Sword I & II
||(Win98/XP) (DVD Case) (BROKENSCPR)
On other systems you can
use ScummVM to run this.
Revolution / Sold Out Software
ESRB rating: Teen (Ages 13+) - Animated blood,
violence, and mild language
A from Just Adventure
The Adventure Collective
Broken Sword I : The Shadow of the
Previously Released as Circle of
Uncover the identity of a jester assassin. Unlock the legend
of the Knights Templar. And unravel a plot as twisted as the catacombs you'll
be prowling.As American in Paris George Stobbart, you find it odd when an
accordion-playing clown darts out of a cafe clutching a briefcase. Moments
later, you're sent flying from the force of a massive explosion right into a
sinister world of intrigue. The coveted contents of that briefcase? A fiercely
guarded manuscript penned by a clandestine medieval order - the Knights
Steal it back before a group of megalomaniacs fathoms its
mysteries and overturns the very balance of life.
hand-painted by artists formerly of the renowned Don Bluth Studios (An American
Tail and laser disc games Dragon's Lair and
Feature film quality animation
Scored by acclaimed composer Barrington Pheloung
Intuitive, easy-to-use interface
Broken Sword II: The Smoking
A Human Sacrifice Awakens the Mayan
God of Death
Plunge into a shadowy conspiracy world where the schemes of
a mad drug kingpin and the prophesied return of an ancient Mayan god clash in
what could be the end for all mankind. Race around the globe with George as he
frantically attempts to free Nico, his investigative reporter girlfriend, from
the clutches of Karzac's crime cartel. Guide Nico and George as they unravel
the dark mysteries that lead them closer and closer to an ancient horror best
left buried in the steamy jungles of Central America. Gather clues and make
friends, but beware - a smiling face can hide a deadly obstacle in your quest
to stop the return of "he who devours the sun and consumes the flesh of all
mankind," the mighty Mayan God, Tezcatlipoca.
Battle against the evils of a criminal mastermind,
solve enigmatic puzzles and stop a murderous Mayan God of Death from destroying
the world in a masterfully crafted adventure featuring relentless action and
alternating viewpoints between George and Nico at cliffhanger moments.
Immersive 3-D graphics and stylized animation combine
to create a beautifully rendered environment as well as a truly cinematic
Explore the seedy underbelly of the world's most exotic
ports of call, in this adventure steeped in historic fact.
With three hours of original music and over 300 musical
cues, this dynamic soundtrack swells and crescendos to heighten the drama of
every move you make.
Over 60 characters to interact with and over 60 useable
A multitude of highly detailed locations to explore and
Hundreds and hundreds of mind-bending puzzles and clues
Beautiful classically animated sequences and stunning
260 sound effects and over 2 hours of original music
from Britain's premier composer, Barrington Pheloung
Win 98/XP: Pentium 133 mHz processor, 16MB of RAM,
66MB free hard drive space minimum (280MB recommended), dual speed CD-ROM drive
(quad speed recommended), 2Mb video card , Windows DirectX 5.0 Sound compatible
sound card. 100% Microsoft compatible mouse.
May work on Vista also. Windows
Me/2000 is NOT supported.
Just Adventure, by Jenny Guenther
"...The designers of the game seemed to have taken bare-bone
historical facts and written a credible, magical story around them,... However,
on the whole, the story is extremely strong and well thought-out, so I give it
"This is a cartoon-style game. It has easily the most
well-drawn and detailed backgrounds of any game I have ever played. (The same
can be said of Broken Sword I.) The artist(s) really took a lot of time and
care in drawing the scenes, and it pays off in the beauty of the game. The
backgrounds rival Michael Hague's illustrations for The Wind in the Willows, a
book I'm sure many of you enjoyed as a child, and are in the same style. The
cut scenes are very high-quality, too. There is no jerkiness and no pixelation,
even in the fast-action parts."
"The gameplay is very tedious. It involves a lot of
pixel-hunting and way too much conversation that doesn't move the story or game
along... Most of the puzzles, besides the conversing ones, are inventory-based,
and there are a couple of "traditional" puzzles in the end game that require
manipulating objects on the screen.
"I would recommend it for the good story line and the
"In this second installment of the Broken Sword series,
Revolution Software has taken the formula of success from the first game Broken
Sword: The Shadow of the Templars [Broken Sword I]
one step farther. Shifting from a focus on the legend of the Knights Templars,
the new story now revolves around the equally intriguing culture of the Mayan
civilization in Central America. With superior graphics and a fair dose of
original puzzles, Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror or Broken Sword II proves to
be a worthy sequel."
"One of the greatest achievements of the maker in this game
is certainly the very intuitive game interface. The less experienced adventurer
will find the way in this game very easily. Equally stunning, but not
surprising if you are already familiar with Broken Sword I, are the graphics.
Each game screen is drawn very meticulously, with an eye for details, using an
overwhelming amount of well chosen colors. The dialog is good and funny. It
also fulfills the function in giving you clues on what to do next. The
background music and sound effects greatly add to the general atmosphere of the
game. The cast of characters is also well developed with some great typecasting
such as the evil General Grasiento and his domineering mother. You will meet a
variety of people which will all tell you something interesting from their
points of view or about their cultures. You will meet some friends from Broken
Sword I. My personal favorites are Duane, the misguided tourist, and Rico, the
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