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AVault: Bard's Tale is Conventional
Review - posted by Exitium on Sun 5 December 2004, 01:55:12Tags: InXile Entertainment; The Bard's Tale (2004)
The Adrenaline Vault has seen fit to review inXile's first Action/RPG title for the Playstation 2 platform (and upcoming PC release) with not a lot of good to say about it, citing the game as one suffering from conventional adventure and lacklustre gameplay.
Itâ€™s somewhat ironic that The Bardâ€™s Tale, which satirizes conventional medieval epics and romances, suffers from such a conventional adventure. While attempting to streamline the action-RPG experience by eliminating superfluous components, the developers inadvertently removed many of the genreâ€™s staples, partially dulling the gameplay. As a result, itâ€™s neither complex nor particularly inventive, but even though it could have been much more, The Bardâ€™s Tale is a still a humorous and engaging romp through the Orkney Islands of Scotland.
They've given the game a verdict of 3 and a half stars. From the looks of things, it was probably a very bad idea for inXile to remove the 'superfluous' components like equipment management.