If you know me well, you will know that Broken Sword, the point-and-click adventure series from tiny developers Revolution Software, is my favourite series of all time. Nothing comes close. Throw all the Final Fantasy games at me; Grand Theft Auto's, the Metal Gear Solids and the Zeldas, but Broken Sword will always take the throne as my favourite franchise of all time.
Why? Because at its very core, it's immersive, addictive, riveting and indulging. The story, character development, and dialogue is deep, weaving and complex, and the gameplay is simplistic yet appealing to the interested.
Well recently, a Broken Sword title has been approved for release by Nintendo from the publishers Ubisoft. The game was originally for the Playstation console, with Broken Sword 3 appearing multiplatform, and Broken Sword 4 with a PC exclusive release. Now it seems to be Nintendo's turn to host what I believe to be the reason I am into gaming! The source is not definitive, but theres many articles like it. A GBA port was released a few years back but THQ failed to fight off various game bugs and errors. The DS and the Wiimote make perfect work of the point-and-click adventure genre, so can we expect a somewhat revival of these types of games?
Do yourself a favour; and play Broken Sword 1 and 2 somehow. Provided your in the right mood and ready for a good story, then they will not disappoint and you will be extremely content and satisfied. Its a rare title thesedays, but if this article is true, then thank heavens, we can all play it on our Nintendo platforms soon!
- Broken Sword resurrected on Wii, DS? (computerandvideogames.com)