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Broken Sword 5

Broken Sword 5

Broken Sword 5

I was a backer at KickStarter for Broken Sword 5 and I would back a Broken Sword 6 if they even think of that. I like adventures. I recall the first ones I played, like Space Quest. They helped a lot on learning English. I know it is nor perfect, but it helped a lot. This new type of adventures are mouse oriented. You listen to the characters, and if you want, you might read what characters say. But your iteration is with the mouse, acting on specific places of the screen. That makes these games a little more restricted.

Regarding Broken Sword 5, I would say it is smaller than previous games. Or that, or I am older, and it seems smaller to me. Also, it seems more simple. Usually you do not need to leave the current scene for your actions and continue in the game. Nevertheless, I had some difficulties in three or four moments. One because of my lack of English lexicon, other because my MacBook Pro wasn’t with enough contrast, other because there was a little detail in the drawing that I did not notice, and just once because I wasn’t thinking correctly in-game.

The story is, again, about religion. But that isn’t relevant. It is interesting, and you get engaged on it. It is not a linear story, leaving always a little of surprise. It also as some good jokes. From time to time I get tired of the dialogues, but probably that’s just me

Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent’s Curse – Part I

Broken Sword 5

Broken Sword 5

I just finished the first part of Broken Sword 5. In case you do not know, this game was funded using the Kickstarter website. I can not recall how much I donated to the project, but it is great to see that the game ended in the market.

The game continues in the same line as previous episodes. We have Niko, a girl, and George, the boy, trying to solve mysteries. In this first part, mostly the assassination of that guy, in the floor.

The story is not anything revolutionary. The puzzles are mostly accessible (at least for me). There is a hint system that I used only twice. I think the first time I would not need to use it if I was more fluent in English. For the second time, yeah, I needed a little the hint.

For now, expecting the second part. My main question now is: can I uninstall the first part, or do I need it to play the second? If anybody knows the answer, I am welcome.