‘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 Trilogy

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

 

Recensioni

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

Informazioni sul gioco

‘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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Mastiff [BV]
( 1.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 21 aprile
Punta e clicca vecchio stile, il continuo del primo Broken sword, praticamente non è cambiato nulla dal primo, stesso stile stessa grafica avventura avvincente.
Consigliatissimo per gli amanti del genere
ctwmitch
( 11.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 10 aprile
As this is a Remaster version, the animation was much better than the first one.

However, some parts of the storyline still quite odd.

Anyway, this one still with quite high quality and worth playing.
antoeboli
( 6.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 8 aprile
Uno dei pilastri delle avventure grafiche anni 90' e di sempre . Insieme al primo ,tra i migliori episodi della saga inventata da C.Cecil , con una trama ricca e appassionante , colpi di scena.
Finito diverse volte sulla prima play ed ora in questo adattamento per pc direttamente da dispositivo mobile , rimane un grandissimo capolavoro di altri tempi , dove enigmi, musiche e doppiaggio in italiano la fanno da padrone .
Enigmi forse talvolta ripetitivi in troppe situazioni , dove bisogna rifare una stessa azione per ben 2 volte , ma molto validi e non mancheranno le situazioni in cui rimarrete bloccati per lungo tempo .
Non siamo ai livelli del primo , con capre che non volevano farci passare , ma è un tasso di difficoltà notevole , in voga con quelli anni.
Nella remastered si notano le aggiunte dei primi piani disegnati e animati, durante i dialoghi dei personaggi , e le parti dove si può interagire vengono delineate da un alone blu , cosa che facilita leggermente il gameplay.
Come scritto poco fa , le musiche , e il sonoro , i dialoghi , sono strepitosi e rimangono impressi anche dopo averci giocato , con momenti di ironia e motivetti incalzanti quando stiamo per indovinare un enigma .
Fosse possibile vi consiglierei la vecchia versione , perchè la remastered nonostante qualche miglioria non sono riuscito a giocarla a schermo pieno(magari è solo un mio problema) . Ma comunque rimane un acquisto obbligato per chi è un fan del genere !
UthersonL [PL]
( 9.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 4 aprile
My favourite game in the series. Some puzzles are not very obvious to figure out, but it's still easier to follow the game's logic that it is with most point-and-click adventure games of its time.
lewrker
( 5.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 2 aprile
More of the same. Still funny, still really 'average' in all other respects.
Sugi
( 10.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 15 marzo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odH49AVOOck
Broken Sword 2 Remastered Review
The game takes place after 6 months of the first game following the story of Nico and George. Instead of templars they will be following a lead regarding a Mayan Artifact </Synopsis>. Some critics/fans held Shadow of templars better than Smoking mirror but for my personally tastes i find this game lot better. Not only from dialogue aspects and better graphics, but also from story/length. Its somewhat shorter than previous game, but thats how i prefer my Adventure games (Not too long)

Great Points
  • Better story than in first game, less siderailing & filler hubs
  • Cool characters making return from first game
  • Mayan's are pretty cool subject
  • Great & Funny dialogue
Bad Points
  • Some very minor bugs do occur by clicking sometimes the objectives (Nothing too drastic)
  • Was wishing for more puzzles, first game had more
Awesomo 2000
( 6.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 9 marzo
2nd Broken Sword might not be as good as first one, but it is still great adventure game. Templars are gone and now the main antagonist lurks in old Mayan (or is it) Aztec mythology. George and Nico are on the case, now you can play as Nicol as well.
Chicken Boo
( 7.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 6 marzo
Even though my guess is that most of the people who'll buy this game are familiar with the version that came out 19 years ago, I'd just assume there are new gamers who want to know whether it's worth checking out. So, here we go!

Broken Sword 2 - the Smoking Mirror is an adventure game that has its fair share of flaws. But oh boy, is it fun!

