Broken Sword 2 - Remastered (Linux)
Broken Sword 1 was always my favourite point'n'click adventure since about 1996 and if I remember correctly, it was rated as the game of the year 1995 around here.
I've already finished Broken Sword 2 two or three times about 10 years ago and wanted to take a look at the remastered edition before finally playing part 3-5 for the first time. I've already played the remastered first episode a few years ago.
The additional features I've noticed are an integrated prequel in comic form, 5.1 surround sound, close-ups of the characters in dialogues for showing mimics, a hint system that isn't working very well if you do stuff in a different order than was planned by them and upscaled sprites via the usual cloudy HQ-filter. Most stuff doesn't seem to have been touched. The changes are nice although unnecessary.
I've encountered some bugs I can't remember from the original game, but only three.
Two of those were graphical glitches that only appeared for a second but one was a gameplay block. A trigger for an important conversation didn't seem to have been triggered in the first two tries (Titipoco and the rope) but suddenly worked when looking into trying it a third time after looking into a walkthrough only to notice that I made everything right.
I still like the first part of the series way more but it's a nice game, I just wished they'd implemented a fast scene-change via double click or right mouse button like in similar games and would have sped up the animations you have to see over and over again for minutes in riddles like the big stone discs at the end.
In contrast to the Android version, all language files are already included and don't have to be donwloaded inside of the game. I've played the second game in English for the first time now and just like in the first game, I like Nico's German voice (Scully from X-Files) way more than this over the top arrogant sounding voice in the English version but it does fit the character after all. List