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Bard's Tale Bard's Tale 4: DC is Mint

agris

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let’s agree to disagree on the puzzle quality

from my perspective, there are far too many of them *and* they are too easy
 

cvv

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let’s agree to disagree on the puzzle quality

from my perspective, there are far too many of them *and* they are too easy
Difficulty of anything is obviously super subjective.

Let's just say the puzzles aren't exactly on the level of the Voynich Manuscript that people have been trying to decipher for the last 600 years. But they aren't dumbed down to the level of mentally handicapped or game journalists either.
 

KeighnMcDeath

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Eh? Wth? Why is YouTube showing CAPTCHA now instead of video?

Nvm—- rebooted phone. It was doing it to ALL videos.
 

Grampy_Bone

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The lack of free party creation was such a bummer to me, esp when they took away the one good mage and replaced her with a garbage mage, and then made me fight enemies that could only be harmed by magic that he DOESN'T HAVE. So I had to use my warrior to deal mental damage to actually win battles. Argh. Fuck off.

Honestly I'm not sure how you play Bard's Tale 1/2/3 and decide the systems in this game are in any way appropriate. It's just some asshole's pet game system with the BT name slapped on it. I can see the fatass dev, hairline well past his ears, neck coated in cheeto dust, sanctimoniously explaining why creating a full party at the start is heteronormative oppression.
 

Glop_dweller

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The principle thing wrong with BT4 is its use of the name; same as with Bethesda's FO3 abomination.

BT4 is a Frayed Knights clone:
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Sadly (and inexplicably) it's not a Bard's Tale clone. :(
Like Bethesda with FO3 before it, InXile is exploiting a famous reputation to sell an unrelated game.

As with Fallout, the sequel needed evolution (built upon the series' foundation), not a malignant mutation into something wholly unrecognizable.
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Also like Fallout, the heads were paramount, and with modern 3D engines they could have had heads par with the Nvidia [2007] head demo.

Shame on InXile and Bethesda both for not having it so.
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grimace

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Bard's Tale 4 Directors Cut is a Frayed Knights clone and not a Bard's Tale Clone?
Thanks for clearing that up Glop_dweller
 

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