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

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Spazmo, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. Spazmo Erudite

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

    <a href=http://www.worthplaying.com/>Worthplaying</a> posted their <a href=http://www.worthplaying.com/article.php?sid=28266&mode=thread&order=0>review</a> of inXile's update of the classic dungeon crawler, The Bard's Tale. They rate it <b>7.9/10</b>.<blockquote>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.</blockquote>The real moral of the story is that bards are always the most useless character.
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  2. Naked_Lunch Erudite

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    I liked the singing parts of the game. Some of it stuck in my head throughout the whole day AND I JUST COULDN'T GET IT OUT! Then I had the solution: You kill yourself. Works every time.
     
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