You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Now includes original classic games The Bard’s Tale 1, 2 & 3!
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Recenti:
Perlopiù positiva (12 recensioni) - 75% delle 12 recensioni degli utenti pubblicate negli ultimi 30 giorni sono positive.
Complessivamente:
Molto positiva (461 recensioni) - 461 recensioni degli utenti (80%) per questo gioco sono positive.
Data di rilascio: 17 giu 2005

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Recensioni

“The Bard’s Tale is easily the funniest game I’ve ever played, and I’ve played all the funny games out there.”
– IGN

“Ready your weapon and bladder as you embark on this ridiculously addicting quest and the funniest adventure of the year, The Bard’s Tale”
– Game Chronicles

“This game is satire in its sharpest form”
– Cheat Code Central

Appena aggiornato

  • Includes Original Classic Trilogy
  • WASD controls for movement
  • Added French, German and Spanish Localizations for text/subtitles
  • German Dialog (accessible under Sound Options when game language is set to German)
  • Full Wide Screen support + supports resolutions higher than 1600 wide.
  • Performance enhancements.
  • External URLs links on main menu for support pages and related media.
  • Bug Fixes to original release

Informazioni sul gioco

Now includes original classic games The Bard’s Tale 1, 2 & 3!
You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Through magical song you summon characters to join your quest for coin and cleavage!
Prepare to immerse yourself in over 20-30 hours of adventure, featuring:
  • 50 enemy types (not counting bosses!)
  • A vast world to explore with towns, wild forests, rivers, castles, towers, secret dungeons, snowy mountains, caverns, haunted tombs and more
  • A full cast of bizarre NPC’s
  • Over a dozen special boss enemies to defeat
  • 16 magical characters to discover and then summon at will to aid you
  • Over 150 unique items of weaponry, armor, instruments, tokens, artifacts and loot!
  • More Song & Dance numbers than any other game, including a zombie dance-off!
  • Over 14 hours of outstanding voice-acting from top Hollywood talent, including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as the Bard, and the inimitable Tony Jay as the Narrator
  • Classics Games—includes original classic games The Bard’s Tale 1, 2 & 3.

Requisiti di sistema

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2Ghz / AMD AthlonXP 2400
    • Memory: 512Mb
    • Graphics: GeForce FX5700 or better / ATI Radeon 9600 or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 6GB of free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9 Compatible Sound Card
    • OS: OS X 10.6.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3.6GB Hard disk space
    • OS: X11 enabled Linux distro
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2Ghz / AMD AthlonXP 2400
    • Memory: 512Mb
    • Graphics: GeForce FX5700 or better / ATI Radeon 9600 or better
    • OpenGL: 2.0 compatible video card and compatible drivers
    • Hard Drive: 3.8GB of free space
    • Sound: OpenAL compatible sound card and necessary drivers
Recensioni dei giocatori
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Recenti:
Perlopiù positiva (12 recensioni)
Complessivamente:
Molto positiva (461 recensioni)
Pubblicate di recente
Larendell
( 2.7 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 25 luglio
Maybe the best game ever. :)

+Good plot filled with lots of humour
+Excellent music
+Combat system is awesome
+No need to collect and manage billions of items
+Time spent playing, not making millions of decisions on what skills to raise when leveling

1337/10 Would play again!

PS. I played this before I bought it on Steam, so the hours don't tell the truth.
Jeremy
( 0.6 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 24 luglio
I would not recommend this game. Why?

-Tasteless humour
-Boring Gameplay
-Unengaging story

I wouldn't say it's "horrrrrible" but not really worth paying money for. If someone gives it to you for a buck, go for it, but it's generally a subpar game.

