Original 'The Bard's Tale' Trilogy Heading to iOS

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mike32
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Original 'The Bard's Tale' Trilogy Heading to iOS

Post by mike32 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:15 pm

Here is a good news for all of you, fan of the original Bard's Tale Games.

The original 'The Bard's Tale' Trilogy is going to be ported to iOS ;)

You can get more information in the original article on TouchArcade:
http://toucharcade.com/2012/02/20/origi ... e-updates/

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Re: Original 'The Bard's Tale' Trilogy Heading to iOS

Post by icetear » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:56 pm

After reading all those comments about Silversword's UI, I am really looking forward to Brian Fargo's approach ;-)

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Silversword - the CRPG for iPhone+iPad now on the AppStore!
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mike32
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Post by mike32 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:41 pm

:) :) :) yes, i'm also looking forward this too ;)

It may even do some good for Silversword. The problem with Silversword UI is that gamers on IOS are not used to this kind of interface (except for people who have played and enjoyed the old Bard's Tale games). Maybe these games will help people understand why Silversword has this UI.

And I'm sure that after they played these retro games, they will find Silversword UI very modern :)

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Post by grackle » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:08 pm

UI preferences are very individual. My case may be more extreme than most because I am recovering from a stroke.
After I bought this game the "upgraded for iPad" Bard's Tale came out, which I bought based on needing iPad apps Silversword's maker's obvious love of the original. Well they can call it what they want and developers can argue amongst themselves on what "original" means, but I need old-style gameplay so it is Silversword for me. I don't want voice acting nor animation, just give me a well thought out game. My choice is to hope for more like Silversword and that Bard's Tale returns to it's roots before porting.
grack

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Re: Original 'The Bard's Tale' Trilogy Heading to iOS

Post by icetear » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:34 pm

I would sell my soul for a remake or adaption of Wizardry VII + VIII on iOS devices ;-)

Well... if you want to get things done... ;-)

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Silversword - the CRPG for iPhone+iPad now on the AppStore!
Please visit us on http://www.silversword-rpg.com
iTunes Link: http://itunes.com/apps/silversword

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Re: Original 'The Bard's Tale' Trilogy Heading to iOS

Post by Nimue » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:47 pm

icetear wrote:I would sell my soul for a remake or adaption of Wizardry VII + VIII on iOS devices ;-)

Well... if you want to get things done... ;-)
Ooh, does that mean you're working on it? ;)
No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulderblades will seriously cramp his style. --Vlad Taltos

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Re: Original 'The Bard's Tale' Trilogy Heading to iOS

Post by icetear » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:51 pm

Nimue wrote:
icetear wrote:I would sell my soul for a remake or adaption of Wizardry VII + VIII on iOS devices ;-)

Well... if you want to get things done... ;-)
Ooh, does that mean you're working on it? ;)
Let's say, if I would publish a sequel to Silversword, it would have many adaptions from W8 (ruleset, real-time vs. round-based combat etc.). But that is a question of resources, that has yet to be answered.

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Mario
Silversword - the CRPG for iPhone+iPad now on the AppStore!
Please visit us on http://www.silversword-rpg.com
iTunes Link: http://itunes.com/apps/silversword

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Re: Original 'The Bard's Tale' Trilogy Heading to iOS

Post by Nimue » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:07 pm

icetear wrote: Let's say, if I would publish a sequel to Silversword, it would have many adaptions from W8 (ruleset, real-time vs. round-based combat etc.). But that is a question of resources, that has yet to be answered.
Right, at some point it gets tough to do (almost) everything yourself. But of course we would love to get a sequel, or an expansion, to this great game :)
No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife between the shoulderblades will seriously cramp his style. --Vlad Taltos

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Re: Original 'The Bard's Tale' Trilogy Heading to iOS

Post by Don Quixote » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:48 pm

icetear wrote:I would sell my soul for a remake or adaption of Wizardry VII + VIII on iOS devices ;-)

Well... if you want to get things done... ;-)

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Mario
wizardry VII was really really cool. One of my most loved rpgs.
Great sounds, great ambience, good story line. :P

I liked munkharama very much, the giants in the forest, the Ratkin Razuka, the crazy Danes.
Blindmice, Brother TShober and many more NPCs. :lol:

"If you don't want to loose it, cover it with palukes" ;)


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Re: Original 'The Bard's Tale' Trilogy Heading to iOS

Post by Bob Albright » Fri May 04, 2012 3:07 pm

I just bought bards tale. Played it way back when and was excited to see it available. However, after spending a little time with it, I just can't cope with the interface and the horrible graphics. Bad purchase...especially if you plan to play it on an iPhone or I touch

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