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Dev Walkthrough Offers A Deep Look At The Impressive RPG
by Jeff Cork on May 25, 2018 at 10:28 AM

Inxile Entertainment is working on a new entry in the long-running Bard's Tale series, and the studio has released a lengthy developer walkthrough that shows just what players can expect from The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep. It covers virtually everything from combat and exploration to a glimpse at the game's puzzles.

Creative director David Rogers provides lighthearted commentary in the clip, outlining a quest that has the party exploring a dangerous castle. It's a nice look at not only the game's grid-based combat, but also how puzzles are incorporated throughout the experience – including a cog-based challenge that leads to a door opening, and a little bit of object-based puzzling that unlocks a new weapon's potential.

The game is coming to consoles and PC later this year. For even more on The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep, take a look at our recent hands-on preview.