Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - Episode 1 Overview

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Paris in the spring. Shots ring out from a gallery… A robbery – a murder – and the beginning of another epic, original Broken Sword adventure.
The adventure will hurl intrepid lawyer George Stobbart and sassy journalist Nico Collard onto the trail of a murderous conspiracy forged in the cauldron of war-torn Europe. A conspiracy whose roots lie in mysteries older than the written word.
Armed only with logic, integrity, and a wry sense of humor, can George and Nico outwit evil forces both ancient and modern and save mankind from disaster? From a Curse forged by the Devil himself?

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - Episode 1 Review

Dec 11, 2013

If the holiday gaming season has left you feeling a bit bloated, now's a great time to deflate with some indie fare that recalls a simpler time in the pastime's history. A time when solving problems meant clicking on every square inch of the screen with your mouse, or taking abuse from a goat.

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse – Episode 1 should make old-school adventure game fans crack a smile, though that merriment will give way to a frown of concentration in no time. The title, funded by a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, reunites old friends George Stobbart and Nicole (Nico) Collard, and gives them a fresh new conspiracy to dive into. While the Templars took the spotlight in previous games, Nico and George now find themselves tangled up in a plot involving the Gnostic Gospels and a stolen painting that gives off unsettling, almost blasphemous, vibes.

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse - Episode 1

As is the case in previously-released Broken Sword games, getting ahead in The Serpent's Curse is all about interacting with your environment. Either Nico or George walks from scene to scene (the story flips between the two viewpoints) and investigates curiosities by putting their virtual hands all over them. On occasion, they may find an item that can be collected and used elsewhere. Is there a shiny object of interest just beyond the grille of an air conditioner vent? That would be a perfect time to use that paperclip you happened to pick up earlier, don't you think?

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