Bards Tale & Wizardry reboot?

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Re: Bards Tale & Wizardry reboot?

Post by MostlyHarmless » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:30 am

I just started The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep. I'm maybe 4 hours in. Still deciding if I like it, I'm guessing I will once I get the hang of it.

It's free movement combined with turn based combat. Some puzzles.

The game is badly optimized. It takes a whopping 52 GB of hard drive space (almost). The graphics are mediocre, but the voice acting and soundtrack are very good. It's supposed contain a lot of bugs, however, I haven't run into any yet. That said, I only started playing after the first (huge) batch was out.

I would definitely recommend checking it out, if you do not consider the price substantial.

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Re: Bards Tale & Wizardry reboot?

Post by Isaac » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:21 pm

I am waiting for the first few patches to release.
I backed it from day 1; but I am not particularly pleased with what they produced—it seems nothing like Bard's Tale. :(

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Re: Bards Tale & Wizardry reboot?

Post by Sir Tawmis » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:42 am

I backed it as well. And what's disappointing is, I had to turn EVERYTHING to LOW (which makes it look horrible) to make it even feel like it was playable. If there was more than 3 things animated on the screen, it would otherwise be EXTREMELY choppy. My system meets all the requirements - I just think there's some bad design in their coding somewhere.

I got as far as going under the city, and seeing "the demon" (don't want to giving anything too specific). I have since uninstalled it and might go back to it one day, but just wasn't there for me.

Not a fan of the combat view.

But yes, the music and voice acting are both spot on.
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Re: Bards Tale & Wizardry reboot?

Post by Isaac » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:30 am

From what I've read on their forum, they are trying to optimize it; to speed up the framerate.

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Re: Bards Tale & Wizardry reboot?

Post by Sir Tawmis » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:47 pm

I may reinstall it somewhere down the line; the gods know I have plenty of games I still need to finish, so that can sit on the back burner until it's stabilized (and probably by then, I may have a new system that could handle it even better than the one I currently have). The downside to working in IT is that my computer rarely "breaks beyond repair" so I keep systems that are, by today's standards probably outdated, but works with everything I need it to. :)
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