Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse
Part mystery, part comedy, this is a classy point-and-click with dazzling art, charming characters, and crackling dialogue. Although slightly overlong and occasionally slow, it feel surprisingly fresh.
Pure fan service in every sense, which ensures an enjoyably nostalgic adventure but also means a number of flaws that wouldn't be tolerated in other circumstances.
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse returns the series to its former glory with excellent storytelling and characters.
A solid return to form for a long-running series with a proud heritage -- though right now it's left frustratingly hanging and thus may provide a better experience once it's all wrapped up.
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is a great point&click adventure, a heir worthy of the first two original game from Revolution Software.
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A witty, sometimes challenging point and click adventure that will charm new players and delight existing fans.
With the second part added, Broken Sword 5 could certainly reach beyond three stars – but, until then, it's wise to remain agnostic about Charles Cecil's latest offering.
Veterans of the genre (or series) will no doubt enjoy Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse for what it offers. It's an interesting story, has a plethora of puzzles that need to be solved (regardless of either being too easy or difficult at times), and is simply fun all the way to the closing credits. The few issues I did experience will vary on your love for the genre, and once you've completed it there's really no reason to run through the game again.
This first episode of Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse is a noble attempt at recapturing the spirit of a classic from a bygone era, that doesn't quite reach the same lofty standards as the original.
It's always a pleasure to meet George and Nico again in their latest adventures to date. The Switch version contains some new features, especially two modes of gameplayand a renewed interface. We only regret a less successfull final act, than before and some illogical riddles which need to refer to the game help.But if you never have played this game, this ''ultimate'' version is an excellent opportunity to discover it.
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