Never before has a games title more accurately described its content then A Bastard’s Tale. No Pest Productions retro brawler is one challenging game that is constantly frustrating even to the point where you’re going to want to rip out your own hair. Despite its simple appearance the combat is rather complex as you are given 3 angles in which to attack and defend. Knowing when to do which means reading the slightest changes in opponent’s stances which in this game is damn tough. Although this is coming from someone who refuses to defend or parry in fighting games.