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Created: 01/05/07

a good, fun game

Review For: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC, 2005) - European Version

Gameplay: The controls are the typical WASD keys and mouse commands found in most single-player RPGs. The game is fairly easy to learn and navigate. The story traces the hero from childhood through adulthood, when he'll have to, you know, save the world. There are no character classes per se, but you can roughly play as a warrior, magic-user, or stealth/archer character, or some mixture of these. Much of the story centers around a main quest line, but there are a number of side quests available. Unlike most RPGs, quests are assigned by quest cards that you pick up at the Heroes Guild. It's a rather artificial-feeling system, but it's functional. Progression in the game is quite linear. In most instances, you will not be able to even leave the beaten path, since fences, rocks, and invisible barriers won't allow it. Compared to more open-ended RPGs like the Elder Scrolls series, Fable seems restrictive and light weight in this regard. Overall, it's a decent story, but it is rather force-fed to you. The game includes several interesting touches. People react to you based upon whether you've performed good or bad deeds. If you roleplay like a saint, you'll eventually have a halo and butterflies floating around. Ladies (and guys) will worship you, and you do have the option to buy a home and marry (multiple times if you'd like). If you play as an evil character, you'll eventually grow horns and fall out of favor with polite company. Although you can only play the game as the same guy, you can customize him with tattoos, facial hair, haircuts, and a (small) assortment of armor. You can control how your character's skills develop. There are other small things that you can do, such as fish, play games of chance, and treasure hunt. Overall, this game takes about 20-25 hours to do everything it has to offer, so it is rather short for an RPG. The game is certainly designed to appeal to the adolescent crowd, with hotkeys for burping, farting, and so forth. The various tattoo styles and haircuts further highlight this point. There is nothing really offensive in the game; it just feels a bit immature in places. Also, the save system is based mostly on the checkpoint model. Graphics: The game looks quite good. Character models are convincing and the natural environment is screenshot beautiful in some places. Sounds: Voice acting is pretty good, with the usual British accents that invariably seem to accompany such games. The music is particularly well done and appropriate for the various atmospheres. Ambiant sounds are also decent. Replayability: The game is probably worth playing twice: once as a good guy and once as a bad guy. It will play similarly either way, but there are different ways to perform certain quests depending on your moral disposition. If you like RPG games and can get this one cheap, go for it. It's a well-polished, though simple, rump through a fairly well rendered world. However, Fable: The Lost Chapters is good for several hours of entertainment.

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Created: 11/03/09

A well done RPG that's great fun to play

Review For: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC, 2005) - European Version

Fable...I don't even know where to begin. This is a game I've played for years and still get kicks playing it to this day. The story was great, the graphics were very polished (if you have the PC for them of course), and the fighting system was addictive by it's own right.

Fable's story starts off simple. You play as a young boy exploring your town doing a few simple things to get enough pocket change to buy your sister a present. Then things go horribly wrong. Your family is presumed dead and all of Oakvale is on fire. As you're about to be killed, a mage named Maze saves you, and tells you that you have the potential for great things. Seeing as how there's nothing else you can do, you follow him and start your life in a Guild, where you are taught the ways of the sword, bow, and will. After that, you're off on your own, completing objectives and doing quests at your own pace.

One of the best things about Fable was it's Good/Evil system. You could be a Hero to everyone around the world or you could be a famous thief or villain. Depending on your actions even your own appearance can change, from a high and mighty shining knight to a demon with horns coming out of his head.

The battle system is also great fun. You can select from a different array of swords, axes, bows, and spells to defeat your foes...or torture villagers with. Either way there's alot to do. The more experience you earn using those tools the better you can become with them. You can increase your physique or stealth depending on what kind of hero you want to be.

There were a few gripes I had with it though. For one you couldn't take some of the best looking weapons in the game (of course with the PC version there are mods that let you), the game is very very linear, and when you attack guards in a town they never seem to ever disappear. I've spent a whole half an hour doing nothing but killing guards before. You'd think they would run out or be scared after a while.

