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  First Impressions - Fable // Xbox /// Eurogamer
Much has been made of Fable's two most touted features, the morality system and character evolution, and the overall thrust of your adventure - living the full life of a hero; swords, sprogs and your character's ageing and choices in life all taken into consideration.
The good thing about this is that we got to see areas of Fable that a simple trade demo might not have given us access to, but the downside was that some of the characters were affected by cheats, which made the combat difficulty harder to judge.
Of course, Fable is an action-RPG, and no matter how good the rest of the game might end up, it would all be ruined if the combat resembled a vacuum cleaner's obituary ("It sucked").
www.eurogamer.net /article.php?article_id=56279   (2454 words)

  Fable (xbx: 2004): Reviews
Without doubt Fable is one of the finest videogames yet that we’ve had the pleasure to play, in which your actions have a definite consequence to the progress of the game – it’s all handled so naturally, that a lot of it passes you by without noticing.
Fable is an intensely personal experience and one that’s difficult to describe to someone else – you really have to allow yourself to become immersed within the boundaries of this twee little world to fully appreciate its magic and discover what it means to you.
Fable's low points hurt the game quite a bit, especially the length of the game, which could be beaten in three days if you played it a decent amount.
www.metacritic.com /games/platforms/xbox/fable   (3663 words)

  Fable - LoveToKnow 1911
The fable has its origin in the universal impulse of men to express their thoughts in concrete images, and is strictly parallel to the use of metaphor in language.
Thus, in the first fable a flock of pigeons see the grains of rice which a fowler has scattered, and are about to descend on them, when the king of the pigeons warns them by telling the fable of a traveller who being greedy of a bracelet was devoured by a tiger.
The fable is essentially a moral precept illustrated by a single example, and it is the lesson thus enforced which gives to the fable its unity and makes it a work of art.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Fable   (3320 words)

 Fable (Xbox) Reviews. Xbox Games Reviews by CNET.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fable's storyline, which is punctuated by an elegant sequence of paintings showing your hero's latest exploits, is mostly linear and starts slowly once you get past the childhood prologue.
Fable's attempts to make you feel like you truly are the hero of a classical fantasy story are most successful during these rather scarce but poignant instances.
Fable's juxtaposition of cheeky humor and surprisingly serious story themes also seems odd, as the humor tends to overshadow aspects of the story that otherwise could have seemed much more dramatic had the game maintained a more even tone.
reviews.cnet.com /Fable_Xbox/4505-9582_7-31132055.html   (3452 words)

 Fable Astin - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
Fable was born to a Jedi Knight around the emergence of the Galactic Empire.
Fable's mother fell in love with her Padawan, and the two conceived a young girl strong in the Force.
Fable was able to rally, and using the training that her master had taught her, Fable deflected the lightning and disarmed Vialco and leaving him lying on the grass helpless.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Fable_Astin   (1485 words)

 Fable Review for Xbox - Gaming Age
There will be two kinds of people playing Fable: Those who have followed every press release and every bit of rumor since it was announced several years ago; and those who have no idea what to expect other than a role-playing game in which your moral choices affect your character.
Fable mixes a fun sense of humor with a fairly serious story: You could create an evil, hunchbacked marauder who spends his spare time belching at peasants if that’s what you want to do.
Fable does not redefine the role-playing game experience, but it does add several new ideas that make the game more engaging, interesting and rewarding.
www.gaming-age.com /cgi-bin/reviews/review.pl?sys=xbox&game=fable   (1664 words)

 Fable | Game Reviews | SCI FI Weekly
Fable is a hack'n'slash fairy tale for the Xbox that follows an orphaned adventurer on his quests through a fantasy world, choosing between the paths of good and evil as he does so.
Fable is the sort of game that demands two ratings: one judging the game against its hype, the other on its own merits.
Fable's good-vs.-evil theme is one of its major claims to fame, but aside from pleasing or terrifying villagers, it doesn't have much impact on the game's missions.
www.scifi.com /sfw/games/sfw11522.html   (948 words)

 Review - Fable // Xbox /// Eurogamer
Fable is, essentially, about being a Hero (Or rather, a figure in Heroic Fantasy, removing the necessarily positive connotations of the word "hero", since the option to be King Shit is very much open).
However, where Fable tries harder is its setting, which features a more extensive attempt to model a living world which responds to your actions than we've seen in an Action RPG.
However, it should be stressed that even if we removed all of Fable's unique positive qualities, and left it as a straight Action RPG it'd still be a perfectly passable example of its genre.
www.eurogamer.net /article.php?article_id=56836   (1340 words)

 Gamasutra - Postcard from GDC 2005: Fable: Lessons Learned
In the beginning, the idea for Fable came at a time when Molyneux was a big fan of the RPG Wizardry.
For example, he openly stated that the final version of Fable is about 15 times smaller than the game world that was originally planned, including the omission of one full continent and all its story and gameplay elements.
Luckily for Fable fans, a PC version is in the works and will be released later this year, that includes some of the content that did not make it to the retail Xbox version.
www.gamasutra.com /gdc2005/features/20050310/postcard-sanchez-crespo.htm   (1011 words)

