Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon

An ancient conspiracy. A broken code. An unsolved murder. Welcome to Broken Sword – The Sleeping Dragon, the multi BAFTA-nominated adventure. Once more George and Nico must travel the world, wrestling danger, and piecing together the clu...

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Review: smurfas666s Review

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This game is nothing like the first two. First of all it's not actually a point and click game anymore.
The story of the game if ok and it still has the humour of the first two games, but these are the only good things that can be said about it.
There are a lot of bad thing about gameplay and some of them pile up.
The camera movement is awful - you often can't understand which direction you are moving, keep bumping to the walls and see yourself from useless angles.
Dialog scenes are unskippable. Unlike the first games, there are plenty of scenes where you can die unless you take some action. After that you have to go through same dialog again and again.
This game has some stealth scenes and as a stealth game it sucks. Camera movement doesn't help here at all.
There are plenty of box moving puzzles. Sometimes it feels like you are playing some warehouse simulator. The are not very challenging, but take a lot of time.
Game puzzles are simple, but since areas to explore are pretty bit, it's easy to miss things. Some areas have lots of closed doors - you can examine, try to open or listen. Every time you have to hear out the the door is closed and can't be opened (remember dialog is unskippable). Listen action is completely useless - can't remember a single time in the game, when it was useful.
You have to do some climbing and jumping in the game. Climbing points are often easy to miss, since the are not marked. I remember running up and down the street with Nico in the beginning of the game for an hour until I finally consulted the walkthrough - turns out I missed a climbing point on the wall.
And finally the graphics of the game didn't age very well.
I would only recommend this game if you a hardcore fan of the series.

Positive points
  • Story is ok
  • Good humour
Negative points
  • Awful camera movement and controls
  • Unskippable dialog
  • Box puzzles
  • Stealth scenes
  • Doors
  • Dated graphics

5.010

Total score