Buy  The Bard's Tale

  • Adventure
  • Role-playing (RPG)
Released on 26 October 2004

The plot involves "a sardonic and opportunistic musician and adventurer, driven by carnal rather than noble pursuits. The Bard, who is never identified by a specific name nor addressed by anything other than "The Bard," is not interested in saving the world; his humble motivations are strictly "coin and cleavage." His quest is narrated by a mocking, biased man (played by Tony Jay) who cannot stand him.

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Completely unlike the classic Bard's Tale games, this game is in a 3D environment with the player watching his only controllable character from an overhead vantage point, and it is better described as an action-adventure game than a traditional role-playing video game (i.e. there are no character classes or inventory management). The player's character, The Bard, has magic and weaponry at his disposal to complete the task. The more the player accomplishes, the better his skills will become. The appearance and gameplay is much the same as the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance series, which shares the same graphics engine.

Game Features

Developer(s) Inxile entertainment
Released date 26 October 2004
Publisher(s) Inxile entertainment, vivendi universal games
Mode(s) Single player
Theme(s) Action, fantasy, comedy
Classification ESRB Teen

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