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Bard's Tale

Developer: InXile Entertainment
Publisher: Sierra
Websites: Giant Bomb
Game Rating: T (Teen)
[Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence]
Release Date: October 26, 2004
$19.99 / $11.00: Game Stop - Roseville: June 17, 2007
Players: 1
Dolby 5.1 Surround
HDTV 480p
NOTES: Playable on Xbox 360
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Loosely based on (or "inspired by", if you will) the classic Bard's Tale series that began as an Apple II RPG in 1985, this new installment brings a fresh dose of comedy to the genre with a 3D isometric view that runs on the Champions of Norrath engine. Is a dragon terrorizing the locals? The Bard will take care of it, for the right price. Local princess held captive? The Bard is your man... as long as she's hot. Use the Snarky/Nice conversation to pick the tone -- be an ass or show some class. Your attitude will affect the events that unfold and create a personalized experience for each player. Develop your combat party by summoning a group of eccentrics and misfits to do your bidding - sixteen summoned creatures in all. The game runs on the Champions of Norrath engine and features locations based on the storied land of the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland - the inspiration for the classic fantasy worlds.

The Bard's Tale™ is an action role-playing game in which the player takes on the role of the Bard, a sardonic and opportunistic musician and adventurer, driven by carnal rather than noble pursuits. The Bard is not interested in saving the world; his humble motivations are strictly “coin and cleavage.” Each choice changes the course of events in the game. The action takes place in medieval times, in a land based on the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland, inspiration for many classic fantasy stories…

A truly non-linear game, the player chooses the Bard's responses towards other characters he encounters with either 'snarky' or 'nice' dialogue. Each choice changes the course of events in the game. The action takes place in medieval times in a land based on the Orkney Islands off the coast of – the inspiration for many of the classic fantasy stories.

Loosely based on (or “nspired by”, if you will) the classic Bard's Tale series that began as an Apple II RPG in 1985, this new installment brings a fresh dose of comedy to the genre with a 3D isometric view that runs on the Champions of Norrath engine. Is a dragon terrorizing the locals? The Bard will take care of it… for the right price. Local princess held captive? The Bard is your man… as long as she's hot. Use the Snarky/Nice conversation to pick the tone — be an ass or show some class. Your attitude will affect the events that unfold and create a personalized experience for each player. Develop your combat party by summoning a group of eccentrics and misfits to do your bidding - sixteen summoned creatures in all. The game runs on the Champions of Norrath engine and features locations based on the storied land of the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland - the inspiration for the classic fantasy worlds.

  • The modern interpretation of the original Bard's Tale, the grandfather of all role-playing games, by the original producer - Brian Fargo.
  • A new generation third-person, action/role-playing game featuring wicked humor and clever personality.
  • Forget the quest to save the world, our hero is interested in just two things – coin and cleavage.
  • A deep role-playing experience with non-linear game play resulting in many different outcomes and true replay value.
  • Using the Snarky/Nice conversation system lets the players choose the tone of the Bard's interactions. Make your choice and live with the consequences.
  • Develop your combat party by summoning a group of eccentrics and misfits to do your bidding.
  • Brilliant graphics and bustling environments, alive with interactive townsfolk, original music (with singing), birds, animals, rustling trees, waving grass and trickling water, that immerse the player deep into the Bard's world.
  • Based on the storied land of the Orkney Islands off the coast of - the inspiration for the classic fantasy worlds.
  • Driven by the next generation of Snowblind's Everquest: Champions of Norrath™ Engine.

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