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Worthplaying deems Bard's Tale Worth Playing (ho ho ho)

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Worthplaying deems Bard's Tale Worth Playing (ho ho ho)

Review - posted by Spazmo on Thu 15 September 2005, 21:06:37

Tags: inXile Entertainment; The Bard's Tale (2004)

Worthplaying posted their review of inXile's update of the classic dungeon crawler, The Bard's Tale. They rate it 7.9/10.
This game achieves greatness in two areas: the characters and its sense of humor. The main character, the Bard, is your typical anti-hero; he is a jaded, cynical, and selfish man-child who is concerned only with wine, women, and coin (in that order … or was it women, wine, and coin?). If given the option, I am not one who chooses to ever play a Bard in any game setting, but The Bard's Tale made me reconsider that prejudice. The title does a wonderful job of connecting the Bard and the player, getting us invested in him and his story to the point where one truly cares about this clumsy oaf. Underneath his snarky replies and shallow behavior, he has a good heart but possesses the unfortunate luck of seeing his many attempted good deeds blow up in his face, whether he knows it or not.
The real moral of the story is that bards are always the most useless character.
Spotted at: RPGDot

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