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March 4th, 2012, 20:35
Originally Posted by Ovenall View Post
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:

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.

— Mike
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