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Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror

Point-and-click, Puzzle, Adventure

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Crave Entertainment, Revolution Software, Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment

November 30, 1999, November 14, 1997, October 17, 1997

PC (Microsoft Windows), PlayStation



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Repetitive Elements: Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror may become repetitive after extended play, especially in the Point-and-click genre.

Requires Patience: The game’s pacing might be slow for those who prefer fast-paced Point-and-click games.

Content Gaps: Some areas of Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror feel underdeveloped or lacking in content.

Why To Avoid

Community Driven: The game has a strong community, which enhances the multiplayer experience.

Compelling Storyline: The narrative in Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror is deeply engaging, making it a must-play for Point-and-click fans.

Innovative Mechanics: Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror introduces new and innovative mechanics in the Point-and-click genre.

Why To Play

Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror is a 2D adventure game played from a third-person perspective. Via a point-and-click interface, the player guides protagonist George Stobbart through the game's world and interacts with the environment by selecting from multiple commands, while Nicole Collard is also a playable character in selected portions of the game.

The player controls George's movements and can engage in dialogue with other characters through conversation trees to gain hints of what needs to be done to solve the puzzles or to progress the plot. He also have to collect objects that can be used with either other collectible objects, parts of the scenery or with other people in order to solve puzzles and progress in the game. By right-clicking on an object, the player gets a description and clues. The player character's death is possible if he makes a wrong decision.



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