The game was released in 1997, back in the golden era of point and click adventure games (after the huge success of the first game), and I'm so happy to say it's aged quite well. In fact, I found the character portraits/facial expressions which are exclusive to the remastered edition completely unnecessary. Most of them are plain bad (starting with George's and Nico's) while others bear no resemblance to the actual characters they represent.

The Smoking Mirror is incredibly slow paced. You can't make your heroes run nor can you double-click on a location to be instantly transferred there. If you're striving for fast gameplay, you can rest assured there's none here.

One more thing - the game is very linear. Even though you get to travel the globe with George and Nico and visit so many places - most of them really colorful and interesting (bar London) - you are actually "stuck" in one place until you solve all the puzzles which are required to advance the story. Gone is the map from the first game that allows you to choose where you want to go and gives you the freedom of exploring the game the way you want it.

This also makes The Smoking Mirror shorter than many other games from the time (and more recent ones) - the game can be finished in 5-6 hours and there's not much to come back to once the main story is over (there are only a few easter eggs throughout the game).

Flaws aside, Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror is still a must for every (true) fan of adventure games. The story will get you hooked from the start and you'll want to get to the bottom of the mystery revolving around a stone of Mayan origin and a (missing) professor. Of course, being a classic adventure game, TSM will make you face all kinds of obstacles and puzzles that have to be solved using your brain. Most of them (I'd say 85%) are based on pure logic so you shouldn't have too many problems if you've played other adventure games (or you can always go with the popular method of using all your inventory items with world objects/characters until you get a winning combination). Also, the remastered version includes a progressive hint system, so you can find your way around even the most complex puzzles in no time.

Most of the characters have been voiced really well, while the music is nice and never gets in the way. There's just enough music to make for a relaxed atmosphere or a tense moment. The ambient sounds are also up to par.

One final thing to note is that there are a few places where making the wrong decision will get your hero(es) killed. If you haven't played classic adventure games from the 90s, you may find this strange, but it was considered perfectly normal back then. So, save often and you won't have to restart the game from a much earlier point.

All in all, Broken Sword - The Smoking Mirror is the sequel to a fantastic adventure game that tries to keep the winning formula (more or less) intact and make some things even simpler, resulting in a casual-player-friendly title. The remastered version goes one step further in this regard and throws a hint system (and a nice diary) in the mix, making sure that you never get stuck and that you finish what could've definitely been a longer story (with a rushed final chapter) even faster. Still, it's more than deserving of your attention, especially if you get it on sale.
saeba79
( 8.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 6 marzo
Il gioco mi ha presentato alcuni piccoli bug, niente di trascendentale. Ad esempio, soprattutto all'inizio, il labiale dei personaggi nei riquadri della versione rimasterizzata andavano in modalità ultrarapida rispetto a quello che stavano dicendo. Oppure, mi è capitato più spesso, il gioco si bloccava con la freccia del mouse che diventava grigio quando si capiva che doveva esserci una sequenza animata prima di passare alla modalità di gioco. E' bastato ricaricare e prima o poi si riesce ad andare avanti.
La trama è molto bella, ma ha perso parecchio rispetto al primo episodio. E sempre come nel primo episodio, adoro l'accento francese nel doppiaggio di Nico Collard.
I riquadri dei personaggi della versione rimasterizzata potevano essere fatti meglio, ma non si può pretendere molto.
La grafica, soprattutto nei fondali e nelle animazioni, è migliorata parecchio, soprattutto nella resa cromatica.
Anche le musiche non sono niente male, accompagnano bene la storia senza essere invadente.
Se consideriamo che è un gioco di oltre 15 anni fa, pollice su!
E' sempre un piacere (ri)giocare a certe avventure grafiche!
Dico
( 5.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 27 febbraio
SIMULATORE DI CAMMINATE

Dopo aver giocato a tutti i Broken Sword sono giunto alla conclusione che per puro caso il primo titolo sia uscito un capolavoro nonchè pietra miliare del genere.

Davvero non so spiegarmi come possano aver potuto produrre questo seguito così insipido, così insignificante dal punto di vista narrativo e degli enigmi inesistenti.

