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6.9 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 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
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0

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
8.0
Sound quality 10
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Gameplay 6
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Graphics 8
8.0

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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Overall 10
10

woo-hoo what a right royal barrel of monkeys

R. Percival, amazon.co.uk
20 December 2006
  • Summary: I bought this game brand new as soon as it was released and even for £30 it was a bargain. The storyline is fun and you can even get paid for smashing stuff. With a slight twist in the story, the amusing and sardonic voice over of the commentator and the great ending (save just before the end and play both choices(for the best laugh get the girl)) make this a must for drinks, song and a fun night at home.
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
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Gameplay 8
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Graphics 8
8.0

Not a serious person?

Ludicrous..., Ciao
21 October 2006
  • Excerpt: "I bought the game a while back after reading about it 'Funniest game ever', so I thought hey why not! I havn't regretted it since, this game is such a funny game I was tired of those serious games that you play and get bored of within seconds. This game took gameplay to a whole new level. The game allows multiple outcomes since when you talk to anyone in the game you can either answer them in a sarcastic mannar or a nice mannar, this allows you ...
  • Pros: Hillarious, strong story line, good enough graphics
  • Cons: Is it possible to be too funny?
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Overall 8
8.0
Sound quality 8
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Gameplay 8
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Graphics 8
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My kind of hero!

baalzamon, Ciao
5 September 2006
  • Excerpt: "...was released in 1985 on the various platforms of the day and was based on Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying. Having never played that version, I can't comment first-hand on the similarity to this offering, but I do know that it is not a straight remake, but rather a new adventure with the same star character. Interestingly, the makers don't even have copyrights on the original game, which are still held by electronic arts. The more recent game is actually ...
  • Pros: Good RPG action and very funny to boot !
  • Cons: Quite a bit of loading time
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