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Broken Sword 3

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Hey, guys. I recently finished Broken Sword 1 and 2, and enjoyed both of them immensely. The story and art were amazing, yet voice acting could have been better.

Anyway, I wanted to ask: Is Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon worth the buy?

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  • I think the problem with BS3/4 is they were outsourced, and not actually by Revolution themselves. 3 and 4 are great games, but nothing on BS1 or 2.

    But BS1 and 2 are damn near perfect in my humble opinion, so take from that what you will.

    I have all 4 games, and I still regularly play them all. I find 2 is the best, with 1 very close up.

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    @zmally said: I think the problem with BS3/4 is they were outsourced, and not actually by Revolution themselves. 3 and 4 are great games, but nothing on BS1 or 2.

    BS3 was done entirely by Revolution, BS4 was a collaboration between them and Sumo Digital, but it was still written by Charles Cecil and Revolution's staff.

  • @DPB said: BS3 was done entirely by Revolution, BS4 was a collaboration between them and Sumo Digital, but it was still written by Charles Cecil and Revolution's staff.

    I meant the engine and the control style, not the story and the script. Are you sure 3 was entirely by Revolution? I always thought it was an outside company. And I know Sumo Digital did a lot more work on BS4 than Revolution did

    EDIT: To clarify, I thought BS3 was done in the same engine as the GTA3-Vice City-San Andreas games?

    And I remember reading an interview with Charles Cecil around the time of BS4, and I'm sure he said they were outsourcing the dev for BS4 to another company and in future they would only be outsourcing because it's much cheaper...

    But having said that, I'm also fairly certain Revolution developed BS1: DC internally...

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    @zmally said: EDIT: To clarify, I thought BS3 was done in the same engine as the GTA3-Vice City-San Andreas games?

    Yep, it uses RenderWare, but the development of the game was done by Revolution. Many games use third-party engines these days so it never crossed my mind that was what you meant.

  • Yeah, but normally adventure games are either SCUMM, AGS, GrimE, or sort of custom made, like the earlier Revolution games :)

    Forgive me, I've worked about 50 hours in the space of 3 days, and I'm not used to it, brain cells are spontaneously combusting everywhere!

  • It's a good game, shouldnt be too expensive now.

  • @Mad Mage said: Good 'ol Games offers Broken Sword 3 for 6 bucks. DRM-free.

    http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/broken_sword_3__the_sleeping_dragon

    At that price, I'd recommend it. The controls do take some getting used to and there are too many box puzzles, but the writing's sharp as ever and it's $6. That's less then SoMI:SE. Or a pint of beer. I say go for it.

    Broken Sword 4 I have a harder time recommending. If you want it, I recommend paying no more then $15 for it, or you'll end up disappointed. The writing's not as sharp, the characters not as likeable, there's more frustrating stealth sections, and the puzzles don't make as much sense.

    On the plus side, I think it was the first adventure to use the 'WASD to move, Mouse to click on stuff' control scheme Telltale's been randomly using as of late and it's pretty much refined to a tee, and the hacking challenges are quite fun, if a little tricky.

    It's definitely the weakest of the four (or is that five now?), but for the right price, it's not too bad.

  • Well, I got a used copy for less than a dollar. I'm gonna try it out when I get home.

  • @tredlow said: Well, I got a used copy for less than a dollar. I'm gonna try it out when I get home.

    Haha, wow. I'd say that's <$1 well spent.

  • @Pale Man said: Haha, wow. I'd say that's <$1 well spent.

    I second that emotion. Well bought!

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