Fable III is a brilliant Third-Person Action Role-Playing game set in the middle ages in a fantasy kingdom called Albion. You play as either the son or daughter of the Hero from Fable II, who has passed on since the last game. Your older brother has taken the throne and ruled as a tyrant. He has taken everything your father (You in the last game) stood for and smeared it’s honor. This is the industrial Age of Albion and the people are overworked, overtaxed and underpaid. You must stop your brother and his tyrannical rule, to save the people of Albion and everything your father worked to build.
One of the greatest strengths of this game is that you are constantly having to make difficult decisions that change the course of who you are. Good deeds make you a good person, bad deeds make you evil. In the first few minutes of this game, you have to make a really big decision.
If you’re unfamiliar with this game, then you’ll be impressed. If you’re a gamer that played Fable II, then you’ll be satisfied in this sequel. Depending on your fighting style, you’ll receive experience from kills that will allow you to power-up those fighting styles. These styles are magic, ranged and melee. Magic gauntlets are back with the ability to dual-wield different types of magic to make powerful combinations that will leave your opponents without mercy. Swords, rifles and pistols also make a return to the game, but no bows sadly. Unfortunately you’re not able to dual-wield weapons in this game.
If a player went straight through the story of this game, it wouldn’t take more than 5-6 hours. However, with doing all the little side-quests and restoring your kingdom’s former glory, it could take 30-40 hours. This game is every bit as magical as the fables that came before it. It’s definitely worth picking up as soon as possible.
On November 23, DLC was released for Fable III “Understone Quest Pack” for 400 MS Points ($5).