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  • Summary: The Bard's Tale Trilogy is a complete remaster of the iconic series that helped define the RPG genre. Featuring updated graphics and optional quality of life gameplay features, this is the ideal way to experience the dungeon crawling challenge that made the original games beloved classics.
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  1. Jul 22, 2019
    80
    For anyone out there that wishes to check out a few classic dungeon-crawlers, The Bard's Tale Trilogy is the definitive experience. The three games, warts and all, have been effortlessly reproduced. Accessibility is the least of anyone's concern here, thanks to a slew of convenient features. An auto-map that also tracks hints is a godsend. Of course, the option to ignore all of these niceties is freely available. Whatever the case, this is a fine epic that guarantees many hours of enjoyment.
  2. Sep 7, 2018
    80
    Whether as history lesson, exercise in nostalgia, or appetizer to the upcoming fourth entry to the series, The Bard's Tale Trilogy remains engaging. It requires a lot of patience and attention to detail and a special love of character micromanagement and, although the rerelease is more colorful than the original, the graphics and core gameplay are still rooted in the limitations of 1980s technology. Playing The Bard's Tale Trilogy is a reminder that while games have achieved cinematic production values that rival anything from Hollywood, they don't always fire the imagination the way that the less graphically accomplished adventures often did.
  3. 70
    High on challenge and low on graphics intensity, this old-school remaster is well worth a look for RPG fans who either haven't experienced this trilogy yet, or who want to experience it again.
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  1. Aug 22, 2018
    10
    The original trilogy was my first real RPG, back in the 80's. This remaster is simply fantastic. The games are nicely and faithfullyThe original trilogy was my first real RPG, back in the 80's. This remaster is simply fantastic. The games are nicely and faithfully remastered. The improvements like saves and automaps are simply fantastic: they are making the games playable by todays standards. I started playing and I simply could not stop. I also did not feel any urge to look for help on Internet. I just dived into the puzzles and dungeons. Very well done!!! Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2019
    10
    Excellent remaster of the best RPG series of the 80s. The world is recreated perfectly with the graphics updated but still mostly to theirExcellent remaster of the best RPG series of the 80s. The world is recreated perfectly with the graphics updated but still mostly to their roots. Most important is the addition of interface tweaks which make the experience much more enjoyable for those of us that want to enjoy a nostalgic game, but without the need for buying a graph paper book to map exploration or memorize the spell commands. Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2019
    10
    I’m playing through the series on the Xbox. It maybe takes an hour to get used to playing this type of game on the console but Inxile did aI’m playing through the series on the Xbox. It maybe takes an hour to get used to playing this type of game on the console but Inxile did a great job with the transition. Fans of Wizardry should give this a shot. Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2018
    10
    The Bards Tale Trilogy probably isn't going to win any converts from today quality games, but, if you liked games from yesteryear then this'llThe Bards Tale Trilogy probably isn't going to win any converts from today quality games, but, if you liked games from yesteryear then this'll probably be right up your street, especially if RPG was your genre. Just like the Amiga classic, the Bard Tale bring imagination into game playing and reminds you that just because a game's old, doesn't mean it's going to be easy, it's not.

    For the price you'll pay for the game, it#s honestly worth a punt. Well done !
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  5. Apr 14, 2019
    9
    Well (re)made with added features (optional). Played through all 3 recently and while online walkthroughs help where when I was young hoursWell (re)made with added features (optional). Played through all 3 recently and while online walkthroughs help where when I was young hours of meticulous mapping and notes were needed. Great for nostalgia, and well worth a spot on the digital game shelf. Expand
  6. Aug 16, 2018
    9
    Krome Studios and inXile have done a great job giving the original classics a new lick of paint. The initial release provides BT1, with BT2Krome Studios and inXile have done a great job giving the original classics a new lick of paint. The initial release provides BT1, with BT2 and 3 to folllow later in the year - but unlike the originals, the remaster tweaks a few things to make it more viable to carry a party though the series from start to finish.

    The game remains a classic 'blobber' dungeon crawler from the era, with the emphasis on fast turn based combat, exploration (now with auto-map) and a challenge based around HP and SP management... how far should you push yourself in a dungeon before turning back to escape? The challenge has been dialled down a little with the introduction of save anywhere and lower xp requirements for levelling, but the devs are adding a Legacy mode which turns off these elements for a more hardcore BT experience. The 3D view and portraits are mostly great, although sound could be better.

    Overall a great remaster - cant wait for 2, and especially 3, to be added.
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  7. Nov 30, 2018
    8
    Love it. It might be on the easy side when power gaming, but it does feel like i redeem my younger self struggling with this in my youth.Love it. It might be on the easy side when power gaming, but it does feel like i redeem my younger self struggling with this in my youth.

    It is rather basic but nonetheless great and faithful to the original.

    A breath of fresh air to say the least!
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