Peter Molyneux and Lionhead satellite Big Blue Box have finally after more then three years released an amazing action-RPG that deserves your hard earned simolians. If you like your hack and slash with a bit of role playing mixed into the fold, you can't go wrong here.
Fable has been one of the most anticipated games for the XBox. Forget Halo or Halo 2. Fable has (publicly) been around under one name or another since 2001 when it was introduced at E3.
There are not many RPGs out for the XBox, and their are even fewer good ones. I always jump at the chance for one of those good RPGs. I have been patiently waiting for this game for a long time. I say patiently waiting only because I have other things to fill my days like Art History class, and works (yes, plural).
Even though not everything promised was delivered, what is in the game makes for a very complete experience. There are a couple large features that did not make the gold master, they are: NPCs do not age over time; There are hardly any Heros to interact with; You cannot have children. But the laundry list of things that are in the game is just staggering.
Originally thought to be a game like Morrowind, Fable is more like Zelda. Be it a more grown up Zelda. But lets stop comparing games. In Fable you take main story quests as well as side quests from the Heros Guild as well as other NPCs. You gain experience and fight big bad boss characters, blah blah blah. But this RPG has an intriguing story.
You start out as a little boy day dreaming, and have to find your sister a birthday gift. Pretty soon all hell breaks loose and you are out for revenge. Your typical plot for any RPG hero, yes, but I have had more fun following this story then most.
Once you complete enough quests your world renoun (how famous you are) gets high enough that women (and some men) will start to fall for you. Gifts and some flirting, a manly fist pump and a sexy hero pose here and there, and you might just get hitched. You can even have (censored) sex, which is important to keep your relationship going. Not only that you can marry someone in every town, although that might take a lot of work to keep all your partners happy.