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Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut

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📰 Title: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Adventure & Action 🚦 Status: 04. Released (status)
🏷️ Category: Adventure & Action ➤ Classical ➤ Criminal investigation 🌍️ Browser version:
🔖 Tags: Adventure; Conspiracy; Story Rich; Puzzle; Mystery; Detective; Hidden objects; Comedy; Funny; Hand-Drawn; Atmospheric; Classic; Retro; Remake; 1990s; Hand-Drawn; Female Protagonist; Cartoon; Mouse 📦️ Package Name:
🐣️ Approx. start: 1996-01-01 📦️ Arch package:
🐓️ Latest: 2010-09-02 📦️ RPM package:
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🏝️ Perspective: Third person 📦️ Snap package:
👁️ Visual: 2D Scrolling ⚙️ Generic binary:
⏱️ Pacing: Point and Click 📄️ Source:
👫️ Played: Single 📱️ PDA support:
🎖️ This record: 5 stars 🕳️ Not used:
🎀️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: goupildb
🎰️ ID: 16290 🐛️ Created: 2022-12-19
🐜️ Updated: 2023-04-10

📖️ Summary

[en]: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut is an improved remake (built-in help, 2 hours of additional gameplay, improved audio, mini-games, ...) and a director's cut of the eponymous game (1996, same authors), featuring George Stobbart, a fearless American lawyer and unwilling hero, and Nicole Collard, a sassy French freelance journalist. In Paris, in the fall, a brutal murder is committed at the Palais Royal. When Nicole Collard is invited to interview the statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably entangled in a terrifying conspiracy.... The game had received many awards. [fr]: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut est un remake amélioré (aide incorporée, 2h de jeu supplémentaires, amélioration de l'audio, mini-jeux, ...) et un director's cut (version du réalisateur) du jeu éponyme (1996, mêmes auteurs), mettant en scène George Stobbart, un avocat américain intrépide et héros malgré lui, et Nicole Collard, une journaliste free-lance française impertinente. A Paris, en automne, un meurtre brutal est commis au Palais Royal. Lorsque Nicole Collard est invitée à interviewer l'homme d'État Pierre Carchon, elle se retrouve inextricablement mêlée à une terrifiante conspiration.... Le jeu avait reçut de nombreuses récompenses.

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🕹️ Title: Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut
🦊️ What's: An improved remakeof the eponymous game (1996), an adventure game
🏡️ https://revolution.co.uk/games_catalog/broken-sword-1/
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🕶️ On the screenshot we can see the protagonist talking with a woman sitting on a sofa in an 18th century living room, with an interface in the center with a list of items to take (probably).

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut is an improved remake (built-in help, 2 hours of additional gameplay, improved audio, mini-games, ...) and a director's cut of the eponymous game (1996, same authors), featuring George Stobbart, a fearless American lawyer and unwilling hero, and Nicole Collard, a sassy French freelance journalist. In Paris, in the fall, a brutal murder is committed at the Palais Royal. When Nicole Collard is invited to interview the statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably entangled in a terrifying conspiracy.... The game had received many awards.

📕 Description [en]

📕🐧"An improved remakeof the eponymous game, an adventure game"🐧📕

ABOUT THE GAME

Paris in the Fall… a brutal murder at the Palais Royale. When Nico Collard is invited to interview statesman Pierre Carchon, she finds herself inextricably drawn into a terrifying conspiracy.

One of the all-time classic adventures, multi BAFTA-nominated “Broken Sword: Director’s Cut” pitches sassy journalist Nico Collard, and intrepid American George Stobbart into a mysterious journey of intrigue and jeopardy. Guide George and Nico on their globe-spanning adventure, exploring exotic locations, solving ancient mysteries, and thwarting a dark conspiracy to reveal the secret truths of the Knights Templar.

“Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut” introduces an intricate new narrative thread, alongside the classic story that has charmed millions of players. It’s time to experience George and Nico’s worldwide adventure in a whole new way, with brand new puzzles, hilarious new jokes, and the distinctive, rich story that made the series so deservedly renowned. This is adventure gaming at its very best.

