It's a creative game but it is also rather insidious. One "threat" I scanned for was a water spirit that inhabited a little girl and "caused" her depression. I then preceded to "cure" her with "spiritual" fire. An artifact that further stigmatizes mental illness. Framing depression as possession is not just wrong its harmful and damaging to people who do have it.
Yes, the game has some issues with input lag at times, but it is hands down the best texr adventure game I've played on my phone. I eagerly await future installments 9/10 would neuter shadow bunnies for the good of the neighborhood again. P.S. I did sell the game at Pax and while it was still great there this is definitely something to play with headphones in a quiet room.
Control problems have been mended and I can freely protect those that created me! 10/10
I wish some of the games endings had a bit more to them, but I still had a lot of fun.
After the most recent update, the game lags like hell: there's a several second pause between a screen touch and an action occurring.
Need sequel.... Now!!
- Updated saving to prevent gradual bloat
- Made loading smoother
- Many minor fixes
★★★★★ “The Bard’s Tale is easily the funniest game I’ve ever played” – IGN ★★★★★