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The Bard is a cynical, opportunistic musician who roams the country for carnal pleasures. However, this impatient and selfish fellow is compelled to accept the quest to save princess Caleigh from a demonic cult that has kidnapped her.

Writers:

Dennis Michael Miller, Sean Patton (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cary Elwes ... The Bard (voice)
Tony Jay ... Narrator (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... (voice)
Michael Bell ... (voice)
Julianne Buescher ... (voice)
S. Scott Bullock S. Scott Bullock ... (voice)
Richard Cansino ... (voice)
Philip L. Clarke Philip L. Clarke ... (voice) (as Philip Lewis Clarke)
Charles Dennis ... Fionnaoch (voice)
Ben Diskin ... (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Additional Voices (voice)
Greg Ellis ... Additional Voices (voice)
David Fisher ... (voice)
Quinton Flynn ... (voice)
Brian George ... (voice)

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The Bard is a cynical, opportunistic musician who roams the country for carnal pleasures. However, this impatient and selfish fellow is compelled to accept the quest to save princess Caleigh from a demonic cult that has kidnapped her.

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

T

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Narrator: Thus ends the Bard's Tale.
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So-so gameplay, but loaded with character
4 June 2010 | by enkephalin07See all my reviews

The Bard is the kind of a genre-savvy snarker that could only be created with the cynical insight of a brilliant games industry and gaming veteran. This one of the most hilarious games around; the 'Memorable Quotes' section represents just the tip of the monumental iceberg of wit. All voice acting is wonderful, and the characters are filled with charm, though the anti-heroic hero of the Tale has the best delivery; fortunate, since his voice is heard most often, and hearing his next comment makes the most compelling reward for gameplay.

Whether you've played the original games or not, this title stands well enough alone. Though the gameplay doesn't shine, it also doesn't take nearly as many hours as the original games. The full retail price is perhaps more than the duration is worth, but now that the game has settled into the discount bin, it's cost is nearer to it's value. The game doesn't have much replay value though, so you may just as well rent-and-return.


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Official Sites:

InXile Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bard's Tale See more »

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InXile Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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