Superb Well written absorbing piece of fantasy, I only wish two things, first it was longer and second that there were more things to do as archmage of the academy.
Well written with lots of choices Like a lot of people who are thinking about getting this game, I read/play a ton of interactive fiction. Love when a well written story paints a picture in your mind and this one does that. What makes it even better is there are a lot of choices to be made so you really get invested in the characters and the story. Good story, good writing, good choices, good replay value. Everything you want in a good interactive fiction story.
Ending up with the king? Really enjoying the story, but I never seem to be able to romance the king, is this unavailable? Can I end up with him?
Fun and Interesting The only qualms I have for this book-game is the change in story-line; no matter your choices, it is pretty much the same from play-through to play-through. Each time, you hit certain key points in the game and it ends up only slightly different. For instance, no matter your race, you start at the same village. This kinda puts a hamper on replay value. First few runs are great though.
Disappointing I bought this game because I thought it would be like other choose-your-own adventures, but instead I recieved instead a storyless plot where the choices just decides which areas your points go. It's basically collecting skill points in mini quest after mini quest until your skills reach 100 and you grow old.
Great interactive novel! Highly immersive, very replay-able. Had more than ten play-throughs before I got tired of it. Well worth the purchase. The Achievements feature is a big plus.
• UI update.
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★★★★★ “The Bard’s Tale is easily the funniest game I’ve ever played” – IGN ★★★★★
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