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Review CNN: Bard's funny, but not that funny

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Vault Dweller, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Tags: Bard's Tale (2005); InXile Entertainment

    <a href=http://www.cnn.com>CNN</a> has decided to move away from the news business and break into the gaming media industry. The new name <b>GNN</b> - Gaming News Network will be recognized and loved by many Master of Orion fans. Anyway, to show that GNN means business, they've decided to put our beloved <a href=http://www.inxile-entertainment.com>InXile</a> out of business by trashing its remake of the popular RPG <a href=http://www.inxile-entertainment.com/company.html>The Bard's Tale</a>
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    <blockquote>While fun, and funny, the game play is merely average. We've seen these missions and characters many times, and after a while the tasks grow repetitive and tiresome.
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    Graphics are OK, though the top-down perspective isn't the most attractive or helpful way to navigate through a fantasy adventure.
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    Combat is straightforward, but healing oneself can be a pain because it takes three button clicks to conjure a healer.
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    The artificial intelligence is pretty dumb, because players can approach a group of baddies and lure them away one at a time for an easier fight than all at once.</blockquote>
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    Interplay's dead (for all intents and purposes), but it's spirit of "crappy console games=tons of money" still lives
     
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  2. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    Was there a joke here, somewhere? There's no link, either. Good job, VD.
     
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  3. Ap_Jolly Liturgist

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  4. HanoverF Arcane Patron

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    MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Codex USB, 2014 Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Inexile is beloved? Did I miss a memo?
     
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  5. suibhne Erudite

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    Don't you worry, son. The check is already in the mail.
     
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  6. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Thanks, man.
     
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  7. Nicolai DUMBFUCK

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    Oh snap, there's my evil avatar-twin.
     
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  8. Ap_Jolly Liturgist

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    Who the fuck are you, and why are you whoring for my attention?
     
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  9. suibhne Erudite

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    I can't believe you don't recognize me. It hasn't been that long.
     
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  10. Ap_Jolly Liturgist

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    Sorry kid, no clue. You must be someone I didn't bother to remember.
     
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  11. suibhne Erudite

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    Sarcasm-impaired lately? Buttons easily pushed?

    It's fun and all, really, but let's move on.
     
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  12. Ap_Jolly Liturgist

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    Oh, I disagree. Let's get back to the topic - just how much DO you suck?
     
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  13. errorcode Liturgist

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    it's pretty shitty review. It's a prettily done game with easy to use controls, so i don't understand where this guy is coming from. The top-down perspective has basically been a staple of action hack and slasher since Gauntlet, so saying it isn't optimal for an action game is kinda retarded.

    Is it a great RPG? not really. Is it an enjoyable action game? yeah, easily.
     
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  14. Jed Cipher

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    OH NOES, ATTACK OF TEH AVATAR CLONES!!!11
     
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  15. Sol Invictus Erudite

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    I just want it to come to the PC. The PC's been very lacking in the whole Gauntlet department for years now.
     
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  16. Otaku_Hanzo Erudite

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    No shit on that one. :P
     
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  17. HanoverF Arcane Patron

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    Twin?

    Whatever, Nicolai-come-lately :P
     
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  18. Ap_Jolly Liturgist

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    Meh. What everyone really should be waiting for is the new Wasteland game.
     
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  19. Kamaz Liturgist

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    Is it ever coming? Are there any details or is it just that InXIle has the rights to Wastland franchize?
     
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  20. Fez Erudite

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    I think most old fans are probably worried they'll see another beloved franchise raped and left for dead.

    If it ends up anything like The Fall I expect mass Codex suicides. On the subject of The Fall, I want to say "good call" to the folks here when they predicted it would be shit.
     
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  21. Kamaz Liturgist

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    So is it really shit?
     
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  22. Spazmo Erudite

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    Have you played it? Can you offer your thoughts on it more extensively?

    Kamaz, all we know is that Fargo owns Wasteland and presumably plans to do something with it. I think I've heard somewhere that he doesn't plan to do an action conversion like he did with Bard's Tale, but we'll see.
     
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  23. Whipporowill Erudite

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    I don't see why anyone would trust Fargo with anything at this point?
     
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