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

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.6
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

The game ratings for each category and platform are displayed below. The score for a particular platform is the average of all categories. Games must have 1 votes before they are given a MobyScore.

Breakdown by Rating Category

Gameplay
How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)
4.0
Graphics
The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines
3.8
Personal Slant
How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes
4.1
Sound / Music
The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition
3.4
Story / Presentation
The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed
3.9
Overall MobyScore (107 votes)3.8

Breakdown by Platform

Platform Votes Total
DOS 58 3.6
      Gameplay 3.7
      Graphics 3.6
      Personal Slant 3.8
      Sound / Music 3.0
      Story / Presentation 3.7
Amiga 8 4.3
      Gameplay 4.4
      Graphics 4.6
      Personal Slant 4.4
      Sound / Music 4.3
      Story / Presentation 4.0
Amstrad CPC 5 4.0
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 4.4
      Sound / Music 3.2
      Story / Presentation 4.2
Apple II 7 4.3
      Gameplay 4.4
      Graphics 4.1
      Personal Slant 4.6
      Sound / Music 4.0
      Story / Presentation 4.5
Apple IIgs 2 4.5
      Gameplay 4.5
      Graphics 4.5
      Personal Slant 4.5
      Sound / Music 4.5
      Story / Presentation 4.5
Atari ST 4 4.2
      Gameplay 4.2
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.5
      Sound / Music 3.8
      Story / Presentation 4.5
Commodore 64 9 4.4
      Gameplay 4.7
      Graphics 4.0
      Personal Slant 4.7
      Sound / Music 4.0
      Story / Presentation 4.6
Macintosh 3 3.7
      Gameplay 3.7
      Graphics 3.7
      Personal Slant 3.7
      Sound / Music 3.7
      Story / Presentation 3.7
NES 5 3.7
      Gameplay 3.6
      Graphics 3.6
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 3.6
      Story / Presentation 3.6
PC-98 2 4.5
      Gameplay 4.5
      Graphics 4.5
      Personal Slant 4.5
      Sound / Music 4.5
      Story / Presentation 4.5
ZX Spectrum 4 3.9
      Gameplay 4.0
      Graphics 3.8
      Personal Slant 4.0
      Sound / Music 3.8
      Story / Presentation 4.0


User Reviews

Hey, Hey, Skara Brae, what a cool game you have to play! Daniel Reed (20) unrated
Set the standard for gaming in its day thejayman (16) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
A great early dungeon crawler ex_navynuke! (48) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Great In It's Day AstroNerdBoy (40) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
1st Person RPG Classic Yeah Right (57) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
One of the Great Dungeon crawls mclazyj (28) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
One of the all-time classics. Mirrorshades2k (273) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
My first ever D&D RPG.... still has classic gameplay current games can learn from XplOrOrOr (16) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
Hearkens back to ye old dayz of yore flynn (3) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars