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!
Gebruikersrecensies: Erg positief (424 recensies) - 80% van de 424 gebruikersrecensies voor deze game is positief.
Releasedatum: 17 jun 2005

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“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

Onlangs bijgewerkt

  • 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

Over dit spel

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.

Systeemeisen

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
Nuttige klantrecensies
11 van de 12 mensen (92%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
22.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 november 2015
An action RPG where you play as Robert Downey Jr.
It has nothing to do with the first 3 Bard's Tale in both gameplay and story, it's still pretty decent. There's a wide range of summons and a fair amount of equipment to use that'll keep the gameplay interesting enough till the end.
The game doesn't take itself seriously, the Bard always has a casual attitude a which I didn't like that much at the beggining but started to grow on me. The humor is hit&miss, I found maybe a few moments legitimately funny which is alright in an era where developers either think they're too grown up to put in a little life with their game and end up making grimdark garbage or either think that stuffing their games with ebin 9gag memes will make it hilarious.

The game also has some songs of pretty good quality, on top of that each summon is made through playing a bit of music with your instrument. That music changes with each instrument and as you learn upgraded versions of your summons it gets more and more elaborate, a really nice touch.
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee Grappig
8 van de 9 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
0.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 januari
The Bard's Tale is another classic dungeon crawler, originally released in the mid 2000's. The story is about a Bard who is recruited on a quest to free a princess named, Caleigh. There are several different endings you can choose from, each with their own consequences and humorous rewards. There are several songs throughout the game which are memorable and still fun to listen to today. While graphically lacking by today's standards, The Bard's Tale is still a fun game to play.
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4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
25.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 november 2015
This game is old but gold. Its an interesting tale of some guy named Bard who became hero of his new tale. For me most enjoyable parts are a lot of humour, narrator and system where you rely on creatures that you can summon with your musical instrument. Story is pretty common but still fun, with a lot of mockings of modern fantasy settings and tropes. The only downside of this game that you cant get throught some game progress without grinding and btw you can easily level your Bard bad so the game will become unplayable so better use autoleveling.

8 out of 10
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220 van de 230 mensen (96%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
25 mensen vonden deze recensie grappig
2.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 21 juni 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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63 van de 69 mensen (91%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
5.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 december 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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