When it comes to video game disks and DVDs, the beauty is in the content itself -- rarely in the packaging. However, a recent Twitter post brought the case of a classic Play Station 2 game back into the spotlight.
In 2004, inXile Entertainment produced one of the best spoof video games ever created -- The Bard's Tale. The non-traditional RPG action-adventure game took players on a quest with plenty of tongue-in-cheek references, puns, and jokes throughout.
One of the best jokes didn't even come from gameplay; it's on the front of the disk itself. And 14 years later, a lot of players are just now realizing exactly how much they got played.
Recent interest in the game can be traced back to Twitter user @alejansolo:
This PS2 game just flat out gave me the most devastating burn. pic.twitter.com/exyaOXRzDL— A$AP BLOCK ME (@alejansolo) February 9, 2018
Other fans of the cult classic quickly joined in with their thoughts.
I was 95% sure it was Bard's Tale because that's so solidly in line with the humor in that game XD— Benn hanging on (@BennKeezy) February 10, 2018
The Bard's Tale is still a great game , even better now I know the disc is sort of an ass. Can't believe I have owned this game since release and never noticed that. Only 14 years.— Mojo JoJo (@Uber4Chocobos) February 10, 2018
Not even die-hard fans noticed the disc's copy.
It says it in the text on there. Plus I remember reading that and saying "Motherfucker" when I flipped it over.— Phillip J. Fry (@That_John_Guy_) February 10, 2018
Now it's time to rediscover that game in its glory and relive some good memories to see what other jokes players missed 14 years ago.