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GF Rating
6.5

804 ratings

Game Details

  • Release Date 10/28/2004
  • Publisher Vivendi Universal
  • Platform Xbox
  • Genre RPG
  • Number of Players 1

Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco and/or Use of Alcohol, Violence

Game Description

The Bard's Tale is an action RPG 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! As the Bard you will choose responses towards other characters 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 Scotland, the inspiration for many classic fantasy stories. Driven by the next generation of Snowblind's Everquest: Champions of Norrath Engine, this modern update of the classic PC RPG was dreamed up by original Bard's Tale producer, Brian Fargo.

User Reviews

Average Member Rating: 6.5 out of 10

Better than I expected.... (8 out of 10)

posted by MDBluesfan (MANCHESTER, MD) on Jul 16, 2007
Member since Sep 2006
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
For the first half hour or so, I was pretty thoroughly unimpressed by this game. The controls aren't terribly precise, which can really ruin a hack 'n' slash title. I stuck it out, though, and suddenly found myself several hours into the game and enjoying (almost) every bit of it. While the contro...more

Specs & Requirements

Xbox 360 Compatible Yes

Modes Story, Full Mission Single-Player

Audio/Video HDTV 480p

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