Paris in the Fall... a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy. One of the all-time classic adventures, multi BAFTA-nominated "Broken Sword: Director's Cut" pitches sassy journalist Nico Collard, and...
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Innehåller 3 saker: Broken Sword: Director's Cut, Broken Sword 2 - the Smoking Mirror: Remastered, Broken Sword 3 - the Sleeping Dragon

 

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A – Just Adventure

8/10 – Alternative Magazine Online

“Superb”
92% – Gamespot (all formats)

Localized Titles

French Title: Les Chevaliers de Baphomet - The Director's Cut
German Title: Baphomets Fluch - The Director's Cut

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Paris in the Fall... a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy.

One of the all-time classic adventures, multi BAFTA-nominated "Broken Sword: Director's Cut" pitches sassy journalist Nico Collard, and intrepid American George Stobbart into a mysterious journey of intrigue and jeopardy. Guide George and Nico on their globe-spanning adventure, exploring exotic locations, solving ancient mysteries, and thwarting a dark conspiracy to reveal the secret truths of the Knights Templar.

"Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut" introduces an intricate new narrative thread, alongside the classic story that has charmed millions of players. It’s time to experience George and Nico’s worldwide adventure in a whole new way, with brand new puzzles, hilarious new jokes, and the distinctive, rich story that made the series so deservedly renowned. This is adventure gaming at its very best.

Key features:

Director’s Cut of the classic – Reinvented and enhanced:
  • Whole new story arc added, with 2 hours of additional gameplay
  • Addition of contemporary first person perspective minigames
  • New facial expressions drawn by Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen
  • Help system incorporated – ensure that player won’t get frustrated
  • Enhanced audio – both music and voices

Systemkrav

    • Operativsystem: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium
    • Minne: 64 MB
    • Hårddiskutrymme: 1.5 GB
    • Grafikkort: Grafikkort med 64 MB grafik-RAM
    • Ljud: Ett ljudkort
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Richbags
( 8.6 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 30 april
This is one of my favourite point and click games. The music is great, the puzzles are not too difficult that you need a walkthrough (and even if you do get stuck, the game has an in-built hint system which is awesome) and the characters are witty and humourous. The quality of the voice overs are a bit dubious but other than that, it's a fantastic little murder mystery with conspiracies abound. If you love the Knights Templar you will adore the story line, and if you don't, well, you'll love it anyway because the game also teaches you a bit of history. Definitely give it a go!
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3615terence
( 3.6 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 16 april
The prequel isn't really good nor useful, and the little modifications to the original game are quite clumsy, but it is still a wonderful game. As the original version is apparently not available (except on the physical market), I still recommend to play it.
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Odyssic
( 0.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 12 april
Broken Sword is one of my favourite point and click games ever, when I saw this game in 2009 on the DS, I jumped at it and found very little new content but still the same game I like. A few years ago I got the game on android which first allowed me to hear the voice acting again which was fun. However I noticed something was off, I noticed it didn't have the same punch as the original, a lot of lines are cut and the scenes don't blend well with each other.

I recommend watching this scene until George leaves the cafe from the original broken sword game:

https://youtu.be/xFMHIu2zKcE?t=536

Now I'd like you to watch the same scene from the director's cut:

https://youtu.be/c_Qq-wLX-xI?t=124

So my original impression of the director's cut having a little more content is kinda wrong as there are spots all over in this game that are like this. Director's cut removes dialogue and cuts scenes in a way that makes it look like it was done by a bunch of amateurs. Nico's side story is poorly done and never even talked about when it is finished and you can't die in the game. I'm sure most are disappointed by this because there is one part of the game where you die and it's kinda scary on the original because you can mess it up really easily. Now the tension is all gone and the scene itself is completely ruined.