E' tutto estremamente lineare, praticamente l'unico assaggio di avventura si ha negli ultimi 10 minuti di gioco a ridosso del finale.

Inconcepibile che per proseguire nel gioco in certi scenari bisogna spendere minuti e minuti ad andare da A e B (massimo da una schermata all'altra non di più) e parlare con il tizio X poi ritornare indietro e parlare col tizio Y...ripetere questa cosa più volte, il tutto accompagnato da animazioni estremamente lente (senza motivo apparente hanno tolto la possibilità del "quick travel" facendo doppio clic in una zona di entrata/uscita dalla schermata quindi bisogna sorbirsi tutta la passeggiata lentissima), è davvero frustrante specie perchè non si passa tempo a risolvere enigmi e ad usare il cervello ma ci si scartavetra le palle.

I pochi enigmi che ci sono sono perlopiù guidati e 8 volte su 10 si risolvono tutti interagendo con gli oggetti presenti nella stessa schermata, vale a dire tutto ciò che serve lo si trova li. Non c'è bisogno di aprire l'inventario e scervellarsi.

Il top è rappresentato dal fatto che su 40 personaggi nel gioco (numero a caso), almeno 25 sono interpretati dallo stesso attore (il doppiatore di BATMAN della serie animata anni '90) ma per questo non ce la si può prendere con i creatori del gioco quanto con chi ha fatto il doppiaggio..

Una desolazione tremenda, davvero, passare dal primo Broken Sword capolavoro in tutto e per tutto (giocate la versione originale e non la cagata della director's cut perchè taglia un sacco di dialoghi e le possibilità di morire) a questo e poi ai seguiti in 3d mi ha fatto capire che lo sviluppatore ha avuto la fortuna del principiante. Gli altri titoli sono godibili ma assolutamente da non spenderci più sopra più di 2€ ciascuno.

5/10 - MADONNA BURATTINAIA
Whiplash1993
( 9.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 23 febbraio
Adoravo giocare a questo titolo anni fa sulla PS1. Adesso la versione Remastered gode di diverse novità, come l'aggiunta delle note personali del protagonista, un menù di suggerimenti per chi dovesse bloccarsi e un miglioramento grafico generale di gioco e dei filmati. Inoltre per rendere più attivi i dialoghi sono stati introdotti dei riquadri che riproducono le movenze facciali, le espressioni che assumono i personaggi nelle determinate situazioni.
Freerider-Dave
( 7.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 29 gennaio
I Have been a Broken Sword Fan Since 1996 but when they released Broken Sword 3 I didnt get on with it and pretty much walked away from the series. I still had Broken Sword 1 & 2 to replay which were both fantastic. When I heard Broken Sword was coming back with Broken Sword 5 I had realised I really did walk away from the series as I didnt even know there was a 4th lol. Now that all 5 games have been released on Steam as an oldschool fan I will be playing through 1 & 2 again and then I will go into 3 and 4 with an open mind and look forward to the return to a 2d adventure game in 5. I have the original CD copy of 1 & 2, but when I saw they were re released as a remastered directors cut's on Steam I decided to buy them again.

Broken Sword 2 - The Smoking Mirror:Remastered

Again with a remastered version I was a little aprehensive, more so with BS2R as BS2 is my favourite BS to date (I havent played 3,4 & 5 yet. As we all know when creators go back and mess with things that were already great they can make alterations that will annoy returning fans etc.

With BS2R, they basically left the core game as the original was back in 1997. With BS1DC they took out some chunks and you couldent actually die as you could in the original 96 version. In BS2R they left the ability to die firmly in place and didnt take out the blood. The additions were nice like the new dialogue boxes and some new easter eggs which were not in the original.

I would recommend this game to Vetran Broken Sword fans to replay through this great game again. I would also strongly recommend this game to any other 2D adventure game fans (Grim Fandango, Monkey Island etc.) who may have missed the Broken Sword series.

