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Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
79
3.9
Windows
83
3.9
Xbox
76
4.1

Advertising Blurbs

http://games.1c.ru/broken_sword_3/:
    Конго. Расположенная в самом сердце экваториальной Африки страна, овеянная тайнами дальних странствий. Именно сюда, в Конго, привела судьба начинающего юриста Джорджа Стоббарта, один из клиентов которого пожелал запатентовать свое изобретение - неиссякаемый источник энергии.

    Париж. Таинственный субъект, представившийся хакером, рассказывает специализирующейся на сенсационных расследованиях журналистке Нико странную историю о расшифровке древнего манускрипта и обнаружении причин участившихся природных катаклизмов.

    Самолёт Стоббарта терпит крушение в джунглях. Учёный, с целью посещения лаборатории которого Джордж прибыл в Конго - мёртв. Пришедшая на встречу с хакером Нико оказывается сначала свидетелем убийства, а потом - и обвиняемой по этому делу. Цепь не связанных, казалось бы, между собой событий, замкнулась...
    • "Сломанный меч 3. Спящий дракон" - новая приключенческая игра, продолжение легендарных квестов "Broken Sword" и "Broken Sword 2".
    • Вас ждёт удивительное приключение в компании старых знакомых - американского юриста Джорджа Стоббарта и его красавицы-подруги, французской журналистки Нико.
    • Великолепная 3D графика и потрясающий звук гармонично дополняют оригинальный, интригующий, насыщенный уникальными головоломками и неожиданными поворотами, полный тайн и загадок сюжет.

    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58035) on Mar 26, 2011.

www.xbox.com:
    In Broken Sword™ The Sleeping Dragon, George and Nico are drawn into a terrifying ancient conspiracy. They'll fight sinister forces and discover a fiendish source of pure evil. The duo must unravel the mystery involving the "Voynich Manuscript," which holds the secrets of the ultimate evil power, the Sleeping Dragon.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15011) on Sep 05, 2010.

Back of Box - Windows (German):

    EINE ALTE VERSCHWÖRUNG
    EIN ENTSCHLÜSSELTER CODE
    EIN UNGEKLÄRTER MORD



    DAS ULTIMATIVE ABENTEUER



    Dunkle Gestalten, geheimnisvolle Rätsel und mystische Orte, das sind die Zutaten, aus denen ein echtes Abenteuer gemacht ist. Garniert mit einem Heldenpaar in der Tradition klassischer Hollywood-Blockbuster, wird daraus Baphomets Fluch - Der schlafende Drache. Begleiten Sie den taffen George und die schöne Nico auf ihrer Suche nach dem Geheimnis des berühmten Voynich-Manuskripts und erleben Sie ein Abenteuer, das Sie nicht vergessen werden.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on Sep 30, 2004.

Back Cover - Windows (US/CA):

    THE ADVENTURE BEGINS...



    George Stobbart and Nico Collard are drawn into a terrifying conspiracy to harness an ancient power. Brought together by fate, coincidence and the intriguing mystery, they will fight sinister forces, uncover an ancient conspiracy, and discover a fiendish source of pure evil.

    A UNIQUE AND FRESH APPROACH TO ADVENTURE GAMING.

    STUNNING GRAPHICAL PRESENTATION.

    CONTROL TWO CHARACTERS: GEORGE AND NICO.

    FULLY IMMERSIVE AND ADDICTIVE STORYLINE.

    LOADED WITH SUSPENSE!


    Lured into the steamy jungles of the Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic English village of Glastonbury, the duo must unravel the mystery involving the 'Voynich Manuscript' which holds the secrets of the ultimate evil power, The Sleeping Dragon, and save mankind.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on Aug 31, 2004.

Inside Cover - Windows (US/CA):
    "Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon could be this fall's "It" game..."
    PC Gamer

    "...the Final Fantasy of adventure games."
    Gigex.com

    "...an absorbing, relaxed-paced gaming experience on an epic scale."
    GameSpy.com

    "Adventure gamers should keep their eyes on this one..."
    IGN.com

    "...best exemplifies the quality and bravado of the adventure genre..."
    JustAdventure.com

    "...a very fun title with a tremendous amount of storyline and puzzles to solve"
    GamersPulse.com

    "A game that will reshape the way we think about the genre."
    GameVortex.com

    "...Visually Impressive..."
    GameSpot.com

    Cinematic storytelling featuring a free-roaming camera and stunning graphics.

    Interact with dozens of intriguing characters as you journey through your adventure.

    An epic adventure combining captivating environments and stimulating puzzles.

    An original orchestral soundtrack immerses you in the gaming experience.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on Aug 31, 2004.

THQ UK website - Windows:

    THE FINAL CHAPTER...



    Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe.

    Featuring a revolutionary new interface and a fully 3D environment, Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is the future of adventure.