The developers or Steam should really give the option of playing the original, because then I would say YES BUY THIS GAME NOW, but for now. Find and play the follow:
Original retail PC version
Playstation version
GOG Version (Even the GOG version includes the ORIGINAL VERSION)

Even if the number of hours I've played isn't high, I've played this version of the game for a total of 20 hours overall and this just isn't worth it.
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lewrker
( 8.6 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 2 april
I like the humour. The gameplay and story aren't really that great, but it's not a complete waste of time.
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Meister / Maxie
( 11.8 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 29 mars
I'd already played through the original Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars a while back and when I saw that the director's cut edition was on Steam, I had to get it. Still following the same storyline, but adding Nico as a playable character and how her investigations tie in with the main questline, it was certainly enjoyable. The addition of this helped to flesh out the story more and an extended ending was nice too. The addition of new puzzles was also nice too.

But, as with any game, there are flaws. Many of the possible death scenes in the original were removed from the director's cut edition, and the audio quality of the sounds did vary immensely as some was clearly taken from the original. Some of the puzzles were tricky to figure out and some even had precursors that weren't clearly defined, but maybe that's because I was a little rusty!

All in all, this is a game definitely worth playing and the new content certainly adds to the background.
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[ROTT]Hobo Bolsón
( 12.8 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 21 mars
I got mixed feelings about this...

This game still great and fun as hell and I got a blast replaying this, and I dind't mind the nico parts...

but they went no where and the new logical puzzles mess up with passed, I don't know but the game looks horrible, compared to the original, they mess up some cutscenes and you can't die now.

I'm sorry AWESOME GAME, but buy it on Gog.com stay away from the Director's Cut.
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Taur23
( 9.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 21 mars
One of my favourite games ever. I can't actually count how many times I've completed this over PC, Gameboy, DS, then again on Steam. Although I've completed it multiple times, everytime I have to figure it out again. I love the characters, as full with confidance with insecureties as they need to be. As an uneducated idiot loving history and the Templar mythology in particular, the story grabs me, but it's the way my nonsense and curious side of my brain wants to grab the undiscovered well in the garden and discover why maybe a clown assassin is possibly a good guy.
Replayable genius. Love it.
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MissShadow
( 7.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 16 mars
Best game ever.. So exciting.
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Krillsey
( 17.1 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 16 mars
This game is timeless and will refuse to get outdated. People will still be playing it in another 20 years time providied the tec supports the game.
This is how to pull of a very immersive interactive story. Very hard to put down.
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El chiquito
( 2.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 14 mars
I can't... I am French and Georges was having such a lovely american accent in the original version.
In the French version they kept it here but in all the additional scenes (director cut's) you can notice easily that there is an other voice. The mix between the two voices for the same character definitely RUIN the experience. So ugly to hear.

Secondly, the mix between the old graphics and the new ones (Nico is drawn more precisely with a higher resolution than Georges) also give a weird taste.

Globally I feel like this director cut's version is nothing more than an ugly bandage on a healthy leg.
I was expecting to enjoy again this wonderful game, it has finished in the trash... what a disappointment!!!
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Awesomo 2000
( 10.1 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 8 mars
One of the first game I have ever played and it is still as good as it was 20 years ago. Classic point and click adventure with all the good and bad you can think of. The story and characters are well thought of and hand made graphics are still nice to look at. Every adventure lover should at least try Broken Sword. Templars need to be stopped!
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Kwayne
( 11.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 28 februari
While the remaster is mostly the clumsy addition of new art that jar with the original game, this game is still one of the best point and click titles out there.
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Adeptus Ineptus
( 8.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 17 februari
The puzzles in this game were mostly challenging and quite varied (I used the Hints more than once) and I enjoyed the cinematics - it's a very story rich game. ****
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morgan_mc84
( 8.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 14 februari
If you love point-and-click adventures, you should really play this game! Awesome background story and ambient, very nice and accurately studied puzzles, beautiful music, sound effects and dialogues! A TRULY MASTERPIECE from Revolution Software!
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king_zombie
( 10.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 11 februari
Easily my favourite point and click game, as it was the first one that I felt the need to see all the way through. Playing again now, the story is still great but now there's extra sections where you play as Nico. Unfortunatly, these sections feel tacked on and don't affect the main story in any way. Also, watch out for some sound issues, as the voicework sometimes sounds like the actors are talking through a tin can. Neither of these issues should stop you enjloying this game though, so if you like good story based games, then grab this
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Shin__Akuma
( 72.3 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 10 februari
my favourite puzzle all time I ever played. I played this when I was a kid and I'm still playing it now when I'm an adult must buy
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mpegforever
( 15.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 4 februari
Was suggested to me a few days ago and I bought it...love it already and am only 8% way through. Well done. I have already bought 2 and 3. Will do them all !
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Terpor
( 58.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 31 januari
Not as good as the original version
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Broken Sword is one of my favourite point and click games ever, when I saw this game in 2009 on the DS, I jumped at it and found very little new content but still the same game I like. A few years ago I got the game on android which first allowed me to hear the voice acting again which was fun. However I noticed something was off, I noticed it didn't have the same punch as the original, a lot of lines are cut and the scenes don't blend well with each other.

