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GF Rating
4.9

392 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Good Game!

posted by SheilaC (BRIDGEPORT, CT) Nov 28, 2011

Member since Apr 2011

Good game, motion control not the best, plot, story were pretty good - puzzles were fun but not overly difficult with an exception here and there. A good solid game

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Adventure Gamers Only

posted by quirkster (PORTLAND, OR) Jan 7, 2011

Member since Nov 2008

If you don't like point-n-click adventure games, then you won't like this--don't bother.

If you do like that style of adventure game, then here's what you need to know:
- The story is extremely linear, often getting you stuck in Hotel California (you can't leave a particular area until you complete everything).
- The graphics are a mixed bag: some of the 2D cell shading is nice, some looks like animated pixels.
- The voice acting is interesting and brings out the writing. There are a few parts where the recording mix is inconsistent, but it's good overall.
- The dialogue writing is spotty--some parts are hilarious, some parts are boring, and it bounces around in style (noir to naive) within the same conversation.
- Be prepared for "hunt the magic pixel" gameplay. It can be hard to spot two items close to each other.
- As for the Wii controls in the mini-games: some people will find them harder than others. Once I figured out what they were looking for, I didn't find the controls too bad, but definitely not stellar.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars

posted by texasjj (POINT COMFORT, TX) Jul 18, 2010

Member since Jul 2010

This game was useless. The combination was too hard to solve. I knew which direction to turn it but manuevering the hand was hard. No matter how I turned the cylinder it would not open. I worked until my wrist hurt.

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