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Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror (PlayStation)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (29 votes) 3.6

The Press Says

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Revolution has taken the point ‘n’ click adventure theme to its limits thanks to some wonderful animation and an absorbing story. With a projected 60 hours of playing time, it also represents excellent value for money. Take our advice and pull on your best adventuring boots, a copy of the Observer’s book of South American Obsidian Death Shields and enjoy one of the best 2-D adventures ever programmed.
PSX Extreme
Broken Sword is the first in a planned trilogy; Broken Sword II is already out for the PC, but it's not known if a Playstation version is yet in the works. Hey, I guess we should just be happy to get such a high-quality point-and-clicker for the Playstation (even though, as always, it's arguable whether this type of game belongs on the Playstation at all).
Consoles Plus
Ceux qui ont aimé le premier volet adoreront celui-ci. Fidèle à lui-même, avec ses énigmes bien corsées, Baphomet 2 risque de décourager les plus intrépides.
Les Chevaliers de Baphomet : Les Boucliers de Quetzalcoatl avait la lourde tâche de ne pas décevoir les fans, déjà nombreux, des premières aventures de George et Nico. Il s'inscrit donc dans la continuité de son prédécesseur et utilise les mêmes atouts pour les combler à nouveau : une jouabilité typique des point & click, un scénario intelligent et une bonne dose d’humour. Les fans des jeux d’aventure devraient trouver largement leur compte.
This type of adventure game isn't for everyone. Interaction is accomplished solely with a cursor, and it's a very relaxed, methodic approach to gaming, that might turn more action-oriented fans off. If you like to think, though, and are looking for what is probably the best console point-and-click adventure game available on the PlayStation, then step right up. Revolution joins Sierra and Lucasarts as one of the finest crafters of adventure games I've seen in recent years, and the fact that it's pulled off so nicely on a console just makes it more rewarding. Beautiful control and voice acting, good animation, and a nicely executed plot all add up to a fun, well-rounded experience.
Absolute Playstation
As with all games of this nature you'll only be able to play through it once so the value is a little limited, and depending on your experience with graphical point-and-click adventures your mileage may vary. If you're looking for a 3D shoot-fest or a processor straining racing game, stay away from this game, but if you want to experience an interesting game and intriguing story line, your value for money is assured. With over 30 hours of gameplay Broken Sword has a little more substance than you would expect from a game you would rent so buy it and pass it on to a friend when you're done.
Broken Sword II is a wonderful throwback to the classic Sierra-style adventure game and is a great adventure for fans of the style. The horrendous loading times that plagued the original have been trimmed a great deal, and the animation runs a whole lot smoother. Still, the game is not for everyone. Earfuls of only semirelevant conversation and the digital pad's inability to properly replicate a mouse make Broken Sword II tedious at times. But while Broken Sword II certainly isn't revolutionary, it's still refreshing to see a game of this nature done well.
Gaming Age
Despite some of the complains I have with Broken Sword II, I have thoroughly enjoyed playing the game and it's a fun, entertaining adventure that is unusual to find on the PlayStation. If the mouse for the PlayStation as more widely available, maybe we would see these kinds of games like this on the machine more often.
All Game Guide
The game's interaction is basically one-on-one with the characters. So with a well-written story narrated in the past tense, and good but overdone voiceovers, Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror leaves little to be desired even by adventure aficionados due to the bottom line -- it's a boring game with an old game engine! Be prepared to sleep.
Some people may like this game. I don't know who, but statistically they wouldn't make type of game if it didn't have any audience. Right? I mean supposable their was a Broken Sword one and it was popular enough to warrant this game. I don't know I never saw it and even the worst movies still manage to make sequels. This game is not my cup of tea. The stereotypic way in which members of other cultures are portrayed just serves to sour any further hope this game may have had of appealing to me. Feel free to try it for yourself. Just don't say I didn't warn you.