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The Bard’s Tale
6.8 out of 10

The Bard’s Tale

Loosely based on (or “inspired by”, if you will) the classic Bar Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

The Bard's Tale

Fragland
28 May 2012
  • Excerpt: The Bard’s Tale in fact already exists for 20 years. Originally it was one of the first games to call itself an rpg and came out on pc and some old, old consoles. Now, the original producer, Brian Fargo, released a modern version on pc, PS2 and Xbox.
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Overall 9
8.8

The Bard’s Tale

Playstation Illustrated
10 January 2006
  • Excerpt: Despite sharing a name with the popular RPG series from the 80s, The Bard’s Tale is an action RPG in the vein of Champions of Norrath or the Dark Alliance series. What the game lacks in throwback nostalgia of the series makes up for with a great script and some action-packed gameplay moments.
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Overall 7
6.5
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 7
7.0

The Bard's Tale

GamersHell.com
1 November 2005
  • Excerpt: These are the words quietly uttered by the elderly narrator of The Bard’s Tale after you die, and choose not to continue. After a bit of game time with this cheeky variation of the game Brian Fargo and pals created in the mid-80’s, it may well be that you’ll find yourself of the same opinion about...
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 10
10

The Bard's Tale

Game Boyz
5 July 2005
  • Excerpt: 1. Story Okay, I have to say this right out: This is one of the best stories I have ever seen in a video game. Is it the best? No, but this is by far the funniest game I have ever played.
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Overall 9
8.7

The Bard's Tale

Just RPG
14 June 2005
  • Excerpt: Are you tired of all the clichés in RPGs? Do you yearn for something different? If so The Bard’s Tale is the game for you. Combining humor and fun with addictive gameplay and an interesting story, The Bard’s Tale is certain to satisfy your cravings.
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Overall 7
7.0
Features 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
6.5
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
7.5
Lifespan 7
7.0

The Bard's Tale

Gaming Target
12 January 2005
  • Summary: Ridicule, Pacifism, and Groping -- that's?how a?Bard's supposed to "RPG".
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 8
7.6
Graphics 9
8.9
Sound 10
9.5
Storyline 8
7.5
Control 8
8.2

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RPGFan
16 December 2004
  • Excerpt: Editor's note: This review is based on the Playstation 2 version of The Bard's Tale. For all intents and purposes, this is the same as the Xbox version. The Bard's Tale is easily one of the most unique games for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox consoles.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Bard's Tale

Sofa Cinema
30 July 2005

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Homemademech
5 March 2005
  • Excerpt: Starring the actor who played the role of Wesley from, yes, The Princess Bride (as the Bard) the game introduces you to the "Bard", a character who is sick and tired... or maybe just sick and drives people to become tired of him... one or the other.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 5
5.0
Lifespan 7
7.0

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PlayFrance
22 January 2006
  • Conclusion: Au final The Bard’s Tale est un bon petit jeu tendant plus vers le jeu drôle que vers le jeu de rôle mais qui aura du mal à se trouver une place dans votre ludothèque si vous avez Baldur’s Gates ou Champions of Norrath.
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