Also, if you use Steam OS or Linux (i.e. on a steam box or Linux distro), I would recommend against this, as the port seems to be massively broken for the systems I tested it on.
Darclin
( 45.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 12 luglio
An flawed gem with poor level desing outdated graphic and memory leak, but It's Story and humour is legendary.
beerbellyboy
( 31.1 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 8 luglio
Finally was able to beat this game! When it was for the original xbox I had problems with every one of the copies I tried. They would glich in the middle of the second tower! Very saticfied to finish this game. As for the gameplay, not bad. the camera angles take getting used to. The real joy in this game is the story and dialog. Deffinaly worth a play!
RayFinkle
( 5.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 7 luglio
Praise the Bodbs!!!!
Shadowjames64
( 4.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 7 luglio
A great game that i enojyed as a kid and i still love it now, im very glad that i saw this on the market i just had to pick it up (+ it was on sale.....okay im cheap) the game is just as fun as i remebered and its totaly worth the 10$ if you dont feel like waiting for the steam sale (and if your not as cheap as me)
Moondancer
( 7.9 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 30 giugno
If you're on Linux, don't buy it. Linux port features random crashes, graphical glitches, and gradual slowdown with the passage of time. The original trilogy won't even launch.
Otherwise you might want this game if you have a thing for cheesy jokes. There are lots of them.
Qoosh ☯
( 3.3 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 28 giugno
- No summoner kicks here. Only summoning here is the will to change the title to "The BAD Tale"
- Awful RPG, only hack and slash adventure here is to your wallet and time.
- Falling in mud combat systems.
- If you find the jokes in it funny, I recommend spending some time with actual british wit and humour.
Gero
( 19.5 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 26 giugno
Originally bought the game to play the NES version, but the new one is surprisingly good. The game plays with a top down view. Combat involves alternating between sword/melee, bow/range, and bard songs/spells. Bow is slightly overpowered, as it can hit enemies that are off screen. The game narrator makes funny comments every now and then. Game took about a day to finish.
IDA Official Mask
( 20.4 ore in totale )
Pubblicata: 7 giugno
If anyone could ask me to point to the funniest game I've ever played, instantly I'd point to this little obscure masterpiece of a game.

The Bard's Tale: A Quest for Coin and Cleavage is a rather unique sequel to the interactive novel series Bard's Tale, which revolved around a Bard with a magic lute going about saving the day. This technical third game in the series is relatively simple on the surface: top down 3D light Role-Playing Game with stats, unique weapons, and magic. Gameplay-wise, it's very simple: use weapons to kill monsters, get gold, level up, progress through the game, yadda yadda. A unique element the game has is the Song System, in which the Bard uses magical instruments to summon different helpers to either aid in battle, heal quickly, disable traps, locate treasures, light up dark places, and be good little arrow meat shields.

HOWEVER, the story and writing is really where this game shines. The premise is simple: guy gets chosen to rescue a princess from a wizard by disabling the barriers to her prison. The catch: the alleged 'hero' is probably one of the biggest ♥♥♥-hats on the planet. When the subtitle of the game is 'A Quest for Coin and Cleavage', you know you're in for a treat. All the Bard cares about is getting rich and getting laid. The first mission of the game literally only occurs so Bard can get with a sexy barmaid! Oh, and that's not all. Throughout the entire course of the adventure, the player can make choices to either make the Bard seem like a decent human being or the biggest ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ever with the Naughty and Nice dialogue system. Be warned, depending on your choices with Naughty and Nice, certain quests may become either difficult or unavailable, but the humor is plenty. OH GODS ABOVE THE HUMOR!

The Bard's Tale's writing can be summed up in one word: Satire. The entire game's writing is satire on the fantasy and pretty much all RPG genres, making jabs at pretty much every turn. Example: the first mission in every fantasy games is the standard 'rats in the cellar' jazz. Bard's Tale has that, except the rat is the size of a house and breaths fire! You know how in fantasy games they play to the rule of the 'Chosen One' being the one who can save the day. There are a LOT of Chosen Ones in this game to the point it's a running gag. Oh, and need I mention that there are musical numbers around every turn, and they never stop being funny and catchy.

If all I've said hasn't convinced you to buy this game yet, then let me say one last thing: The Bard is voiced by Carry Elwes, Robin of Loxley and the Dread Pirate Roberts himself, and the cynical narrator is voiced by the late Tony Jay. And the two fight... a lot...

