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Review Bard's Tale decent per CGW

Spazmo

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

<a href=http://cgw.1up.com/>Computer Gaming World</a> have a <a href=http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3144094>review</a> of inXile's action RPG The Bard's Tale. They think it was a pretty decent game and rate it <b>4/5</b>.<blockquote>Still, The Bard's Tale won me over in a fairly big way. Above all, the writing and voice acting are far superior to most other videogames'. It's rare for a game to be actually funny, but this one has numerous laugh-out-loud moments, including a quest to find a guy in a village where everyone shares the same name. There are also a few arbitrary musical numbers (reminiscent of the Oompa Loompa songs in Willy Wonka) that stop the game cold while a group of characters mock your progress and sing about what a loser you are.now that's good stuff! There are certainly more hardcore RPGs out there, but The Bard's Tale is the kind of lighthearted fare that helps remind us that--once in a while--maybe we shouldn't take this all so seriously.</blockquote>I suppose that's fair, but the new Wasteland had better be a full out serious RPG, Fargo, or else... I'll complain a lot on the internet! Yeah!
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dunduks

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TheGreatGodPan said:
So, what does everybody have higher hopes for: the next Wasteland or Fallout?
I'd say Wasteland, given the fact that Obsidian can make good games if they are given enough time.
 

Claw

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Maybe you should ask which we dread more.

I found the Bard's Tale demo horrible. Or maybe ok in a "I just don't care" way rather. Which, given I was interested in the game before playing the demo, is pretty horrible.
 

TheGreatGodPan

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dunduks said:
I'd say Wasteland, given the fact that Obsidian can make good games if they are given enough time.
I thought inXile was making Wasteland and Obsidian was making NWN2.
 

kris

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The Bard's Tale is the kind of lighthearted fare that helps remind us that--once in a while--maybe we shouldn't take this all so seriously.

Maybe one day someone in the industry will actually take it serious.
 

dunduks

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TheGreatGodPan said:
I thought inXile was making Wasteland and Obsidian was making NWN2.
Bah, got mixed up, my mistake. Well I guess we shall need to wait for more info to be released about both F3 and Wasteland.
 

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