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  • Summary: Experience the events that led to The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep and The Mage's Tale! The Bard's Tale Trilogy is a remastering of the classic 1980s series, one of the godfathers of the RPG genre. Create an adventuring party in the first volume and play it across all three, creating aExperience the events that led to The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep and The Mage's Tale! The Bard's Tale Trilogy is a remastering of the classic 1980s series, one of the godfathers of the RPG genre. Create an adventuring party in the first volume and play it across all three, creating a heroic story all your own!

    * The Bard's Tale Trilogy contains remastered versions of all three classic games: The Bard's Tale: Tales of the Unknown, The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight, and The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate!
    * Rescue a city trapped by a wizard, reforge the legendary Destiny Wand, and travel across time and space to confront a Mad God!
    * Enjoy a uniform playing experience across all three titles without the need for emulation or compatibility concerns.
    * For the first time, play as male or female across all three games! Also includes other quality of life changes such as automapping for all three games, spell access, and updated equipment/inventory management.
    * Go old school with Legacy Mode, a suite of features which allows veteran players to experience the games similarly to how they first played them "back in the day".

    The Bard's Tale Trilogy is a chance for old fans to be young once again and for a new generation of roleplaying and dungeon crawler fans to discover why these games matter so much all these years later. Pick up the game and start your epic adventure today!
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  1. Aug 30, 2019
    70
    As a snapshot of games in the ‘80s The Bard’s Tale Trilogy on Xbox One is a great example, with enough work gone into the remaster to keep them fresh without losing their initial charm.
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  1. Aug 28, 2019
    10
    Fans of the Wizardry series should give this a shot. It takes a little getting used to but the auto mapping feature definitely makes the gameFans of the Wizardry series should give this a shot. It takes a little getting used to but the auto mapping feature definitely makes the game much more accessible. Don’t expect an easy game. This is definitely not a walk through the park. Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    9
    The Bards Tale Trilogy is a collection including all of the original 1980's RPG games. Inclusive of every iconic moment, unravel the storyThe Bards Tale Trilogy is a collection including all of the original 1980's RPG games. Inclusive of every iconic moment, unravel the story that leads up to The Mages Tale, and The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep. Create your adventuring party, and keep playing the same party through all three games! The work that went into this remaster is beautiful, with Tales of the Unknown, The Destiny Knight, and Thief of Fate all in place. Re-imaging of each original frame, adds new flare and keeps the original feeling and charm of the game. The remastered audio puts you right into the scene. Old School RPG fans rejoice, as one of the Godfathers of the genre is available in it's completion on your Xbox One. A few features were also added to make your experience more enjoyable even for newer players. The auto-mapping will save you on the graph paper, and the in game manual, and bestiary will help keep you informed. If you'd like to experience the game at it's original difficulty, without the helpful features, look to the Legacy Mode for a more authentic feel. If you haven't experienced this timeless classic RPG, there has never been a better time to snatch the entire original collection for yourself. Always top of it's class The Bards Tale is one of the best true RPG experiences you could have! Expand