Anyway, if you're looking for a good fun game from the old days, then I highly recommend buying this gem. Or else ya must really be an ♥♥♥♥!
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Pubblicata: 26 giugno
Originally bought the game to play the NES version, but the new one is surprisingly good. The game plays with a top down view. Combat involves alternating between sword/melee, bow/range, and bard songs/spells. Bow is slightly overpowered, as it can hit enemies that are off screen. The game narrator makes funny comments every now and then. Game took about a day to finish.
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Praise the Bodbs!!!!
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If you're on Linux, don't buy it. Linux port features random crashes, graphical glitches, and gradual slowdown with the passage of time. The original trilogy won't even launch.
Otherwise you might want this game if you have a thing for cheesy jokes. There are lots of them.
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Pubblicata: 3 agosto 2014
Questo gioco è un vero capolavoro dall'inizio alla fine. Benchè non abbia un sistema di gioco così innovativo ha una trama condita da ottime battute e ricca di episodi divertenti.
Peccato non ci sia una traduzione in italiano, ne varrebbe veramente la pena.
Consigliato agli amanti dei giochi di ruolo che conoscono bene l'inglese.
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Pubblicata: 21 giugno 2015
I bought this for The Bards Tale II: Desteny Knight

My dad purchased a commodore 64 when I was four years old, along with this game.
He spent hours upon hours moving one space and drawing it down on his graph paper.
I was a cool kid and would fetch him beers while he mapped every square inch of the towns, dungeons, and forrests.

He made a character that was "mine" and would ask what to do when that characters turn came up. He even let me name him "foopicker" <--- I was 4...

We spent so many hours having fun playing this RPG, it brought back a lot of memories when I seen it on the market.

Today, thirty years later, it's fathers day and I took my laptop over to my dad's house.
I created a party and had him name one of the characters.
He choose "foopicker" and laughed then went to the other room as fast as his broken, old body could take him.

He returned with a weird smile on his face, in his hands was a dusty old shoe box that looked like time forgot about it.

When I opened it, it had his old graph paper maps, some barely visible.

He then handed me a beer he got from the fridge, sat down, and we played this RPG together again, perhaps for the last time.


This is the power of The Bards Tale.
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Pubblicata: 4 dicembre 2013
The Bard's Tale is a great casual RPG that takes you back to gaming as it was nearly ten years ago. So be prepared for a top down third person view most of the time. What makes it most enjoyable are the bawdy humor in the dialog and the lyrics to the songs.

Our hero in the game, The Bard, is not really a hero; but a scounderal given to snarky comments and possessed of an ability to get himself into trouble. His comments are not limited to dialog with NPC's. He is equally capable of taking issue with the narrator and both seem to have a mutual hate relationship which adds to the fun. You'll also encounter Scottish, English and French accents with a healthy dose of Scottish words for things, which is fitting for story based on legends from the Orkney Islands of Scotland.

The Bard needs to recruit a team to help rescue a damsel in distress and true to his character, he's not willing to help without a reward, which the damsel offers. That offer ought to make you chuckle. Along the way you'll summon many creatures and finally figure out which ones are most useful to you. After that you'll have an opportunity to really wreak mayhem and get yourself into some interesting situations. The game is full of cliche's on purpose and they spice it up instead of detract from game-play. And of course there are always complications along the way to add dimension to the game.

The screen resolution choices are based on what was available at release time. Don't fuss over them too much. Pick the largest resolution with the same ratio as your screen and it ought to look fine anyway. Works fine on a 1900x1200 monitor.

It can be played with a controller, but you may find the onscreen prompts to be confusing and awkward. If you do use a controller, you can find a useful list of controls at http://www.gamefly.com/Rent-The-Bard%27s-Tale/109860/GameplayControls/ - seriously though, the game is best player with a mouse and keyboard. It just works better for a game this old.

The original game was released in 1985 and twenty years later this version was released with much improved graphical content and music. If you want the full retro experience, the menu system will let you load up the original game and have a go at it.

If you want to get a feel for the music and dialog in the 2005 version of the game, I would recommend these YouTube videos:

* The Tale of the Nuckelavee
* The Bard's Tale Silkbeard and the Viking Song
* Here's to the Bard
* The Chosen One #4 (There are several variations of this song and all of them have an Oompa Loopa feel to them right down to ending with a Diddly-Do.)

