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I Had Never Heard of the Knights Templar

May 11th, 2009 by Tara

Categories: DS, GBA, Wii

Seriously, until today, I had never heard of the Knights Templar, and I only know of it now because of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars for the DS. For those unaware (like me!), the Broken Sword is actually a series of adventure games for the PC. This instalment, known as Circle Blood in United States, came out in 1996 and has already been ported for the PlayStation, GameBoy Advance and now for the Wii and DS.

So far, I’m enjoying the game. It has that old adventure game feels to it (kind of like the King’s Quest games), with an intriguing plot line and interesting characters. Since I never played the original game, I cannot compare. There is one thing that I am a bit !@#$ about. I know the DS is meant for its touchscreen abilities, but must it only use that? I would like to alternate between the buttons and the touchscreen, thank you very much! My right arm hasn’t been enjoying the control aspect of the game, haha.

Other than that, it’s nifty. The DS is really a great system to play these text-adventure/adventure games! Kind of strange, though, since I didn’t really like them when I was a kid. Then again, I think they were too difficult back then, or I didn’t have the patience for them.

5 Responses to “I Had Never Heard of the Knights Templar”

  • zohar says:

    Oooh, looks like those old school point and click adventure games. I really loved those games back in the day. It’s a shame they don’t make them anymore 🙁 Lucas Arts, surprisingly, made the best ones: Monkey Island, Loom, etc.

  • zohar says:

    Hey I just started to play this game. It’s pretty good! I like it.

  • Tara says:

    I finished and liked it, too, but it’s . . . too damn short! Only 9 hours of total gameplay ~_~;; But other than that, it was interesting — even if the scene transitioning were so abrupt!

  • zohar says:

    I’m only like an hour in, but total 9 hours isn’t too bad. I think Time Hollow was around the same time and I really enjoyed that. These type of “adventure” games can only be interesting for so long without dragging on. I remember I got really bored of Hotel Dusk. -_-;

  • Tara says:

    LOL. I dunno. Time Hollow felt longer than 9. This one just felt really short O_O;;