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Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale (DOS)

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Written by  :  Mirrorshades2k (273)
Written on  :  Jun 28, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
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One of the all-time classics.

The Good

An original storyline, from a time where graphics weren't what drew people to play a game. Replayability is fairly high, even though the game takes place within one city (unlike later Bard's Tales). And, hardcore RPGer that I am, I like that this game (and others from the time) doesn't have an auto-mapping feature.

The Bad

Graphics are marginal (to be expected), and the sound is the PC speaker "beeps" and "boops".

The Bottom Line

One of the groundbreakers in the genre. Set up the field for BT 2 and BT 3, both great games as well.