I recommend watching this scene until George leaves the cafe from the original broken sword game:

https://youtu.be/xFMHIu2zKcE?t=536

Now I'd like you to watch the same scene from the director's cut:

https://youtu.be/c_Qq-wLX-xI?t=124

So my original impression of the director's cut having a little more content is kinda wrong as there are spots all over in this game that are like this. Director's cut removes dialogue and cuts scenes in a way that makes it look like it was done by a bunch of amateurs. Nico's side story is poorly done and never even talked about when it is finished and you can't die in the game. I'm sure most are disappointed by this because there is one part of the game where you die and it's kinda scary on the original because you can mess it up really easily. Now the tension is all gone and the scene itself is completely ruined.

The developers or Steam should really give the option of playing the original, because then I would say YES BUY THIS GAME NOW, but for now. Find and play the follow:
Original retail PC version
Playstation version
GOG Version (Even the GOG version includes the ORIGINAL VERSION)

Even if the number of hours I've played isn't high, I've played this version of the game for a total of 20 hours overall and this just isn't worth it.
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The prequel isn't really good nor useful, and the little modifications to the original game are quite clumsy, but it is still a wonderful game. As the original version is apparently not available (except on the physical market), I still recommend to play it.
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One of my favourite games ever. I can't actually count how many times I've completed this over PC, Gameboy, DS, then again on Steam. Although I've completed it multiple times, everytime I have to figure it out again. I love the characters, as full with confidance with insecureties as they need to be. As an uneducated idiot loving history and the Templar mythology in particular, the story grabs me, but it's the way my nonsense and curious side of my brain wants to grab the undiscovered well in the garden and discover why maybe a clown assassin is possibly a good guy.
Replayable genius. Love it.
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I got mixed feelings about this...

This game still great and fun as hell and I got a blast replaying this, and I dind't mind the nico parts...

but they went no where and the new logical puzzles mess up with passed, I don't know but the game looks horrible, compared to the original, they mess up some cutscenes and you can't die now.

I'm sorry AWESOME GAME, but buy it on Gog.com stay away from the Director's Cut.
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https://youtu.be/T3akY2AgIVs
Old School Point & Click Action

Great old-school point & click adventure game. While graphics and resolution settings migh be outdated, good stories never get old. The Directors Cut gives you bit more content than the original version of the game also the layout is rather good.

There were some issues with the game still like Hintbook being glitched and saving system not saving the actual points but rather close to that. The game offers around ~12h of gameplay, awesome corky dialogue, great story and fun times
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my timer counter is broken and won't go past this mark

When I heard that my favourite point and click game of all time was being given a director's cut edition I jumped out my chair and cheered. I have tons of memories playing the original Broken Sword game on PC. So what was the Director's Cut version like? The best I can say is "It was good" It didn't really give me what I was hoping it would give.

One thing that it added from the original game which is probably my favourite addition is that it adds Nico as a playable character and she was just a major character in the original.

