Broken Sword - The Smoking Mirror: Remastered
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‘Broken Sword – the Smoking Mirror: Remastered’ sees the return of George Stobbart and Nico Collard in the sequel to the App Store #1 smash hit ‘Broken Sword – the Shadow of the Templars’.
While investigating a ruthless drug gang, journalist 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.
‘Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror – Remastered’ is a stunning update to the million-selling original. Along with an exclusive new interactive digital comic, from ‘Watchmen’ co-creator Dave Gibbons, the game boasts fully animated facial expressions, enhanced graphics throughout, high quality music as well as a context-sensitive hint system, and diary. The game 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.
AppGamer.net: Perfect 10/10
"… easily one of my most highly recommended titles on the platform. Bravo, Revolution. Bravo!"
Full English speech and text with option for French, German, Spanish or Italian.
What's New in Version 1.1
Improved general stability and performance
Great updating of a classic
Nicely updated for the Mac. The story is good, and the dialogue is not intrusive. It is even pretty funny in places.
The game loads very quickly, so is excellent for a few grabbed minutes of play time to work on a puzzle. The design of the game is good in that you cannot get 'stuck' as such (you'll get stuck on puzzles, but never in a situation that means you cannot progress). I took about 10 hours (according to the game clock) to work my way through it. The only sticking point I had was with the theodolite about half way through the game - it is not clear that it moves, or how to move it to scan that landscape. It turns out there are arrows at the very edge of the screen that ony appear when you put your mouse pointer over the correct area. It took me a good while to work that out…
Overall, an excellent conversion and update of a very good game.
Blast from the past
Alongside pandemonium and theme hospital, Broken Sword: Smoking Mirror were the first video games I ever played on my family computer (you know the one; Off white/ more like grey plastic body, about the size of a cardboard box, sounds like a wood chipper when you get it running, and you have to open the disc tray with a screwdriver).
This is such a wonderful blast form the past, and I could play this game over and over again. The Broken Sword games revolutionised the point-and-click puzzle genre. (Not so much in the modern games). So glad to see it revitalised on the mac store again!
Cracking good game
I got this as a freebie christmas before last on O2 giveaway and thoroughly enjoyed it. The graphics are good and it gave enough escapism to be able to chill out from everyday stresses. Pleased to see they have done an update - I've downloaded it and hope it will be as good.
- Category: Games
- Updated: 17 May 2012
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 1.37 GB
- Language: English
- Developer: Revolution Software Limited
- © Revolution Software Ltd
Compatibility: OS X 10.5 or later