Fable Anniversary Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Create a hero based on your actions: age and evolve a hero or villain through the actions you select and the path you follow - be it for good, evil, or somewhere on the continuum. Fabricate your living legend: Through deeds and actions, build a name for yourself across the land. RecruitCreate a hero based on your actions: age and evolve a hero or villain through the actions you select and the path you follow - be it for good, evil, or somewhere on the continuum. Fabricate your living legend: Through deeds and actions, build a name for yourself across the land. Recruit allies and followers. Gain glory or notoriety. Who will you be? With an entirely new lighting system, slick new interface, all new textures, models and gameplay, Fable Anniversary is the full HD, definitive Fable experience. Fable Anniversary includes all-new Xbox 360 exclusive content, including Achievements, The Lost Chapters and Xbox SmartGlass integration. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 53
  2. Negative: 2 out of 53
  1. Feb 19, 2014
    90
    Some 10 year old problems are still here proving that Lionhead didn't do its best during the port, but Fable -even after all those years- remains one unique fairytale of a game.
  2. Feb 11, 2014
    80
    Despite frame rate issues and some bugs, Fable Anniversary is still a fresh and entertaining experience that deserves old (and new) fans attention.
  3. Mar 1, 2014
    75
    Fable Anniversary is a game with all the good and less attractive parts of Fable: The Lost Chapters. It concerns a big visual overhaul that doesn’t work as well as it should in every part of the game and should’ve gotten a bit more attention. The strength of this adventure game remains intact though.
  4. Feb 3, 2014
    70
    This is a great example of how a HD remake is supposed to be. If you're aware of the limitations you will find in a ten-year-old game, it's a good choice.
  5. Feb 3, 2014
    65
    With all of its upgrades and love, Fable Anniversary really is the original Fable in a brand new suit, warts and all.
  6. Feb 11, 2014
    60
    It's same old Fable, and this is a good chance to try it if you've missed the original (and the expansion). Sadly, this remaster shows a lot of graphical hiccups, and a less than good frame rate, despite its high pricing.
  7. Feb 7, 2014
    40
    The story has some minor twists and turns, but most of them can be seen from miles away, and its best characters and moments come and go in the cutscenes, not as part of gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 43
  2. Negative: 9 out of 43
  1. Feb 6, 2014
    10
    Whats there to say? One of the best games of all time updated with fantastic modern graphics.

    If you liked the original you will enjoy it
    Whats there to say? One of the best games of all time updated with fantastic modern graphics.

    If you liked the original you will enjoy it again. If you havent played the original you're in for a treat.
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  2. Apr 24, 2014
    10
    a very good remake that is both faithful to the original contents and improves on a number of weak spots in the original. great to play fora very good remake that is both faithful to the original contents and improves on a number of weak spots in the original. great to play for old and new fans of the series alike. Expand
  3. Feb 5, 2014
    9
    Despite its small bugs, this is exactly what I wanted from this game. A nice clean remake of the original. It looks very nice, and is a greatDespite its small bugs, this is exactly what I wanted from this game. A nice clean remake of the original. It looks very nice, and is a great nostalgia trip for anyone who has played Fable on original Xbox. That guild music, chills. Expand
  4. Jun 15, 2014
    7
    This is the first, and probably best, of the Fable series. Unfortunately there are also lots of bugs and a few poor design issues. It is notThis is the first, and probably best, of the Fable series. Unfortunately there are also lots of bugs and a few poor design issues. It is not simply a matter of recompiling code to bring it up to X360. The system is different than the original Xbox and some adjustments are needed but it doesn't appear that the devs bothered to change anything other than update the graphics. The most obvious place this occurs is with the pub games. Most are timed and the X360 controls aren't quick enough to handle the tight timing requirements. You basically have to resort to cheating to win them. The card pair games is pretty much random as to whether you can win or not because the devs didn't seem to bother play testing it first. The coin golf games use physics that is inconsistent even within strokes of a single game. Overall the pub games didn't transition well and the game suffers because of it.

    There are larger bugs as well. Later in the game it would start to freeze when multiple spell effect sounds occurred at the same time. This could happen within minutes of starting the game or after an hour. A hard reset of the system was required.

    Yet another issue was with the graphics. In the coin golf games you had to alter your view angle otherwise you'd be looking at the surface of a glass. But this extended beyond the pub games into the world as well. On several occasions people were walking sideways through the world.

    If you've never played Fable on Xbox or PC then this is a pretty good game but accept the fact that the devs put minimal effort into it to port it to X360 while they work on the next game in the series.
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  5. Feb 4, 2014
    7
    The fact that Fable one has held its own all of these years is amazing. All they did with this one is fix the controls and update theThe fact that Fable one has held its own all of these years is amazing. All they did with this one is fix the controls and update the graphics. So while I can't give it a ten because it is only a slightly updated re-release, and not on fable 3's engine I might add, it won't get a ten. The classic fable gameplay is still fun, and it does merit a positive review. Expand
  6. Feb 10, 2014
    5
    As a disclaimer I finished the game and got all but one achievement locked for it.so I did it all. And the reason for the one achievement isAs a disclaimer I finished the game and got all but one achievement locked for it.so I did it all. And the reason for the one achievement is locked is the reason for mediocre score as in simple terms - this games was rushed out, not tested, not even redesigned in smaller bits (beside the UI). They didn't even bother to fix the exploits and bugs from original fable!
    So if in original fable you were annoyed that your summoned wasp doesn't attack anything, ever, that is still here! If you were annoyed by very clunky and barely working tavern mini-games, they are still there (and required for one achievement). That and plethora of original, and some new, bugs. It also suffers from about as bad loading screens as the original ones (even though the devs claimed that they removed most of them).
    But on bright side the good stuff is still here too, completely untouched so it is a very nice game.

    But what is so annoying is that if they put more time into it, instead of turning it into an obvious "rush and cash", they would create something of an epic proportion that would drag a lot of new players into it. But as it is - it's a mediocre game at best, and only thing dragging it's score up would be the nostalgia attached and quite good story.
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  7. May 30, 2016
    0
    all I have to say is: THIS GAME IS CRAP, DO NOT BUY IT.

    controls are tedious,stupid ui inventory designed for controllers when the game
    all I have to say is: THIS GAME IS CRAP, DO NOT BUY IT.

    controls are tedious,stupid ui inventory designed for controllers when the game "fable lost chapters" uses your mouse pointer to navigate your inventory. it is a step back from the original game than a step forward.

    AGAIN, AVOID THIS GAME!
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