People who love Fable have high hopes for Fable releases. Since the first Fable I have enjoyed and played extensively in the land of Albion. Albion is the name of the land the Fable games take place in. It is a rich diverse land full of danger and adventure. Swordfights and gunfights rule the day and sometimes magic comes into play. One can sit and enjoy the game as your character puts NPC’s to utter shame. Keep in mind the game is good but not a perfect score, perhaps my experience is tainted by Dark Alliance and days of yore.
Forgive my rhyme but Albion seems just the place for such a silly thing. Besides gunning down vile hobbs, saving innocent people, or enslaving them, Fable 3 offers a lot of fun.
We’ll start with the actual story. Warning a little bit of spoilers lie ahead but not the ending just the beginning. You begin as Prince or Princess of the land. You are the son or daughter of the hero from Fable 2. Your brother Logan is in charge and is a tyrannical oppressive ruler. As the story plays out you will have to forge your destiny to overthrow your brother. A heroic friend of yours named Walter will set you on the path. However the questions remains will you become brutal and heartless or kind and virtuous. As with every installment of Fable the choice is yours.
The next great part of Fable 3 is the coop part. True coop, not that lame henchmen stuff from from Fable 2. This is probably the best coop RPG I have played since Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance 2. That is my personal opinion as I am not a great fan of massive multi-player online role-playing games. RPG’s are more my dirty little secret. Something I do when I want some me time. That is why I like Fable 3 it is a great adventure to play alone or with a good friend without that mucking about interacting with people you don’t know over cyberspace. Not that you can’t do that because you can. That is the beauty of Fable 3, the choice is yours.
Like earlier Fable games the choices you make will affect your character’s appearance. Making him or her taller, bigger, fatter, thinner and so on. Unlike earlier Fables it would seem your character does not age. Which I actually kind of like because no one else in Albion aged during the course of my games so why should my character?
My only gripe is the spell casting system. Your character must equip a gauntlet to cast spells. Neither Fable 1 or 2 did this so it feels a little funny. It also prevents you from casting different spells without changing gauntlets. Meaning that you can’t cast different spells on the fly. It’s not necessarily bad as the choice to wear a gauntlet seems to fit into the theme of the industrial revolution. Also the spell-casting system is missing summon creature. I miss this spell as I enjoyed sending out a pack of ghostly hobb’s to distract my attackers while I casually picked them off with my rifle at a distance.
Overall the game is great. It offers much of the same awesome features as before but with some new ones. Definitely a 23 out of 25.