Way too short for the money Less than two hours of game play. For a paid app I was super disappointed. The game play is good and I liked the flavor, but it's just wayyy too short to make it worth 5 bucks
Disappointing. Not worth the money. I was really expecting a LOT more from a game that costs as much as this does and has so much positive feedback. The game has some interesting mechanics, but I felt very restricted the whole time. It's extremely linear in both where you go and what you can do. Main things I look for in text based games: Lots of content that keeps you engaged for hours/days. And a very open world. This game has neither of those. Shouldn't beat ANY game only an hour after paying more than $5 for it. Also: lots of crashes.
Shirt and sweet Yes the first part is short. But if you enjoy it you will want the next parts. At time of writing I have just blasted through the first 3 parts in 2 weeks. I believe that for £9 that is good value. It was highly enjoyable and I love the mechanics and the story. I'm not sure it is as repayable as 80days but I thought it was worth it.
I was expecting much more. Based on all the good reviews I was left expecting much more. The game is very short and very constricting in what you can do. I rewinded in every intersection just to read the alternative outcomes and locatio, even so, it's so, so short. It has nice narration and the drawings are beautiful. Even so a lot more to be desired. Ridiculously short, seems more like a Demo, considering its 5 dollars and there are 4. For less than 20 bucks you can buy games like Final Fantasy that are more than 50 hours of game.
As a big fan of gamebooks (especially Fighting Fantasy) I was very satisfied overall with the game. Nothing too revolutionary (which is something that happens in latter parts), but faithful translation of the original book into the mobile game. I liked the new combat system, too, giving you more choice rather than reliance in dice rolls. Certainly a decent start for the sage. I agree that it can be seen as bit short but I thought the money was worthwhile (perhaps biased by my preexisting fandom, perhaps, but it is much cheaper than the actual book!). I would highly recommend it (and I recommend the latter parts even more!)
An excellent start Wasn't sure what to expect, but didn't expect to enjoy this so much. Made me genuinely laugh and engaged me a lot. Almost missed my stop on the train a couple of times.
Fixed a bug that could corrupt the saved game after rewinding.
★★★★★ “The Bard’s Tale is easily the funniest game I’ve ever played” – IGN ★★★★★
This classic generation-spanning epic is available at last for portable devices!