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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Date de parution: 17 juin 2005

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4 juin

The Bard's Tale IV In-Engine Video

Greetings Exiles,

We finally put the finishing touches on the video for The Bard’s Tale IV In-Engine Video. The biggest question we get is how we plan to bring the genre forward, and this video should answer the question!

For the full gameplay video and Kickstarter update text, check here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv/posts/1253232

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2 juin

The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter launched!

Greetings Exiles,

It's been a long time. Released 30 years ago, Tales of the Unknown: The Bard's Tale was released to glowing reception and quickly became a defining role-playing game of the 80s, inspiring countless games and putting Interplay and Brian Fargo on the map. But it's been many years since we had a follow-up to the series. In 2004, Brian and inXile released The Bard's Tale, a console-oriented spin-off that was well received, but even then the team knew it wasn't necessarily a true follow-up to the classic games.

Now, the same team that brought you Wasteland 2 in 2014 invites you to lend your support once again for The Bard's Tale IV. As a sequel to the original trilogy by Interplay and Brian Fargo, The Bard's Tale IV will revitalize the dungeon crawling and CRPG genres with gorgeous visuals, Gaelic music, and fast-paced dynamic phase-based combat... not to mention all the twisting, mind-bending dungeons you can handle.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv

The game won't be possible without the backing of our amazing and generous community. On the 30th anniversary of Tales of the Unknown: The Bard's Tale, help us return back to Skara Brae and bring back the dungeon crawl! These kinds of games would not exist under a traditional publishing model, and we need your support to make them a reality. Please lend your aid and back The Bard's Tale IV on Kickstarter today.

Thank you,
inXile Entertainment

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Articles

“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

Nouvelle mise à jour

  • Comprend la Trilogie Originale
  • Mouvements avec les touches WASD
  • Ajout du Français, Allemand, Espagnol pour le texte et sous-titres
  • Dialogues Allemands (Accessible dans le menu options du son quand la langue du jeu est définie sur Allemand)
  • Prise en charge complète du plein écran et supporte les résolutions supérieures à une largeur de 1600.
  • Amélioration des performances.
  • Liens des adresses URL sur le menu principal pour les pages de soutien et les média liés.
  • Correction d'erreurs sur la version originale

À propos de ce jeu

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.

Configuration requise

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • Système d'exploitation : Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processeur : Pentium 4 à 2 Ghz / AMD AthlonXP 2400
    • Mémoire Vive : 512 Mo de RAM
    • Affichage : Carte graphique GeForce FX5700 ou supérieure / ATI Radeon 9600 ou supérieure
    • DirectX® : 9.0c
    • Espace disque : 6 Go d'espace disque disponible
    • Son : Carte son compatible DirectX 9
    • 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
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23 personne(s) sur 25 (92%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
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Posté le : 21 janvier
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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15 personne(s) sur 16 (94%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 6 mars
Really great RPG with excellent story and plenty of humor, it is still as good as in the day it was released it has aged well!
Rating: ★★★★★
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4 personne(s) sur 4 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 13 juin
The creators of The Bard's Tale (2004) said that they wanted to create something special and that's exactly what The Bard's Tale is. The game is something of a fractured fairy-tale and focuses more on poking fun at the fantasy/adventure/rpg genre than creating just another entry in the sea of fantasy rpgs. You play as The Bard (voiced by Cary Elwes) who is more interested in women, wine, and coin than adventuring. He uses his magic for his own personal gain. Being pulled into an adventure to save a damsel in distress and stop an evil sorcerer was the last thing on his mind. So of course... that's what happens. And so our story begins... The game serves more as a vessel for crude humor, snarky remarks, and breaking the 4th wall. This may not be for everybody but certain lines are bound to make you chuckle. As for the gameplay, it's not bad at all. The game is solid, simple, and different from most fantasy games. Rather than having convoluted tech trees and a long list of abilities, The Bard's Tale focuses on simple top-down combat and using summons. My main complaint is the repetitiveness of the combat. Some segments felt like they were there to pad the game time and give you more experience but gaining new summons and the occasional weapon upgrade help to keep things a bit more fresh. Overall, I had a lot of fun playing this game and enjoying some sharp wit and silly songs while exploring a unique Scottish fantasy setting.

For those who are fans of the original games, the original Bard's Tale trilogy from the 80s now comes with this game. I haven't played them but I've heard that The Bard's Tale (2004) hardly resembles the original games. With 4 games in 1, this may be enough to hold you until the release of the newly kickstarted The Bard's Tale IV.

7/10
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4 personne(s) sur 4 (100%) ont trouvé cette évaluation utile
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Posté le : 1 juillet 2014
Humour et rencontres de pnj font de ce jeu un Jdr à ne pas éviter. Amoureux des dernières technologies ou des graphisme HD s'abstenir.
Ici c'est plus l'atmosphere générale et le troisieme degrés qui priment.
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1 personne a trouvé cette évaluation amusante
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Posté le : 4 novembre 2014
Using the motor of Baldur's Gate, it lacks a bit a of large views. Besides that, the humour is really the masterpiece of that game. Some scenes are just hilarious. It also mocks the bad habit of "rpg" games like when our non-hero tells "WTF ? Dropping a sword on a wolf ?".
Gameplay as some nice ideas too.

Anyway, it could be a bit hard to understand if you are not used with Scottish accent, but playing without it would lost a lot of interest of that game
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