‘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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‘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

Requisitos do Sistema

PC
Mac
    • OS: Windows 98/XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 Mb
    • Graphics: Direct X 5.0 compatible card
    • DirectX®: 5.0 or greater/li>
    • 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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18.1 hrs em registo
Personal rating: 9/10

Not as good as the first game in the series but still a must have. This is a point-and-click adventure game with great graphics, amazing characters and great voice acting but lacks the same incredible storytelling of the first game. It is also a bit shorter than the first game in the series but as I said, it's still a must have, especially for the fans (Like me hehehe, the first game of the series was my first game ever, still my favorite today).
Publicada: 28 Setembro
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5.1 hrs em registo
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!
Publicada: 10 Outubro
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3.0 hrs em registo
Beautifully animated 2D graphics, great humour and improved gameplay! Loved the first one and I'm loving this too.
Publicada: 2 Outubro
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6.2 hrs em registo
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.
Publicada: 24 Outubro
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11 de 11 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
8.6 hrs em registo
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.
Publicada: 28 Abril
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
8.1 hrs em registo
LOlL, so cool, it made me remember "Atlantis ,,," , i can't stop playing this and can't wait to buy all of this. 10/10
Publicada: 28 Agosto
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3 de 5 pessoas (60%) acharam esta análise útil
9.0 hrs em registo
I'm going to BARELY give this one the thumbs up. This game felt much like most sequels to popular movies are rushed and not done quite as well as its predecessor. Ever seen Ocean's Twelve? Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom? Jaws 2? Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen? Quantum of Solace? Grease 2? Son of the Mask? Now I'm not saying that all of these movies were downright terrible, although many of them were pretty bad. What I'm trying to show is that none of these ever lived up to the first movie in the series and this game is unable to live up to the high standard of Broken Sword 1 (If you would like, I have a review on Broken Sword 1 as well). Few movies and video games ever do, but they are out there that can match and sometimes do better. Monkey Island 2? Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers?

The story seemed like a quick weekend brain storming session that they slapped together (I ended up finding the game to be very linear and lacking in plot), the character interactions were unpleasant (I feel in love with the characters of George and Nico, but in this game they act like jerks and lost much of their apeal. And the sunglasses, really?), and the puzzles were slightly more simplistic than the first. So pretty much everything I had enjoyed before was now gone.

I do understand that if people become attached to a video game or movie series that it is possible to overlook these not so great aspects and still enjoy what others find to be terrible. For me, Monkey Island and Indiana Jones fall into this category. People will continue to complain about Escape from Monkey Island, Temple of Doom, and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I can see where these people are coming from, but surprisingly enough, none of them bother me. If you are a die hard fan of Broken Sword 1, you should probably get this game. If not, you could probably live without it.

Check out my other point and click adventure reviews on my page!
Publicada: 14 Julho
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1 de 3 pessoas (33%) acharam esta análise útil
0.3 hrs em registo
I was looking forward to replaying a childhood favourite of mine.
But the big circles pointing out everything I can click....that's just completely bypassed what was good about the game for me. There's no reason to spend time combing over everything, no need to use any observation skills or even think about anything at all because everything is nicely highlighted to make it easy.

This IS a good game, but do yourself a favour and go emulate the PS1 version without all the pointless crap they have added in this one.
Publicada: 8 Setembro
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1 de 5 pessoas (20%) acharam esta análise útil
12.3 hrs em registo
Pretty good point and click adventure game for the first half! Unfortunately the latter half has tedious and irritating puzzles. If you like point and clicks you might like this, but otherwise ehhhh.
Publicada: 23 Maio
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1 de 5 pessoas (20%) acharam esta análise útil
0.5 hrs em registo
When I hit my second moment of homphobia in this game, I was done. And these games seemed to be filled with exploitve and hateful themes and topics There age shows well, and not in a good way.
Publicada: 17 Maio
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9.8 hrs em registo
If you're a Linux user and a fan of the series I totally recommend it!
Publicada: 21 Maio
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3.5 hrs em registo
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
Publicada: 23 Junho
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5.1 hrs em registo
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.
Publicada: 15 Julho
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2.0 hrs em registo
Marvellous!
Publicada: 28 Abril
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7.2 hrs em registo
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.
Publicada: 24 Maio
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8.5 hrs em registo
Just completed with the game. Not too bad but I still prefer the story progression of the first.
Publicada: 24 Maio
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4.5 hrs em registo
The first Broken Sword was a breezy international conspiracy thriller with fun puzzles and atmosphere and not too much Adventure Game Moon-Logic. Its sequel feels like it was designed by someone who hates you.

The ridiculous Adventure Game Moon-Logic isn't even the worst offender. The helpful hint system still lets you make short work of the worst offenders there (and boy howdy are there some bad ones.) No, Broken Sword 2's problem is that it wastes your time by making you backtrack, hammer through everything procedurally, use all your items on every point of interaction, talk to everyone, find a thing to do, then go talk to everyone again to see if that's opened new dialogue options, repeat ad nauseam. It's not about the intuitive leaps that make adventure gaming great; it's about your tolerance for the slog.

Being short isn't some egregious sin. If Broken Sword 2 only has enough content for X hours, I'd rather play that game than spend twice as many hours playing a game that has no respect for my time or the value of dramatic pacing.
Publicada: 28 Abril
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8.5 hrs em registo
I love this game! it's so much fun
Publicada: 1 Maio
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9.2 hrs em registo
The game comes with Spanish and Italian voices. Why does Steam say no?
Publicada: 27 Junho
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4.7 hrs em registo
tl;dr scoreboard:
+ George Stobbart is still one of the most likeable protagonists around
+ Somewhat interesting premise
+ Great HD comic book bundled in the game
+ Remaster hotspots eliminates pixel hunting
- Limited interaction between George and Nico
- Jungle locations aren't the most interesting
- Being a dickbag can kinda break the immersion
- Your characters can at times be really slow
- The Remaster HD portraits don't fit with the rest of the game

The Smoking Mirror IMHO doesn't reach the greats of The Shadow of the Templars. Smoking Mirror deals with Central American mythology, which should be as interesting as the Knights Templars in the first game... unfortunately, it isn't. Much of the game is spent in the Caribbean jungle, which just isn't as interesting or vibrant as Paris and the rest of the first game was. Furthermore, George and Nico are separated for much of the game, which sucks as their banter really is a high point of the series!

A big problem, as I see it, is also that the ethics of George and Nico seem to bounce all over the place: They seem like nice, respectful people - until they suddenly start smashing priceless artifacts, trapping people to steal their private property and causing harm to innocents to accomplish their own goals. All while smiling and cracking jokes. Some of these actions go very poorly with the usual likeability of the two protagonists, and can tend to break immersion at points and make the game a little too Monkey Island'ish. Monkey Island never took itself seriously - Broken Sword 2 seems unsure of whether it wants to or not.

Also, due to your characters having to walk pre-defined pathes, when at sections of the game that require a lot of running around, the game can seemingly slow to a crawl. It's not as bad as a game like Syberia, but the impatient will probably be annoyed.

There are animated sequences in this game, but they are few, far apart and all end very abruptly. It's like watching Disney on a budget!

The "Remastered" edition, unfortunately, is really a detriment to the game, as the new HD portraits don't fit with the classic graphics AT ALL, and much of the time breaks the immersion, as the portraits have a very limited range of emotions.

Still, the old George Stobbart charm is still present, and his witty remarks really carry a game that would otherwise somewhat suck. All in all, though, this is by far the worst of the original 3 Broken Sword games, and, really, should be skipped by anyone who is not a dedicated fan of the series.
Publicada: 23 Julho
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