Aside from that there wasn't really much more of a reason for me to play it a second time through. I like most of the new changes that it gives this game like the hint system. But I'm thinking of one thing in particular, one change that I was annoyed about and that was the goat puzzle. This puzzle that was in the original broken sword was called as one of the hardest puzzles in a video game and it took me a week to figure out that puzzle and I felt amazing after I finally solved it. But in the Director's cut they simplified the puzzle. I'm not sure why revolution would do this. I don't think it needed to be simplified because of the newly added hint system, if players struggled with the puzzle they could just ask the hint system for help.

One other problem I have with this Director's cut is that I can tell the difference between the audio that's been taken from the original game and the audio that has been recorded just for the director's cut because the director's cut audio sounds more clear and the audio that has been put into the director's cut from the original game sounds a bit more static. This makes some of the audio sound out of place and some of the new audio is done by different voice actors.

Aside from that I do like the director's cut but I only recommend it to people who haven't played the original as there isn't really that much new to offer to people who played the original

Steam Curator group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/MellowReviews
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Upplagd: 2 januari
i did it. Almost 20 years after i played it when it came out on PSX, i finished the game.

timeless classic.
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Broken Sword: Director's cut * 8/10

This is the Director's Cut Of the First Chapter from the famous Point And Click Saga: Broken Sword. I didn't play the original Adventure but I know that besides a graphic update there's a consistent section dedicated to Nico where we'll see some interesting locations and acquire some informations useful to better understand the main quest. As usual we'll be kicked straight into action: Nico has been invited for an interview with the statesman Pierre Carchon, which has just been murdered the exact moment she arrives. George is just a tourist in Paris enjoying a break just outside a local Café which is blown away by an explosion. Their investigations will make them meet and join forces for a common purpose.
I have to say this is the chapter I've enjoyed the most (I've played the first 3, now I'm about to play the 4th) as I really liked the riddles, especially the crypted codes Nico must solve. Another very important thing are characters because most of the people you meet will make an appearence again in the following games which is something I really appreciated (no particular spoiler has been done with this statement). However everything in the game (the characters, some riddles) are not to be taken too seriously as both the protagonists (especially George) and some situations with a few characters are quite silly.
The story is interesting and has few interesting turning points and will make you visit various locations from the world, while the interface we'll use to move in this adventure is a classic point & click setup, with mouse controls, a classic inventory system and most importantly many choices of subjects for dialogues with other characters.

+++Pros+++
  • NEW SIDE STORY. This director's cut adds a new Section Completely dedicated to Nico, and this alone adds a lot of depth in the story. This section will alternate with George parts giving the game what will be the classic Broken Sword structure that will become a standard in the next chapters, where we play constantly with both George and Nico in separate situations that will later join in a unique context.
  • PUZZLES. There are some nice and interesting puzzles, though I've been really struck by the crypted code puzzles in nico's section. Sounds odd but I really enjoyed those puzzles.
  • PLOT. Maybe the subject doesn't shine with originality but maybe that's because I've played it in 2015. Still its story is nicely structured and has some interesting plot twists.
---Cons---
  • ACTIONS REQUIRE ACTIONS. Even some obvious actions or sections are completely locked unless you observe carefully or talk with some characters first, but maybe it's right this way anyways...
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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: The Shadow of the Templars – Director's Cut

I went into the remastered version a little aprehensive, 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.

Turns out my my apprehension was unfounded. The additions they did were fairly small but a nice touch. A new part of the story has been added at the start which enhances Nicole's story and allows you to play as her in parts of the game which was not in the first version. There are also new puzzles and the addition of dialouge boxes on either side of the screen during conversations.

There are some minor issues for me. Certain parts of the game have been cut down or removed from the original and unfortunatley some of the old cutscenes were removed and the ones that remain have been toned down a little also their is now a hint system. Maybe this is to stop new players getting frustrated with some of the puzzles etc. Regardless of these, it is still a great game.

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 96.