I just replayed a bit of the game on my Win gaming rig, but it will play equally well on a computer with low graphics capabilities. Worked just fine on a stripped down Mac Mini when I played it a few months back. (Disclaimer - used non-Steam version on my Mac.)
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Pubblicata: 30 ottobre 2014
I enjoyed the game from the very beginning till the very end and probably will replay it at least once sometime later to buy all the extras (funny songs and arts there) and find two last tunes. The game is short enough (about 20 to 25 hours of gameplay tops, and you level cap could be achieved easily) but very funny and costs every cent of its price.

The strongest part of the game are its witty dialogues and excellent voicing, however the plot is not so bad too and jokes are good (and yes, I’m almost forty). Combat is simple, especially with a bow and easy mode (which affects only start attributes and number of save points, so don’t bother with harder difficulty). This game is really a game, not some kind of computer sport where you need huge guides on spell usage and skills allocation. Still, the summons are fun and efficient, the weapons are sparse but don't become obsolete too fast. You are free to experiment. Save points number and location are well chosen. Songs and music are awesome! I sing them under my nose now and then.

In short I like the game, the way it is designed, its gameplay and humour. If you are not combat-obsessed power gamer try it. If you are, still try it to for a change.
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37.6 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 12 luglio 2014
Top-down view RPG-lite, more of an action-adventure, I suppose - one of those titles that focuses more on the characters and story rather than loot, combat, or game mechanics in general.

That is not to say it abandons game mechanics completely - just simplifies them compared to more mainstream RPGs (especially "western", as opposed to JRPGs).

However, in the story department - it excels, with witty, humorous writing (it's essentially a parody/spoof of fantasy RPG games) and superb voice acting (at least in English version). Well worth playing just for that! And you'd be surprised how much is based on real world mythology and places.

There are essentially two main characters in the game - the eponymous Bard, whose misadventures you follow and whom you control directly, and The Narrator, who holds the Bard in great contempt, never failing to throw in some sarcastic commentary. There's fourth wall to be broken for sure, and generally the game does instill this idea that it is a tale, sort of reenactment you're witnessing, rather than directly participating in, at least that's how it worked for me - I would place myself, perhaps paradoxically, more next to The Narrator, who's spinning the tale, rather than the Bard, who's living (reliving?) it.

The story mostly revolves around Bard being a Chosen One, enduring trials and tribulations to save a princess, although his motives are clear: coin and cleavage, and definitely not saving the world. Which rapidly enters worse and worse state. Which may or may not be related to Bard's questing around. Nothing really to dwell on much, you're here pretty much to enjoy the ride.

I finished it on hard difficulty, but I wouldn't really bother if I were you, it only serves as annoyance really rather than a proper challenge, and everything can be easily cheesed anyway, with you shooting offscreen enemies with bows, minmaxing dexterity and rhythm (as a bard, you can summon variety of allies and rhythm makes them stronger), so playing it easy just lets you enjoy the ride more.

If you're unaware, it's well worth pointing out that none other than Brian Fargo is behind this game, one of industry titans (does Fallout ring a bell? something he was personally responsible for, not mentioning other great titles he was more or less involved with, and most recently, Kickstarter backed great promises of Torment and Wasteland 2). You really should cast away any doubts with regard to writing quality this game has to offer (mind though, again, it's not a "serious" title, and not big one either, giving off somewhat indie, passion project vibe rather than triple-A vibe Interplay could muster and inXile not so much, at least until Kickstarter and ever growing technological advances.. but I digress; look the guy up on Wikipedia if you don't know who he is).

Oh, it's bad luck to be you.
A chosen one of many isn't new
When you think you're full of luck
in the bullocks you'll get struck
Oh, it's bad luck to be you.
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1.5 ore in totale
Pubblicata: 21 gennaio 2015
I have never bothered to review this game because, meh. However, since they added the original trilogy, this just got 1000 times better.

I still have my original 5.25 floppies and graph paper maps for the first game. I still have my character disk for the party I took through the whole trilogy. I think the fact that I still have those things is a testament to how much I loved the games. (or I'm just a hoarding nerd)

I highly recommend you play the old games in the old way. Get yourself some graph paper and make your own maps. Don't use the maps provided (cheater!). Print out the documentation and the map for Skara Brae and time warp back to the mid 80's.
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Pubblicata: 13 febbraio 2014
A classic. Game centers around The Bard, a less saving-the-world, more coins-and-cleavage kinda guy. Well worth my money.
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