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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.