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Bard's Tale The Bard's Tale IV Pre-Release Thread [RELEASED, GO TO NEW THREAD]

Discussion in 'inXile Entertainment' started by SophosTheWise, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Geez, all those Q&A answers look damn good.
     
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    Why did you cut the part about the remaster? Olde Skuul lol
     
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    The graphics of the remaster looks amazing
     
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    https://www.mystatesman.com/technol...return-for-the-series/SujRDCebG7ypIEy2tXlkGK/

     
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    I actually think I will like this game. Don't know about the mechanics, but considering what I've seen so far and what I know about the game (Zeits working on it) I think it will be one immersive and atmospheric experience worth playing through.
     
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    Don't think Ziets is involved with this. He's just doing Wasteland 3.
     
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    Disqualified from being a Bard's Tale game, or even a respectable dungeon crawler.

    Show Spoiler


     
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    Infinitron shilling in 3... 2... 1...
     
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    Where's that 'confused dude' meme when you need it? So this guy has never played a previous Bard's Tale game, but he just knows those of us that did will enjoy it more?

    I suspect the truth is quite the opposite. There's a stealth element? Turns can last a while? Hearthstone style combat? God how i regret falling for Fargo's bait-and-switch. Game might be playable for what it is, but selling us the idea on Kickstarter that he was going to keep true to the spirit of the original games was disingenuous at best and a barefaced lie at worst.
     
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    Wasn't your take on it that it was just marketing, not that it would be a major part of the design? I honestly can't remember well, but that's my recollection.
     
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    Yes, I agree with hindsight all the warning signs were there. I guess I fell into the 'confirmation bias' trap and just saw what I wanted to see. 'Reviving a classic dungeon crawler', 'Grid based', 'phase-based combat' got me all optimistic.

    I'm a bit like mustawd. was with the Apocalypse Now game when he had his meltdown. Bard's Tale 1 on the Spectrum was my first proper RPG I fell in love with. Even now, I remember sitting in a boring maths class and trying to work out if 'IRKM DESMET DAEM' was a fucking anagram, must be more than 30 years ago. I so wanted to believe it was at least going to be in the spirit of the originals I let myself be persuaded, even though an objective view would have seen it clearly.

    Lesson learned, the past is a foreign country and they do things differently there.
     
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    My take is that alluding to Hearthstone specifically was marketing, but of course it indicated that this was not going to be some sort of faithful retro game.
     
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    Ah, okay. I understand they think these are unavoidable business realities, but it will always bother me how they milk old grognards for money for Kickstarters with promises they know they will not only not fulfill, but go in the cardinal opposite direction from. Its fraud-adjacent in my book, but evidently not in theirs.

    Also... in case anyone forgot: how was it that UBI FUCKING SOFT ended up releasing the only real blobber of this generation? Fargo and InXile are more like EA than Ubisoft? This timeline is nuts.
     
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    Yeah ... no. They never, ever "promised" a retro design. Like a lot of people, you saw what you wanted to see and ignored what was actually there. inXile is delivering exactly what they promised.
     
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    "Sure kid, it'll be turn-based!" the corpulent developer proclaims while thinking, just like Hearthstone kid, as his smile fades and the light in his eyes goes dark.
     
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    What is Hearthstone combat?

    I think I am more interested in the remasters. I think these guys only get maybe one shot at using the nostalgia of the older games before the classic fans won't back another KS. I liked W-2 though; thought it was quite similar to the original. Bards tale might be the game where I bail on inxile Kick starters.
     
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    Well ... Wasteland 2, Torment Numenera, Bard's Tale IV, and Wasteland 3 all succeeded. To judge by the forums, the classic fans are slowly becoming disillusioned ... but they're backing anyway :)
     
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    All of those Kickstarters pretty much happened before the sentiment turned, unless I'm missing something?

    W3 was close, but BT4 was still in the honeymoon period. I remember, because I was still pretty optimistic about it.
     
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    Pretty much, at BT4 kickstarter I still had hope, but when they did W3 I noped out. I just hope the game is somewhat fun, at this point I don't expect a competent blobber with cool dungeons or complex party building
     
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    Agree with all that, was just refuting Saxon1974's "only one shot". Nostalgia addicts don't learn from their mistakes any quicker than the rest of humanity.
     
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    I dunno, I enjoyed Wasteland 2. I haven't kept up at all with Wasteland 3 news but I don't see how they can fuck it up other than radically changing it completely (like, for example, not making it party-based and/or turn-based).
     
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