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The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut

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Available on:PCAug 27, 2019
Xbox OneOct 11, 2019
PlayStation 4Oct 11, 2019
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: InXile Entertainment

Genre: RPG

Hidden in the shadows, an evil has waited patiently. Until now. Who will face the darkness if not you? A heroic adventure featuring 50+ hours of gameplay, 350 speaking parts, a Legacy Mode for returning fans, and over 100 pieces of incredible music! The Director’s Cut brings more character customization options, new items, new enemies, revised UI, and a free expansion dungeon. CUSTOMIZE HOW YOU PLAY Define the way you play, using sliders on numerous options such as saving (including “save anywhere”), the mini-map, waypoint markers and many more. Whether you seek a hardcore challenge, a lighter experience, or something in-between, the choice is yours. CREATE THE HERO YOU WANT TO BE Play as Bard, Fighter, Practitioner, and Rogue, each featuring 60-70 skills and collectively unlocking 21 unique classes. Build an array of characters to make every playthrough a unique experience. CRAFT YOUR PARTY, YOUR WAY Start your party with a single character, recruiting or creating new heroes to bolster your ranks. Build a party that suits your play style! AN ADVENTURE AROUND EVERY CORNER Explore towns full of quest givers, fight your way through dark and deadly dungeons, and navigate beautiful rolling hills, dense forests, and icy wastes. OUTSMART EVIL Battle your enemies in dynamic, intuitive turn-based tactical combat,that rewards clever thinking. Use superior strategies, thoughtful positioning, and deadly combos to bring down your foes! UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF THE PAST Unravel challenging mysteries. If your enemies don’t get you, the devious riddles and dangerous traps just might. THE BLADE’S TALE The sense of discovery and mystery doesn’t stop with the environment. Gain ancient Elven weapons containing secrets which you’ll need to uncover by carefully examining them. NEW SONG OF EXPLORATION “STRUGGLERS’ LAMENT” Whether you just want to explore and fight or if you get stuck, simply play this song to skip mandatory puzzles.

The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut Critic Reviews

The Bard's Tale IV is a sometimes awkward, often charming and never less than a thoroughly enjoyable RPG that with cheeky wink and a swig of Elven Wine presents itself as one of the most surprising adventures of the year.

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The Bard's Tale IV: Director's Cut defines a further step forward for InXile Entertainment. The flaws are there, but it's worth playing as long as you like this genre.

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7.7 / 10.0

The Bard's Tale Iv Director's Cut is the best version of the game from last year, with a lot of improvements and extra content, but still retains too much little bugs that need to be fixed as soon as possible. A solid choice for all the dungeon crawler fans.

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inXile has spent the last year upgrading the original Bard's Tale 4. The release of the Director's Cut is the culmination of all their hard work. They were able to address many of the community complaints with the addition of new game play options and have squashed many of the frustrating technical issues of the game along the way. The Bard's Tale 4: Director's Cut is the version of the game we deserved.

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