KEY FEATURES

☑ Multi award-winning adventure
☑ Classic point-and-click gameplay
☑ Solve conspiracies, evil mysteries and survive chilling threats
☑ A rich cast of colourful characters – all fully voiced
☑ Stunning music from world-acclaimed composer, Barrington Pheloung

DIRECTOR’S CUT FEATURES

☑ Whole new story arc added, with 2 hours of additional gameplay
☑ Addition of contemporary first person perspective minigames
☑ New facial expressions drawn by Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen
☑ Help system incorporated – ensure that player won’t get frustrated
☑ Enhanced audio – both music and voices

VIRTUAL THEATRE

Designed by Charles Cecil and Tony Warriner The first ever engine that allowed NPCs to wander around independently, and letting them have a life on their own.
NPCs wouldn’t wait around for the protagonist in a static space, they had things to do! This was ground-breaking at the time, and we’re still quite proud of it. More about Virtual Theatre..
Games we developed on Virtual Theatre:

• Lure Of The Temptress (1992)
• Beneath A Steel Sky (1994)
• Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (1996)
• Broken Sword II: The smoking Mirror (1997)


🌍️ Wikipedia:

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director's Cut is an enhanced remake and director's cut of the classic 1996 point-and-click adventure game Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars developed by Revolution Software. It was released for Wii, Nintendo DS, iOS, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Android and Linux spanning 2009 to 2012. The player assumes the roles of George Stobbart and Nicole Collard, who was a pivotal but not a playable character in the original version.

After being petitioned to bring Broken Sword to the Wii and Nintendo DS, Revolution decided to create a director's cut. Comic book artist Dave Gibbons created additional artwork for the game. The game received positive reviews from critics, and is often listed as one of the best games on the Wii, DS and iOS/Android mobile devices. It was also a commercial success, outselling the third and fourth Broken Sword installments. The Nintendo Wii version of Director's Cut differs from all other versions, as it does not include the visual hint helper system, which is typically included as a mandatory feature which cannot be disabled.

Gameplay

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars – The Director's Cut is a 2D adventure game played from a third-person perspective. Unlike in the original game, where George Stobbart is the only playable character, Nicole "Nico" Collard is controllable for selected game sections. Depending on the platform, the game is played through a point-and-click interface, touch user interface, and Wii Remote. While certain puzzles from the original segments were simplified, new first-person puzzles were also added. Hotspots are highlighted, and a hint system is added, along with a diary in which the player character takes notes. Some of the original game's dialogue and cutscenes were removed, with the blood edited out of retained cutscenes.

Plot

The game opens in Paris, a day before the original game's start, with journalist Nicole Collard receiving a request to go to the Palais-Royal, to interview a famous media tycoon and potential candidate for President of France, Pierre Carchon. A mime hangs around outside Carchon's home, but Nico ignores him and goes on inside the house. She meets Carchon's wife, Imelda, as well as Carchon, who reveals that he knew Nico's father, Thierry Collard, very well. Soon, there is a noise in the drawing room; Carchon investigates only to be shot. Nico rushes to the scene to see the mime over Pierre's corpse. She is knocked to the ground before she can do anything and wakes up to find Imelda going to call the police.

After persuading her that she wants to find the truth and help, Imelda allows Nico to access Carchon's room, which contains an elephant carving –the same as one Nico received from her father, who had carved it himself, and a stone cylinder, which contained a hidden letter code. On Carchon's corpse, Nico discovers a ticket stamped "Bâteaux de la Conciergerie" and goes to investigate the dock where the Conciergerie was. By using the letters on the cylinder, she discovers a secret office area where Carchon and many others met for business. After she writes her story up, her editor Ronnie tells her to drop it, at which Nico becomes angry. However, she receives a mysterious phone call from a man called Plantard, who tells her he needs to speak to her about her story.

