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Bard's Tale The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep - now in ALPHA - coming Q3 2018

Discussion in 'inXile Entertainment' started by SophosTheWise, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Well ... Wasteland 2, Torment Numenera, Bard's Tale IV, and Wasteland 3 all succeeded. To judge by the forums, the classic fans are slowly becoming disillusioned ... but they're backing anyway :)
     
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    All of those Kickstarters pretty much happened before the sentiment turned, unless I'm missing something?

    W3 was close, but BT4 was still in the honeymoon period. I remember, because I was still pretty optimistic about it.
     
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    Pretty much, at BT4 kickstarter I still had hope, but when they did W3 I noped out. I just hope the game is somewhat fun, at this point I don't expect a competent blobber with cool dungeons or complex party building
     
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    Agree with all that, was just refuting Saxon1974's "only one shot". Nostalgia addicts don't learn from their mistakes any quicker than the rest of humanity.
     
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    I dunno, I enjoyed Wasteland 2. I haven't kept up at all with Wasteland 3 news but I don't see how they can fuck it up other than radically changing it completely (like, for example, not making it party-based and/or turn-based).
     
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    Become turnt in the new turn-based game where you play as the skilled warrior Based-in-Turns on a quest to destroy an evil Base based in the Turn Kingdom armed only with a turning basilard as seek to destroy the Based One basing innocent bases.
     
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    I meant more specifically nostalgia Kickstarter as a whole; at least for me. Didn't play numanera but I liked W-2 enough to keep backing inxile. If Bards Tale 4 is a slap in the face to the old games I'm probably done with inxile KS's
     
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    Understandable. Personally I think people need to really start reading what kickstarters are pitching, especially when nostalgia bias is involved. Everybody flipped out when BT4 combat turned out so different from the originals, but if you read the pitch this is exactly what they described they were going to do. A lot of grogs just saw "Bard's Tale", stopped reading, checked their brains at the door and threw money. Whose fault is that?

    Not talking about anyone in particular :)
     
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    Oh yea your right. It's why I didn't back Garriots shame of the avatar; I could see easily the focus was not single player RPG.

    I did back BT4 though and im kind of skeptical from what I have seen. I remember them saying phased based combat. I need to look into what they have done a bit more, I have seen the spacing blue grid and not sure what to think.
     
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    If you haven't seen the alpha/demo yet, I did a run-through. The combat is nothing like the original series for sure ... but I think it will be a good game. I'm honestly looking forward to playing it. fwiw
     
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    BT4 campaign was quite open from the start that game is going to be heavily modernized, so I don't' get all the sudden butthurt in this thread. It's like Wasteland all over again, where people on official forums where losing their shit over any deviation from the first game, all while polls made it clear barely anyone has actually played it.

    The difference being, Wasteland 1 was actually incredibly innovative for its time and had some ideas that were worth reproducing, but BT3 in many ways was already dated and primitive in 1988.

    I liked Ron Gilbert's answer on this when similar complaints were made towards Thimbleweed Park. He said something along the line of, my job is not to recreate the original games, my job is to recreate experience of playing this game people have in their memories. And he was right, because TP is the closest we got to a Lucas Arts adventure since Lucas Arts have closed the shop.
     
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    game mite b cool
     
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    Huh: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inxile/the-bards-tale-iv/posts/2197359

     
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    Btw. when you watch the background video of the new website, you can see a short clip of a previously unseen winter scenery.
     
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    Judging just by the looks, amount of abilities and such, for a blobber this looks popamole as fuck. Can't get over lack of solid ui with portraits too.

    But who knows, might be fun. I still played through nu-Might and magic, so maybe will play through this too.
     
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    Beta in July? Hey, that's pretty soon.
     
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    Saw that, thank you for putting it together. Honestly other than the blue grid looking weird to me (looks sci-fi) I think the positioning of combat looks pretty good. At least it's not RTWP where I can't tell what's going on.
     
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    Ooh:

     
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    Wait, is that still a grid-based blobber? doesn't feel like it
     
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    The game has a grid-based mode and a free movement mode.
     
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    Completely forgot, my bad
     
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    Please tell me the game will have an insane difficulty!
     
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    Ho, just noticed that Bard's Tale IV will be on the Twitch E3 broadcast tomorrow.

    Also, from yesterday:

     
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