Tuesday, October 12, 2004

The Bard's Tale (Xbox, PS2)

I don't usually mention console games going gold, but I'm making an exception for this due to its long PC lineage. It's also getting the most incredibly positive buzz I've heard in a long time, with everyone focusing on how genuinely funny the game is. The Bard's Tale series was one of the most prominent RPG series of the 1980's, and it's a pleasure to see it reinvigorated. It will be in stores by the end of October.

This is far more promising than the announcement late last week that UbiSoft was going to create a MMORPG of the Heroes of Might and Magic series. It's very faithful to the original series--except that it's an RPG instead of a strategy game, it's online, it's for the Asian market, and it's got Chinese developers.

Other than that, though, it's entirely faithful.

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