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Reply #70 on: September 21, 2018, 12:42:25 AM

It isn't Bard's Tale.

They think its Bard's Tale because somewhere through the years it seems Brian Fargo decided Bard's Tale is an IP about his Gaelicphile lore and it kinda being a rpg with magical music.  I just wanted a new party based rpg with turn based combat and the sort of tight dungeon design you get from grid movement.  

You start the game with a single character that you don't get to create (later you can change your character, and they just magically polymorph into your choice) with only one other party slot open that gets used by pre-generated NPC's.  I haven't got to the point yet where I have earned a Mercenary Token which is what you need to grow your party, this is obviously worlds away from starting your game with your party of 6 characters you make yourself.

For me the combat further increases the divide.  Your whole party has a shared pool of action points, which means per turn you can potentially blow all the points with one character and the other is forced to stand there and do nothing.  I can't invest in this sort of ideal, its not a proper party to me if I'm not giving orders to each one, and their actions are their own and not limited by what I did with another character.

Personally I don't need 3d.  I wish now, especially with how ugly the game is, that they had emulated the style of the original games more and invested in a beautiful 2d style rather than this mess.

Lile Falconeer I am having far more fun with the remastered version of Bards Tale 1.
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Reply #71 on: September 23, 2018, 09:47:45 PM

Also, check out this:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/566540/Labyrinth_of_Refrain_Coven_of_Dusk/

Yep, "anime bullshit" (and steep price for now) as TB used to say, but it seems pretty good for a M&M/Wizardry blobber/dungeon crawler.

Lucas is very right. Labyrinth of Refrain is awesome. Made by the Disgaea people.

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