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Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror (PlayStation)

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Description

Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror is the sequel to Circle of Blood and the second game in the Broken Sword series.

The player alternately controls George Stobbart, the protagonist of the first game, and Nicole Collard, the French journalist he met in the first game and who has since become his girlfriend. The game starts with George witnessing the kidnapping of Nicole. This event eventually leads to an investigation into a conspiracy revolving around a forthcoming solar eclipse and the evil Aztec god Tezcatlipoca. The locations visited throughout the game include Paris, Marseilles, London, Quaramonte, the jungle, a Caribbean environment, and a zombie island. Certain locations from the previous game make a return.

The game is entirely in 2D and gameplay is in typical point-and-click fashion. The player moves the character around using the mouse, examines the environment, talks to other people, and collect items stored in an inventory. These items need to be used or combined with other items to solve puzzles.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Сломанный Меч 2: Дымящееся Зеркало " -- Russian spelling
  • "Slomannyj Mech 2: Dymjascheesja Zerkalo" -- Russian title
  • "Les Chevaliers de Baphomet II: Les Boucliers de Quetzalcoatl" -- French title
  • "Circle of Blood II" -- Working title
  • "BS2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror" -- European title
  • "Broken Sword II: Las Fuerzas del Mal" -- Spanish title
  • "Broken Sword II: La Profezia dei Maya" -- Italian title
  • "Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror" -- GOG.com release title
  • "Baphomets Fluch II: Die Spiegel der Finsternis" -- German title

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The Press Says

NowGamer Dec 01, 1997 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme Feb, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Consoles Plus Dec, 1997 89 out of 100 89
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 24, 2009 17 out of 20 85
IGN Jan 03, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Playstation Jan, 2000 76 out of 100 76
GameSpot Jan 12, 2000 6.9 out of 10 69
Gaming Age Sep, 2004 B- 67
All Game Guide 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameGenie 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

References

  • An easter egg in the subway station references Beneath a Steel Sky, an earlier game by the same developers. More information can be found in the tips & tricks section
  • If you watch carefully during the intro in Professor Oubier's house you can see a portrait of what looks like the Spanish villa from Circle of Blood.

Awards

  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1998 - Best Adventure in 1997

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Adam Baratz (1352) added Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror (PlayStation) on Apr 16, 2001
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