    • "This is the adventure's glorious return… a fairytale comeback" – 9/10, Edge Magazine
    • "This game is, quite simply, amazingly beautiful" – Edge Magazine
    • "The rebirth of story telling… It's genius" – 87%, PC Gamer
    • An epic narrative from Europe's master storytellers
    • Unique graphics look sets game apart. Stunning graphics delivered by a radical new graphic engine
    • Compelling 21st century adventure gameplay. Wholly intuitive direct control interface
    • Fresh gameplay reinvents the genre Movie quality script and voice acting, with facial animation
    • Choreographed by Revolution's proprietary Virtual Actor Engine

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on Aug 20, 2004.

Revolution Web Site:
    Broken Sword – The Sleeping Dragon

    "….the near perfect script is delivered with humour and subtlety by a brilliant cast.
    The magnificent facial animation system says as much as the dialogue, adding nuance to the simplest of lines. In terms of narrative-led video gaming it is leagues above anything else in recent times"
    - Edge, Issue 131 (9/10)

    Broken Sword – The Sleeping Dragon is Revolution’s most ambitous project to date. The idea was first discussed back in 2000 and it was clear from the start that the game would have to be both bold and radical to be a worthy successor to its forebear, Broken Sword – The Shadow of the Templars. To this end, BS-TSD represents a mix of old and new. Central to Broken Sword are the themes of conspiracy, historical mystery and, of course, George and Nico and an epic quest for justice. From the beginning, Revolution’s goal was to introduce Broken Sword, and adventure gaming, to as many players as possible. To do this we have developed a game that will exploit the capabilities of both modern PC’s and consoles. Recognising that half of all BS1 and BS2 players were PSOne gamers, BS-TSD is fully optimised in terms of graphics and interface for PC, PSTwo and XBOX.

    BS-TSD recently released in Russian language and will soon be launched, with localised text, in Japan.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75612) on Jul 10, 2004.

Press Release:

    The Adventure Company Ships
    Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon on PC-CD



    Toronto, Ontario, November 17th , 2003 The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon in North America on PC-CD.

    Many have touted this new adventure game as a true epic, and a game that is likely to change the face of adventure gaming as we know it. The series itself has drawn critical acclaim from hard-core and adventure gamers alike for many years. With its revolutionary interface, strong story-line and superb graphics, the game is turning a few heads!!

    The story revolves around the adventurous duo of George Stobbart and Nico Collard, as they fight sinister forces, an ancient conspiracy, and a fiendish source of pure evil , as foretold in an ancient manuscript newly deciphered: The Voynich Manuscript. Fighting through the steamy jungles of the Congo , eerie castles in Prague , the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury , the duo must unravel the secrets of an ultimate evil power and save mankind.

    Written very much as an exciting and suspenseful thriller, with the look and feel of a Hollywood action film, players will face new and unique challenges as they explore a whole new world full of exotic locations. Head to www.BrokenSwordGame.com for the full story.

    About The Adventure Company:
    The Adventure Company is North America 's No.1 publisher of adventure games, publishing award-winning adventure games primarily for the PC. Visit www.AdventureCompanyGames.com for further details.


    Contributed by Jeanne (75612) on Apr 20, 2004.

Adventure Company Catalog - Winter 2003/2004 (Win):

    For 360 Years An Ancient
    Manuscript Remained Undeciphered...
    Until Now.

    George Stobbart and Nico Collard are drawn into a terrifying conspiracy to harness an ancient power. Brought together by fate, coincidence and the intriguing mystery, they will fight sinister forces, uncover an ancient conspiracy, and discover a fiendish source of pure evil.

    Lured into the steamy jungles of the Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic English village of Glastonbury, the duo must unravel the mystery involving the 'Voynich Manuscript' which holds the secrets of the ultimate evil power, The Sleeping Dragon, and save mankind.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75612) on Feb 21, 2004.

Back Cover - PS2 UK:

    AN ANCIENT CONSPIRACY
    A BROKEN CODE
    AN UNSOLVED MURDER
    THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE

    Broken Sword The Sleeping Dragon represents the next generation in adventure gaming. Once more George and Nico must travel the world, wrestling danger and piecing together the clues that will unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75612) on Feb 21, 2004.

Official website (http://www.brokenswordgame.com):
    The adventurous duo of George Stobbart and Nico Collard are drawn into a terrifying conspiracy to harness an ancient power. Brought together by fate and intrigued by the mystery, they fight sinister forces, uncover an ancient conspiracy, and discover a fiendish source of pure evil. Lured into the steaming jungles of the Congo, castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic English village of Glastonbury, the duo must unravel the mystery involving the "Voynich Manuscript" which holds the secrets of the evil power, the Sleeping Dragon, and save mankind.



    • A unique and fresh approach to adventure games, with a revolutionary interface, strong story-line and stunning graphical presentation.


    • Compelling adventure gameplay, combining detective investigation, exploration and stealth, punctuated by "action events".

    Contributed by Sciere (263575) on Nov 15, 2003.