I have yet to play 5 but lets hope with its success more Broken Swords will follow.
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Was suggested to me a few days ago and I bought it...love it already and am only 8% way through. Well done. I have already bought 2 and 3. Will do them all !
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Buy the original rather than this version! Simply put I compared this version with the original version which is available to watch on a YouTube walkthrough, and it seems that more than half of the dialogue is cut out in the "director’s cut". Not only that but many of the interactive options throughout the game are also cut, unless they are directly involved in progressing the games story. I guess the aim was to streamline the game or move the story along more quickly, but by cutting out much of the dialogue and gameplay they have inadvertently cut out most of the charm and humour that I experienced when playing the original game. Would definitely recommend finding the original rather than this version, I brought this as part of a trilogy so just hoping the other two games haven't been butchered as well!
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Broken Sword: Director’s Cut does a lot of the little things wrong. Back in 1996, the player was thrown out into a graphic noir world very much like our own, one brimming over with unique personalities who don’t think of themselves as cogs in a giant machine, but people getting suitably annoyed at the pushy American who won’t stop showing people the soiled tissue he found in the sewers and asking them if it means anything to them. Now updated, a lot of the dialogue options are cut in an attempt to streamline the adventure, making the Templar mysteries a significantly greater focus point, but in doing so, it robs the title of so much of its former wealth. Interactive hotspots are not only slashed in half, but are made instantly visible, taking away the nagging frustration of room-sweeping with your mouse to find them yourself, but also highlighting just how much the new version wants to hold your hand. Including an in-game hint system is understandable: a stuck player only needs visit numerous online walkthroughs should they decide coping with their frustration early is better than the cerebral rewards of working through a puzzle, but gone also are the numerous instances where George could make a fatal mistake. Leave an exclusive French hotel with an important and newly-discovered clue, and fail to remember the pair of Italian gangsters hanging around the entrance, and the last thing you’ll remember before being gifted a pair of concrete shoes and invited for a swim is an aggressive frisking and an insincere goodbye. Now, try and leave through the same door, and George will warn you that it’s not a good idea. Then tells you exactly why!

Full review -- http://www.honestgamers.com/9033/pc/broken-sword-directors-cut/review.html
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9.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 28 april, 2015
Do NOT buy this. This is not what Broken Sword should be like.
This director's cut came out in 2009 and has LESS animation than the old 90s version.
Less dialogues.
Less items.
Less riddles.
Less cutscenes.
Less characters to speak to.
More bugs.
The added storyline is USELESS and ends suddenly in the middle of the game.

If you want to play Broken Sword, the good one, play the original version not this Broken Sword: Ubisoft Edition.
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Upplagd: 27 augusti, 2011
I love Broken Sword. It's one of my favorite adventure games of all time, I grew up with it. Hearing about an update to one of my favorite games made me weary but I remained optimistic. Naturally, I tried to like it. But I just can't.

This revision completely butchered the original on so many levels; it's a disgrace. I am majorly disappointed with how this was handled.
The new arc doesn't bring anything new or interesting to the table (especially if you never played the original before, newcomers get nothing out of this new story) and seems unnecessarily tacked on. It explores a side story that is negligible in the greater context and waters down the impact of the original story's writing and pacing immensely.
The new environments, icons and character models look really out of place when displayed right next to their by now 17 year old assets which in my opinion negatively impacts the immersion and cohesiveness: the clashing art styles and different asset qualities make the game feel terribly stitched together.
The shoddy new UI (which is optimized for touchscreen devices; use of a cursor feels awkward which is a disaster considering the original is a Point & Click classic), automatically displayed points of interaction as well as the help system make the game unbearable when you are familiar with the original.

Revolution went to the extremes with the handholding which is terribly annoying: everything is pointed out to you and instantly made visible. You never feel taken seriously as a player and it's almost as if the game doesn't want or need your skills to be solved. It rather points at everything with a flashy sign as if you were near-blind.

Sadly, Revolution took the phrase Directors 'Cut' a bit too literally. Removed were details like waving flags, idle animations and ambient sounds but also integral parts of the game like dialogue and entire scenes. The cut narrative aspects break the game's story and writing, which was already impaired by the new sidestory.
The missing details destroy the charm the original used to have, the charm that made players fall in love this game. This content was removed for absolutely no logical reason and is a decision of the developer I can't understand or get behind. Who thought this was a good idea? Cutting parts of your story doesn't do the game's pacing any favors whatsoever.

