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The Bard’s Tale
5.4 out of 10

The Bard’s Tale

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Overall 8
8.0

The Bard's Tale

Game Over Online
2 December 2015
  • Excerpt: In Hollywood, movies get remade all the time. Whether it's because of a new directorial interpretation of material or the release of new technology that provides better effects or camera angles, practically every single film is up for reproduction and re-release in theaters.
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The Bard's Tale

swapgame
21 July 2005
  • Excerpt: Developed by Interplay and published by EA, the original Bard’s Tale series of games is regarded by many veteran RPG gamers as something of a classic example of the genre. Released on some platforms as early as 1985, the first in the series, Tales of the Unknown Vol 1: The Bard’s Tale, is...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
10 March 2005
  • Excerpt: Now, those of you who are old farts, like me, might remember an old computer RPG on your Commodore 64 also called
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Overall 7
6.7
Gameplay 7
6.5
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
6.5

The Bard's Tale

GamersHell.com
26 January 2005
  • Excerpt: Hear ye, hear ye, the Bard has returned from his long exile! The storied hero of the Bard’s Tale series, revered classics from the history of gaming. Now it’s returned in a new and, in theory, improved form, updated for today’s 3D world and ready to charm a new generation of fans with engaging...
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Bard's Tale, The

The Armchair Empire
18 December 2004
  • Conclusion: up, accepting missions, seeking out the better equipment, etc.) and even the ¾ overhead perspective is familiar but the execution is very funny. The interplay between the Bard and the Narrator is miles more sophisticated and funny that the aforementioned Magna Cum Laude – not only does the delivery...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Game Over Online
2 December 2004
  • Excerpt: Let me warn you RPG vets who remember with fondness the original Bard's Tale games on PCs: This is nothing like those classic titles. Not even close. Not even in the same category.
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
8.8
Lifespan 8
7.5

The Bard's Tale Review

IGN Entertainment
29 October 2004
  • Conclusion: Holding The Bard’s Tale in such high regard from years past, I had very high hopes for the next-gen iteration. While my hopes were definitely satisfied in regards to the story and approach of the title, the same can’t be said for the overall gameplay.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Bard's Tale Review

Eurogamer
5 May 2005
  • Conclusion: All told, The Bard's Tale had the right intentions. We fully appreciate where they were coming from, and admire a lot about what the game was trying to do. But while dumbing down the RPG premise for the casual console gamer might work for some people, it ultimately fell down for us by making the...
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Overall 7
6.5

The Bard's Tale Review

PALGN
26 February 2005
Overall 1
1.0

The Bard´s Tale

areagames.de
18 January 2007
  • Conclusion: Alles in allem ist "The Bard's Tale“ trotz spielerischer Mängel dank seines Humors ein empfehlenswerter Titel, den alle Fans von unkompliziertem Hack & Slay-Abenteuern im Stile eines Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance einmal anspielen sollten."
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