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Bard's Gold

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Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 17, 2016
Xbox OneJun 17, 2016
PCAug 14, 2015
PlayStation VitaJun 17, 2016
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Pixel Lantern

Genres: Adventure, Platformer

Bard's Gold is a challenging platformer that let's you explore eerie worlds in a quest for a Goblin that stole your gold. Help the Bard to overcome the dungeon’s many dangerous perils and use your new-found treasures to improve your character and to buy new weapons and gear! This game takes inspiration from early 90's platforming classics such as "Rainbow Island", "Rick Dangerous" and "Alex Kidd in Miracle World", "Erik" and "Rodland", which at the time were popular on the Amiga and consoles. Bard's Gold is slower paced than most current day platformers, but is extemely challenging. Players need to avoid enemies, traps and projectiles in order to progress. Being hit by any of them means instant death. Difficult puzzles and towering bosses will have to be overcome to reach the filthy goblin that stole the family treasure.

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Bard’s Gold is like the bastard child of Rogue Legacy and Spelunky, but it’s more Ramsey Bolton than Jon Snow.

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2D pixelated graphics and retro gameplay, paired with the simple controls and great AI design outshine the areas of the game that fall short.

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Bard Gold is a decent little indie title, but it’s one specifically aimed at people who are into these roguelike games. Side scrolling, with a little dose of death and progression goes a long way to keep the game entertaining enough, but it just doesn’t do enough different or interesting things to garner much attention.

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A scrappy but accomplished take on the whole Metroidvania shtick, Bard’s Gold marries tactical platforming action with great progression systems to create an effort that is highly worthwhile for fans of the genre.

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