Excerpt: The Fable franchise comes with big ambitions, it always has and always will so for Lionhead to release a hack and slashesque brawler arcade title onto the Xbox Live means that there has to be something special about it – right?
Summary: One part hack, one part slash, and one part four-player cooperative Fable with puppet heroes. Fable Heroes would be the last thing you would expect Lionhead Studios to come up with if Fable: The Journey hadn't been announced already.
Summary: The idea behind
was actually a good one, and a refreshingly off kilter take on a standard RPG franchise. However, the execution of this interesting idea…was not. The game lacks polish and can be really stupid when looked at on any rational basis, but it still proves to be a fun game to...
Pros: Cute character designs, Fun to play with friends, Definitely an original take on the usual boardroom question of “what can we do with this franchise?”
Cons: Computer-controlled teammates are rarely a good idea, particularly when they don’t fight but do steal all your earned money and health, Characters move like the roads of Albion are paved with molasses
Summary: FABLE HEROES is a no nonsense, straight forward co-op game that’s easy to play and has its moments of irritation, it is more for fans of the FABLE UNIVERSE to be honest, and I can`t imagine many non-FABLE fans showing an interest, I still think it is somewhat confusing as to which age group it is...
Excerpt: How do you make a game ‘family friendly’? Bribe Big Bird and Cookie Monster to make an appearance? Throw in Kinect functionality so anyone can play, yet no one is in control? The solution proposed by Fable Heroes is a simplification of the beloved Xbox series from a detailed RPG into a button-masher...
Excerpt: When you have a universe as successful as Fable’s, it's inevitable that spin-off titles will eventually emerge. Enter Fable Heroes, a game that takes the series’ enemies and locations and transforms them into a cel-shaded, lighthearted beat-'em-up.
Pros: The cute puppets, The competition, The Fable references
Cons: The simplistic, uninspired combat, Rolling dice for abilities, The repetitious, bland levels
Smash, grab, and steal from your friends in Fable Heroes (review)
5 July 2012
Excerpt: Fable fans have given this game some flak for not playing very much like Fable. It’s a fair enough criticism from a certain perspective — “hardcore, solo, role-playing game focused on moral choice and consequence” rests on more or less the exact opposite side of the game design wheel from “four...
Pros: Kill. Loot. Kill. Loot. Fable Heroes lives somewhere in between a four-player side-scrolling beat-em-up (e.g., Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and a four-player dungeon hack (Gauntlet). Four little puppet people team up to run from one side of each stage to the other, smashing cartoon versions of F...
Conclusion: While quite not at the level of Castle Crashers (its main competition), this is a game which will still give you several hours of enjoyment and replayablity especially when playing with friends.
Excerpt: Fable Heroes wants to be fun. This beaming downloadable game effortlessly coos for your attention, as patchwork player puppets spring amusingly around a hobbycraft recreation of Fable's signature outposts.