The next day, the American tourist George Stobbart witnesses a terrorist attack at a cafe in Paris, during which a clown steals an old man's briefcase and detonates a bomb. Soon after, George meets Nicole who is photographing the scene. George investigates the area to help Nicole gather information about the attack. He finds the clown's discarded nose and learns that a man was seen escaping with a briefcase. After Nicole discovers the address of a costume shop inside the clown nose, George learns from that shop's owner that the nose had been purchased by a man named Khan.

George travels to the hotel where Khan is staying, where he obtains an ancient manuscript from Khan's hotel safe. After evading two hired thugs, Flap and Guido, George takes the manuscript to Nicole, who deduces that it is related to the Knights Templar. In a nearby museum, George finds a tripod that is illustrated in the manuscript. He soon travels to the excavation site in Lochmarne, Ireland where the tripod had been discovered; and, there, he obtains a gem identical to one on the manuscript. In a Templar chapel beneath the local castle ruins, George discovers a mural of a hanged man with "Montfauçon" written underneath.

Nico attempts to find out more about her father's involvement with Carchon. She deduces quickly that Imelda is in danger and rushes to the Palais Royale to save her. Nico is too late, but the dying Imelda gives Nico a key that fits a box Nico's father gave her. Nico opens the box and finds out the truth. Her father and Imelda were lovers, and her father worked for the government as a sort of spy against Carchon's secret organisation, meaning that Nico's father was "one of the good guys"; she decided to keep this a secret and not tell anyone, as did her father, out of respect for him. George returns to Paris and learns from Andre Lobineau, a colleague of Nicole's, that Montfauçon is a location in Paris. Flap and Guido attempt to steal the tripod from the museum; but they are beaten to the theft by Nicole, who gives the artifact to George. In the sewers of Montfauçon, George spies on a secret meeting of people who claim to be the Templars, and he learns of their plan to find the Sword of Baphomet. After the group leaves, George uses the tripod and gem in the underground chamber to reveal the name of a village in Syria: Marib. He travels to the village and discovers that Khan has been looking for him. At a nearby rock formation called the Bull's Head, George finds a lens and deduces that it is represented on the manuscript as a crystal ball. He also discovers an idol with three bearded faces, Baphomet; and a Latin inscription that describes Britain. Khan arrives and holds George at gunpoint, but George manages to escape.

Back in Paris, George learns from Andre that the manuscript mentions the Spanish De Vasconcellos family, who were once connected with the Templars. At the family's villa, George speaks to the family's sole surviving member, a Countess, who leads him to the De Vasconcellos mausoleum. There, George discovers the family's chalice, which the Countess entrusts to George. She asks him to find her missing ancestor, Don Carlos. In Paris, George uses the lens in the church at Montfauçon and discovers a hidden image of a burning man. In the church, George find Don Carlos' tomb, which is inscribed with a series of biblical references.

Andre reveals that an idol of Baphomet has been discovered in Paris, and George gains access to the excavation. Using the chalice, he discovers an image of a church with a square tower. George returns to the Countess, and he discovers that the biblical references show a secret area inside a well containing a chessboard mural with a river running through it. Compiling their clues, George, Nicole and Andre decide that the Templars are going to Bannockburn, Scotland. George and Nicole board a train, but she and an old woman in their compartment soon go missing. He reaches the conductor's carriage, where the old woman, Khan in disguise, throws Flap out of the carriage. However, Khan is shot and killed by the man who had killed Marquet. Before dying from his wounds, Khan, implicated to belong to the Hashshashin sect opposing these Neo-Templars (he doesn’t accept them to be called Templars, as he says the real Templars were noble foes), and explains that he and George were on the same side. He also explains what the Sword of Baphomet is. The Sword symbolizes a colossal energy caused by the alignment of the earth’s natural power fields which are focused at St. Ninian’s church, where they’re going. This energy endowed the Templars with the power which made them great and charismatic to such an extent they could control the will of all around them, giving them great power.

