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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate (DOS)

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Written by  :  Mattias Kreku (424)
Written on  :  Jul 23, 2003
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

A bit of a challenge!

The Good

This game does not emphasize graphics. Nor does it care much for sound or presentation. But what it lacks in those departments is more than made up for in the puzzle category! Bard's Tale 3 is so unbelievably difficult at times it almost makes you want to cry. There are hundreds of riddles to solve, intricate maps to explore and nigh impossible battles to be won. I don't think I have ever spent so much time on one single game as I did before I finally beat this game. It's simply awesome!

The Bad

The graphics and the sound were sub par even when it was released. But that doesn't mater much since it's the story and the setting that's important in an RPG.

The Bottom Line

One of the most challenging RPG's ever created I would presume. There are so many problems and puzzles to solve in this one that it takes forever to complete. But the satisfactoin when you do.. Oh my.