What genre does The Bard's Tale IV fit into?

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What genre does The Bard's Tale IV fit into?

Post by ssfsx17 » July 12th, 2017, 10:26 pm

Here is my attempt at trying to describe it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9qN0r ... sp=sharing

It's only 20% complete so far, but I tried to make sure that a number of related famous games are in there somewhere.

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Re: What genre does The Bard's Tale IV fit into?

Post by Gizmo » July 13th, 2017, 12:25 am

And yet all it had to be was 80% Bard's Tale.

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Re: What genre does The Bard's Tale IV fit into?

Post by amigacooke » August 4th, 2017, 6:12 am

Vapourware?

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Re: What genre does The Bard's Tale IV fit into?

Post by Crosmando » August 4th, 2017, 7:14 pm

Blobber.
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Re: What genre does The Bard's Tale IV fit into?

Post by clarsen14 » August 10th, 2017, 7:26 pm

Hopefully the kind that stays true to it's roots, and understands what made the previous installments so iconic.

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Re: What genre does The Bard's Tale IV fit into?

Post by Themadcow » August 18th, 2017, 12:55 am

Crosmando wrote: ↑
August 4th, 2017, 7:14 pm
Blobber.
Indeed. Turn based blobber, I guess if we need to distinguish between it's kind and games like Grimrock, EOTB or Dungeon Master.
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Re: What genre does The Bard's Tale IV fit into?

Post by NewlyObsessedFan » January 8th, 2018, 11:22 am

For anyone who played both, I am curious what they think were the major differences between Bard's Tale trilogy and Wizardry 7, aside from resolution/graphics and related UI restrictions

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Re: What genre does The Bard's Tale IV fit into?

Post by Drool » January 8th, 2018, 5:00 pm

The differences between the BT trilogy and Wizardry 7 were pretty darn vast, I'd say. The trilogy had more in common with the early Wizardry titles (as they were made as a direct competitor). By the time 7 rolled around there were some pretty substantial differences. Wizardry came out in 92 (probably using 6's engine from 90) while Bard's Tale 3 was 88, essentially using the same engine as 1 did in 1985.
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