Posted January 25, 2015
Bard's Tale had fun gameplay; the only problem was the insane random encounter frequency.
PetrusOctavianus: In those days nerds mades games, nerds played games, and games were meant to be a challenge.
ET3D: Back in those days, games didn't provide real story or characters, or much in terms of AI or other gameplay elements, so they had to resort to cartography. Yeah, I'm exaggerating, but if you say that mapping was half the fun, that implies that the rest of the gameplay wasn't that much fun.
As for real story and characters, for that I read books. It's a pity modern games focus so much on story and characters when books and movies are better media for that.