App description: 50% OFF!!! On sale at a price so low, even Crazy Thorvald thinks it's crazy! Get it before we come to our senses!

#1 RPG in 75 countries, including USA, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Japan, and China!

Sync your saved games between iOS and Mac!
Includes classic games trilogy!

They said it couldnt be done a full-scale massive 3D epic role-playing game on iOS! See why its the BIGGEST iOS game ever made!

The Bards Tale is easily the funniest game Ive ever played, and Ive played all the funny games out there. IGN

You are the Bard, a selfish rogue weary of pointless sub-quests and rat-infested cellars. Through magical song you summon characters to join your quest for coin and cleavage!

Ready your weapon and bladder as you embark on this ridiculously addicting quest and the funniest adventure of the year, The Bards Tale Game Chronicles

Prepare to immerse yourself in over 20-30 hours of adventure, featuring:

50 enemy types (not counting bosses!)
A vast world to explore with towns, wild forests, rivers, castles, towers, secret dungeons, snowy mountains, caverns, haunted tombs and more
A full cast of bizarre NPCs
Over a dozen special boss enemies to defeat
16 magical characters to discover and then summon at will to aid you
Over 150 unique items of weaponry, armor, instruments, tokens, artifacts and loot!
More Song & Dance numbers than any other game, including a zombie dance-off!
Over 14 hours of outstanding voice-acting from top Hollywood talent, including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) as the Bard, and the inimitable Tony Jay as the Narrator

But wait! Thats not all! Enjoy these great new additions in the iOS version:

New Features:
Leaderboardsfor accumulated Silver and Experience!
Achievementsover 50 spread throughout the game!
Autosaveoption to save automatically when you near a save-book in game.
iCloud Savesoption to save to iCloud, enables sharing saves across your iOS devices.
Time-Saversoptional in-app purchases are available to pump up your Bard and save you time! (Note: All such items are attainable through normal game-play, with time and persistence, just as in the original console release.)
Classics Gamesincludes original classic games The Bards Tale 1, 2 & 3.
Supports 60beat® GamePad.


Universal App with Adaptive Rendering:
For a single low price, play on all your compatible* devices! The Bards Tale takes full advantage of your hardware to maximize your experience--including HD resolution and 60Hz video refresh on capable devices.** iOS adaptation by Square One Games.

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Play The Bards Tale today!

* Compatible with iOS 4.0 and higher on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 3rd generation, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPad, and iPad2&3.
** HD on iPhone 4S/5, iPad2,Mini,3&4, iPod Touch 5G. Enhanced rendering includes: environment mapping, dynamic water surfaces, full shadow cast, and 60Hz display-refresh (with in-game Battery Savings option turned off).

Support:
We are committed to improvement. Please send support requests through The Bards Tale Support link below.

IT IS HUGE!
Please note: Installation over Wi-Fi can temporarily require as much as 3.4GB of free space on your device.

Echoseven's comments:



11-30-2011, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Echoseven View Post
Not stretched, but the graphics are the same as on a ps2 version, with black borders around the movie box. Not impressed with the cutscenes at all. But no, they aren't stretched.

In-game the graphics are... passable. They are occasionally pixelated, but not enough that it looks horrible. It's almost stylish, just not very good...



From what I remember of the PS2 version, there was on open-world element to it.

I can't talk much more about it, I need to go somewhere, but once I'm back I'll play it and post more impressions.
This is not a retina game.

Gameplay is pretty good btw from my experience
11-30-2011, 08:22 PM
How do the HD graphic enhancements look on the ipad2?

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11-30-2011, 09:34 PM
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** HD on iPhone 4S and iPad 2, with 60Hz display refresh with in-game “Battery Savings” option turned off.**

Does this mean there's an option to turn this on but it drains your battery fast?
11-30-2011, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by JMarceLF View Post
What kind of iDevice do you have? 4 or 4s? It's supposed to scale graphic options depending on the device you own. I'm sure on a 4s/iPad 2 it must look great.
Iphone 4 here, and I'm not sure it would look that much better on a 4S. That's not to say it looks bad though, by no means.

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Originally Posted by scorpionxd View Post
This is not a retina game.

Gameplay is pretty good btw from my experience
I know it's not retina...


The gameplay is actually quite fun. I'm impressed how they handled the controls, actually, they're pretty good. I thought the use of the touch screen in addition to the traditional joystick was pretty awesome.

There's another (default) option in the menu for controls - "touch", but I don't want to use it, joystick serves me just fine.



I think I feel the same way about this that I do about Aralon - the game is not the best looking, but there's a lot of game to enjoy.



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11-30-2011, 10:03 PM
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-bards-tale/id480375355?mt=8

Now out in the US! It's a dollar cheaper than expected too, $5.99.

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11-30-2011, 10:04 PM
Impressions now!!!

All you people with fios should already have this installed.
11-30-2011, 10:08 PM
Should be out everywhere now... Impressions, please!

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11-30-2011, 10:23 PM
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Still alittle on the fence if this is open world or no

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Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.
11-30-2011, 10:26 PM
So THAT'S where inXile's been.

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11-30-2011, 10:28 PM
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Deleting half my MP3s... preparing to sync to iTunes over DSL... if I'm not back in 2 hours assume the game is really good or my iPod melted.

Edit: Make that 3-4 hours for download.

Last edited by undeadcow; 11-30-2011 at 11:20 PM.

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