I am not one to shy away from an RPG game, and The Bard's Tale has been around for a long time. Despite that, I never got around to playing it until somewhat recently when it was a freebie game for iOS. The humor throughout was probably the primary selling point in this classic but still entertaining title.
I think my iPhone and the iPad are fun devices for certain types of games. CCG's, simulations, some RPG's - that sort of thing. I am not a big fan of playing action games on these mobile devices most of the time. The Bard's Tale has a sort of action feel to the movement and combat that really did not mesh with me well at first. When I met my demise at the fiery breath of an over sized rodent right near the game's beginning, I got a bit flummoxed and gave the title a rest for a while.
You go through a lot of the typical RPG conventions - all while your protagonist seems to be mocking them along the way. The voice acting goes a long ways toward selling the game's humor and story, making the entire thing more likeable than I thought it would be.
This game is unfortunately huge. It fills up about 1.3GB of space on my iPhone - and that is after it is installed. Before that, it requires a ridiculous three times that to download and then begin the installation process. On a device with a limited amount of storage, this can be a considerable problem and nearly precluded me from trying the game in the first place. Thankfully, it runs beautifully on the iPhone 4, so once I got past that initial installation hurdle, I was all set.
Definitely worth a play, probably a solid 7.5 out of 10 from me.
The Bard's Tale - iPhone Review
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 InXile Entertainment , iOS , iPad Review , iPhone Review , Mobile , The Bard's Tale