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Threepwood4life 08-24-2010 04:25 PM

Broken Sword Directors Cut PC version (out this week!!!)
 
Thats what this guy says http://twitter.com/KMDIGITALLTD/status/21896178570

The Tingler 08-24-2010 09:59 PM

Wait, what?! That's excellent news! Why aren't more places reporting this? I've been amazed that it's been iPhone-only for ages!

Aububuh 08-24-2010 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by The Tingler (Post 2746982)
I've been amazed that it's been iPhone-only for ages!

So, the Wii version doesn't count?

The Tingler 08-24-2010 11:41 PM

Whoops, I totally forgot about the Wii version!

Jenni 08-25-2010 03:51 AM

And Nintendo DS. :)

I already own the original Broken Sword for PC, but I'll buy the director's cut too if it does come out for PC for the extra Nico parts and extra jokes. :D

The Tingler 08-25-2010 03:52 AM

(Slaps forehead)

Frankly I'd actually just trade it for a version of Broken Sword: The Angel of Death that works properly on any computer.

Longcat 08-25-2010 03:57 AM

sweet:) it's also out for ipad, although thr upgrade from the iphpne version is hardly worth the cash.

Jeopando 08-25-2010 01:05 PM

Just when I started wondering why there's no Broken Sword 1 on Steam...

I've only played the demo of the original before and I'm thinking of buying this. Someone who's played both versions, is there any reason why I should get the original game instead of the Director's Cut? Like, is there anything missing, something changed drastically or anything? I've heard that there are some new scenes added but there's been some talk about other changes too.

I wouldn't want to have the Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition as my first touch to the Monkey Island series, but I guess this Director's Cut isn't quite like that.

ThunderPeel2001 08-26-2010 02:54 PM

Where is it?!

Threepwood4life 08-26-2010 04:48 PM

its offically released this Friday (27th August). I've only found it on one site so far

http://www.gamersgate.co.uk/DD-BSSTD...-directors-cut

DanGri92 08-27-2010 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Threepwood4life (Post 2747294)
its offically released this Friday (27th August). I've only found it on one site so far

DotEmu got this one too : http://www.dotemu.com/en/download-ga...-directors-cut

Multi-language, No DRM (it's like GOG)...

Threepwood4life 09-03-2010 03:58 AM

Steam version is up;

http://store.steampowered.com/app/57640/

Jeopando 09-03-2010 09:54 AM

Oh, I didn't notice the Steam version was up already. I think everything extra is cool but hopefully the original game is more or less intact. A few differing graphics and enhanced sound are just fine but hopefully there aren't too many tacked on puzzles that break the original flow, or something. I just want the same experience as playing the old version since I've never played it before.

Anyway, this does sound very interesting. Guess I'll buy it.

Ascovel 09-03-2010 10:06 AM

From what I hear the new version is a very different experience than the original. Many things were added, some removed or modified. Also, the original had a great, exciting opening, and now they've tacked on a lengthy prologue before it.

Nevertheless, I'm happy that the Broken Sword series is still alive, and still interesting to people. If only they'd make a new BS game now - in 2D and with proper adventure game gameplay like the first two.

Kroms 09-03-2010 10:22 AM

I watched ten minutes of the original yesterday. The quality of the animation is something else. Story looks like a cliched "dark" Templars, Illuminati, Dan Brown, Gabriel Knight-ish ancient order weird-ass game. Hopefully I'm wrong.

Sadly, I can't find it - not even on GOG, where they're selling 2 and 3. :( So I might get this instead, soon as I'm done with my current batch of games.

Thrik 09-03-2010 10:33 AM

Definitely going to get this. I rank the original two Broken Sword games alongside things like Monkey Island and Grim Fandango, so am very keen to see an expanded edition of it, and hopefully eventually BS2 as well. Two of the great 90s classics IMO.

I can see how adding a prologue might take away from the game as the original had a pretty powerful beginning that immediately got drew you in — but then perhaps the prologue has an equally effective intro.

Well worth getting whatever the case!

elTee 09-03-2010 11:15 AM

The first Broken Sword was one of the big hitters of the golden age of adventure games. Really great game. Only years later did I see how similar it was to Gabriel Knight, but in terms of game mechanics Broken Sword is much more accessible to LucasArts fans.

