A solid RPG title, but it could have done so much more.
I-Dogg wrote this review on .
The main problem is it's not as expansive and diverse as, say, Elder Scrolls 3. Which is, in my opinion, the most open ended, single player RPG ever made. Don't get me wrong, this game is a fun game and worth spending time exploring it. Once you get into it and get a taste of the games style, you want more and you want it to go farther. That's where the game's biggest fault is. Like so many role playing games before it, the game is just to short. It's not as confined as most, but you end up wishing that it would just take that extra step that it could have taken.
The graphics are very well done. Fable has a very bright, vibrant feel. The environments and landscapes are very lush and have a very nice feel to them. Overall, I was impressed with the details. There are some strange shadowing issues, and at times, texture issues. Most of the character models are very well done. The only bad thing is, most of the people in the world of Fable have very busted looking faces. But, not everyone in the world is pretty, so it's not really that bad of a design choice.
The sound effects and music are also very good. Fable's music is a very typical RPG score. Voices are all British and common British slang is used throughout the game. Some people might not like that, but I enjoy it. I didn't come across any sound bugs, that's not to say they aren't there.
Fable has a nice array of quests and other content to explore. The quests are there, but the difficulty is not. This game surprised me with how easy it was. The one thing that the designers should have added was an option to up the AI difficulty to give the poor bad guys a chance. You will notice, especially near the end of the game, you are dramatically more powerful than pretty much anyone who faces you. If you play the game for more than a couple of hours, you will master the combat system and be almost unstoppable.
Fable is a good RPG title, but still there is room here for some much more. That too is something else RPG's like this leave you with : a feeling of "This game is good, but I hope the come out with sequel that expands on it." More times than not, however, they don't.