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GameSpot's Games That Should Be Remade
Editorial - posted by Saint_Proverbius on Mon 16 June 2003, 14:30:32Tags: InXile Entertainment; The Bard's Tale (2004)
GameSpot, probably being nostalgic and/or bored, has posted up their Games That Should Be Remade article, which includes things like Bard's Tale, Ultima V, and Syndicate. Yeah, I know, Syndicate isn't a CRPG, but I loved that game. Anyway, here's a bit on Bard's Tale:
How is that a good thing, you ask? One thing The Bard's Tale did quite well was emphasize the huge difference between low-level and high-level characters. At the beginning of the game, you'd be terrified when "the sound of battle brings your party to a screeching halt" in the face of a dozen hobbits. Toward the end of the game, you'd have a ridiculously powerful party full of archmages accompanied by a summoned fire-breathing demon lord with an armor class of "LO" who would make short work of wave after wave of 99 berserkers, 99 berserkers, 99 berserkers, and 99 berserkers. In these days of carefully designed, meticulously balanced games, a remake of The Bard's Tale might very well seem like a breath of fresh air, and with today's powerful graphics and sound technology, the now-primitive-looking presentation of the original game could be redone with truly impressive production values to complement the insane hack-and-slash carnage that made the original such a hoot.
Well, we all know that Brian Fargo's new company, inXile has aquired the rights to Bard's Tale, so maybe...
Spotted this at HomeLAN Fed.