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#952328 - 04/26/14 12:04 AM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: ipad_Lover]
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Yep, Adventure Gamers gave it a (slightly qualified) glowing review.
I think the reviewer was wrong about a few things, like Lady Piermont's voice, and to my mind something was off with Pearl although Duane was as cute and nuts as ever but even with that awful Tabula puzzle and Nico's once again having little to do, Part 2 completely redeemed Revolution for me.
When I've let the game settle awhile, I'll go back and play it in its entirety, trying not to dread that awful makeup puzzle and the song that really grated on my ears and just let the beauty of the graphics wash over me.
IMO Revolution did an amazing job of bringing back the world of BS1 and 2, and while 5 is not quite as good, IMO, it's a worthy successor to the first two.
Rolf Saxon hasn't lost his touch either.

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#952384 - 04/26/14 10:42 AM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: chrissie]
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Originally Posted By: chrissie
Thanks traveler for your interesting comments on the game! I will definitely be buying the game as soon as Part 2 is released but it's useful to have some warning about the shortfalls! smile


As always, it's a matter of "personal opinion" but I felt the game had very few shortfalls. I enjoyed it very much thumbsup
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#952505 - 04/26/14 06:43 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: traveler]
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That's interesting.
Both you and chrissie said "shortfalls".
It's "shortcomings" around here.
Is this a British thing?

Anyhoo, as you'll see in the post above yours, Part 2 almost made up for everything, IMO.

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#952637 - 04/27/14 01:00 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: traveler]
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Yes, "shortcomings" is the word I would have chosen too but I just re-used what chrissie said lol
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#952854 - 04/28/14 02:09 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: Mad]
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lol

According to my dictionary (Collins):

'shortcoming' - a failing , defect or deficiency.

'shortfall' - 1. a failure to meet a goal or a requirement. (It doesn't matter about 2!)

Well both words fit! grin

EDIT
I've just finished Part 1 of the game & just loved it! - it was everything I hoped the game would be... so far!

I thought the 'shortcomings' were pretty minor like 'drags' in dialogue & after clicking on 'actions' before anything happened, also I agree that there were a couple of voice actors whose accents weren't perfect e.g. Nico's but they're just nit-picks which really didn't spoil my enjoyment of the game. N.B. I'm no expert but I think Hobbs' accent is UK Yorkshire?

I liked the pacing of the story also the humour although possibly some of it is essentially English which doesn't translate too well & not appreciated by all English people either!

I liked the character of Navet with aspects of Inspector Clousseau but without the charisma & less funny but he still made me laugh!

I really liked the puzzles ranging between easy to a little more challenging & thought the make-up one, silly or not, was a lot of fun!

I'm now about to start Part 2 happydance


Edited by chrissie (05/01/14 06:50 AM)

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#958791 - 05/27/14 06:26 AM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: traveler]
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No game is perfect, but I enjoyed Broken Sword 5, it is one of my favorites of the series.

This review as well as others does paint the picture well and this game deserves the positive reviews it has received.
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#960274 - 06/03/14 05:07 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: traveler]
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I cant remember, does Broken Sword 5 have Action in it? parts where actions need to be completed quickly or you die?
thanks Marcia

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#960403 - 06/04/14 11:02 AM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: traveler]
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Marcia, I haven't played it so will wait for someone who has to give you the definitive answer.
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#960404 - 06/04/14 11:24 AM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: traveler]
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Marcia,

No - there is none that I can remember. If I can do the game - anyone can. laugh

wave L4L.

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#960569 - 06/05/14 07:10 AM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: traveler]
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I don't recall any action elements at all in BK5, just a regular point and click adventure game.

I loved it - best Broken Sword game for me and I have them all.
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#960665 - 06/05/14 03:04 PM Re: Broken Sword 5 [Re: traveler]
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Thanks, MaG wave

Thanks, ipad_Lover puppy

Marcia, are you going for it?
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