posted by CrazyGamer2186 (LUCERNE VALLEY, CA) Apr 26, 2014
Member since Nov 2013
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Fable has been one of those series that is hailed for great game ideas but does it in one of those if it is a gem that you like or don't like kind of game. In 2004 it debuted on the original xbox to both great fanfare and let downs but in the end became a great decent series on the xbox systems. Anyway this is a great remake besides Halo Combat Evolved for Xbox 360.
Story is the same you a hero who loses his family and has to stop a great threat know as Jack of Blades from rebuilding the world in his evil image that everyone knows back in the day. The game also bundles the Lost Chapters content to. With the upgraded graphics the game story and presentation is way better than it was 10 years ago.
Gameplay is largely the same as before but with a bit of a few new touches. It has the 360 achievements, one of which is made by a game fan which is cool. Another is combat is a bit more fluid but still clunky as it was back in the day. Save system is a more simplified checkpoint and autosaves with also a manual saves at anytime instead of the annoying world save and hero save system of before. (one which saves the game as it was before and the other as a lame checkpoint) Besides all that it is the same as it was before.
Graphics and sound gets an upgrade. Lionhead Studios made use of the Unreal 3 Engine to give the game a great makeover. Graphics is at a 1080p 30 frames a second but once in a while the frame rate does take a little hit. Also the game is not really made for anything but a HDTV. Both is not that bad. Sound is a great remastered 5.1 surround mix that is just great both music and audio wise.
All in all this is a great remake and is great for all fans of the fable series. If you are looking for a great RPG game then this would be a decent try, unless you want something more than easy than this is not that RPG then.
posted by djaycardona (VENTNOR CITY, NJ) Feb 10, 2014
Member since Dec 2013
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
After originally playing this game years ago on the original X-Box i have to say that i really am enjoying this game. Its been so long that i have forgot everything and it feels almost as if im playing a brand new game. Im playing this since there are no games out right now available for my ps4 or xbox one. Im counting on this and final fantasy 13 to last me untill titan fall
posted by N10sityN10citys (HILMAR, CA) Nov 20, 2014
Member since Nov 2014
Rented this game because of my extremely fond memories of playing it on the original Xbox, it has always been my favorite of the entire series, just bringing up little chicken chaser, doing epic quests and watching him actually grow into a larger than life hero. Really cool dynamic.
So I play games with the y-axis inverted, like I would say about 1/3rd of gamers I know do. We're a weird bunch, but we exist. Well for whatever reason, when you invert the sticks with this game, it inverts BOTH the y and x axis. Meaning down is up and up is down, which is all good, but also left is right and right is left, which is a HUGE bum out. Tried my best to push through it but ultimately sent the game back largely unplayed because of this. So fair warning to any fellow inverted-y players, unless you can handle playing inverted-x or just playing it "normal", I'd avoid the rental.
Beyond that, what I played of the game was clean and fun and very much like the original I loved and remembered.