Very pleased with this as I was back in 97.

I have yet to play 5 but lets hope with its success more Broken Swords will follow.
Clarke Ji Sung
( 0.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 24 gennaio
A classic would definitely reccomend one of the best point and click adventures out there.
BatGirlJack
( 8.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 14 gennaio
The more you play this series the more you grow to love it. Great hint system, interesting plot, oddly foibled protagonists that you'll soon adore, it's a great puzzle adventure game. Only downside is the slow walking speed. Uggg. So slow, but otherwise, I really like this game.
JessicaSullivan076
( 5.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 4 gennaio
Un pezzo d'infanzia, rigiocarci è sempre emozionante. Alcuni enigmi, anche a distanza di anni, sono in grado di farti uscire il sangue dal naso. Immenso George. <3
JD Herrera
( 6.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 3 gennaio
Broken Sword 2 - the Smoking Mirror: Remastered * 7/10

A fresh Remastered edition for a great sequel of Broken Sword. Again we see Our protagonists George and Nico Kicked straight in action... Well, maybe just George because Nico's being kidnapped by a huge thug from the empty house of a disappeared archeologist she was supposed to interview. So George finds himself tied to a chair with a posonous spider slowly approaching him.
I enjoyed the story from this chapter, the exotic locations you have to visit and the silly atomsphere and situations happening through the game are kind of a constant of the whole series. You will also meet some old friend from the first Broken Sword.
The interface is the same classic used in the previous game: a classic point & click setup, with mouse controls, a classic inventory system and most importantly many choices of subjects for dialogues with other characters. As a Remastered edition you can easily notice the backgrounds and the landscapes are improved. Unfortunately the characters are still rendered in poor resolution which I don't actually understand the reason behind this lack.

+++Pros+++
  • STORY. I really enjoyed this chapter, You jump into action, your investigations will bring you again all around the world but the most imortant is the end. I also really liked some funny moments, and the way towards the end George and Nico get separate sequences, to join back again.
  • RIDDLES. As usual all along the game there are Some nice puzzles, especially towards the end.
  • REMASTERED. This chapter has been remastered so you can enjoy even more all the locations and landscapes you'll run through the game, though...
---Cons---
  • HALF-REMASTERED. ...The characters look quite poorly detailed as if they're still the old animations from the original game which doesn't quite make sense to me.
  • ODD RIDDLES AND MAZE. Some Puzzles are not as good as the rest of the game or as the previous Broken Sword, not to mention the swamp maze where it was quite hard to figure the hot zones to go in other directions. But I guess it's just me being a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ because I bet that wasn't even meant to be that great maze I felt like.
  • RUSHED LAST SECTION. I had the feeling that the Story was a little rushed towards the end. It's not like it sucks, I alrady stated I enjoyed the plot. It's just that it looked rushed, somehow.
Fay
( 0.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 25 dicembre 2015
Look at this it's a poison dart the man says to the french waiter in front of an ex cop....
Laz
( 1.0 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 29 novembre 2015
The most important thing I learned from ths game is that olives are devil's butt nuggets.

But seriously, I got my hands on this game when I was about 9 years old and I've played it a thousand times ever since. It's awesome.
Patchouli Knowledge
( 1.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 14 novembre 2015
fabuloso
perisdr
( 9.2 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 8 novembre 2015
Great game! Much better than the first one. The dialogs and jokes are funnier and much better.
As always the ending always leaves speachless. Really enjoyed this one.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odH49AVOOck
Broken Sword 2 Remastered Review
The game takes place after 6 months of the first game following the story of Nico and George. Instead of templars they will be following a lead regarding a Mayan Artifact </Synopsis>. Some critics/fans held Shadow of templars better than Smoking mirror but for my personally tastes i find this game lot better. Not only from dialogue aspects and better graphics, but also from story/length. Its somewhat shorter than previous game, but thats how i prefer my Adventure games (Not too long)

Great Points
  • Better story than in first game, less siderailing & filler hubs
  • Cool characters making return from first game
  • Mayan's are pretty cool subject
  • Great & Funny dialogue
Bad Points
  • Some very minor bugs do occur by clicking sometimes the objectives (Nothing too drastic)
  • Was wishing for more puzzles, first game had more
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Even though my guess is that most of the people who'll buy this game are familiar with the version that came out 19 years ago, I'd just assume there are new gamers who want to know whether it's worth checking out. So, here we go!

