After finishing the first game, I immediately downloaded the sequel because I simply enjoyed the first one. Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror Remastered sees the return of George Stobbart and Nico Collard who happen to be in the middle of a drug ring while investigating a ruthless drug gang.

Here is a little summary from iTunes: 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 fulfill their evil ambitions.

During the course of the game, you get to play either one of them on certain scenes since at one point, they both separate themselves to get the remaining two stones. Again, as with my complaint regarding the first game, there is no option to have the character move fast so it is quite time consuming just to watch the character move from one end to the other.

This was actually what happened when George was supposed to do something with the hill that looks like a needle. I simply forgot about it as I kept focusing on using the theodolite never wanting to go back to the cliff since it was time consuming. I had to grab a hint because I had no idea what to do since I never moved to another place.

This game has some scenes where you must act quickly or else your character will die. But do not worry since you can always start again to try and escape.

The game boasts fully animated facial expressions, enhanced graphics throughout, high quality music as well as a context-sensitive hint system and diary. It also features Dropbox integration which facilitates a unique cross-platform save-game feature, enabling players to enjoy the same adventure simultaneously on multiple devices, full Game Center integration – including in-game achievements – and many other enhancements.

Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars is a traditional point-and-click adventure, where the player has to logically come up with answers and solutions to riddles and problems that he or she encounters during the course of the game.

These kind of games are my favorite and ironically, I finished this game in my iTouch compared to when I played it in my Macbook and PC. Yes, this is not a new game. More like this game was ported for iTouch users to enjoy. Featuring a widely-praised touch interface, this game introduces an intricate new narrative thread, alongside the classic story.

Experience George and Nico’s worldwide adventure around Europe uncovering the mystery of the Knights of Templars. This game is a beautifully hand-animated 2D mystery adventure and its storytelling, entertaining puzzles, good humor and great good looks make it an awfully good game.

My only complaint in this game is that there should have been a setting to increase a character’s movement speed. That way, time would not be wasted for your character to go from one area to the next. Still, this game is awfully fun.

Next up for me, Broken Sword 2: Smoking Mirrors.

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