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7.0 out of 10

The Bard’s Tale

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Overall 9
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Gameplay 10
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Graphics 8
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Sound 7
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Lastability 9
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Great Gameplay

YakPakAttack , GameStop
26 March 2012
  • Summary: This is a fantastic and under-rated rpg. The combat and summoning gameplay is really fun when you get used to it, weapon and spell upgrades are neat, and the dialogue and storyline is entertaining and humorous. The sound levels are a little bit off but not too bad. The only criticism I have is that the camera angle is horrible. The entire game is from a bird's-eye view which gets really annoying, really quick.
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Overall 10
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Gameplay 9
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Graphics 9
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Sound 10
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Lastability 10
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great game

E123 , GameStop
13 January 2011
  • Summary: This game is just fun. There is a lot of humor that makes the game fun along with the game play itself.
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Overall 10
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Gameplay 9
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Graphics 6
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Sound 10
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Under rated

Slycon 7 , GameStop
4 November 2009
  • Summary: This game is great it was rated poorly by the critics and was almost unheard of but it is a great game. The main character is a selfish bard who could care less whether he saves the world or not and it has great dialog. The summons available in the game are great and the different songs are cool. This game is one of those that got forgotten but was still great. The graphics weren't the best but the game made up for it with fun and exciting game play and boss fights.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Bards Tale

swapgame
24 June 2005
  • Conclusion: Loved it. Cheeky, Sarcastic and Fun all rolled up into this brutish harp wielding warrior. This game offered a new slant on the traditional RPG style which was nice to finally see. The conversation between the "bard" and the "narrator" makes for a light hearted feel to the game, one of the favourites has got to be the bard asking "what the bl**dy hell is the square button" during the training.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Bards Tale

swapgame
24 June 2005
  • Conclusion: Loved it. Cheeky, Sarcastic and Fun all rolled up into this brutish harp wielding warrior. This game offered a new slant on the traditional RPG style which was nice to finally see. The conversation between the "bard" and the "narrator" makes for a light hearted feel to the game, one of the favourites has got to be the bard asking "what the bl**dy hell is the square button" during the training.
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Overall 4
4.0

poor quality of disc

Dene Metcalfe, amazon.co.uk
24 March 2013
  • Summary: the quality of the disc was very poor and as a result the game jumps and skips with the graphics appearing to be very 'boxy'.
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Overall 8
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Value for money 6
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Sound quality 6
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Gameplay 8
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Graphics 8
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The Bard's Tale

Em1452027..., Ciao
25 March 2011
  • Excerpt: "Plot: The plot is really all about poking fun at other games similar to it. Go speak to this guy, fetch something for him, go to a tower, kill the end boss and then repeat. It doesn't try and hide from the fact that it's quite repetitive but the landscapes and enemies are varied enough for it to not really matter. The end result is to save the princess that has been kidnapped and locked away. You also have a narrator that talks you through the ...
  • Pros: Summoning idea well implemented
  • Cons: Not as funny as it seems to think it is
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Overall 8
8.0

Simple but fun

Borry, amazon.co.uk
27 August 2010
  • Summary: Plot: The plot is really all about poking fun at other games similar to it. Go speak to this guy, fetch something for him, go to a tower, kill the end boss and then repeat. It doesn't try and hide from the fact that it's quite repetitive but the landscapes and enemies are varied enough for it to not really matter. The end result is to save the princess that has been kidnapped and locked away.
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Overall 4
4.0

A Quest For Coin and Cleavage

Lark, amazon.co.uk
6 October 2009
  • Summary: This is a hilarious story driven role playing game hack and slash top down scroller which well deserves its popularity and reknown. I do think it deserves a sequel and there's even groups dedicated to campaigning for one on Face Book and elsewhere on the web. I will say that while it is a great game the gameplay can be frustrating and repetitive.
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Overall 8
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Sound quality 10
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Gameplay 6
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Graphics 8
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Coin and cleavage

tirial, Ciao
16 January 2007
  • Excerpt: "The Bard, our eponymous anti-hero, travels form place to place conning the locals out of their coin, and occassionally trying to get into their beds. So when a beautiful princess asks him to be the next hero to try to rescue her it is rather unexpected (apparently all the better candidates have died). After some intense negotiation over rescue rates, the bard sets off on his new quest - that is, if he can take his eyes of gold and women long enough ...
  • Pros: Extremely funny, unusual anti - hero
  • Cons: Some poor camera angles, dark levels .
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