Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent's Curse
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Developer: Revolution Software
Content Rating: Teen
Paris in the spring. Shots ring out from a gallery. A robbery... a murder... and the beginning of another epic Broken Sword adventure. From multi-award winning Revolution comes the latest mystery in this much loved adventure-puzzle series. Playing as intrepid American George Stobbart and sassy French journalist Nico Collard, you find yourself on the trail of a stolen painting - and a murderous conspiracy. A conspiracy whose roots lie in mysteries older than the written word...
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It’s definitely a shame the animation is so awkward and stiff; it pales in comparison to the visual splendor of the hand-drawn backgrounds, and it’s nowhere near as impressive as the graphics of The Shadow of the Templars were in 1996. Still, it’d be an even bigger shame if that put anyone off from experiencing this classically-inspired adventure. This is worth looking into for any fan of the point-and-click genre, and you’re not likely to get many more like it on PS4.
The real serpent’s curse is length. It’s not as if quality dips - more that fatigue slithers in about halfway through and settles there. Despite the conspiracy darkening, pacing issues prevent the game successfully building towards its crescendo. Personally, though, that’s always been my experience with Broken Sword - enjoying the adventure so much that I power through the lackadaisical last hour.
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse is a solid little point-and-click adventure that's let down by its clunky controls and its sometimes nonsensical puzzles.