Even so, Fable is a great PRG, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. You don't need the best computer to play it either, but it looks very good if you have a Dual-Core or something with at least 2.6Ghz of processing speed.

You can also get it for very cheap now, so there's no reason why you shouldn't pick this up and give it a try. Trust me there's much worse you could do for $5.

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Created: 02/11/10

Just like the Xbox version, not very much to do.

Review For: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC, 2005) - European Version

Fable was your average fantasy story with a good guy who gets led down the dark side for a while. You get the chance to be either good or evil, and the story can be put off to play around, but you'll find the world awfully limited until you continue the story and unlock new areas.

In Fable, you play as a boy, then, grow up, play as a young man, and throughout the game, as you get stronger, get older. This might sound great, but it isn't really as big a deal as you might think. Your age does not affect the story at all, and your abilities really boil down to whether or not you can do something.

Unlike the Elder Scrolls games, Fable does not allow you to gradually train and improve skills by exercising those skills. Instead, you collect orbs and upgrade your character with them. This system is insanely simplistic and really takes you out of the immersion of the world. Trust me, it's boring and unrealistic.

That doesn't mean Fable has no good qualities. The art in the game is gorgeous. Clothing looks awesome, the enemies are very stylish, and the music and sound effects are beautifully done.

The characters are pretty terrible looking when they try to talk, though. The graphics, at maxed out settings, look decent but show their age. It's hard to ignore the bad lip animations, and the framerate can get somewhat low on older PCs.

If you've played Oblivion and Morrowind already, Fable will seem like a downgrade, but if you need something with easy gameplay and memorable music, Fable is a good choice. I recommend Fable as a casual role-playing experience.

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Created: 08/16/06

Not Another Game Like it AT ALL!!! HOURS OF FUN!

Review For: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC, 2005) - European Version

FANTASTIC game. It has all the thrills of an RPG where you can choose your own path on your destiny for greatness...Evil or Good. You can choose to be a hero or a bringer of death to those who cross your path. Also, included is a vast world where you can explore various missions to add money to your purse and experience to your abilities...magical, physical, weaponry, agility, and toughness. The game is easy to follow and learn even for the new comer to RPG's. You also have opportunities to experience life...Wed, consummate your marriage, buy property, and make a family...even indulge in a few beers or so. Take as long as you want and explore the detailed world around you. This is a game that can be played over and over again and has new adventures with each different decision. Play it one time as the gallant, righteous hero, then see the difference the second time if you choose to play the nightmare warrior wreaking havoc on the world. I recommend this game to everyone (within the MATURE rating) who enjoys epic stories and plights of destiny in their gaming experience! 2 thumbs and 2 big toes WAY UP!!!

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Created: 09/01/11

Excellent! Love the combat, the world, and effects. Worth every hour spent!

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC, 2005) - European Version

Fable is truly a one of a kind playing experience. Follow a young boys tragic journey to adulthood and watch as each action determines your ultimate destiny. Will you be a righteous hero of light, a villain bent on destruction, or someone in between? Will you favor weapons or magic? Perhaps you prefer a mix of both and become an unstoppable force for good or evil. You decide.
Enter a beautiful world in need of a hero. Will you rise to the challenge? Or will you become the nightmare even the monsters fear...

While the storyline may be cliche, the playing experience (i assure you) is NOT. This is truly a unique playing experience. Love the combat system, you feel as though you are the one using the weapon! Gorgeous special effects, and gameplay that's easy to master. Not as long as I would have liked, but an awesome experience nonetheless.

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Created: 10/22/05

Excellent Game, Worth the Money

Review For: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC, 2005) - European Version

When I first heard about Fable for Xbox it sounded like a pretty darn good game. Too bad I didn't have an Xbox... Anyways when I heard that it was coming out for the PC, I knew I had to pick it up. When I got my hands on a copy I immediatly installed it. Installation was smooth. The first part of the game places you in your home town. You have to complete a couple easy tasks before advancing the story line and getting to the main game. Trust me, once you get to the meat of the game, it becomes hard to put down. The graphics are great even on some of the lesser video cards. The story line keeps you hooked and there is a lot to do besides the following the story. There are side missions that you can complete that give you experience for uprading skills. Depending on the missions you do, and what you do on those missions, your character will become good or evil. I loved this part of the game the most. Being good or evil can grant you new skills or make your current ones even better. When you are scared in a battle the wounds show on your body and especially on your face. I remember looking at my character after a tough battle and he had a scar across his face. I made him wear a helmet from then on...

