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  • Summary: The Tale of Bistun is a story-driven action-adventure game inspired by the famous Persian tragic romance “Khosrow and Shirin”. A stone carver with no memory of who he is must traverse blighted lands to discover his identity and the source of a pleading, strangely familiar whisper.

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The Tale of Bistun - Launch Trailer Ft. Shohreh Aghdashloo
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 13, 2022
    76
    The Tale of Bistun is not perfect, but it is original. The romantic story with masterfully incorporated symbolism and plot twists along with the exotic art style makes the game a sensational experience; it is short and does not overstay its welcome as well.
  2. Jul 24, 2022
    75
    The Tale of Bistun is an ambitious project developed by a small and rather inexperienced team, and even though the end result could have been better, it still manages to entertain by its fun but short gameplay.
  3. Aug 12, 2022
    75
    The Tale of Bistun is surprising in several different ways. The story is intriguing not only because it's from a place we don't see much of but also because literature is rarely been done in games at all. The game's length is short but welcome, as a lengthier game would stretch out the repetitive combat a touch too much. For adventure gamers who want something narratively different and don't mind it being something that can be knocked out in an afternoon, The Tale of Bistun is worth a look.
  4. Sep 1, 2022
    75
    Alongside simplistic combat, The Tale of Bistun tells a compelling story that offers a glimpse into Persian mythology and doesn’t overstay its welcome. It keeps your attention with smooth traversal through charming landscapes backed by a solid narration.
  5. Jul 20, 2022
    70
    The Tale of Bistun has an engaging narrative and even stronger ties to Persian mythology and storytelling. Few games are so thoroughly respectful of their source material and culture. As a game, The Tale of Bistun has acceptable but very limited mechanics and a structure that’s a bit repetitive. Still, at only three hours of playtime, it isn’t a huge investment and worth it for the unique window into little known mythology.
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  1. Jul 20, 2022
    10
    Nicccccccccce
    I played this game and I love it.
    Very beautiful story based on Khosro and Shirin from Nezami.
  2. Jul 19, 2022
    10
    I'm as an Iranian person, proud of black cube games guys to made an amazing game based on history of Iran which is adapted from one of theI'm as an Iranian person, proud of black cube games guys to made an amazing game based on history of Iran which is adapted from one of the most inspirational tale from NEZAMI because the narration of game looks awesome.
    Other aspects of tale of bistun such as game play and visual arts are really perfect and brought me some great sense of satisfaction.
    Definitely I'll be waiting for second episode of the game :))
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  3. Jul 20, 2022
    10
    This is an amazing narrative game. I really enjoyed playing this game. It has a beautiful and atmospheric environment along with a romanticThis is an amazing narrative game. I really enjoyed playing this game. It has a beautiful and atmospheric environment along with a romantic story based on a Persian myth from the 12th-century tragic poem “Khosrow and Shirin” that is definitely worth playing once. Expand
  4. Jul 18, 2022
    10
    The game can be summed up in one word in a very beautiful and romantic story of Iranian culture narrated by a skilled narrator - the design ofThe game can be summed up in one word in a very beautiful and romantic story of Iranian culture narrated by a skilled narrator - the design of the levels is beautiful and creative - the gameplay and battles are easy and smooth Expand
  5. Jul 19, 2022
    10
    Amazing plot A good game play
    An amzing job from iranian game makers
    Loved it
  6. Jul 16, 2022
    9
    بازی از لحاظ بصری زیباس، و داستانه زیبا و عاشقانه ایی رو روایت میکنه، بسیار خیلی زیاد به فرهنگ و تمدن ایران پایبندهبازی از لحاظ بصری زیباس، و داستانه زیبا و عاشقانه ایی رو روایت میکنه، بسیار خیلی زیاد به فرهنگ و تمدن ایران پایبنده
  7. Jul 17, 2022
    5
    منم تمامش کردم و تعجب من از اینه که کلی ایراد داره مخصوصا ایراد فنی بازی بارها و بارها کرش کرد و زد بیرون از بازی تعجب میکنم حتی با وجود سلاحمنم تمامش کردم و تعجب من از اینه که کلی ایراد داره مخصوصا ایراد فنی بازی بارها و بارها کرش کرد و زد بیرون از بازی تعجب میکنم حتی با وجود سلاح های مثلا متنوع چرا از دیپد ها هیچ استفاده این برای تعویض سلاح نشده و کلا دیپد تو بازی کاری نمیکنه خیلی زود هم بازی تو یه لوپ تکرار مکررات میوفته و زود خسته کننده میشه از نظر گیم پلی هم ن درخت مهارتی و ن اپگریدی و ن هیچی فقط راه میزی و یه عدده انمی میزنی و صنگ ها رو خورد میکنی ارزش تکرار هم که صفر خیلی بازی ضعیفیه از نظر گرافیک بصری بدک نیست موسیقی خوبی داره و تعجب بعدی اینه که چرا زبان ها تو بازی زبان فارسی داره ولی فقط متن های فارسی میشن و راوی همچنان انگلیسی حرف میزنه و ترجمه فارسیش رو هم که انگار دادن گوگل ترملیت انجام داده کلماتی مثل همه تخمه و کلی کلمه عجیب دیگه تو ترجمه فارسیش چیکار میکنن نمیدونم بازی کلی جای کار داره میشه گفت دوباره با یه بازی ضعیف ایرانی دیگه طرفیم Expand

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