Brilliant, gripping storytelling. Hard to put down. I enjoyed the original Out There, which was set in a randomly-generated, sprawling sci-fi universe. But I love this new direction even more, as well as the characters that drive the story. This game trades in the arbitrary chance mechanic for a focused, gritty storyline that brilliantly expands on the Out There universe. While the theme of improbability of survival is important, it's just not as fun or as effective as a great story. I think Mi-clos went in the right direction, and did a stellar job at it.
Engaging story but has some kinks It's an engaging story but a little repetitive when you make the wrong choice and die, and there's no option to save your exact point, so it usually goes back a chapter before and you have to go through your choices again. When the captain got no response from the Redemption, the story just kinda hung and refused to advance. *Update* after a few more attempts, it started to work again.
Great prose, weak mechanics The story is fantastic but the implication that it's branching is an illusion which leads to frustration- either it's dangerous and too unclear you're picking a dead end path, or safe but you waste time exhausting options until you hit the right one. Are there any actual impactful variables?
simply masterpiece The story quality and timed sequences remind me Gods will be Watching, another great "soldier survival" game. Though there's no backstory how Darius always "returns to checkpoint", it also feels similar to GWBW. And it's interesting to finally get to know better races and Universe from original Out There. Please make Steam version and allowing rewinds at any point after finishing story for achievement hunting. Eagerly waiting for next episode. Also i have several screenshots with minor bugs and can try to help more with this magnificent game.
Engrossing but short There arent too many CYOA games out there with this much polish. There is clearly a high degree of world building going on, though you dont get to explore too much of this in the first chapter.
Not interested in social commentary and religious mockery disguised as game play. Develop a real plot instead of mocking faith. Uninstalled. If i could still refund, i would.
Increased device compatibility range
Minor bug fix
★★★★★ “The Bard’s Tale is easily the funniest game I’ve ever played” – IGN ★★★★★