Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars – Director's Cut for the Nintendo DS system builds on the original, boasting a new and explosive narrative interwoven with the first story. After witnessing the brutal and horrifying murder of one of Paris's richest and most influential statesman, the player will be pulled into a sinister conspiracy rooted in a long forgotten medieval legend. New puzzles have been added that specifically utilize Nintendo's unique stylus control. The game also features stunning animated facial expressions drawn by Dave Gibbons, artistic genius behind the comic book and upcoming movie Watchmen.
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Deep and Captivating Murder Mystery
Intriguing storyline following a journalist's eyewitness account of a tragic assassination.
Intuitive Controls Redefine Adventure Genre
DS stylus controls create a whole new level of interaction and accessibility to vibrant and detailed settings.
New hint system prevents players from ever getting stuck on puzzles by offering tips and advice when needed.
Exclusive Director's Cut Content
New story elements and settings – piecing together events before and after the original Broken Sword.
Exclusive puzzles add new depth to the exploration gameplay.
Rich and Colorfully Illustrated Art Style
Stunning hand-drawn illustrations by renowned artist Dave Gibbons.
Animated facial expressions depict empathetic and emotional storytelling.
Broken Sword is rated
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Rated 3 out of
A good story with difficult puzzles...This was my first time playing Broken Sword on the DS. The story is good enough for a game like this. You play as both Nico Haris(forgot last name but I think I'm right) who is a reporter, and George Stobbart. They both go searching for clues and asking for information regarding the Templars. The gameplay is mainly walking around solving puzzles, and using the hint button thingy to figure out what to do. Amazingly enough the creator says "not to use to many hints" hmmm...TOO BAD I HAD TO USE 100+ HINTS!!!!! *Ahem* Anyways the gameplay was good for a game like this. The graphics were better than I thought they were going to be, but to some people it does look a little dated (I think maybe this was on the SNES or Genesis/Saturn?). Overall this game is okay for people craving a mystery puzzle solver, but I wouldn't reccomend it unless you wanna play it.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 4 out of
It just wasn't as much of a challenge....The game was enjoyable. It was the first game I bought. I just got into this DSi thing and it seems to be a lot of fun. I thought the game might have been a lot more challenging, and maybe it might have taken longer. The puzzles were good, I would have liked their to have been more. I guess, I was just expecting it to be a little harder. I completed the game a lot sooner than I expected. I really wish I had bought it used. The graphics are great, the story was good, the puzzles were good also..... don't get me wrong, it's a great game, I just think I was expecting it to be a lot harder. Learning the history, and stories of the Knights Templar was an extra! I enjoyed how the gaming and history blended ... With a few more puzzles and a little longer I would have enjoyed it more.
Date published: 2009-06-05
Rated 5 out of
Great Game!I just played this on my DSi and I absolutely loved it! I love games without much fighting but tons of puzzles and this was it. Traveling to all of the different countries and learning so much history about the KNIGHTS TEMPLAR was really fun! Don't be fooled though....this is NOT a love story. I do wish that the two characters would have played together more. And I wish the game was longer. I am not a big gamer and I finished it in about 10 hours. The graphics were really good. I had no problem using the stylus at all. And I like that if you get stuck you get hints. Those were just helpful enough to point me in the right direction. I wouldn't recommend this game for young kids as there are quite a few dead bodies that you have to examine and a few adult innuendos. But overall a great game. I will probly play it again!