The most jarring of all the omissions however is that you can't die. This is absolute nonsense.
The original version of Broken Sword had a ton of situations where wrong decisions could get you killed (Video Contains Spoilers). Presumably, this was done in order to save the player from losing too much or all of their progress. Removing this aspect however, eliminates incredibly much suspense and is a case of game design decisions meant to appeal to a contemporary audience causing the loss of a lot of suspense, gameplay, atmosphere and ultimately enjoyment for the player.
If you are curious about the extent of the changes, you can find some of them here: http://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=254238

Regardless whether you experienced the original or not, use ScummVM to play the original release if you can obtain it (Or purchase it via GOG where you will receive both versions with one purchase) and let this abomination rot in the store. You will get a more polished, detailed and cohesive gameplay experience out of it.
Who knows what Charles Cecil and Revolution were thinking. But it certainly wasn't anything good.

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EDIT: Fixed a few typos and revised wording.
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Please note that I previously purchased this version of the game outside of Steam (iOS) and completed it, the playtime recorded by Steam is not indicative of my total experience with the Director's Cut version.
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What can i say. I first played Broken Sword when i was around 12 on the PSone. From the moment i started, i couldnt stop playing. The story, characters, whole atmosphere kept me playing and coming back for me.

The puzzles within the game are great and range from all difficulties. Sometimes of course you get frustrated because you trying to figure out this puzzle and in no damn way you can make it work. BUT, when you finally do get through, a sense of achievement and satisfaction comes through that gets your back into the groove again.

The story itself is one big buildup from the start to finish with interacting with interesting characters all over.

The art style is great aswell, even though its quite dated now, it still brings a classic feel towards it and really dosnt dampen the gameplay itself like other titles might.

Having the game to play through again brings back the great feeling i had when i was young. Recommend this classic to everyone who is looking for a point and click.
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Years before Dan Brown's Da Vinci's Code made headlines for its religious subject, there was another story that had a similar setting even starting in Paris and ending in Scotland.This gem was Broken Sword: The shadow of the templars a point and click adventure game released 1996 and re-released in 2010 for the PC with more content as Director's Cut.

First I'll talk about the main game and after I will talk about the director's cut.The game begins in Paris where our main character George Stobbart is enjoying his vacations.Just as he drinks his coffee and enjoying the Parisian autumn two people enter the Caffe: a man with a briefcase who stops to order a coffee and after a short time a clown with a musical instrument.The clown takes the mans briefcase and leaves his instrument which is revealed to be a bomb which goes off and that's how the game begins.The whole story is about George's quest to find the costume killer, and as the plot advances we find out the whole story arc is about the conflict between Templars and Assassins and the templars called here Neo-Templars are the bad guys(sounds familiar? :) ).Besides Paris, other places you get to visit are Scotland(twice), Spain and Siria, each with its own feel and colorful characters which make this a game a joy to play even after you finished it once.The game has hand-drawn animations which look gorgeous, the voice acting is solid and the music works very well with the whole game.

The original game has from me a 10/10 rating, I find no issue with it, its a great adventure game with great characters and a good story.

Now about the director's cut, after the success of the first game the game got 4 more sequels: Broken Sword The Smoking Mirror, Broken Sword The Sleeping Dragon, Broken Sword The Angel of Death and recently Broken Sword The Serpents Curse.Between Broken Sword 4 and 5, the first 2 games The Shadow of the Templars and The Smoking Mirror where re-released with more content and improvements.The director's cut of Broken Sword starts with Nicole Collard, not with George a day before the bombing of the caffe and is essentially a prologue setting up the main story.The new content is some levels with Nico where we find more about her past.As the main game starts the first problem appears:the sound quality,the new recordings really stand out against the old ones from the main game,and also some of the character designs look worse than the main game which is weird one good example is when the character visits a hotel in Paris and there is one character reading a newspaper in a armchair, for some reason his outline was removed he looks like a black mass of animation.Also, they changed the interface and added dialogue pics at the top corner of the screen with the faces of the characters with which you hold a conversation.

