5 out of 5
Laudable settings and enjoyable riddles
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror is an adventure game following the first puzzle-solving mystery production of the series
. The action welcomes the player in a world full of details, charm, colorful hand-drawn and beautiful sceneries, similar to those found in the predecessor. You control George Stobbart, the main character in the first game, and Nicole Collard, the French journalist that he encountered in the prequel that soon became his lover. Unfortunately, she was kidnapped, and George founds himself in a desolate environment, somewhere in Marseilles, the location he went to search for Nico. Another places you will visit are Paris, London, Quaramonte, a jungle, a Caribbean setting, and a zombie island. Interesting, especially the last part. The graphics are top-notch, in fact, they are the strongest point of this masterpiece, and also, the animations are laudable. Well, a minus can be represented by the sounds, that in my opinion could have been better. Some elements in the game and some characters should be heard, likewise. While talking to the people, you can choose the topics below the screen. The puzzles can be solved with the aid of the items from the inventory. You will enjoy the riddles, so try out Broken Sword 2!