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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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is very much a title at odds with itself, as it's stuck half way between offering a classic point-and-click adventure and being a more modern experience. As a result, it can be somewhat hard to recommend. On one hand, it's succeeded with a great story, some fantastic individual set pieces, great writing and some extremely clever puzzles.
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.
That said, if you like point and click adventure games with mystery, good puzzles, humor, and a little bit of history, Broken Sword 5 is exactly what you’re looking for. It stays consistent with the genre it helped invent and does so almost flawlessly, coming highly recommended to fans of the franchise.