 FABLE - Fast Automated Biomedical Literature Extraction
FABLE mines the biomedical literature for information about human genes and proteins.
FABLE v3 allows a user to find articles mentioning a gene of interest (Article Finder), to generate a list of genes associated with one or more keywords (Gene Lister), or use a local mirror of the UCSC Genome Browser with a literature track (LitTrack).
July 18, 2007, FABLE release v3.1 Improves upon FABLE 3.0, with new feature enhancements and bug fixes.
fable.chop.edu   (118 words)

 Fable: The Lost Chapters Review
Fable was one of the biggest Xbox games last year.
Backed by a massive TV marketing campaign and a blitz through the press due to Peter’s incredible gift on selling a dream, Fable hit the market at full steam and gamers barely noticed the criticisms that were just forming in reviews.
Where Fable steps away completely from Diablo is in story and presentation.
www.firingsquad.com /games/fable_lost_chapters_review   (506 words)

 Fable for Xbox - Fable Xbox Game - Fable Xbox Video Game
Fable is an imaginative game that's got enough remarkable, unique moments in it to make it shine.
The Fable franchise arrives on the next Xbox system with its distinct brand of evolving RPG gameplay.
Fable: The Lost Chapters is the PC version of the Xbox role-playing game Fable.
www.gamespot.com /xbox/rpg/fable/index.html   (447 words)

 Fable - ESCMag Review
And now Fable was to have been a dynamic wide-open fantasy world where the player's actions whether good or evil directly affected the character's look as well as the reactions of non-player characters.
Fable is, instead, an RPG-lite more like Knights of the Old Republic, with small zones housing generic NPCs and an extremely linear storyline.
Fable is at its core an engaging game but easy to put down.
www.escmag.com /v5/reviews/review.cfm?rv=417   (1127 words)

 Fable > Review
Fable isn’t the open-ended do anything game that it should be.
There are other pieces to Fable which deserve looking at in-depth, such as how the character is altered in appearance by tattoos and hairstyles, as well as the various skills and spells that players can choose from.
Fable is better suited toward players that want to play as a good character, but those that have the perseverence can really go evil if they want.
www.dignews.com /review.php?story_id=5738   (968 words)

 The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant
In relation to the fable (where aging is, of course, represented by the dragon), we are therefore at a stage somewhere between that at which the lone sage predicted the dragon’s eventual demise and that at which the iconoclast dragonologists convinced their peers by demonstrating a composite material that was harder than dragon scales.
The ethical argument that the fable presents is simple: There are obvious and compelling moral reasons for the people in the fable to get rid of the dragon.
In the fable, people’s expectations adapted to the existence of the dragon, to the extent that many became unable to perceive its badness.
www.nickbostrom.com /fable/dragon.html   (5951 words)

 Fable TLC On PC XBox This Fall - MegaGames pc
Fable: The Lost Chapters builds upon the original Fable game with new content including new regions, quests and story elements that further enhance the mystical world of Albion.
Fable: The Lost Chapters gives players the chance to fight new monsters, use spells to obliterate huge numbers of enemies, don new armour, wield additional weapons and interact with friends and foes using new expressions.
The original Fable has sold more than 1.5 million copies and is highly acclaimed, earning numerous awards such as Game of the Year and RPG of the Year.
www.megagames.com /news/html/pc/fabletlconpcxboxthisfall.shtml   (261 words)

 ANIMAL FARM Guide: Literary Elements - Fable
The fable is one of the oldest literary forms - much, much older than the novel or the short story.
A fable is usually short, written in either verse or prose, and conveys a clear moral or message.
Orwell took the short animal fable and expanded it to the length of a short novel.
www.turnerlearning.com /tntlearning/animalfarm/affable.html   (218 words)

 The Hype Machine #1 - Amped News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Throughout the months leading up to Fable’s release, Molyneux kept feeding the fire by adding remarks that Fable was one of the greatest games ever made and even stated that the game would go on to sell millions and be one of the highest selling games on the Xbox.
Even the aging dynamics, which were the main selling point for Fable, did not even work properly as your young hero would eventually grow up to look older than everyone in the game despite the fact he was younger than everyone in the beginning.
After Fable released, Molyneux himself apologized to fans and gamers, stating how some of his promises were overlooked and many of the features simply could not be fit into the game before release time.
www.ampednews.com /features/241/1   (1135 words)

 Fable Review (Xbox)
With a game that is so heavily story driven as Fable, obviously we have to be very careful in what details we divulge as to not spoil it for the rest of ya.
Fable begins in Albion, a fantastic land of thriving villages, deep forests, snowy mountain peaks, and dark marshlands.
In Fable, a hero is the general term used to describe the character you’ll ultimately become; good or evil.
reviews.teamxbox.com /xbox/775/Fable/p1   (810 words)

