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The Tale of Bistun

Black Cube Games, IMGN.PRO
Jul 14, 2022 - PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

40%

Critics Recommend

COGconnected
70 / 100
Impulsegamer
3.8 / 5
TechRaptor
4 / 10
BaziCenter
7.5 / 10
Gamer's Palace
74 / 100
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Critic Reviews for The Tale of Bistun

The Tale of Bistun has an engaging narrative and even stronger ties to Persian mythology and storytelling. Few games are so thoroughly respectful of their source material and culture. As a game, The Tale of Bistun has acceptable but very limited mechanics and a structure that’s a bit repetitive. Still, at only three hours of playtime, it isn’t a huge investment and worth it for the unique window into little known mythology.

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The Tale of Bistun is not perfect, but it is original. The romantic story with masterfully incorporated symbolism and plot twists along with the exotic art style makes the game a sensational experience; it is short and does not overstay its welcome as well.

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While starting strong, The Tale of Bistun loses interest over time, leaving the story, gameplay, and characters to try and make something out of stretched-thin mechanics.

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The Tale of Bistun is an ambitious project developed by a small and rather inexperienced team, and even though the end result could have been better, it still manages to entertain by its fun but short gameplay.

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The Tale of Bistun is just a mediocre hack & slash but otherwise a strong game with many things going for it.

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