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Anyone Else Played Bard's Tale IV

Posted: November 25th, 2019, 7:00 pm
by Kreador Freeaxe
I recently went and got myself promoted at work, which had the effect of putting me on the night shift, so now on my off days I'm awake through the middle of the night, trying not to make noise to wake up my wife. With InExile finally putting out the MacOS version of Bard's Tale IV, I've been playing that and was wondering who else here has tried it.

I'm not usually big on the first person perspective games, so the interface has been taking a bit to get used to. Also, the combat is a bit oddly restrictive in its structure, but once you get the hang of it you can do some interesting things.

Re: Anyone Else Played Bard's Tale IV

Posted: November 26th, 2019, 7:27 am
by blatherbeard
This was on my radar for a while, but i just literally forgot about it. Probably because steam reviews are mixed and or i just got caught up in so many other games(that latter is prob more the case, steam reviews i take with a healthy pinch of salt lol). at 34.99 for the standard and 49.99 for the deluxe directors cut, ill be passing for now. Only because so many games in my backlog and RDR2 for pc. Cant wait for you to fully review it.

Re: Anyone Else Played Bard's Tale IV

Posted: November 26th, 2019, 9:08 am
by BasiliskWrangler
It's been on my Steam wish list for a while, but the mixed reviews are concerning. I was planning on getting it at a deep discount or after some patches improve the game.

Re: Anyone Else Played Bard's Tale IV

Posted: November 29th, 2019, 7:07 am
by Kreador Freeaxe
I had been in on the Kickstarter way back when, and the 1 year wait to get access after the original Windows version was released was really annoying as a MacOS user. That said, I'm enjoying a lot of it still. Very puzzle heavy, and some of the puzzles are really not straightforward. I've found that a few false starts in the game helped me to get a handle on stuff and I seem to have a pretty decent game going now.

The most fun part is all of the party member conversations that go on from time to time. It's good when two of your party start talking to just stop exploring and listen to see what laughs are coming. :)