What is it?
Broken Sword 5 is the fifth instalment of Revolution Software’s wonderful Broken Sword series. It was successfully crowdfunded, hitting nearly double their original target, allowing them to really put in everything that made the original series so great into this game. Returning to their 2D world, George and Nico look gorgeous and perfectly at home as they wander around solving the latest case.
Brilliant voice acting.
Decent variety of puzzles.
Later puzzles can be a little simple.
Some pacing issues.
I’ve always been a big fan of the Broken Sword series, so when this one was successfully crowdfunded, I was elated. Playing through it really gave me great memories of the first two games and although the later game does have some relatively simple puzzles, a lot of the game is thoroughly enjoyable and well worth the purchase.