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The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep

InXile Entertainment
Sep 18, 2018 - PC
Weak

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

32%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
84 / 100
Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
7.9 / 10
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
4 / 10
Destructoid
4.5 / 10
Shacknews
6 / 10
IGN Spain
6 / 10
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Critic Reviews for The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep

An old-fashioned game in a shiny new package, The Bard's Tale 4: Barrows Deep is a worthy addition to a classic series.

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An eccentric and charismatic B-movie of a game. The Bard's Tale 4 is an ideal place to puzzle in.

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IGN

7.9 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

At its roughest edges, The Bard's Tale IV shows its retro revival roots in some not so positive ways. It may not be special enough for me to easily overlook these technical shortcomings entirely, but it's an RPG that's brimming with enjoyable, challenging fights, elaborate and entertaining puzzles, and plenty of visual and musical flair. And that was more than enough to keep me humming along contentedly to its tune more often than not.

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The Bard's Tale IV offers a modern delve into a classic RPG format, but sometimes-frustrating puzzles dim the dungeon dive

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You'll need a lot of patience to make it through InXile Entertainment's nostalgic RPG, The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep.

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Listen, if you're reading this in the future, go and check the recent Steam reviews. My guess is that they will be rather positive on the game. A lot of the issues are tech-related: crashes, geometry bugs, load times, and framerate can all be fixed with patches. As of now? The interesting puzzles and fantastic music are not worth suffering through the bugs, lackluster models, and mediocre combat and skills. If your interest is piqued here, wishlist it and come back at a later time; I have no doubt that this game will reach its potential, but it's just not even close right now.

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Appreciable if you're a fan of the genre but that can be rough or boring for other players. A pretty decent visual and sound section.

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