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The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep Review

If you’re expecting The Bard’s Tale IV to be an action-RPG on par with some recent blockbusters, you may be disappointed. This is not a cinematic experience with bleeding edge graphics and breathless action and combat. However, if you approach the game as a super-enhanced, classic dungeon crawler that both fits into the legacy and moves the needle on a well-respected, beloved franchise, then you will be pleased by it.

The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep Review

Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

if you have enjoyed the wave of Kickstarter PC RPGs so far, then you will enjoy Torment: Tides of Numenera too.  It will likely be a game that you want to finish, but it likely won’t be one that calls you back for a second or third journey.

Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

Wasteland 2

Wasteland 2, for the most part, provides everything that its Kickstarter backers and fans of the genre are looking for. It has genuine role-playing, a lot of exploration, solid tactical combat, and a long and satisfying campaign. The game’s ugly graphics are the result of budget-related tradeoffs that RPG fans will probably find perfectly acceptable. Its unimaginative fiction, interface issues, and slow pacing are significant and may be harder (albeit not impossible) to swallow. These issues do keep the game from achieving true greatness as an RPG, but Wasteland 2 is still a very strong entry into the genre.

Wasteland 2