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Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 4:31 am
by Infinitron

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 4:56 am
by eisberg
Trusted Review? Yet they didn't play the final version of the game, but some early version prior or during the beta, or didn't play it at all? /facepalm

How do I know this? Look at the combat screenshot.

Either that reviewer is writing a review based on videos they watched and didn't play the game at all, or they got to play an early version of the game prior to the beta.

Either way, that "trusted review" cannot be trusted.

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 5:03 am
by eisberg
heck, look at the screenshots list they have, all of them are from the same article written more than 3 months ago

https://games.tiscali.cz/video/pc-verze ... eji-315708
That Trusted Review article does not have 1 unique screenshot at all.

Trusted my arse, lol

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 5:22 am
by eisberg
Hmm, curios, shortly after revealing the screenshots were stolen from an article from 3 months ago, the review is taken down.

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 5:41 am
by Infinitron
More likely it was taken down because it was published before the review embargo expired.

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 6:04 am
by eisberg
Infinitron wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 5:41 am
More likely it was taken down because it was published before the review embargo expired.
Well, regardless it isn't a trusted review at all since obviously the reviewer didn't play the game.

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 6:58 am
by Infinitron
GameGrin: https://www.gamegrin.com/reviews/the-ba ... ep-review/ - 8.5/10

Also taken down.

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 7:05 am
by eisberg
Did it steal screenshots from a 3 month old article?

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 8:14 am
by Infinitron

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 8:28 am
by DNACowboy
The RPG Files: Bard’s Tale 4 Review - An Epic Timeless Tale 8.8/10

https://www.mmorpg.com/columns/bards-ta ... 1000013036

OMG: The BBC!!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-45548217

Live Stream For The Undecided:

https://www.gamereactor.eu/news/695163/ ... s+Tale+IV/

Guess which 'Best Steam Game' the Google Analytics Engine Has Chosen for 2018?

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The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep Review: 'Great' 8/10

https://www.selectbutton.com/reviews/th ... ep-review/

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 8:48 am
by Infinitron

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 9:16 am
by Infinitron

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 9:45 am
by Nystrom

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 10:52 am
by Lanatir
Steam Reviews are currently standing at 23%.

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 11:00 am
by Nystrom
Lanatir wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 10:52 am
Steam Reviews are currently standing at 23%.
LOL. Trolls are going to troll.

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 11:07 am
by Lanatir
Nystrom wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 11:00 am
Lanatir wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 10:52 am
Steam Reviews are currently standing at 23%.
LOL. Trolls are going to troll.
i dont know. lets look at the rating of 2 other inxile games. Wasteland 2 has a rating way beyond 80%, Torment has a rating of 72%.

BT4 currently stands at 19%. Maybe, just maybe its not Trolls, but something is fundamentally flawed with the game?

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 12:09 pm
by Nystrom
Lanatir wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 11:07 am
Nystrom wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 11:00 am
Lanatir wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 10:52 am
Steam Reviews are currently standing at 23%.
LOL. Trolls are going to troll.
i dont know. lets look at the rating of 2 other inxile games. Wasteland 2 has a rating way beyond 80%, Torment has a rating of 72%.

BT4 currently stands at 19%. Maybe, just maybe its not Trolls, but something is fundamentally flawed with the game?
No one has played it remotely long enough, in its completed form, to produce a viable review. Each and every Steam review - good or bad- is absolute conjecture.

The game is noticeably different from the super limited beta we saw. Moreover, we haven't experienced over 75% of the story. We've been given a samplethat was months old and (as far as I know) never patched.

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 12:16 pm
by Jiffylush
A lot of people are giving it bad reviews because they paid for it months ago and haven't received their codes.

I can't think of a more negative experience with a game other than paying for it and not receiving it.

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 12:32 pm
by immagikman
While Im sure the game it self is very nice what the backers THOUGHT they were promised and the vision of the Developers were two very different things. Pair that with the unfortunate selection method of distribution the Backers will be in for a trying time, the direct Steam and GoG purchases will likely have a better time of it.

I was rather disappointed when I fired up the game (minus the digital content) only to find out that my previous beta saves dont load so Ill have to start from scratch again.

Devs, thank you for the game, I hope you have learned form the various trials of your end users and that your future endeavors are better handled with smoother roll outs.

Re: Bard's Tale IV Reviews

Posted: September 18th, 2018, 12:39 pm
by DNACowboy
Nystrom wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 11:00 am
Lanatir wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 10:52 am
Steam Reviews are currently standing at 23%.
LOL. Trolls are going to troll.
Yes, I believe there has been some co-ordination by loud and angry negative ninnies on Steam.Still, they are irrelevant in the face of the overwhelming positive response from..well, pretty much everywhere.