My first experience with Fable was 2 months ago when I borrowed the game from a good friend. I played the game all the way through, and loved it so much that I went out and bought myself a copy.
First of all, I was amazed by the graphics. The opening intro isn’t much, but once the game actually begins there is a huge improvement. I was playing on a PC with a 2.99 GHz processor and an Nvidia 6800 chip. This is a little dated now, but the graphics were very good, in comparison to previous titles released for the PC.
The Game runs very smoothly, no crashing or major glitches that interfere with game play. If you have a creative soundcard, I would advise getting updates from their website before installing the game, because with the wrong device driver, the game will not run. The controls are easy and plentiful (meaning that there are lots of keys to press that each have a different use) and customizable options. The camera angles are easily adjusted with the mouse while playing, allowing the player to view the action from any angle.
The Game itself is an amazing experience for any gamer. The depth of the game is immense; the player takes control of all physical aspects of the character from hairstyle and body build to custom tattoos. As the game continues on, the character ages, and players are given the choices of performing tasks which affect the alignment modifier. The alignment modifier is the measure of good or evil in a character. The more evil deeds, the uglier and more feared the character becomes, and the more good deeds that the player carries out, the more beautiful the character becomes, which will have both ladies and men alike falling head over heels. The game allows players to travel freely from place to place, meet people, make friends (or kill them) trade between shops for profit and so much more with lots of humor along the way.
There are 4 ways to combat in the game; Melee weapons, fist fighter, mage, or archer. You can choose a method that is comfortable to you at any time. You earn experience depending on how you fight, so the game supports shifts in fighting style based on user preference.
The storyline expands on the original Xbox game by adding a different ending, more characters and more quests. In general it follows the generic hero journey outline; separation from the known world, refusal of the call to adventure, responding to the call, the initiation, trials, training, more trials, the cave, transformation, etc.
I don’t want to give away the story, but you start out as a young boy in a small village earning money to pay for your sister’s birthday present. Then, bandits take over the town and burn everything; you are taken to the guild of heroes to begin your training. From there your quest is to find your family and get revenge on the one responsible for ruining your life.
Overall the game takes about 25 hours to complete, but with lots of room to explore, and many side quests, you will not be left bored. I highly recommend this to any gamer.