As you travel, a golden trail will guide you to your next important mission. The missions can be simple, such as finding a book or scroll. Or they can be complex little stories within the main plot. This type of quest is fantastically fun and worth a substantial number of points toward levelling up your gear.
You’ll find that this world is vast and you may want to travel it at your own pace. For this reason, you have the option of leaving the trail. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to find it again when you want to return to your quests.
Your battles will be primarily of the ‘hack and slash’ variety against vicious dogs, hobbes and other beasties you will meet in the wild. If you’d prefer, you can use a rifle or magic. I found the melee weapons work best against the garden variety monsters.
You’ll notice that the more you use your weapon, the stronger it becomes. Its appearance will alter and you will be able to actually see how much more powerful it is. Your appearance will change too, depending how you live your life. Eat more and you will gain weight. Do bad things and you will develop a frightening look, which means people will be less inclined to get into relationships with you.
The challenges on your journeys are many. This is a much more adventurous and streamlined game than its predecessor. I found Fable II to be extremely glitchy but the developers of this game seemed to have worked out the bugs beforehand.
The best thing about Fable III is its accessibility. If you’re a hardcore gamer you might enjoy it for the story and humor. But those who don’t generally play RPGs will enjoy its ease of play and the opportunity to explore.
Co-op online play is available with a subscription to XBLA.
Fable III is rated M (Mature) by the ESRB for blood, language, sexual content, use of alcohol, violence. This game can also be found on PC.