Broken Sword 2 - the Smoking Mirror is an adventure game that has its fair share of flaws. But oh boy, is it fun!

The game was released in 1997, back in the golden era of point and click adventure games (after the huge success of the first game), and I'm so happy to say it's aged quite well. In fact, I found the character portraits/facial expressions which are exclusive to the remastered edition completely unnecessary. Most of them are plain bad (starting with George's and Nico's) while others bear no resemblance to the actual characters they represent.

The Smoking Mirror is incredibly slow paced. You can't make your heroes run nor can you double-click on a location to be instantly transferred there. If you're striving for fast gameplay, you can rest assured there's none here.

One more thing - the game is very linear. Even though you get to travel the globe with George and Nico and visit so many places - most of them really colorful and interesting (bar London) - you are actually "stuck" in one place until you solve all the puzzles which are required to advance the story. Gone is the map from the first game that allows you to choose where you want to go and gives you the freedom of exploring the game the way you want it.

This also makes The Smoking Mirror shorter than many other games from the time (and more recent ones) - the game can be finished in 5-6 hours and there's not much to come back to once the main story is over (there are only a few easter eggs throughout the game).

Flaws aside, Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror is still a must for every (true) fan of adventure games. The story will get you hooked from the start and you'll want to get to the bottom of the mystery revolving around a stone of Mayan origin and a (missing) professor. Of course, being a classic adventure game, TSM will make you face all kinds of obstacles and puzzles that have to be solved using your brain. Most of them (I'd say 85%) are based on pure logic so you shouldn't have too many problems if you've played other adventure games (or you can always go with the popular method of using all your inventory items with world objects/characters until you get a winning combination). Also, the remastered version includes a progressive hint system, so you can find your way around even the most complex puzzles in no time.

Most of the characters have been voiced really well, while the music is nice and never gets in the way. There's just enough music to make for a relaxed atmosphere or a tense moment. The ambient sounds are also up to par.

One final thing to note is that there are a few places where making the wrong decision will get your hero(es) killed. If you haven't played classic adventure games from the 90s, you may find this strange, but it was considered perfectly normal back then. So, save often and you won't have to restart the game from a much earlier point.

All in all, Broken Sword - The Smoking Mirror is the sequel to a fantastic adventure game that tries to keep the winning formula (more or less) intact and make some things even simpler, resulting in a casual-player-friendly title. The remastered version goes one step further in this regard and throws a hint system (and a nice diary) in the mix, making sure that you never get stuck and that you finish what could've definitely been a longer story (with a rushed final chapter) even faster. Still, it's more than deserving of your attention, especially if you get it on sale.
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I Have been a Broken Sword Fan Since 1996 but when they released Broken Sword 3 I didnt get on with it and pretty much walked away from the series. I still had Broken Sword 1 & 2 to replay which were both fantastic. When I heard Broken Sword was coming back with Broken Sword 5 I had realised I really did walk away from the series as I didnt even know there was a 4th lol. Now that all 5 games have been released on Steam as an oldschool fan I will be playing through 1 & 2 again and then I will go into 3 and 4 with an open mind and look forward to the return to a 2d adventure game in 5. I have the original CD copy of 1 & 2, but when I saw they were re released as a remastered directors cut's on Steam I decided to buy them again.

Broken Sword 2 - The Smoking Mirror:Remastered

Again with a remastered version I was a little aprehensive, more so with BS2R as BS2 is my favourite BS to date (I havent played 3,4 & 5 yet. As we all know when creators go back and mess with things that were already great they can make alterations that will annoy returning fans etc.

