Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC)
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Average customer rating:
4.33 out of 5
Media: Video Game|
ISBN/ASIN : B000AC59ZO
Manufacturer : Microsoft|
Release data : 23 September, 2005
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Nice graphics and some ideas, but...
1) Game play, far too short, I finished the main quests in 24 hrs, in comparison the Morrowind I played for weeks.
2) The game-world is quite small and poor - no extra armors, few good weapons, lack of magic items (or I couldn't find any?). What's good and interesting are the houses for sale or girls to pick-up and even have sex too, etc. - but these things are not related to the quests.
3) Good music!
4) Graphic quality is excellent, but I longed for the first-person-view. Also the way the characters looks-like can be strange for people used to play Elder Scrolls or Diablo series.
Altogether, nice game to fill long autumn evenings, but nothing as absorbing as Morrowind, Diablo II or even the Nevernights.
One for the Bargin bin
I've never played Fable for the Xbox but I was interested in it, I knew that eventually there would be a PC version as there always is in most cases. Ok to the game, well where to start; to say I was a little disappointed is a bit of an understatement. My first disappointment with the game is that it is NOT FREE ROAMING, I'm not sure if it is in the Xbox but it's certainly not in this version. The whole feel of the game reminds me all too much of Sierra's The Lord of The Rings in its cartoon appearance and character movement. The game itself is not very challenging combat wise, it's only saving grace is the ability to customize your character, get a house etc.
In my opinion this game is in-between TLOTR and Morrowind, if you're looking for a bit of a diversion go for TLOTR but if you want true free roaming with a superior storyline go with Morrowind. To be honest I wouldn't waste your money on it as the game itself is now dated and lacks in gameplay, graphics and storyline to most online games and as Oblivion is due for release at the end of March 06, I'd wait for that, although if you are desperate to play it rent a copy if you can.
Stunning, one of the best RPG's on the PC
Fable: The Lost Chapters contains more content than its Xbox counterpart, released earlier this year. Microsoft have produced a most brilliant slice of fantasy cake.
Admittedly, I didn't think I would like this game, being a hardcore KOTOR player (another cracking RPG), I was a little hesitant to go from lightsabres and pistols to swords and bows. However, this is definately one of the best purchases I have made in a long time, since buying KOTOR 1 in fact.
As a boy who's village is ravaged by bandits, you must travel to the Hero's Guild and train from a boy, to apprentice, and ultimately into adulthood. This part of the game was fun, but a little disappointing. It felt a little rushed to put the player into adulthood, even with all the sidequests played. I was most looking forward to being an apprentice (a young person), but found this to be the quickest stage. All this set aside, once you leave the Hero's Guild and travel out into the big, wide world or Albion, the game really becomes excellent.
The bulk of the game is accepting Hero Missions from inside the Hero's Guild. There are hundreds of sidequests to do, and lots of other fun things to add a bit of light-hearted gaming to it. You must learn your sword skills, bow skills and "Will" powers. Will powers are basically magic abilities, and really are fantastic. I must say I have not yet completed the game, and so I cannot comment on the farthest stages.
In terms of video hardware, the game isn't very demanding, which is what I liked a lot. I have a powerful machine, however, a Pentium 4 3.4GHz, 512MB of RAM and a Radeon X800 XL card. Despite this, I found KOTOR was very computer draining, even mind struggled. But, Fable, with all its graphical glory, can be set to maximum settings and NO lag at all! Fantastic really.
So in conclusion to this taster of Fable: The Lost Chapters, this game really is worth the investment, if your an RPG fan or not, you will love this game.