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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. aweigh Arcane

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    Become turnt in the new turn-based game where you play as the skilled warrior Based-in-Turns on a quest to destroy an evil Base based in the Turn Kingdom armed only with a turning basilard as seek to destroy the Based One basing innocent bases.
     
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  2. Saxon1974 Cipher

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    I meant more specifically nostalgia Kickstarter as a whole; at least for me. Didn't play numanera but I liked W-2 enough to keep backing inxile. If Bards Tale 4 is a slap in the face to the old games I'm probably done with inxile KS's
     
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  3. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Understandable. Personally I think people need to really start reading what kickstarters are pitching, especially when nostalgia bias is involved. Everybody flipped out when BT4 combat turned out so different from the originals, but if you read the pitch this is exactly what they described they were going to do. A lot of grogs just saw "Bard's Tale", stopped reading, checked their brains at the door and threw money. Whose fault is that?

    Not talking about anyone in particular :)
     
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  4. Saxon1974 Cipher

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    Oh yea your right. It's why I didn't back Garriots shame of the avatar; I could see easily the focus was not single player RPG.

    I did back BT4 though and im kind of skeptical from what I have seen. I remember them saying phased based combat. I need to look into what they have done a bit more, I have seen the spacing blue grid and not sure what to think.
     
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  5. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    If you haven't seen the alpha/demo yet, I did a run-through. The combat is nothing like the original series for sure ... but I think it will be a good game. I'm honestly looking forward to playing it. fwiw
     
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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  7. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    BT4 campaign was quite open from the start that game is going to be heavily modernized, so I don't' get all the sudden butthurt in this thread. It's like Wasteland all over again, where people on official forums where losing their shit over any deviation from the first game, all while polls made it clear barely anyone has actually played it.

    The difference being, Wasteland 1 was actually incredibly innovative for its time and had some ideas that were worth reproducing, but BT3 in many ways was already dated and primitive in 1988.

    I liked Ron Gilbert's answer on this when similar complaints were made towards Thimbleweed Park. He said something along the line of, my job is not to recreate the original games, my job is to recreate experience of playing this game people have in their memories. And he was right, because TP is the closest we got to a Lucas Arts adventure since Lucas Arts have closed the shop.
     
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  8. frajaq Learned

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    game mite b cool
     
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  9. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Huh: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv/posts/2197359

     
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  10. theSavant Erudite

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    Btw. when you watch the background video of the new website, you can see a short clip of a previously unseen winter scenery.
     
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  11. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Judging just by the looks, amount of abilities and such, for a blobber this looks popamole as fuck. Can't get over lack of solid ui with portraits too.

    But who knows, might be fun. I still played through nu-Might and magic, so maybe will play through this too.
     
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  12. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Beta in July? Hey, that's pretty soon.
     
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  13. Saxon1974 Cipher

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    Saw that, thank you for putting it together. Honestly other than the blue grid looking weird to me (looks sci-fi) I think the positioning of combat looks pretty good. At least it's not RTWP where I can't tell what's going on.
     
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  14. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Ooh:

     
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  15. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    Wait, is that still a grid-based blobber? doesn't feel like it
     
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  16. imweasel Arcane

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    The game has a grid-based mode and a free movement mode.
     
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  17. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    Completely forgot, my bad
     
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  18. Kruno Scholar

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    Please tell me the game will have an insane difficulty!
     
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  19. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Ho, just noticed that Bard's Tale IV will be on the Twitch E3 broadcast tomorrow.

    Also, from yesterday:

     
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  20. Ivan Arcane

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  21. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Brian Fargo in the house:

     
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  22. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Zombra butthurt - not only do you only start with one player character at the beginning of the game, you don't even get to create him at first. He's predefined and then a short while in you're offered the opportunity to respec. :cool:

    Brian says the game is 30-35 hours long, but that who knows, it might end up being twice as long in practice.
     
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  23. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It's called "appropriate onboarding".
     
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  24. Sacred82 Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I guess I'll just have to assume xer gender
     
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  25. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Not that bad. You start with a premade dood and then you can fire him and bring in one of your own. The difference is subtle, but it does make this not annoying to me. A tutorial story with a tutorial character who goes back to cleaning toilets when it's over? Fine. If I had Joe the Annoying Wizard and I was only able to respec him into Joe the Annoying Fighter, that would stink.
     
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