The hit snarky RPG PS2 game is now available on PS4/Vita
InXile Entertainment, developers behind Wasteland and Torment just announced on their Twitter, an remastered port of the PS2 classic, The Bard’s Tale.
What is this game?
The Bard’s Tale is an action role-playing game developed and published by inXile Entertainment in 2004. This game is marketed as a humorous spoof of fantasy role-playing video games. Completely unlike the classic Bard’s Tale games, this game is in a 3D environment with the player watching his only controllable character from an overhead vantage point, and it is better described as an action-adventure game than a traditional role-playing video game (i.e. there are no character classes or inventory management; praise be!). You are the Bard: a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. The Bard, has magic and weaponry at his disposal to complete the task and the more the player accomplishes, the better his skills will become. The appearance and gameplay is much the same as the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance series, which also shares the same graphics engine.
What makes The Bard’s Tale unique is its “snarky or nice” system that allows the player to change the outcome of many situations by deciding how they want to respond. Player doesn’t know exactly what the bard will say, he must choose between two labeled buttons. Some choices, such as being snarky can have game-lasting consequences.
Thinking of picking this game up? I’m sure excited to play it on the go in my Vita! Let me know what you guys think down below!