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.