Fable is not the type of game to digest in a single sitting.
The environments in Fable are also highly detailed and all illuminated with real-time lighting, but Big Blue Box used monochromatic textures and color palettes, and they overdid the bloom effect.
In Fable, players can take an incredibly heroic role, start another game as a heinous villain, then start yet another game (or two) if they want to pursue a “career” as a landlord, fisherman, trader or professional thief.
www.dailygame.net /news/archives/003104.php   (1564 words)

 Fable - Xbox (XB) Reviews - The Armchair Empire
Though Fable doesn't live up to all of the hype heaped upon it from the time it was first announced as Project Ego, it is a fine, if a bit short, action-RPG.
Fable's main plot is fairly typical of the genre.
In addition to the load time issue, the plot of Fable is simply too linear.
www.armchairempire.com /Reviews/XBox/fable.htm   (780 words)

 Fable 2: Preview, information etc... - Neowin Forums
This is one of the regions in Fable 2.
Molyneux feel that with Fable, Lionhead Studios pioneered morphing and for that matter Fable 2 will have to accomplish more than that to surprise you because morphing into good or evil won’t be enough.
Fable was ok but not brilliant, extremly confined and linear too.
www.neowin.net /forum/index.php?showtopic=502087&view=getnewpost   (1382 words)

 HMV.co.uk: games: Fable: The Lost Chapters (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Fable: The Lost Chapters is now fully optimized for the Windows platform, with expanded content, greater customization, new quests and enhanced graphics.
"Fable: The Lost Chapters" is fully optimized for the Windows platform, bringing with it breathtaking graphics that allow you to view the world of Albion at its best.
They can master an array of deadly weapons as they hone the art of blade-craft, hunt their quarry using subterfuge and stealth, or weave death from the elements as they harness the dark arts of the arcane.
www.hmv.co.uk /hmvweb/displayProductDetails.do?ctx=280;-1;-1;-1&sku=398613   (572 words)

 fable — FactMonster.com
The characters of a fable are usually animals who talk and act like people while retaining their animal traits.
Other important writers of fables include Jean de La Fontaine, whose fables are noted for their sophistication and wit, the Russian poet Ivan Krylov, and the German dramatist and critic Gotthold Lessing, who also wrote a critical essay on the fable.
In England the tradition of the fable was continued in the 17th and 18th cent.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/ent/A0818099.html   (175 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Fable for Xbox at Epinions.com
What Fable has to offer is the breath of fresh air called variety with it's combination of role-playing story and action combat.
Even though the core combat system of Fable is similar to others, there is a difference and customization about it that kept it fun to play without getting the feeling I've reached the extent of the character.
The great things that separate Fable from every other type of RPG is that you are your character and the game gives more to you the more you interact with it and it's inhabitants.
www.epinions.com /content_158955179652   (4032 words)

 Fable (Xbox)
Fable: The Lost Chapters, currently in development for Windows and slated to release this September, will also be available in late Fall for Xbox.
Fable leaves the path of the hero up to you, so your every move will determine what lies ahead and the development of your character.
Fable is probably one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year, and GDC 2004 provided us with a closer look at this amazing title.
games.teamxbox.com /xbox/182/Fable   (839 words)

 Fable 1UP - Find Articles
The town Fable begins in serves to introduce the game's character-interaction system, which is among the most complex seen in any action RPG.
When you approach someone, he or she will be bordered by a sort of aura, the color of which reveals his or her current attitude towards your character -- green for receptive, yellow for indifferent, and red for hostile.
The world of Fable, sort of like Sudeki and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is divided into discrete environments, with doorways and bits of loading time connecting them all together.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_zd1up/is_200403/ai_ziff122773   (998 words)

 GamersInfo.net - Xbox - Fable
Instead of the usual displaced "god" view of the world in which you control the lives of many villagers by effecting the weather, etc., you take on the role of a single hero.
Fable has been billed as an RPG, and while it does have some elements of an RPG (skilling up, character development, etc.) I wouldn't say it's a hardcore RPG.
The biggest tie to an RPG would be that you can play Fable either as a good guy or a bad guy and watch your character and the NPCs around him grow and change around his choices.
www.gamersinfo.net /index.php?art/id:137   (1533 words)

 Fable (Xbox) Preview at GameSpy.com
Fable is a reality and it's coming soon.
No, there are also a few games shown here at this game show, and the ability to take a peek at Big Blue Box's Fable turned out to be one of the best reasons to make the trip out to San Jose this year.
In fact, when my character attempted to speak to her, she merely shrugged me off as a lesser hero not worthy of praise… or anything else, for that matter.
archive.gamespy.com /gdc2004/fablexbox   (613 words)

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