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MMORPG.com : General : The Bard's Tale 4: Barrows Deep Full Demo Walkthrough & Preorder Info

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edited May 2018 in Videos Discussion

imageMMORPG.com : General : The Bard's Tale 4: Barrows Deep Full Demo Walkthrough & Preorder Info

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  • timeraidertimeraider Member UncommonPosts: 828
    edited May 2018
    Interesting. 35 dollar is a bit much for just alpha acces ( 75 -> 110) but guess there surely are some people willing to help them support/develop the game even more. The game itself does look really sweet. Going on my wishlist :P
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  • ultimateduckultimateduck Member RarePosts: 777
    I loved this game!
  • drivendawndrivendawn Member RarePosts: 2,144
    I like this...maybe Ill get it to night when I get home.
  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,368
    Such a great series , IV is looking like it will live up to the Bards Tale level of immersion and and tactical depth of its predecessors ... Cant wait..
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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,356
    I backed this on Kickstarter looking forward to the game. Very fond memories of this series. 
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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,610
    I backed this on Kickstarter looking forward to the game. Very fond memories of this series. 
    I've never played the series but I always liked the idea of the series so I backed this.

    Point of note, this is another example of a backed game that will launch. Kickstarter games do launch one just has to learn what to look for as far as what is offered.


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  • ShaighShaigh Member RarePosts: 2,058
    Its hard to take something from the 80's and make it good. Wasteland 2 was okay but the gameplay felt very unbalanced, I hope they can do better with this one.

    Already kickstarted this one and wasteland 3 since they would have to completely screw this one up for me not to play it.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,185
    I backed this on Kickstarter looking forward to the game. Very fond memories of this series. 
    Same here!  I even got copies of the earlier games plus a free copy of Wasteland 2
    All for $20

    Kickstarter's work MUCH better for these types of games than MMORPGs
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  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Member RarePosts: 2,434
    hopefully this erases everything they ruined with that last game "The Bard's Tale"
  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,952
    Myrdynn said:
    hopefully this erases everything they ruined with that last game "The Bard's Tale"
    I did a short press release story on GameSpace. https://www.gamespace.com/all-articles/news/bards-tale-iv-party-hard-with-the-bard/ if you want to see a couple screenshots and an overview the bard. You can find more info on their KS page or their site page Suzie linked in the article.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,952
    I backed this on Kickstarter looking forward to the game. Very fond memories of this series. 
    Same here!  I even got copies of the earlier games plus a free copy of Wasteland 2
    All for $20

    Kickstarter's work MUCH better for these types of games than MMORPGs
    Even KS isn't great for this. I think that's why Fargo and some friends and business associates started Fig. https://www.fig.co/about It's not perfect but better than standard KS. MMOs are horrible candidates for any sort of crowdfunding in my opinion.
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,952
    Is there a third person view? Inquisitive minds are inquiring.

  • ultimateduckultimateduck Member RarePosts: 777
    Does anyone know what phase they are in (pre-alpha, beta) and when the actual release date is?
  • SamhaelSamhael Member RarePosts: 1,308
    edited May 2018
    Hrmmm... I loved 1 & 2. Never even heard about 3.
    I'd be all over this but the combat section of the video was hard to watch. The bard's main abilities seem to require that she be an alcoholic to use. But that wasn't even the showstopper... the squares of the tactical map were hard to see. Splitting combat points over all characters didn't make logical sense either. If a character should get a move turn in the round, it really shouldn't matter how much else someone on their team got to move, right? I know, putting too much thought into this. I just wish the devs had done a little more. Right now, I'm thinking I'll pass. But post-launch reviews might convince me otherwise.
  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member RarePosts: 1,047

    kitarad said:

    Is there a third person view? Inquisitive minds are inquiring.



    Blobbers are never anything but first person. Your party moves as a "blob." A graphical representation of your party would make it not a blobber. For movement at least, Wiz7 had a radar for party positioning during combat, and some blobbers, like the GoldBox Engine games including Buck Rogers, and The Realms of Arcania series, switch from first person to an overhead/isometric toppish down view. I know isometric has a specific definition and I'm outside of it probably, but by that I mean any slanted, overhead type fixed view.
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  • IselinIselin Member LegendaryPosts: 14,412
    This is looking great... can't wait.
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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,368
    If anyone is interested while we wait , this is an excellent .. Bards Tale like .. game very well done ..


     Excellent game if you like that kind of gameplay



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  • ScorchienScorchien Member LegendaryPosts: 7,368
    DMKano said:

    Scorchien said:

    If anyone is interested while we wait , this is an excellent .. Bards Tale like .. game very well done ..


     Excellent game if you like that kind of gameplay






    This is a really really good game. Great suggestion
    I really liked it Kano , was thinking of playing thru again .. But .. time ... ughh
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  • cheyanecheyane Member EpicPosts: 7,223
    blamo2000 said:

    kitarad said:

    Is there a third person view? Inquisitive minds are inquiring.



    Blobbers are never anything but first person. Your party moves as a "blob." A graphical representation of your party would make it not a blobber. For movement at least, Wiz7 had a radar for party positioning during combat, and some blobbers, like the GoldBox Engine games including Buck Rogers, and The Realms of Arcania series, switch from first person to an overhead/isometric toppish down view. I know isometric has a specific definition and I'm outside of it probably, but by that I mean any slanted, overhead type fixed view.
    Overhead also works I hope then.
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  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member RarePosts: 1,047
    Some other great, recent blobbers are Grimoire: Herald of the Winged Templar (or something like that, like a Wizardry 7 part 2 more than Wiz8) Might & Magic X (more like WoX than 6-8 or 9), and the first two remakes of the Realms of Arkania Trilogy (first remake was very buggy when released, but was patched into being better with far more functionality than the original with lots of new content, same with the second remake).  And S&S: Underworld as mentioned above. 

    For more 80's inspired blobbers there are a good amount that came out on handhelds that are now on Steam such as Generation Xth series (well, these were on PC first before being handhelds, but the Steam versions are the handheld versions, not the PC versions), Elminage (Gothic and Original), and Strangers of Sword City.  

    StarCrawler is a sci-fi blobber with a space-port hub to pick up missions.  Its a decent game, but a little rpg-lite.  As the only pure sci-fi blobber I can think of this century it is worth checking out if you like sci-fi and blobbers and don't mind mission based games.
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