Fable: The Lost Chapters Xbox

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  • Summary: In this role-playing adventure game from Lionhead Studios, every action determines a character's skills, appearance and morality. A character's life story is created from childhood through adulthood and on to old age. One can grow from an inexperienced child into the most powerful being inIn this role-playing adventure game from Lionhead Studios, every action determines a character's skills, appearance and morality. A character's life story is created from childhood through adulthood and on to old age. One can grow from an inexperienced child into the most powerful being in the world, spoken of by all and immortalized in legend. As additional story and side quests await, so too does the path of righteousness, as well as the life of evil. With every choice, a character transforms into a reflection of his actions and decisions. Age leaves characters wizened and battle leaves characters scarred in the world of Fable: The Lost Chapters. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    The Lost Chapters looks as good as the original game, which still can hold its own against any other game released on Microsoft's game system.
  2. If you simply can't get enough Fable, then by all means give the developers and publisher some more of your hard earned cash.
  3. The game addresses one of the chief concerns of the first Fable, its length.
  4. While the main game can take about 15 hours at most to beat, completing all of the additional side-quests may take you up to three times as long.
  5. The story is tightly linear, so it's hard to make your character's tale your own.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    80
    It's great fun to build your own good or evil hero, and with the Lost Chapters content, there are easily 20-plus hours of fun to be mined out of it. [Jan 2006, p.58]
  7. 70
    RPGs as indistinct and shallow as Fable are rare, and for good reason.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    This game is fantastic, even to this day. The combat is still solid enough to meet today's standards in well made games. There's plenty ofThis game is fantastic, even to this day. The combat is still solid enough to meet today's standards in well made games. There's plenty of different armor sets, and you can mix match. I played this game when it first came out, and I still play it today-- the story line is a gripping one, and lets you choose here and there what you want to do based on bad or good. Your appearance even changes due to the choices. There's multiple ways of making money for an Action RPG, from just killing monsters, to renting out houses and collecting the money. I have played all the Fables, and the first is still by far the best. If you haven't played it and are skeptical on buying it, I highly recommend this game. Expand
  2. DavidG.
    Jul 30, 2006
    10
    After playing the same games over and over that lay on my shelf, I realized that, well, I had to get a new game. After much thought the game After playing the same games over and over that lay on my shelf, I realized that, well, I had to get a new game. After much thought the game ended up being Fable: The Lost Chapters. I had looked Fable up and it seemed like it would deliver, so I went ahead and bought The Lost Chapters knowing extra content couldn't hurt. Now I'll admit, it took me perhaps an hour before I actually really got into the game, but once I did, wow. Just wow. It completely shocked me. The game is just phenomenal in the aspect that it delivers something that I believe has declined over the past years in games, and that is simply a little thing called 'fun'. But on top of that the game also features some beautiful graphics accompanied with crisp, right-on-the-spot sound. Now I may not know a whole lot on all the promises that were made on behalf of The Lost Chapters or even Fable in general, but I must say this. With all I've been hearing, I gathered that Fable was pinned up against Morrowind, and while I truly love Morrowind (in my opinion it was better than Oblivion), I must say that with Fable, you're put right into all of the fun and action straight away while with Morrowind it takes some time and that is why many gamers going into Morrowind expecting a huge blast right away and are impatient might be turned off by the some-what slow start. No offense to Morrowind at all, but that is my opinion. Anyways I would recommend this game fully to any gamer just looking to get away and be immersed in a world much more exciting than ours. I even recommend this to the Fable veterans who never got around to buying The Lost Chapters thinking a little extra content wouldn't be worth the money, but trust me, it is. The way I see it is: you're getting to play through the original Fable which is great with a side dish of extra quests, more areas to explore, more armour and some new spells, more monsters to kill, and more weapons to kill them with. All in all I haven't picked up a game recently that has fully immersed me into the world that the game was offering until now. That game is called Fable: The Lost Chapters. Expand
  3. LucW.
    Oct 18, 2005
    10
    Unique game that is excellent.
  4. Jaymez
    Aug 2, 2007
    10
    Looks very good, just bought it so far it has a good quality of adventure and excitment. controls are Ok but could be better.
  5. Apr 5, 2012
    9
    The lost chapters is a good expansion Fable, if you liked the original this a must have. Adds quite a bit to the game but it can leave a bitThe lost chapters is a good expansion Fable, if you liked the original this a must have. Adds quite a bit to the game but it can leave a bit left to desire. Expand
  6. Jun 12, 2011
    9
    I would like to start off by saying that, no matter what Moleneux says, Fable: The Lost Chapters is not an RPG (or at best, it is a very ****I would like to start off by saying that, no matter what Moleneux says, Fable: The Lost Chapters is not an RPG (or at best, it is a very **** one). This is the first Fable game that I ever experienced and I must say I liked it a lot. It is definitely one of my most treasured games from my younger days. I say younger, I am still quite young. LOL SMILEY FACE FML LMAO et cetera. To the task at hand; What makes Fable so great? For me, I found that the whole world was quite amusing in a childish sense and that the story was wonderfully simple yet immersive. It is true that the story is very linear and that it is your bog standard "Tragedy befalls Protagonist, Protagonist Seeks Revenge, Protagonist Realises he has a greater purpose, saves world, END" story line, but the way it is delivered is so delightfully entertaining. The choices you make along the way, don't have a massive effect on the gameworld as promised, but they still make for some good entertainment in the short term, even if it is only cosmetic. The characters throughout the game are voiced well, though a little cheesy at times; this point is mainly aimed at piss annoying villagers. I especially liked the main character. Silent as the grave. The emotions system, that is in place of any real conversation, works as the in game jester; bringing joy to the user through way of farting. It is great for a while, but it doesn't take long before it gets old. Still it works well at amusing your mates every now and then if they pop round. As I mentioned before, Fable is not an RPG and it plays best to go into it with a mindset that it is an action game. In this sense it works well, as the combat is fun enough that it doesn't get too old before the game ends, but it is simple enough that the 10 year old demographic that mainly play this game can understand it. However, it is difficult to specialise in one type of combat (either Melee, Ranged or Magic) without getting completely slaughtered by your opponents, which ruins the RPG aspect of things. Other features like marrying villagers and buying housing are all a bit blah, so they are not worth talking about. Finally, one of the main gripes that critics made sure they pointed out, was that the original game was too short. I think this problem has been well addressed with the additional content that is offered in this game. Overall, buy this game if you are looking for a good 10 to 12 hour laugh. Don't buy this game if you bought the original and still own it; instead, either rent it or sell the old version and buy this one with proceeds. Expand
  7. JaceN.
    Dec 20, 2005
    4
    More of an expansion pack than anything! Im afraid that Fable bit off ten times more than it could chew with the whirlwind of RPG greatness More of an expansion pack than anything! Im afraid that Fable bit off ten times more than it could chew with the whirlwind of RPG greatness it promised prior to release...and fell flat at Morrowinds feet after release. Its just too limiting, the whole world is just a highway from Bowerstone in the North to Twinblades camp in the south, the new areas are nothing special and the sidequests are more like pointless busywork to make the most of the fishbowl-like environment you feel trapped in. Claustraphobia ahoy! Expand

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#31 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005
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