Circle of Blood (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
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 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall User Score (38 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Le jeu qui renoue avec la fin des années 1980, qui donne envie de retrouver ses bons vieux point & click et surtout qui annonce la nouvelle ère des jeux d'aventure.
Adventure Lantern
In the end of it all, Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars is a one-of-a-kind game that will provide you hours and hours of sheer fun, and also make you learn a few things. Travel the world, start an urban myth or two, discover a dark secret... The trailer doesn’t lie. This game rocks.
Adventure Europe
Conclure sur un tel jeu est un véritable plaisir, mais il y a tellement à dire que la synthèse est difficile. C’est pourquoi je me contenterai de vous conseiller très très vivement ce chef-d’œuvre si vous êtes fan de jeux d’aventure. C’est un must !
Besides the total lack of music (just a few violins and that's about it, not even worth talking about) and a few dumb puzzle (every game of this type has at least a few) I loved every part of Broken Sword. THQ was very nice to bring this game to the US and I thank them for it. Not only that, they are also porting Broken Sword 2 later this year (can't wait!). If you're a fan of old-school computer adventure games look no further then Broken Sword, it's a very good game.
Saying that though, Broken Sword is neatly tied up with plenty of FMV cutscenes and the sound is atmospheric and well arranged. The intelligent, realistic, construction of this game means that it will certainly tax the old grey matter, often leaving you dumbfounded. With a little, well perhaps a lot of thought, you’ll manage to struggle through the barrage of clues and red-herrings, but in the end, the rewarding feeling you get from progressing further and further will have you so engrossed it’ll take weeks before you’ll get it out of your system. A thoroughly playable adventure game that sets a new precident on PlayStation.
Mega Fun
Ich behaupte, daß sich ein Adventure wohl kaum besser darstellen kann. Die Story ist äußerst tiefgründig recherchiert und die Puzzles eine willkommene Kost für jeden Adventure-Freak. Auch technisch ist Baphomets Fluch sehenswert. Die handgezeichneten Comic-Grafiken sind sehr detailverliebt und lassen keine Wünsche übrig. Die intuitive Bedienung ist ebenso positiv anzumerken wie die Musik, die als eine Mischung aus Klangerlebnis und Zurückhaltung zu bezeichnen ist. Eine Sache ist weniger positiv aufgefallen: Die gesamte Handlung ist sehr gesprächslastig so daß viel zu viel Zeit mit Zuhören verbracht wird. Dafür sind sämtliche Texte vertont und warten mit netten Akzenten auf. Da die Bombe in Paris hochgeht, klingen vor allem die französischen Charaktere sehr originell in unseren Ohren. Alles in allem ein echter Tip für Adventure-Fans.