I finally got around to playing the first Broken Sword game which I picked up from GoG for free a while back, and I am completely and utterly disappointed with this alleged "remake" of the brilliant game.
What they have done is actually make the game worse than the original. They have removed deaths, for starters!
There is not a single point in the game now where you can die! For example, when you're in Syria and Khan has you at gunpoint, you can no longer say the wrong option and get shot! He will automatically say the correct lines and automatically jump off the cliff without any prompting from the player. Seriously, this is an outrage! How the hell could they have done something so stupid?
There are also fewer objects to interact with overall, there are more generic responses then there were in the original and not to mention the in-game hint system that just hands you the answers.
It would have been nice if they could have done something right and make it possible for George to run, but they didn't even do that!
The extra scenes with Nico at the start were done pretty well and the additional storyline has huge potential, but it just ended abruptly and amounted to nothing, so it was actually pointless. There are just the two sessions and then the game is pretty much the same. Those didn't even add that much to the game.
No, the original Broken Sword is one of the gems of PC gaming and much, much better than this so-called Director's Cut. Fortunately I still have the original on CD, so I will be sticking to that from now on, thank you very much.
I highly recommend to anyone planning to try this game out to not bother with the Director's Cut, and instead get the original.