- Summary: As one of the best-selling RPGs on the original Xbox, Fable made sure every player's choice had a consequence. The world of Albion has inspired gamers to fall in love with the franchise for nearly a decade and counting. Updated to HD to unlock the power of Xbox 360, Fable Anniversary is a major visual leap over the original. Vivid graphics and remastered audio result in a stunning re-imagination of Fable that will impress fans old and new.… Expand
Positive: 0 out of 2
Mixed: 2 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Sep 13, 2014For those who want just a simple verdict see ‘overall’.
Fable Anniversary (FA) has largely left the control mechanisms the same since its previous release in terms of combat on PC. In fact, there appears to be no change whatsoever apart from a mild change with ranged weapons. Moving from target to target using Will is dizzying and somewhat irritating. The game itself leaves a lot to be desired in terms of navigation around menus and skilling up in the Skill pool. In the first Fable release on PC, users could rely on the curser to navigate through everything, this time round you simply use A, B, end and delete keys on the keyboard to move around different options, this is profoundly annoying and somewhat surprising Lionhead Studios didn’t even bother to correct a small issue like this. This screams a lazy, cheap and careless port to PC.
Despite today’s computing capability on both PC and console collectively, FA still breaks the world (map) into small segments leaving frequent loading screens every 50 metres, this isn’t necessary anymore.
The increased difficulty level in FA is a welcomed option.
I rate gameplay 3.5/10 (given today's standards)
As an overall, visuals are the biggest change in FA. They are largely better than the first PC release of fable. Faces look fantastic and clothing has a lot more detail. Trees, grass and houses etc also look significantly better. Spell effects also look drastically better. However, everything seems to be a lot darker in FA and lacks the vibrance and colour the original illustrated.
I rate visuals 6.8/10
FA still has the same great story we all enjoyed and loved many years ago, no changes have been made in this regard.
I rate story 7/10
FA as a restoration is questionable, it hasn’t taken into account past issues that plagued the original and sidesteps proper PC integration leaving the game almost with the feeling like a bunch of hackers managed to get it to work on PC. Its delivery is poor, clumsy and lazy which does not do such a great title, justice.… Expand
Sep 12, 2014So where do I start with this. This is a console to pc port it's not as bad as dark souls but its close. You can edit the controls for the game once you get in it but the navigation of menus require u to use the arrow keys. Also the old TLC menu is gone and it replaced with a menu that is meant for a console they make you use keys that are all over the key board in order to navigate. I shouldn't have to press "Home, End, Page Up or Down" in order to view my quests. A Dark Souls port should not have been the goal here. I can even tell you a fix for the menu set Q and E to be section switches and have A and D change tabs. Or even better let us use the stupid mouse like really this is a PC game why can’t I use a mouse in the menus.
The most annoying thing which needs to be patched NOW I'm surprised no one has complained about this. I can see that everything has higher detail the problem is the game literally has a film or haze over it. This film is both in the menus and the game. The graphics are maxed out so what is this film I'm seeing I spent hours messing with the settings it won't go away. I'm sure it's for depth on a widescreen TV. But I have a gaming rig and the screen is in my face I instantly notice haze and I know it wasn't in the first fable. It's so bad that I can't see any new real detail besides the game appearing to have more saturation. Honestly I thought to my self the whole time I was playing I should just load up TLC and play that.
This game needs a huge menu overhaul and that Haze needs to be disabled. Unless you have a controller hooked up to your PC and don’t mind the haze wait till all of this gets patched otherwise you’re in for a huge disappointment.… Expand
Sep 12, 2014No control customisation available, menu navigation suck (REALLY substandard for a decade old remake), dont try playing that crap with a mouse ... In the end, give it a pass and give your money to a game company that deserve it (Microsoft you suck even more for not being able to even put in a freaking mouse configuration menu or a mouse cursor for menu navigation.)… Expand
Sep 17, 2014This is the most abysmal, pathetic, disgusting, lazy ass, money grabbing excuse of a remake if I have ever seen one. How the hell do you make the game worse then it was. Menus have no mouse support and they introduced bugs that didn't exist before. They did somewhat update the graphics but thats all. For me the game was unplayable with M&K. If you haven't played it or you want to replay the game you should grab Fable: TLC. Its cheaper and superior than to this c***. STAY AWAY FROM THIS S***.… Expand