The Bard's Tale – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence

Parents will want to take note of the T-rating stamped on this game. While it's not a graphic game like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the game is definitely something that not everyone will be comfortable with their kids playing. There's some implied sex and some drinking to go along with the normal blood and violence.

Hack-and-slash fans will want to check this title out—it doesn't do much in the way of innovation, but the humor makes up for the occasionally tedious gameplay.

Casual gamers will like that the title has a minimal learning curve, making it a genuine "pick-up-and-play" experience. Unfortunately, the lack of multiplayer is a bit of a hindrance.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers can play without fear—the game features a subtitle option. (Although, reading the snarky dialogue isn't quite as much fun as hearing Cary Elwes say it.)