George and Nicole reach the church in time to see the Grand Master of the Templars acquire a power from two huge Baphomet idols—the Sword of Baphomet, or the Broken Sword. After trying to tempt George to join their ranks, the Grand Master orders the couple to be killed, but they escape with the aid of explosives. The church explodes, killing Guido, the Templars and—presumably—the Grand Master. The game ends with George and Nico on their last date on the Eiffel Tower.

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📕 Description [fr]

Un pointer-et-cliquer d'aventure, par le studio Revolution Software.
Il utilise le moteur Virtual Theatre.

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut est un remake amélioré (aide incorporée, 2h de jeu supplémentaires, amélioration de l'audio, mini-jeux, ...) et un director's cut (version du réalisateur) du jeu éponyme (1996, mêmes auteurs), mettant en scène George Stobbart, un avocat américain intrépide et héros malgré lui, et Nicole Collard, une journaliste free-lance française impertinente. A Paris, en automne, un meurtre brutal est commis au Palais Royal. Lorsque Nicole Collard est invitée à interviewer l'homme d'État Pierre Carchon, elle se retrouve inextricablement mêlée à une terrifiante conspiration.... Le jeu avait reçut de nombreuses récompenses.


À PROPOS DU JEU

Paris à l'automne... un meurtre brutal au Palais Royal. Lorsque Nico Collard est invitée à interviewer l'homme d'État Pierre Carchon, elle se retrouve inextricablement mêlée à une terrifiante conspiration.

L'un des classiques de l'aventure, Broken Sword, nominé à plusieurs reprises aux BAFTA : “Broken Sword: Director’s Cut”, entraîne la journaliste Nico Collard et l'intrépide Américain George Stobbart dans un mystérieux voyage d'intrigues et de dangers. Guidez George et Nico dans leur aventure à travers le monde, en explorant des lieux exotiques, en résolvant d'anciens mystères et en déjouant une sombre conspiration visant à révéler les vérités secrètes des Templiers.

"Broken Sword : The Director's Cut" introduit un nouveau fil narratif complexe, parallèlement à l'histoire classique qui a charmé des millions de joueurs. Il est temps de vivre l'aventure mondiale de George et Nico d'une toute nouvelle manière, avec de toutes nouvelles énigmes, de nouvelles blagues hilarantes et l'histoire riche et distinctive qui a rendu la série si célèbre. C'est le jeu d'aventure dans ce qu'il a de meilleur.

CARACTÉRISTIQUES PRINCIPALES

☑ Aventure maintes fois récompensée
☑ Jeu classique de type "pointer-cliquer".
☑ Résolvez des conspirations, des mystères diaboliques et survivez à des menaces effrayantes.
☑ Une riche galerie de personnages hauts en couleur - tous avec leur voix.
☑ Une musique étonnante du compositeur de renommée mondiale, Barrington Pheloung.

CARACTÉRISTIQUES DU DIRECTOR'S CUT

☑ Un nouvel arc scénaristique, avec 2 heures de jeu en plus.
☑ Ajout de mini-jeux contemporains à la première personne.
☑ Nouvelles expressions faciales dessinées par Dave Gibbons, co-créateur de Watchmen.
☑ Système d'aide incorporé - garantissant que le joueur ne sera pas frustré.
☑ Amélioration de l'audio - à la fois la musique et les voix.

VIRTUAL THEATRE

Conçu par Charles Cecil et Tony Warriner Le tout premier moteur permettant aux PNJ de se promener de manière indépendante, et leur laissant une vie à part entière.
Les PNJ n'attendaient pas le protagoniste dans un espace statique, ils avaient des choses à faire ! C'était révolutionnaire à l'époque, et nous en sommes encore très fiers. En savoir plus sur le Virtual Theatre...
Les jeux que nous avons développés sur Virtual Theatre :

- Lure Of The Temptress (1992)
- Beneath A Steel Sky (1994)
- Broken Sword : Shadow of the Templars (1996)
- Broken Sword II : The smoking Mirror (1997)