iTunes 12 Days – Day 8

And today, Day 8, Apple gave me… Les Chevaliers de Baphomet: The Director’s Cut — also known as Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, The Director’s Cut for British iPhone users, who get the same app today. In other words, Apple gave me something it had already given me on Day 2: The Mystery of the Crystal Portal iPhone app. I hope Apple does not think its customers had forgotten about it! I find it kind of disappointing to get another iPhone app very similar to one I got a week earlier. OK, graphics are not the same, and there is a different story. But the fact is the app is very similar: intrigue, mystery, and a hidden-object game – not an adventure game as it is specified on iTunes.

The story takes place in Paris, and you are Nico Collard, a female French journalist summoned by France’s richest tycoon for an interview. But once you get to his house, he gets killed almost right in front of you. You, as Nico Collard, decide to lead your own investigation before the Police arrives. And that’s it.

But it seems this game is a kind of classic, for the ones who knew it back in 1996 on PC. So this is a great opportunity for you to get this nice nostalgia feeling from when you were younger – I know the feeling, visit my Top iPhone apps page for more details about Street Fighter II for iPhone. There are some sequels on iPhone as well, check the developer’s website for more info. And if you like this kind of game where you mainly explore landscapes, try Dracula: The Path of the Dragon – there are two sequels to this thrilling iPhone app.

The gameplay is quite simple, event simpler than The Mystery of the Crystal Portal. Indeed, you only need to flick your finger on the screen in order to get indications as to where interesting objects are – blue circles mark the spots. Not much of a challenge, then. But I am not going to complain, it still is a gift, right? So merry Christmas, Apple! Hope the next presents will be more varied!
Download Les Chevaliers de Baphomet/Broken Sword on iTunes

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