Summary: This was my first fantasy/role-playing game, and I bought it after watching a friend play the new version for xbox 360. In general, I was very impressed...gameplay is really smooth and intuitive, and the missions are well-designed. There are truly an amazing number of way in which your character can interact with the world: trading for profit, becoming a thief, marrying various women, becoming a landlord, etc. I have several minor complaints.
Summary: Fable Fable was supposed to be the game in which everything you did affected your story and character. Was it? No, not by any means. It is however, an extremely fun game that anyone can pick up and play. It is an RPG, but the game is very simplistic. Any learning curve that exists is explained during the opening hour of the game. Graphics- 8/10 Fable has a different type of graphical style to it. It's not supposed to look realistic or cartoony.
Summary: Many of the reviews mention that this game did not live up to the hype. From the perspective of someone who's playing the game 3 yrs after its release, I missed all of the hype. That being said I probably rank this game higher than those who bought the hype. Apparently within the hype were a lot of broken promises. This game shares a few similarities with GTA San Andreas. (hence my title) It offers a large open ended world where you can kill random people.
Summary: D&D-style 3rd person RPG for xbox only, like Morrowind, but without the length, openness, complexity and GLITCHES of Morrowind. This is both its strength and weakness. Dumbing down and simplifying a game like Morrowind would probably cure its glitchy ails, but this is a double-edged sword.
Summary: While the game was incredible. I did find the main story line way too short. However I waited another year, went back, and played the game again. This time I tried being completely good,(I obviously went Evil the first time) I also went on all the side missions and did pretty much everything there is to do in the game.(I.E. opening all the demon doors, getting all the silver keys, finding the dolls...etc) Over-all I found it more satisfying the second time.
Summary: When I first played Fable, I was amazed by it. I found it very entertaining and enjoyable. I loved the fact that you can do almost whatever you want in the game. However, I found that the game was too short and there could have been more stuff to do. I also thought the age thing was kinda weird. I didn't like my guy being sixty-five years old. I thought they could have used more puzzles to do, or more quests to accomplish.
Conclusion: A great game, although not finished i feel it is a game worth playing for hours. The character building is great and the story lead by your decisions is a really good idea. Well worth having.
Summary: I will have to say that I am no RPG fanatic in any way shape or form. That being said, my choice of buying Fable as my first XBOX game was an odd one. As a former student of philosphy and admirer of all things mythic and violent, I was attracted to the selling point and tagline about the choices and consequences..... I was not dissapointed at all.