Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - The Director's Cut

GOG approaches 6 million downloads

Gives away golden ticket, Broken Sword.

Digital vintage game emporium GOG is about to hit the six million downloads mark, and has announced how it intends to celebrate.

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut

Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars - Director's Cut

By George, I think they've got it.

Games can be a cruel medium. There aren't many other things in life that so encourage the donning of the rose-tinted spectacles, yet which have progressed so rapidly as to render our memories naught but cruel twists of hindsight. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a member of the camp that thinks retro's place is under the stairs, but revisiting an old classic often serves to remind that we've moved on, in much the same way as trying to entertain yourself for an hour with a stick and a puddle.

Happily, sometimes you encounter a charming exception.

Shadow of the Templars is, to the greater extent, one such exception. Sure, it's had an overhaul of sorts, with new content and a few cosmetic tweaks, but the real joy remains in what made the original such a pleasure: good storytelling, likeable characters and an engaging, intriguing pace.

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