With BS2R, they basically left the core game as the original was back in 1997. With BS1DC they took out some chunks and you couldent actually die as you could in the original 96 version. In BS2R they left the ability to die firmly in place and didnt take out the blood. The additions were nice like the new dialogue boxes and some new easter eggs which were not in the original.

I would recommend this game to Vetran Broken Sword fans to replay through this great game again. I would also strongly recommend this game to any other 2D adventure game fans (Grim Fandango, Monkey Island etc.) who may have missed the Broken Sword series.

Very pleased with this as I was back in 97.

I have yet to play 5 but lets hope with its success more Broken Swords will follow.
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Broken Sword 2 - the Smoking Mirror: Remastered * 7/10

A fresh Remastered edition for a great sequel of Broken Sword. Again we see Our protagonists George and Nico Kicked straight in action... Well, maybe just George because Nico's being kidnapped by a huge thug from the empty house of a disappeared archeologist she was supposed to interview. So George finds himself tied to a chair with a posonous spider slowly approaching him.
I enjoyed the story from this chapter, the exotic locations you have to visit and the silly atomsphere and situations happening through the game are kind of a constant of the whole series. You will also meet some old friend from the first Broken Sword.
The interface is the same classic used in the previous game: a classic point & click setup, with mouse controls, a classic inventory system and most importantly many choices of subjects for dialogues with other characters. As a Remastered edition you can easily notice the backgrounds and the landscapes are improved. Unfortunately the characters are still rendered in poor resolution which I don't actually understand the reason behind this lack.

+++Pros+++
  • STORY. I really enjoyed this chapter, You jump into action, your investigations will bring you again all around the world but the most imortant is the end. I also really liked some funny moments, and the way towards the end George and Nico get separate sequences, to join back again.
  • RIDDLES. As usual all along the game there are Some nice puzzles, especially towards the end.
  • REMASTERED. This chapter has been remastered so you can enjoy even more all the locations and landscapes you'll run through the game, though...
---Cons---
  • HALF-REMASTERED. ...The characters look quite poorly detailed as if they're still the old animations from the original game which doesn't quite make sense to me.
  • ODD RIDDLES AND MAZE. Some Puzzles are not as good as the rest of the game or as the previous Broken Sword, not to mention the swamp maze where it was quite hard to figure the hot zones to go in other directions. But I guess it's just me being a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ because I bet that wasn't even meant to be that great maze I felt like.
  • RUSHED LAST SECTION. I had the feeling that the Story was a little rushed towards the end. It's not like it sucks, I alrady stated I enjoyed the plot. It's just that it looked rushed, somehow.
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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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Pubblicata: 22 dicembre 2012
Gioco Full Ita, non come descritto nella pagina del gioco. Must Have, troppi ricordi.
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9.4 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 6 luglio 2015
Bhè il migliore della saga.

In confronto al primo episodio (Direction's cut che vi consiglio caldamente) questo ha:

Varietà di paesaggi;
I personaggi hanno più carisma;
è ci sono anche alcuni ester egg :3

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9.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 marzo 2014
Dopo il primo episodio mi aspettavo qualcosa di meglio sia come storia che come enigmi.
Anche al confronto di altre avventure sue contemporanee l'interfaccia è scomoda e la giocabilità e lenta e legnosa.
Lo consiglio solo a chi è veramente appassionato al retrogaming delle vecchie avvenure punta e clicca.
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10.2 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 maggio 2015
Ok, parto subito col pararmi le spalle: quel che leggerete d'ora in poi sarà quanto di più controcorrente nei riguardi di un gioco generalmente considerato come un classico. Ci tengo a precisare che ho giocato a BS2 fino alla fine, con la massima apertura mentale, senza alcuna influenza o pregiudizio di sorta. Bene, dopo questo dovuto prologo, passiamo ai fatti.

