Point and click adventure at its best
Adventure fans are in for a treat with this, the first in the hugely popular and influential Broken Sword franchise. A point-and-click mystery thriller, the game features a complex plot, stunning animated graphics and engaging puzzles. After American tourist, George Stobbart, witnesses a terrorist bombing in Paris, he finds himself working with inquisitive journalist Nico Collard to uncover the truth behind the attack. What follows is a lengthy and exciting journey into history involving the mysterious Knights Templar and the legendary Sword of Baphomet. Broken Sword really is a joy from start to finish, with an engaging pair of lead characters, a witty and surprising script, and beautiful art design. There is much to explore, with a great variety of highly detailed and exotic environments, while the lushly orchestrated score adds hugely to the cinematic feel of the game. The puzzles are generally satisfying and fit into the plot nicely, rarely feeling unnatural or forced, and are suitably challenging for the average player. If you want to experience a wonderful example of interactive storytelling, or are a fan of Monkey Island or Day of the Tentacle, then Broken Sword and its sequels are a must play.