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Dhruin March 4th, 2012 04:35

The Bard's Tale - iOS Release with Original Now Available
 
The Bard's Tale (remake) release for iOS has been updated to include the original as promised and is now available.
Thanks, mute!
More information.

txa1265 March 4th, 2012 04:35

Confirmed. Easy to access and works great!

szokol March 4th, 2012 13:53

What about an Android version?

Ovenall March 4th, 2012 19:14

Anyone have thoughts or opinions about this game? The game itself, not the iOS port. Thanks.

txa1265 March 4th, 2012 20:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ovenall (Post 1061130670)
Anyone have thoughts or opinions about this game? The game itself, not the iOS port. Thanks.

I reviewed it back then for GamerDad (now defunct). Here are a couple of snips:

Quote:

The problem with doing a combined parody / homage in a game is that you must still make the player go through that which you are parodying. That, to me, is the Bard's Tale's greatest weakness.

My summary would be - if you are looking for a serious role playing experience, look elsewhere; if you are looking for some light fun, Bard's Tale might be for you; and if you have $30 to spend on a game … find a better game. I'd give the combat and RPG aspects 2.5 stars, the humor and pacing 4 stars, and the overall game 3.5 stars.
Overall I think it is a solid enough game, but definitely not great.

cstapleton March 5th, 2012 01:58

Txa, there is some confusion me thinks. The request for info is for the ORIGINAL Bard's Tale. NOT the most recent(6-7 years ago?) parody.

Dajjer March 5th, 2012 02:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ovenall (Post 1061130670)
Anyone have thoughts or opinions about this game? The game itself, not the iOS port. Thanks.

Humor great, game play meh . . .

example on game play - you go through a dungeon with maybe 5 levels. After you beat all the monsters and the boss monster, you have to retrace your steps through the dungeon 5 levels with all those re spawning monsters. Just a tedious tedious game. I put in about 20 hours. The humor kept me playing but I never even got close to finishing the game.

txa1265 March 5th, 2012 03:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by cstapleton (Post 1061130698)
Txa, there is some confusion me thinks. The request for info is for the ORIGINAL Bard's Tale. NOT the most recent(6-7 years ago?) parody.

Sorry - the confusion was mine …

Caidh March 5th, 2012 03:53

Yeah - I played these (I & III at least) back in the day, not long after they came out. VERY tedious & a lot of grinding.

More detail than I can give on it (since its been 25 years or so for me) is from the CRPG Addict blog:

Bard's Tale

Bard's Tale III

mute March 5th, 2012 06:34

I was very happy to see this released and also when i learned about that II and III is comming out. Bards Tale, the original was unplayable with the simcga command used in my old 80286 computer (Hercules graphic) and i had to wait until i got me a EGA card and EGA screen 2 years later to play it.

I showed my spouse the IOS version saturday and she looked at me and asked me how i could have thought that was fun that many years ago …

But i must say playing it on the ipad wasn't to pad… :) The "bad" thing is that i have to start Bards tale the parody first to start Bards tale the original.

I love that they release the original version and i will be waiting for II and III! Eagerly (Didn't play number III at all)

BillSeurer March 5th, 2012 20:31

Bard's Tale is really tedious because you HAVE to map it by hand. Maybe there are maps available on-line now, though.

99.99% of the game boils down to this:
Move a step
Possible combat
Move a step
Possible combat


It's not really a ding against it because that is what cRPGs were back then.

Thexder June 9th, 2012 21:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by Caidh (Post 1061130704)
Yeah - I played these (I & III at least) back in the day, not long after they came out. VERY tedious & a lot of grinding.

More detail than I can give on it (since its been 25 years or so for me) is from the CRPG Addict blog:

Bard's Tale

Bard's Tale III


Baxters Crpg Resource blog is covering the amiga version now:
http://www.crpgresource.blogspot.com


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