Overall this was a great game to play. There is a lot of replayability since you can change the plot by doing certain things. I loved this game and I hope that you decide to go out and buy this one. It's a keeper!

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Created: 01/05/09

Fable: My Favorite RPG

Review For: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC, 2005) - European Version

Fable is the one of the most entertaining RPGs that I have played to date, & the graphics are very pleasing too! Oh, & did I mention that this game doesn't take a top of the line system in order to run & still look good? It only requires a 1.4 Ghz CPU & a 64Mb shader capable video card...even runs on one of my old socket 478 boards that only has PCI support for video.

Your character can be developed as good, evil, or somewhere between, & the townsfolk will react to you by the nature of your deeds. In fact your hero will look different depending on his deeds, & also upon the dress you choose, the hairstyles, and you can even pick tattoos to display. Not only do you earn gold for completing quests, but there are many things to spend it on, and other ways to earn it too. You can win a womans heart, buy her a ring, get married and live in a house you have purchased. It is also possible to purchase & rent properties. The amount of imagination that went into this game is a cut above the average. I give it a score of 90! I would give it more, but there are little annoying aspects to the game, such as repetitive lines that the guards & other members in the town come out with, over & over, whenever you approach them.

To sum this up...I found Fable:The Lost Chapters to be more fun than Dungeon Siege one & two, & a whole lot more entertaining than even Sacred. Also you'll find it's story line is way above a plain vanilla hack & slash like Diablo2. So, all in all, if you love RPG games than you will get a big bang out this one for sure!

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Created: 01/03/08

Fable: The Lost Chapters for PC

Review For: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC, 2005) - European Version

This is a really good game for the PC. Typical WASD controls that are very easy to master once you get into the game play. The graphics are fairly decent, although they could be a little better in my opinion. The game gets a little boring after a while, but it's fun for such a simple game.

You start out as a young child, and basically every course of action you take in the game deterimines whether or not you'll be good or evil, and how your character ages and how he looks. If you take a lot of damage, you'll get scars all over your face. You can find cards to get different haircuts, tattoos, facial hair, etc. If you're a really good guy, you'll end up getting a little halo and butterflies fluttering around you all the time, and if you're bad, you end up with some horns. Your character ages as you play the game, you can get married, divorced, have multiple wives if you don't get caught, you can buy houses and businesses, and go on quests depending on if you want to be good or evil. You're able to choose how you want your character to level-up, and you also get to choose your weapons and how you want to upgrade them.

Overall it's a very good game to play. Gets a little repetitive after a very long time of playing, but the good thing is that you can always choose another path and decide to be evil or good and mix things up. The only way it could be better is if they'd given you the choice of having a female character or a male character as well.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 04/15/06

Fable: The Lost Chapters

Review For: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC, 2005) - European Version

This is an awesome game, I recommend to every fan of rpg. Even though it's kinda short for an rpg, the story line is great and you even write it yourself depending on the choices you make.
You can either be a good guy defending the weak, a real badass who likes to spill blood or between the two. Your class is defined by the way you play: if you only magic, you'll be known as a mage, bows>hunter, melee weapons>warrior and there are even cross-classes like spellwarrior for the ones using magic and close-combat.
This game is really one of a kind, lots of features available; you can get married, have sex, own houses and shops, rent them...
The graphics are ok, the animations are great and the game runs smoothly on my pc.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful. Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Created: 11/13/12

really happy really good product im very satisfied and a great price

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Review For: Fable: The Lost Chapters (PC, 2005) - European Version

i baught this product because i love fable i think its the best game so i wanted to re-live the fable experience and start from the first one again (in this case the expanded version). i like how the product was brand new like it said in the description.

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