this time around. The only downside I can see is a comparitively short play time compared to the first game even with the two unnecessarily long puzzles towards the end.
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8 persone su 9 (89%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 31 agosto 2014
Classic. Nice story. Has few easter eggs. Runs on GNU/Linux. What else do you need?
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5 persone su 5 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
24.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 agosto 2014
An excellent sequel to the classic Broken Sword. It has all the compelling adventuring and puzzle solving of the first game, this time much of it in South America. The main remastering is the addition of portraits of the characters during dialogue to make conversations less boring. A highly recommended and under-rated adventure game, especially if you like the first Broken Sword.
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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 23 giugno 2014
Let me just start off with saying i'm not a huge fan of the Point and Click genre, but when I saw Broken Sword 2 it looked like a pretty cool game. When I first booted up the game the menu was lacking in detail, but that was not what I was here for. When I got into the game I was greeted with a honestly cool cartoon for the first part of the game. So then there I was in the game that I would love. The story is great, characters are great, point and click mechanics are great, great puzzles, ETC.
Overall 10/10
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4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.0 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 2 ottobre 2014
Beautifully animated 2D graphics, great humour and improved gameplay! Loved the first one and I'm loving this too.
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3 persone su 3 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
5.1 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 15 luglio 2014
As much fun as the first, I thought Broken Sword 2 was even more enjoyable. The art style and the voice acting and writing are excellent, and I felt very engaged with the story and the puzzles. That said many puzzles, even the early ones were too difficult for me without a bunch of hints, but at least the game acknowledges that with the in-game hints, and it's quite possible that has more to do with me being terrible at puzzles than with the game! Really enjoyed, a must-buy for anyone who likes point and click adventure games, and I'm looking forward to playing the next installment.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
6.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 ottobre 2014
Enjoyable romp that's not quite as epic as the first game, but the graphics are slightly improved and it's still an enjoyable adventure.
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2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 10 ottobre 2014
Lovely presentation, very sharp dialog, great characters and a huge barrel of fun! I haven't had a game that made me laugh for eons!
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
7.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 maggio 2014
I haven't competed the game yet but is great. This is my first point and click adventure I've ever actually played and I'm thinking about getting some more because of this one. If you like mysteries and adventure then this game is for you. I really recommend this game to anyone who wants to get into point and click adventure games.
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1 persone su 1 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
8.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 24 maggio 2014
Just completed with the game. Not too bad but I still prefer the story progression of the first.
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