Broken Sword 2 è forse la più cocente delusione che abbia mai avuto nella mia vita di giocatore. All'inizio, memore dell'esperienza avuta col predecessore, sono stato piuttosto contento di ritrovare George e Nico e avvinto da una storia tutto sommato molto promettente. Tuttavia, già dopo aver superato la sezione del villaggio di Quaramonte, la noia ha preso a mano a mano il sopravvento, e ho continuato a giocare col pilota automatico innestato, motivato a finire il gioco più per dovere di cronaca che non per le qualità insite nel titolo stesso.

Anzitutto il comparto tecnico mi ha lasciato piuttosto perplesso: e dire che nel 1996, anno d'uscita del titolo, giravano su computer avventure molto più curate nell'aspetto grafico, pur non essendo esose in termini di requisiti minimi. Le ambientazioni, molte delle quali notevoli e immersive sulla carta, meritavano più cura e definizione, e non capisco che bisogno c'era di riproporre una veste grafica che già a metà anni '90 appare ampiamente superata.

La sciatteria su questo fronte traspare poi in modo lampante durante le cutscene animate, che sfoggiano una notevole superficialità sia nelle animazioni che nella resa del tratto grafico (ok che la Revolution non è la Lucas, né tantomeno la Disney, ma era troppo chiedere qualche sforzo in più per non far sembrare Nico una specie di gorilla con la parrucca?).

Altro aspetto da cui traspare la frettolosità che deve aver caratterizzato l'intera fase di sviluppo sono proprio gli enigmi: scontati, banali, anche un po' sciocchi, in pochissimi casi mi hanno stimolato e divertito come avrebbero dovuto. Un paio mi sono apparsi difficili solo perché piuttosto illogici e forzati, mentre tutte le altre volte che sono rimasto bloccato erano dovute a due principali ragioni: o non avevo cliccato nell'hotspot giusto, pur avendo ben in mente la (scontata) soluzione, o mi ero dimenticato di dialogare con qualche personaggio, così da permettere il prosequio della storia e, conseguentemente, del gioco.

Insomma, ho trovato semplicemente avvilente notare come, in più riprese, BS2 sembri quasi una specie di ibrido tra action e film interattivo travestito da avventura grafica, così desideroso di sbarazzarsi dei pesanti panni imposti dal motore SCUMM per tendere verso altri lidi. Col solo risultato di fare sfoggio di un gameplay posticcio, né convinto né tantomeno convincente.

Tornando agli enigmi, forse il problema stà più a monte, visto che è proprio la scrittura che mi è parsa essere uno dei problemi maggiori del gioco. La trama promette faville, ma già dopo aver superato la sopracitata sezione del villaggio, il gioco non mantiene le promesse fatte, e la vicenda prosegue a svilupparsi in modo pigro e svogliato, facendo propri tutti i cliché tipici della letteratura e del cinema d'avventura (se arriverete a rimpiangere Dan Brown esattamente come ho fatto io, capirete di cosa sto parlando).

I personaggi generalmente non lasciano alcun segno, sono figure monodimensionali, quasi incomplete, che sembrano messe lì tanto per, senza alcuna correlazione col mondo di gioco. Quello che ho digerito ancora meno è però la caratterizzazione di Nico e di George. Per carità, nemmeno nel prequel erano di certo due giovani acqua e sapone, data la loro personalità eccentrica e a tratti perfino snob, caratteristiche che però ben si sposavano, di rimando, con acutezza e apertura mentale ragguardevoli.

La scure di una scrittura fatta al risparmio si abbatte purtroppo anche su di loro. Personalmente, trovo che non ci sia niente di peggio, in un'avventura grafica, di un protagonista saccente ed arrogante: egli dovrebbe rappresentare il tramite attraverso cui il giocatore esplora e si immerge nel mondo di gioco, il suo strumento di "conoscenza" e d'indagine, così come la lente di ingrandimento è utile ad un investigatore. Non che debba essere amorfo e impersonale, ma che i suoi pensieri si traducano in informazioni per il giocatore è tanto importante quanto necessario.

