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BooJaka 12-30-2003 06:29 PM

So, let's talk about me...
Ok people, I need your help! Having completed Broken Sword II earlier today (which may I say is truly and awesome game, go get it), I now have a hankering for more games to play. So far I've narrowed it down to four contenders which I can easily get:
  • The Longest Journey
  • Broken Sword III
  • Syberia
  • Runaway

But here's where I stop. I have no idea which one I should get! So please let me know which one I'd be stupid not to get and why. Make it snappy too, the january sales don't last forever ;

elTee 12-30-2003 07:07 PM

I've only played the first two on your list, and of them I prefer The Longest Journey. However, it is a bit like reading a novel compared to Broken Sword III, which is more hands on.

scabb 12-30-2003 07:43 PM

I thought Broken Sword 3 was a lot better than The Longest Journey. TLJ was a little too long-winded for me, I didn't find the dialogue or the story very interesting. However, BS3 was a little short, and lacking in the puzzle-area. Both are good though.

If you're looking for a more puzzling game, with puzzles, choose TLJ. If you're looking for an exciting story and "snappy" dialogue, get Broken Sword 3. Unless you absolutely despise crate-puzzles.

MrManager 12-30-2003 08:15 PM

All four games are good, but Broken Sword stands out. I also liked Runaway better than TLJ, and Syberia... Well, it's not great, but the atmosphere and story are excellent.

So yeah, go with Broken Sword 3 first.

Metallus 12-30-2003 08:55 PM

Syberia is the only one on that list that I've played, and found it quite dull. I guess it gets slightly more interesting towards the end but I can't say that getting to that point is time well spent.

Skinkie 12-31-2003 04:50 AM

I got Broken Sword III for Christmas and have found myself drawn to it.

BooJaka 12-31-2003 12:08 PM

Yeah, I've read some reviews saying Syberia was probably not the best of the four but it seems to be good enough to get a sequel. Maybe everyone was missing something...

BooJaka 12-31-2003 03:57 PM

Is there a demo for BS3 at all? All I've been able to find is a trailer.

Huz 12-31-2003 11:37 PM

Yes there is. Get all you can eat here (I think), among other places.

Skinkie 01-01-2004 05:01 AM

I played the demo first, its a good intro to the game, but I think playing the next scene as Nico is way more exciting.

BooJaka 01-01-2004 04:19 PM

I see, thank you very much. The demo seems pretty actiony, I had to push and crate and jump and climb over ledges. Is the rest of the game like that?

Also, the only demo for Syberia I've been able to find doesn't work. It says it's corrupted. Any idea where I can get one that works?

MrManager 01-01-2004 10:09 PM

There are (possibly a few too many) enviroment puzzles like that, but that's a far cry from action.

scabb 01-01-2004 11:16 PM

Not really as climb-heavy, but yes, in general. Nico's first little adventure is better than Georgies.

BooJaka 01-03-2004 04:24 PM

Just so not to keep you all in suspence I decided to get The Longest Journey since I've been meaning to get it since it game out (which is a lot longer than I've been meaning to get the other games) and I managed to get it from Ebay at a total of 5.50

Thanks for your help and check out the second installment of this post in a month or so.

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