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.
Summary: I love this game. The Bard character is much like Charles Bukowski who as a writer was an antihero/ barfly/ womanizer/ grumpy old man. The game also "keeps it real" when it comes to what really motivates people most of the time (sex & money). The story is also a funny metaphor in a "bigger picture" sense. This game is overall fun, entertaining, and full of laughs I highly recommend it.
Summary: This game was very funny. I love the cut scenes, jokes, and bad puns. It was hilarious and I loved playing it. I didn't find it very tedious either, the dungeons were quick and hacking and slashing is quite enjoyable. Experimenting with different party members was also fun, because each of them had a quirky skill and saying. Seeing the trap master jump onto a floor of spikes never gets old. The ending was a hoot as well, but kind of a let down because of the length.
Summary: I really enjoyed this game. Not perfect but it was alot of fun. The humour was great. I loved how they poked fun at "The Chosen" and RPG's. You really start to like the bard and his witticisms. The narrator was great too. It was nice not having to constantly rearrange my inventory to fit this or that. Or having to make constant trips to the store to sell items. Being able to summon was also a great benifit.
For all you Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance Fans out there.
Joshua M. Biggs "Dragonlance Fan", Amazon
25 April 2010
Summary: The Bards Tale is another great game from The Dark Alliance Engine. So here's the pluses and minuses. + Starts out Funny. - Wears out some of it's jokes (Oh it's bad luck to be you song for instance.) = Snarky and Nice attitude... sounds great but doesn't add a lot to the game. + Music Summons are awesome. - To bad your Bard depends on them entirely to much otherwise he gets overpowered easily. In addition there is a couple you will hardly be using.
Summary: Before I start, I will say that overall it is an okay game and worth the cash I paid for it. The story is similar to most rpgs where you have to save something or someone but main character makes it interesting. The Bard is almost an anti-hero which is refreshing because you don't see a lot of that. The controls were easy to use and once the story gets going to really gets going. What brings the game down is the ending.
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.
Summary: I mostly play ps3 now-a-days. However this is a fun spoof of this genre of game. It does go on a little to long especially towards the end. However I found out as I got to the end of the game that you can actually just run around the monsters to get to the goal. I may replay the game just to see how far I can get without having to fight anything!