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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

Summary: They said it couldn’t be done… a full-scale massive 3D epic role-playing game on iOS! See why it’s the BIGGEST iOS game ever made! “The Bard’s Tale is easily the funniest game I’ve ever played, and I’ve played all the funny games out there.” – IGNYou are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Through magical song you summon characters to join you in battle-waging attacks, heal your party, and taking damage on your behalf. Ready your weapon as you embark on a quest for coin and cleavage!“Ready your weapon and bladder as you embark on this ridiculously addicting quest and the funniest adventure of the year, The Bard’s Tale” – Game ChroniclesPlay The Bard’s Tale today on your favorite compatible iOS device*. Prepare to immerse yourself in over 20-30 hours of adventure, featuring:•50 enemy types (not counting bosses!)•A vast world to explore with towns, wild forests, rivers, castles, towers, secret dungeons, snowy mountains, caverns, haunted tombs and more•A full cast of bizarre NPC’s•Over a dozen special boss enemies to defeat•16 magical characters to discover and then summon at will to aid you•Over 150 unique items of weaponry, armor, instruments, tokens, artifacts and loot!•More Song & Dance numbers than any other game, including a zombie dance-off!•Over 14 hours of outstanding voice-acting from top Hollywood talent, including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as the Bard, and the inimitable Tony Jay as the NarratorBut wait! That’s not all! Enjoy these great new additions in the iOS version:New Features:•Leaderboards—for accumulated Silver and Experience!•Achievements—over 50 spread throughout the game!•Time-Savers—optional in-app purchases are available to pump up your Bard and save you time! (Note: All such items are attainable through normal game-play, with time and persistence, just as in the original console release.)•Custom-redesigned user-interface for touch control•Adaptive rendering takes full advantage of your hardware to create the best possible experience--including HD resolution and 60Hz video refresh on capable devices.** iOS adaptation by Square One Games. “This game is satire in its sharpest form” – Cheat Code CentralDon’t wait to enjoy this modern, tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the original Bard's Tale (the 1985 grandfather of all role-playing games) by its original producer, Brian Fargo. Here is more of what makes it great:•Advanced Attitude system: Your snarky or nice decisions change the course of the game—be crass or show some class. Your attitude will affect the events that unfold and create a personalized experience. •Bustling environments, alive with interactive townsfolk, birds, animals, rustling trees, waving grass and trickling water, that immerse the player deep into the Bard's world. •Based on the fables of the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland—the inspiration for the classic fantasy worlds. Enjoy the rich textures, music and sounds of these storied lands.Play The Bard’s Tale today!* Compatible with iOS 4.0 and higher on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 3rd generation, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPad, and iPad2. ** HD on iPhone 4S and iPad 2, with 60Hz display refresh with in-game “Battery Savings” option turned off.
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Developer: InXile Entertainment
Genre(s): Role-Playing, General, Third-Person, Western-Style
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