Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror Review and Tips
Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror is a point and click adventure game from Revolution Software Limited that has been seamlessly adapted to iOS devices.
In this sequel to Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, you start out as George Stobbart, whose girlfriend, Nico, was kidnapped. He himself is now trapped in a burning house, tied to a chair. You have to get him out of the house and start a long and dangerous journey to rescue Nico.
Once George rescues Nico, you will be able to play as her at several different points throughout the game. The two occasionally part ways, sometimes by choice and sometimes by force, and they have to use their own inventory and wits to solve the puzzles that lie ahead.
As well as offering a wealth of exploration and puzzles for adventure players, the Broken Sword series is full of humor and sarcasm that sets it apart from other games in the genre. For example, you pick up a tequila worm in the first room and you can show it to almost everyone you meet on your travels to see what their reactions are. You don’t need to talk to all the non-playable characters or exhaust all the discussion topics, but you will miss out on some real gems if you don’t. Broken Sword 2 is a game that you should take your time with and savor.
The 2D graphics are lovely and look great even on a small iPhone screen. The soundtrack is also perfect for the game, it always changes the location and the plot to immerse you in the game. It’s a real work of art.
If you are a fan of point and click adventures, you will not want to miss this game. It’s available for PC, iPod, iPhone, and iPad, so you have many ways to get it.
If you need help, here are some tips and tricks:
1. For touchscreens, slide your finger across the screen to see what items you can interact with. That way nothing important will be lost.
2. Try mixing elements by dragging one to the other if none of your elements is doing the job on its own.
3. Some parts of the game require precise timing or you could die! Make sure to save frequently and to different save slots so you don’t have to play too much if you lose.
That should help you start your adventure in Broken Sword 2. Enjoy!