Reviews and Problems with Fable: The Lost Chapters
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Conclusion: At the end of the day Fable: The Lost Chapters still may not be “RPG-enough” to satiate the rabid fans that expected this game to live up to every little inkling of expectation that the gaming world had for it, but that doesn’t meant that there still isn’t a great story and tons of wonderful gameplay moments for players to unearth.
Excerpt: Ok, so here we are. With Fable 2 not due for release until the 27th October this year, I thought now might be a good time to grab that copy of Fable and get playing again. Fable: The Lost Chapters basically extends the storyline beyond where the previous title left off, which is a good thing. Fable was a good game but had a really short storyline running through it, so its good to see that the developers have taken the opportunity to extend the gameplay.
Excerpt: Fable: The Lost Chapters has been largely successful in the console realm winning over many game fans by providing an original world to explore and a degree of complexity not normally available in console RPGs. Fortunately, this trend continues with the PC version and the game continues to do an excellent job of connecting the player with the character and the RPG world.
Excerpt: A fable is defined as a short tale told to teach a moral lesson. Fable: the Lost Chapters, which contains the original game plus additional content, fulfills this standard definition. Fable is both surprisingly short, and it teaches an important lesson: a video game without personality can't succeed on the whole. The game presents an incredibly shallow and uninspired, if occasionally entertaining, experience.
Excerpt: Role-playing fans yearning for a rich adventure will find much to engage them in Fable: The Lost Chapters. In the mystical land of Albion, the game will immerse players in a world where every action has a consequence, and players shape their destiny to rise to fame... or descend into infamy.
Excerpt: Fable was a major game for Xbox, and in many ways it was a disappointment: It was quick, and many of the insanely innovative game ideas we originally heard about were tamed into merely interesting or innovative ideas. In the end, it could never shake the glory of what had initially been promised when legendary designer Peter Molyneaux first spoke about Fable. Now the Xbox receives the polished and buffed version of Fable that was released earlier this Fall for the PC.
Pros: ups: New side-quests, weapons, beards, etc. Still a great game
Cons: downs: Needs more spells, seems directed at fans though newcomers are likely to enjoy it more
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Whilst not completely reaching the finish line Lionhead has certainly scratched the surface of features we aspect to be expanded and become more common in next-gen titles. Those of you who have already enjoyed the Xbox version of Fable will also surely understand the attraction of jumping into the PC version and taking a new path with your character, whilst also sampling The Lost Chapters' wealth of new content.