posted by CroakedLizard (ROSWELL, NM) Dec 17, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
I had high hopes for this game. I was excited to be able to have full body play using the kinect. But I didn't even get that much out of this game. You spend the entire game sitting in a chair, 90% of the time, steering your horse.
The controls stink. There is no real way to aim the few abilities that you do have. It's a lot of missing your target as you fire off magic, and the occassional lucky hit unless your target is dead center on the screen. There are no real side quests, you can't explore and roam around. You follow a set path, and if you missed something, you can't even turn around and go back.
Most disappointing is there is no sword play in the game. That is my favorite part of fantasy RPG games. It's all magic abilities, that as I stated miss the mark more often then they hit it. I definitely won't be buying this game for keeps anywhere. I sure hope if there's another Fable, they go back to the roots from 1 or 2 and upgrade from there when the game was fun.
Is this the best Fable game? No. It's not. For what it is, it's pretty impressive though. It takes some time to get used to the targeting system, but one you do it's pretty cool. I'm not sure which version some people played, but this game does have a tutorial. The graphics are pretty good, and the story isn't bad either. This is the first game of it's kind, ever. I don't think it's fair to expect it to be perfect. To put things in perspective, I started gaming back when the 8 bit Nintendo was the coolest thing ever. To see a game like this is really exciting. In 10 years we'll probably look back at this game as the start of a new era. I'm happy to say I got the chance to play it.