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:



06-11-2012, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by GeekyDad View Post
Anyone have the game still installed that can tell the exact uncompressed size?
it shows 1.7gb in my settings>general>usage

Of all my apps, only Nova 3 (1.9) and MC3(1.8) are bigger than Bard's Tale
06-20-2012, 03:53 PM
Just finished this game finally and was a bit disappointed at the ending.. First Of all what's the point of getting all the money u collect after uve already been to the final shop? What do the adder stones do? I missed like half the tokens as well and probly some other things.

Spoilers

I think the end is to easy compared to earlier parts in the game.. And I mean both bosses but the first time I picked leave and that was it? I felt like the narrator was about to explain his past or something but that never happenEd. I thought he would be in sOme way correlated to the main enemy or something. Even still why would they go to such great lengths to stop someone who's stronger and more evil than them. The whole thing that set the bard on that mission was pretty stupid.. Unfortunate cuz the rest of the game was really good... I though atleast there would be some big long ending not just some short scene and good bye...

I think they shouldve planned the ending better in a way to where the bard finds out who he really is or something even though the game is filled with humor that's no execuse for a lame ending... You Finnaly got all the weapons and summons and u can't even use them or it's to easy.. I thought I was going to like have to use all my summons at the end to beat the boss but it was just to boring and simple..

Now I'm trying to update the game and I've deleted like 3.4 gigs and it's still not loading.. I feel like they ended it making it seem like they were gonna do a sequel (but I guess they didn't)

Usually when I finish a game (ESP a long one) I expect some sense of competion, this game just left me wanting more.. I dunno if that's good or bad...whatever I guess

06-20-2012, 04:07 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 941
Adder stones are consumed when you use the talismans. Each one has a level 1/2/3 summon depending on how many you use.

I guess the money could be used to get maps to open extra areas, but I didn't mess with that too much myself and some of that stuff might be missable by the time you're at the end anyway.

I think the game was conceived in the vein of most WRPGs in that most of the content is basically how elaborate the world is rather than the central plot. Of course, the game wasn't actually MADE that way though. That said, I don't think the story really hinted that there was much more to things than what was presented either; it's just about the bard having another misadventure.

Difficulty-wise, there's definitely a strange balance. Some types of encounters were always difficult for me regardless of my anticipation of them whereas others could be planned through entirely.
06-20-2012, 04:28 PM
Oh ok those are just the crystal things, I thought they were used to upgrade ur weapons or spells and I just missed it.

Ya I can see what ur saying but the jokes throughout I felt make it feel more like a genuine quest becoming familiar with the characters and I can't tell if the ending(s) are suppose to be a joke or what but it just felt blah tons of build up for nothing.. Plus u have all these weapons and skills that u don't even use...

Ok, well I just decided to delete the app and reinstall it and completely for forgot about the opening scene that shows the bard at finnochs(the bald guy)
Chamber.. And then it goes on to let's start from the beginning(I was wandering why my summons automatically switched to show the ones in the scene)

About missing areas? Is there anywhere u can go extra more specifically while flying? I'm pretty sure I checked everywhere...

Also is there Like a specific list of which summons are the best or go together the best?

I guess finock the town could have been totally skipped... Looking back now I guess the whole time the bard was helping the enemy I guess which is why more and more started appearing also why it had hooded guys fighting other enemies..

One last thing are u suppose to do anything with all this kids in dounby?

Last edited by Darth Ronfar; 06-20-2012 at 04:31 PM.
07-09-2012, 02:40 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: NY, NY
Posts: 941
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darth Ronfar View Post
Oh ok those are just the crystal things, I thought they were used to upgrade ur weapons or spells and I just missed it.

Ya I can see what ur saying but the jokes throughout I felt make it feel more like a genuine quest becoming familiar with the characters and I can't tell if the ending(s) are suppose to be a joke or what but it just felt blah tons of build up for nothing.. Plus u have all these weapons and skills that u don't even use...

Ok, well I just decided to delete the app and reinstall it and completely for forgot about the opening scene that shows the bard at finnochs(the bald guy)
Chamber.. And then it goes on to let's start from the beginning(I was wandering why my summons automatically switched to show the ones in the scene)

About missing areas? Is there anywhere u can go extra more specifically while flying? I'm pretty sure I checked everywhere...

Also is there Like a specific list of which summons are the best or go together the best?

I guess finock the town could have been totally skipped... Looking back now I guess the whole time the bard was helping the enemy I guess which is why more and more started appearing also why it had hooded guys fighting other enemies..

One last thing are u suppose to do anything with all this kids in dounby?
Well, the game is intended to be humorous, so the endings would be too. Are you familiar with the concept of the Shaggy Dog Story? It's basically where you build up something that seems like it's going to lead to a big finish and then it just peters out, sort of like an Aristocrats joke. The humor is in the structure itself. That's where I have a bit of a beef with the game. Later on there's a sense of aloneness and gloom that overrides the pace of the jokes.

I think the premise with the druids attacking was that while they might have been unified against evil forces, they were still themselves an oppressive faction and the people that help you on your quest seem fairly good despite their allegiance. I don't think the game is meant to dwell heavily on morality. Also, some monsters fight other monsters as well.

As the game came out on the PS2, XBOX and PC, there are a lot of guides that were made about it. They could give you the best perspectives on what's best in one situation or another.
07-10-2012, 07:33 AM
Nice thinking behind this game. I will buy this game.
10-13-2012, 11:04 PM
http://twitter.com/brianfargo/status/257184316898037760

Sounds like the $0.99 sale on Monday includes The Bard's Tale
10-16-2012, 02:52 PM
So, are you able to manually equip gear? I keep picking up all this loot, but I don't see an option to equip the Bard.

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10-16-2012, 11:52 PM
Fun game but way too hard for me sucks because I think I would love this game.
10-17-2012, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by ZombiFlyBoy View Post
Fun game but way too hard for me sucks because I think I would love this game.
Really? You found it to be too hard? There are some enemies that are pretty tough, but it's easily manageable. I had a few hairy fights, sure. Personally, this is my favorite "big" iOS game thus far, and probably the closest thing to a solid Diablo-like on iOS.

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