The Bard’s Tale

When I read IGN’s review of The Bard’s Tale where they said it was the most fun game they had ever played, I didn’t believe it at first. But of course, within the first ten minutes, I realized that they were right. The Bard’s Tale is an RPG game, with talented humor, and it’s so addicting! Also, according to the creators, it is one of the biggest games ever released for Android. Interestingly, the Tegra chipset version of the game takes up 3.4 GB of space!

In this game, you are no longer playing the hero who will save the world, but the only thing the “hero” cares about is money and having a good time. We take on the role of a bard, a wandering warrior and occasional monster hunter with a good sense of humor (when the hero responds to the narrator it is especially funny)! He has just arrived in the city of Houton, with only a lute and empty pockets. The story begins with a rat problem, and before you know it, you will be involved in a great adventure throughout the Houton region. This is how you start hunting monsters and other similar enemies. The game has more than 50 different characters, not including bosses. So as you win battles and finish a mission, you gain levels and the game becomes more difficult.

With the help of music, the bard learns to rely on the help of some creatures. At first, the Bard only knows one song that allows him to summon the help of … a mouse. As the game progresses, you can finally summon four creatures at the same time, out of a total of 16 that will accompany you on your travels.

As in all RPGs, the Bard’s stats improve during his adventures. Meanwhile, the Bard learns new abilities that allow him to perform different types of attacks such as combo attacks, two-weapon attacks, and many others. Eventually, along with new abilities, the Bard finds new musical instruments, such as an electric guitar, allowing him to replenish his magical energy more quickly.

Unlike classic D&D systems that use group parties, in this game we only have the Bard. Beyond that, the choice of player characters to be summoned through music is entirely up to the player. This creates very interesting combinations. For example, at some points, we may have in our company a creature that has the character of a ‘Cleric’ or a ‘Thief’. Continuous character changes keep the game fresh and allow the player to try out many combinations.

The game is large by today’s standards, taking about 20 hours to complete. Also, it is impossible for players to see everything the first time they play. The game always progresses and never gets bored, which means that the player has no need to return to the regions they have already visited. Some of my favorite scenes include when they call the Bard for help, as almost expected, it makes things worse. The missions are always original and full of humor.

This game has fantastic graphics for an Android game. All things are beautifully designed and have a cartoonish style. All the characters have personalities and the voice acting is professional, especially the Narrator. Since this is a Bard’s Tale game, music is its middle name. All the mechanics of the game are surrounded by music. It is the element that makes it special, in addition to the above. Throughout the game, you will find many characters that all they do is sing. You can listen to the songs and sing in karaoke style. You can also see the infamous yellow ball pointing at you, what word to sing. You will find yourself many times, just wandering around and singing the songs. The songs are so well written. Listen to the song Beer at the beginning and you will know.

Armed with his scathing humor and excellent graphics, witty dialogue, fast loading times, he manages, without taking himself seriously, to create one of the most significant RPGs optimized for Android. Also, this game comes with all three old Bard Tale titles from the PC era. There are 4 games in one, and if you like great adventures and fun moments, you will love it.

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