If you still only have the original xbox, a "must-play".
A. Petersen, Amazon
18 September 2009
Summary: Although "The Bard's Tale" was on the tail-end of the Xbox's prime, the storytelling of this sleeper RPG is a blast to play through and laugh along. Voiced by Cary Elwes (best known for his work in The Princess Bride, Robinhood: Men in Tights, Liar Liar, and Saw), you play as the very cynical bard and live a very adventurous life trying to rid the world of evil, all the while trying to make a buck and hook up with buxom damsels in distress.
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t..., Amazon
27 March 2009
Summary: I remember playing the original Bard's Tale game - it was a game I loved and played for months and months. This new version features the brilliant acting of Cary Elwes of Priness Bride frame! You get to create your bard character with the standard attributes - strength, dexterity and so on. But once you get into the game, you'll quickly discover the comic timing that makes this game so unique. You wander into a tavern and are promptly told to go search for rats.
Summary: It sure sucks to be the chosen one. The Bard's Tale for Xbox and PS2 is a new title in a very old gaming franchise. Before talking about the game directly, let me tell you a brief bit about the history of its genre. Once upon a time (80's, 90's), you could've roughly split up computer and console role-playing games (RPGs) into two groups: Japanese RPGS and American RPGS. Japanese RPGs tended to focus strongly on a plot.
Conclusion: This is a game that is so close to being brilliant it's painful - the humour, storyline and voice acting are excellent. It even has songs (which are very oompa loompa mostly - but very enjoyable) - the only problem is the main game play gets very, VERY tedius after you have swung your sword for the 10,000th time (no joke) - it's a shame - they have tried to vary it, with different weapons being available - but it wasn't enough for me.
Summary: This has got to be the saddest RPG I have purchased in recent memory. Is this game honestly supposed to compete with Elder Scrolls 3 and 4, Dungeon Siege, Diablo 2, etc etc etc. Look elsewhere for your RPG's, guys. This game is sad. The drawbacks are almost too numerous to mention. You have to be a bard. You can only have one character in your party. You can summon a few monsters but most of them you don't find until the very last tower.
Summary: I bought the game because a friend of mine recommended it. I am glad I drank the punch. I was not expecting such an entertaining humorous game and this was a real treat. The Bard has great wit and the help you can summon for battles was a nice touch. The story line and humor kept me looking forward to playing every night until I finished the game. I never took it out of my XBOX until I finished. This game reeks of character and in the end it is what I love about it.
Summary: For those of you (like myself) who played the old school Bard's Tale: Thief of Fate and it's sequels, this game is completely unlike the originals. Gone are the seemingly unending dungeon crawls, the parties of six cusomizeable, leveleable, equipable adventurers. The intricate mazes filled with darkness, traps and hordes of (sometimes enormous groups) monsters. This, although much modernized game, is completely different.
Summary: I am totally loving this game. I'm not your typical video-game player--I'm a 28 year old woman, a wife, and a mother, with a professional career. I don't have a lot of time to play video games, which explains why I'm just now getting around to playing this--and I received it as a Christmas gift. But this game is such fun!
Conclusion: Had this game for a week now, really dont see how anyone can call this a good game, I really did waste 30 quid buying this game. I was eagerly awaiting the release of this game and ended up being very disapointed. Take the original Bards Tale Series. Take all the good bits out. Make what is essentially single player fps oh but fix the game in a 3d isometric view , add some corny jokes to try and at least shift some boxes off the shelves and that pretty much sums up this...