As is the case with everybody that started to play PC games in the 90s, I’ve been a huge fan of adventure games (or quest, as they were called then). And you can understand my delight when I’ve seen that a lot of them get remastered for the iOS (iPad, especially) and Android.
Two of these games are some great games I’ve played then: two of the Broken Sword games. The initial one, though with a slightly longer story, a Director’s Cut of The Shadow of the Templars and the second one called The Smoking Mirror.
The first game is a classic and the first image of the game, with a Paris cafe in the autumn became an image any adventure fan would recognize. The characters of both games are George Stobbart and his girlfriend, Nicole Collard, an American guy and a French girl. She is a journalist that, of course, gets in a lot of trouble, while he is a “normal” guy getting involved in everything bad that his girlfriend generates (always women, right? :P ).
While the second game is not, in my opinion, as good as the first one, its presence in the App Store helped a long flight go far faster than I thought initially.
The games are point and click type of games (ok, point and touch!), where you choose different actions you can do related to different objects so that you solve the puzzles you need to in the process of discovering the mysteries Nico tries to uncover.
The link to the games, for the iPad: The Shadow of the Templars and The Smoking Mirror. Have fun (it’s about 12 hours of gaming for each of them, just to give you a heads up!). The links for the Android versions are here: 1 and 2
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