I played through about half of the game and suffered through constant glitches and at least 3 freezes on my xbox. My play through ended with me attempting a mission that i wasn't capable of completing with current gear and skill points, so my only option was to load a really old save or start the game over. Being as impatient as i am i just quit at the idea of redoing all the missions i had already done. This game isn't awful its just really buggy and i warn you that these bugs can be very frustrating, and also keep a recent backup save if you plan to play this. I would only suggest playing this if you are a fan of the fable series otherwise it will feel like an awful dated rpg.
posted by CaptMagnifico (THORNTON, CO) May 23, 2014
Member since Aug 2011
This review is a super simple one to do. If you liked the original Fable you will like this. If you missed the original Fable you might just want to rent this and find out if you are going to actually like it.
Fable has the most typical cliche story known to man. Boy's family is killed, boy swears revenge after going to magical Harry Potter Jedi school. The story along with the voice acting is below par by far. I just want to make sure you people don't expect Witcher quality RPG story telling here.
The gameplay is fun and easy, and it is perfect for people who are new to RPGs. This game is RPG light it has a small easy to understand level up mechanic. The combat is simple and fun. The game isn't ever too hard but not super easy you can play with your toes. It is a fun game. This game will try and give you the illusion that you have a impact on the world but you really don't. You can be evil or good, or even neutral. But if you are going to kill a character they won't show up regardless if you kill them or spare them. This has a very last generation feel to it.
The games graphics have greatly improved from the original. Unlike most HD re-releases they took the time to carefully put everything into the Unreal engine. It isn't a bad looking game but it is no next generation either.
If you like the Fable series this is a no brainer to play this game. If you have heard about it by all means rent it and see if this is your cup of tea. I played the original and loved it, this was a nice throwback for me. It is a very flawed game but I can't help but to like this game a bunch.
posted by KnucklesThe3rd (ANAHEIM, CA) May 8, 2014
Member since Dec 2012
Its was great to revisit the first game. The nostalgia factor is obvious here, but nonetheless made remember what I liked about the Fable series. And now with this remaster, it was refreshing to revisit this series' humble beginnings.