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Review Bard's Tale decent per CGW

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Spazmo, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Spazmo Erudite

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    <a href=http://cgw.1up.com/>Computer Gaming World</a> have a <a href=http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3144094>review</a> of inXile's action RPG The Bard's Tale. They think it was a pretty decent game and rate it <b>4/5</b>.<blockquote>Still, The Bard's Tale won me over in a fairly big way. Above all, the writing and voice acting are far superior to most other videogames'. It's rare for a game to be actually funny, but this one has numerous laugh-out-loud moments, including a quest to find a guy in a village where everyone shares the same name. There are also a few arbitrary musical numbers (reminiscent of the Oompa Loompa songs in Willy Wonka) that stop the game cold while a group of characters mock your progress and sing about what a loser you are.now that's good stuff! There are certainly more hardcore RPGs out there, but The Bard's Tale is the kind of lighthearted fare that helps remind us that--once in a while--maybe we shouldn't take this all so seriously.</blockquote>I suppose that's fair, but the new Wasteland had better be a full out serious RPG, Fargo, or else... I'll complain a lot on the internet! Yeah!
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  2. TheGreatGodPan Arbiter

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    So, what does everybody have higher hopes for: the next Wasteland or Fallout?
     
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  3. dunduks Liturgist

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    I'd say Wasteland, given the fact that Obsidian can make good games if they are given enough time.
     
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  4. Claw Erudite Patron

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    Maybe you should ask which we dread more.

    I found the Bard's Tale demo horrible. Or maybe ok in a "I just don't care" way rather. Which, given I was interested in the game before playing the demo, is pretty horrible.
     
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  5. TheGreatGodPan Arbiter

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    I thought inXile was making Wasteland and Obsidian was making NWN2.
     
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  6. kris Arcane

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    Maybe one day someone in the industry will actually take it serious.
     
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  7. dunduks Liturgist

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    Bah, got mixed up, my mistake. Well I guess we shall need to wait for more info to be released about both F3 and Wasteland.
     
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