Will be picking this up :)

clone2727 09-03-2010 12:43 PM

I got the Wii version when it first came out, and I loved it.

Then again, I never beat the original game. I bought the PC version and it contained two Disc Ones. I bought the PSX version and for whatever reason, the tower would never stay wet in Ireland. I finally beat the DC version last year after years of waiting :P

Longcat 09-03-2010 01:34 PM

uhm, I just want to say that the original intro video is not shown in the directors cut version. what you get is a cut down, edited(sometimes replaced sequences) version that in my opinion doesn't do the original justice. it's like 'this is what we had to work with, so this is what you get'.

Jeopando 09-03-2010 04:40 PM

Uh... sounds like about the same deal as the deleted opening of Monkey Island 2 in the Special Edition. Maybe not THAT bad. What is it with people nowadays!? Deleting good stuff left and right...

This makes me a bit hesitant about getting the game. I want the same experience as with the original version with maybe some additional things but not subtractions. The Director's certainly been cutting this one it seems. Har har.

cocomonk22 09-04-2010 06:06 AM

It works best when you play the original first for the opening cinematic and any cuts and then play the director's cut for the additional background story and new scenes.

ThunderPeel2001 09-07-2010 02:30 PM

I'm definitely picking this up!

ThunderPeel2001 09-08-2010 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Longcat (Post 2748187)
uhm, I just want to say that the original intro video is not shown in the directors cut version. what you get is a cut down, edited(sometimes replaced sequences) version that in my opinion doesn't do the original justice. it's like 'this is what we had to work with, so this is what you get'.

It's actually pretty much the full version, fleshed out with extra stuff. (The original went by SO quickly and had the wrong pacing pacing for the beginning of a chapter, so they've extended it.)

Original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=206BeQNBzhM#t=1m44s

Director's Cut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVijxViETVY#t=0m6s

They both serve different purposes, really.

Thrik 09-08-2010 08:43 AM

Yeah the new intro works well. Interesting how they completely redrew the title sequence too, although I guess it makes sense considering the new start location. At least it's in the same vain as the original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=206BeQNBzhM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wavxus4Tpcc

I have no criticism for what's been changed here, though I'd be interested to know what exactly's been changed elsewhere as I've heard numerous people say the Wii Director's Cut lacks certain dialogue and that certain scenarios have been altogether shortened — though that's not necessarily the case for the PC version.

s-island 09-08-2010 07:50 PM

There's a 119 MB update on Steam for the game. Anyone got a changelog or know what it does?

Thrik 09-09-2010 06:00 AM

If you right click the game in your games list it should give you new the update news/notes.

Longcat 09-09-2010 07:38 AM

Please share the info if you can find it:)

s-island 09-09-2010 11:35 AM

The only piece of news it gives is the initial product release.

The game still has broken audio during the intro as well. 9.99€ wasted. >:

ThunderPeel2001 09-09-2010 05:13 PM

? There's no broken audio for me... I'd like to know what the changes were, though.

s-island 09-09-2010 05:19 PM

Now it suddenly works. Odd.

Sven_Q45 01-20-2011 07:31 PM

I played it through, lately. Still a very great game. But I hope (like the Monkey Island SEs) there´ll be a DVD version. Not only Download. And not in a package with other games like it´s on the market in Germany. I had problems with the savegames!
Broken Sword 5. Please!!

But one question: Do I need the Steam update for the Italian and Spanish voice? My version didn´t support that.

Mathieu 04-12-2011 12:17 PM

Sorry to open an old thread, but dotemu just released Broken Sword 2 Remastered for PC!
Here is the link: http://www.dotemu.com/en/download-ga...ror-remastered

ThunderPeel2001 04-12-2011 07:28 PM

Groovy! Thanks for the heads up!

Skinkie 04-16-2011 12:19 AM

So did they add anything to this one like they did to the first, or is it pretty much a straight conversion?

Threepwood4life 04-16-2011 02:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skinkie (Post 2774410)
So did they add anything to this one like they did to the first, or is it pretty much a straight conversion?

Same game, only difference is the portraits are back during conversations but this time their lips move, new in built hint system and a "Dropbox" integration allows cloud saving so you can play the same adventure across multiple devices.

ThunderPeel2001 04-23-2011 04:02 PM

They also put hi-def music in, I think.


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