rating for the director's cut: 8/10 the new content is good, but the technical problems really drag down the score, they could have remastered it better, luckily they remastered the second game perfectly and the problems here are not present.
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If you never played Broken Sword, might as well start with this one. Couple of new puzzles and hint system welcomes new players but doesn't really add much to 1996 masterpiece.
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A valiant attempt at updating a classic, but sadly problematic. I loved this game back in the mid-90s, and couldn't wait to play the new, updated version. But, while they flesh out the character of Nico and expand on her background and personal stake in the investigation (an unnecessary change, but fun), they also seem to have...er...forgotten scenes from the original game. Important scenes. Scenes that move the plot along, explain details of the narrative, etc. Were they omitted? Cut for time? Bugged?

EG: In the original, George steps into a hidden alcove in Ireland, and discovers an important clue -- a portrait with an image and a name. But in the Director's Cut George steps into the alcove and then it suddenly cuts back to Nico in Paris; she engages in her own new bit of investigation for a while (completely tangential to the main narrative), and George reappears in Paris not 5 minutes later with only a note in his journal about what he found in the alcove. Why was this changed? What is the purpose of it? They removed a scene CRUCIAL to the main narrative just so they could shoehorn in a mildly interesting superfluous side-story. That could have made a certain narrative sense, it's true, but they didn't alter anything George says or thinks after the scene was cut; he then refers to what he apparently saw as though the player/audience should already have seen it for themselves. Problems like this abound, as do audio hiccoughs -- like when one character is supposed to be speaking, but for no reason the voice-actor of the person they're speaking to is reading their dialogue, complete with the wrong accent and gender! It's bizarre! Did I get some sort of April Fool's Day edition of the game?!?

In fact, the more I look at the art and advertising for this updated version, you'd think George was the shoehorned in side-character! All the focus is on Nico, she begins the game, her personal side-narrative takes precedence over the main investigation, and George just comes across as a bumblin' sidekick. It's surreal -- like an alternate universe version of the game I loved. Why not release a separate game or expansion featuring all this new Nico-centric material? It would have saved them the effort of cutting out the old scenes and bugging the audio and video of the game...

In any event, i cannot in good conscience recommend the Director's Cut. The Nico side-stories help pad out the game, but come at too high a cost.

PS: This game also perpetuates the myth that the Templars were idol-worshipping pagans devoted to Baphomet, a legend which (like "Baphomet") was created during the waves of persecution & torture instituted by the French with papal approval in the 14th century C.E. / A.D. This detail will drive historians and even casual enthusiasts crazy, and miseducate those ignorant of the Templars' history and the Crusades, but it doesn't ruin the game itself. Just be forewarned!
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Personal rating: "Excellent" = 5/5

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

CONS:
- some puzzles make less sense
- the damn goat
- hints added by the Remastered version take a bit from the challenge

Comment:
I first played this game over a decade ago. I got it along with BS2. The game felt relaxing and I really enjoyed that time. But I never finished it up until now. Why? Because I got stuck at the infamous goat sequence. The Remastered version apart from fixing the compatibility issues the game had also makes the goat sequence better. So yes, this Remastered edition is great. The original is sort of a classic among point&click adventure games. And you can see why. The writing is great, the story interesting and the characters likable. I can see that the game is a bit easier now with the reworked UI and better hints. I played the original version and I see how it takes a bit of the challenge out. But that in my opinion is not a bad thing. Overall an excellent game which I highly recommend it to all fans of the point&click genre.
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The first Broken Sword game will always have a special place in my gamer heart, seeing how it was one of the first adventure games I played.
The game has everything; a good story that gives you the feeling that the creators did quite some research as they wrote the script. It has reasonably challangeing puzzles, humor and wit, as well as loveable characters and beautiful sceneries. And now, with the additions made in the Director's Cut, the game gets even better!

If you haven't already, you should really add this classic to your list of games played.
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