Then they lied to you, was it your friend? They were just trolling you then. This is by far one of the worst games ever created, to even call it a Fable game is horrendous. Do not go into this game expecting anything but a railroad style game. You have no movement, no decision making, nothing except repeatedly smashing your attack button, that is only spells btw. First time trying a Fable game? Try Fable 2.
This addition to the story of Fable is excellent. Gabriel, guided by Theresa, embarks on a remarkable journey throughout Albion. Once obtaining the Gauntlets Gabriel soon realizes the importance of his role as a Hero destined to stop the Corrupter from once again entering this world. Though the game isn't a classic Fable RPG, it still grasps many qualities from the world we know and love as Albion. The gameplay on the other hand has a few issues. As with all kinect games the sensor is picky with players position, however once you've found the "sweet spot" spellcasting is rather decent. Aiming and driving become effortless. As well as using voice commands or kinect commands to cycle spells. At the least this game is worth playing through for the story, but with a little practice even the gameplay is quite entertaining.
I'm a big fan of the Fable series as well as the Kinect. As a Fable fan, you cannot pick up this game and expect the expansive and rich worlds of the main entries in the series or you will be disappointed. That being said, this is a great little adventure that stays true to the style and design of Fable. Casting spells and solving small puzzles are the highlights of the gameplay which are held together with a great storyline. There are times when the defeating the same enemies and driving the horse carriage become repetitive, but, overall it's a solid gaming experience worthy of renting.
Developers of Kinect games should take note: this is the type of game we want more of! The motion controls run mostly without flaw (though I am having a little trouble with the Magic Shard spell) and it doesn't involve jumping around or running in place and swatting at balls. Even haters of this game must have had some secret glee over throwing fireballs at hordes of Hobbes.