We still fondly recall using our Fire Horn to decimate skeleton after skeleton, and so on… The new version of Bard's Tale shares its name with the original series but now much else. Deciding to make it an action-RPG utilizing the Snowblind engine was probably a better choice than sticking with text (We'll leave it as an exercise for the reader to decide for themselves). Also, new both to the series and the genre is a humorous story line and talented voice acting. Taken as a whole, GameSpy is finding the combination refreshing. We just want to find a floppy drive to run the original.