posted by guitarslay3r (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) Apr 16, 2014
Member since Jan 2013
If you like fantasy/medieval game, then you will most likely love this game! It has all of the elements of a great fantasy game plus a few added suprises along the way! Fable Anniversary addition is a revamped and prettier version of the original fable, but with six missions added on in a part called "The lost chapters" There are boss battles in this game, but unlike most games they are no where near as frustrating, just make sure you have a lot of health potions for most of them. This is DEFIANTLY worth a rent, the only reason I don't buy it is because i've gotten most achievements in the first playthrough and there's no online.
Good game overall...nice to finally play the first in the series (never played it on the regular Xbox). The game seems to be pretty unstable - had it hang on me 5 or 6 times randomly. Good variety of quests....visually appealing art style. Decent story. Voice acting is OK. Weapons and armor seem to be pretty limited. UI can be somewhat confusing at times. Menu/inventory can be confusing and difficult to navigate (for instance, does not tell you what items you are currently wearing when selling items at a shop). Selling items is kind of annoying because it's rare that you will find a place that will actually buy what you are trying to get rid of.
Overall, definitely worth a playthrough if you like this type of game, and even moreso if you enjoyed Fable 2 and 3.
If you've ever played the original Fable, then you are really not missing out on much. The graphics are a little better, if you're okay with clunky frame-rates. A few more features have been added, along with an expansion that includes a new map that was not in the original Fable.
Honestly, I would personally consider Fable: Anniversary more of a "patch" or "update" to the the original Fable. It's just has a few (literally, a very limited number) of new features. That is it...
I would recommend this game to those who have not had the chance to play the original Fable because the story line is good, although do not expect too much else from it if you are a gamer from this era. I would also recommend it to those who wish to revisit the "good old days" of Fable. Just be warned, it's almost exactly as you remembered it.