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A Bastard's Tale

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Based on 10 critic reviews
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Available on:PlayStation 4Oct 4, 2016
PCMay 26, 2015
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: No Pest Productions

Genres: Action, Adventure

Deep game-play, you constantly have to adapt to how the enemy attacks and defends. Big variation in enemy types. The game offers numerous enemies with different attack patterns and weaknesses. If you enjoy the feeling of satisfaction when triumphing over a difficult foe this might be the game for you.

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I like A Bastard’s Tale, I just wish that some more care and attention went into the gameplay. It tries to go for the Souls-y tough-but-fair difficulty, but its problems means it ultimately falls flat. Despite that, it’s still a short, campy, and very pretty experience that has a lot of heart to it, and for what it costs it’s definitely worth checking out.

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This is an easy game to recommend to a certain type of gamer, one who hackers for retro stylings and borderline-unfair difficulty, but those who like a modern touch, it's unlikely to satisfy.

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7 / 10

If you’re looking for a challenging game that pretty much demands perfection, then this is the one you need. After reading this A Bastard’s Tale review you have a good idea of what to expect from the game, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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A Bastard's Tale is a visually appealing game with nothing to do. Barebones from front to back and a lacking experience, this title is nothing but a tall tale.

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