Qui non solo Nico e George sono ancor meno simpatici che in passato, ma addirittura insopportabili: giudicano e pontificano su qualsiasi cosa, anche la più insignificante, e mi sono irritato in più riprese a notare come le mie azioni "esamina" si traducessero spesso in fastidiose e futili dissertazioni di tuttologia. Siamo sempre lì: quando gli sceneggiatori cercano a tutti i costi di strappare qualche risata al giocatore, pur non avendo né le idee né un adatto contesto narrativo, i risultati sono questi. E BS2 è un triste esempio negativo in tal senso.

In conclusione, altre tre tirate d'orecchie. La prima è per la brevità del gioco, ampiamente immotivata, visti i mezzi a disposizione dei ragazzi della Revolution. La seconda è per lo sconcertante finale (in senso negativo), con tanto di terrificante canzone originale dei titoli di coda, su cui stendo un velo pietoso. La terza è per un doppiaggio di qualità altalenante e non sempre all'altezza, con evidenti errori nelle intenzioni delle battute, dai cui mediocri esiti riescono a cavarsi d'impaccio soltanto Claudio Beccari ed Elda Olivieri (le voci dei due protagonisti).

Che dire, quindi? Forse posso capire come mai BS2 sia stato così ben accolto al momento della sua uscita: il successo del prequel era ancora fresco, e le avventure grafiche erano ancora molto popolari nell'ambito dei giochi per PC. Probabilmente, in data 2015, il gioco risulta invecchiato piuttosto male e, a fronte della lunga storia ed evoluzione cui è andato incontro il genere nel tempo, ormai il titolo della Revolution ha ben poco da offrire. Per competere con Lucasarts e Sierra ci voleva ben più di una specie di Indiana Jones disneyano dall'impianto televisivo....

Non ho quindi molto apprezzato Broken Sword 2. Ma se amate le avventura punta e clicca alla follia, forse un'occhiata per il modico prezzo di 10 euro (o anche meno, dipende dai saldi!) potreste darla.
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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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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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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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7.3 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 5 gennaio 2014
Broken Sword 2 is a decent sequel to Broken Sword 1, 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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0.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 30 dicembre 2014
Personal rating: "Very Good" = 4/5

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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7.9 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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5.4 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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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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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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Pubblicata: 5 luglio 2015
The short version review is this: if you like the Point & Click genre, you will most likely enjoy this.

What are pros for some people may be cons for another, so here are some general points to consider:

*Puzzles are the usual P&C fare, meaning not always intuitive in terms of solution. If you already enjoy the genre, you already know this and it won't bother you much. If you are newer to the genre, you just have to remember the all-purpose "click on everything" rule and "combine your inventory with anything you can no matter how strange it seems" rule. There's nothing too farfetched.

*Voice acting is quite good for the most part and the interactions are fully voiced, which I appreciate. Sound and music in general is nicely done.

*Art is very cartoon-ish. That could be a selling point for somel; it certainly isn't for me. However, despite being sort of a snob about art style, I will say that it is very well done even though it's not a style I love. It in no way detracted from the overall game for me, and some people might absolutely love it.

*The story was good, taking our heroes into Mayan Central America this time. The end was a bit abrupt but did tie up the story nicely. The addition of some optional graphic novel content helps flesh out the gap between this game and its predecessor.

*There is a built-in help system for when you get stuck, which you can choose to use if you like (or can ignore, if you like!). The help is "progressive hint" style, giving you the option to start with a very vague hint and work your way up to a detailed solution if you're still stuck. While some people consider this absolute heresy, others will appreciate not having to track down a detailed walkthrough for help on one small point.

*Play time is shorter than some comparable games. I clocked in at around six hours, plowing straight through and not getting too hung up on anything (I'm too impatient to wait too long before checking to see what I missed!). For someone not using any hints, it could probably take a couple hours longer.

So, I would recommend not only this game, but picking up the trilogy in a package if you don't have any of the games already. It's a great deal and definitely worth it.
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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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