We weren’t a big fan of the Wii ‘reimagining’ of Broken Sword, but on DS the game does rather better. The handheld’s small screens suit the neat cartoon graphics, and dialogue has been tweaked (though some lame gags remain). The cutscenes don’t look so horribly grainy here either.
For Broken Sword (and point ’n’ click) newcomers, this handheld reinvention is pitched about right, with a mix of blindingly simple puzzles and some that require a little more head-scratching. The new ‘hint’ system, while useful, is a little too readily available, however, and more experienced genre fans will feel there’s not enough here for their money.
The story’s not too bad either, though the success of Dan Brown’s religio-conspiracies in the years since the game’s original release have dulled its sense of intrigue. Bloody Dan Brown…
Apr 16, 2009