|The Bard's Tale|
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Another Bard's Tale review, this one from RPGDot. Not sure which version of the game (what platform) they are reviewing. Excerpts as follows:
Let me get something clear right from the start; I hate top down views and I utterly LOATHE and detest save points! Having said that, I feel much better. If you are able to see past these two barriers, then a delight awaits.
Do you have a sense of humour? If not, stop reading this and go play some silly little FPS. If you have, then you will enjoy The Bard’s Tale. Humour is its raison d’etre along with a hefty dose of every gaming cliché I’ve ever come across in the past 20 years. If you’ve played and enjoyed RPG’s over those years, as I have, you’ll immediately recognise elements from all of them, including the obligatory Lava region. That should come as no surprise since Brian Fargo, the man behind the game, has been involved in many of the greatest RPG’s of the past 20 years, including the original Bard’s Tale series. This is both a homage to and a parody of all those gaming classics.
Part of the fun comes from the repartee between the Bard, wonderfully voiced by Carey Elwes of ‘The Princess Bride” fame and the narrator, who sounds so very much like Tom Baker, everyone’s favourite Doctor Who. Our Bard, is no hero. Instead, he’s motivated purely by personal greed. This is in sharp contrast to the myriad of so called ‘Chosen Ones’ who epitomise the usual gaming cliché of poor naïve farmboy who alone can save the world. Happily, most of these are either quickly killed or wind up in jail for being a nuisance.
Read the full review at $link:http://www.rpgdot.com/index.php?hsaction=10053&ID=1152$
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