Posted: May 15
One of the best games i have ever played. I used to watch my brother play it when i was younger and always wanted to play it. Once i got it for the original xbox i completed it over 20 times but never once did i get all the silver keys :3
Basically its a role playing game where you can either pick the side of good or evil, every bandit you slay and every trader you punch in the face or cut up accidentally with the cutlass bluetane while trying to hit nymphs makes a difference in terms of weather your good or evil, you kill a bandit and save a bunch of traders through butterfly effect while doing so? You gain good points. You punch a trader in the face because he called you a *annoying runt*? you gain evil points.
You feel very free in this game even though the world is reasonably small, The main story line (if you don't take your time like i do) Takes around 13 and a half hours of continuous play including the TLC after-story if its your first time, and only around 5-6 hours if your a pro and you rush it like sanic. The story may feel short but that's only if the story is all that you do, personally i run around killing bandits like a madman and even though i could rush the story if i wanted you don't really get your moneys worth if you do.
The story line itself, story wise, is good. The developers clearly put alot of effort into it, unlike me typing this review, and even though its relatively short for someone like me who plays video games for the majority of there life, its long enough for the majority of the populous and the other things to do in albion (the name of the world) more than make up for the short story. To be honest i spent days on my first playthrough however i was very young at the time and after i completed it the first time i started to clear games quite quickly.
I love the games mechanics, the combat system is fun and not to hard to use but reasonably difficult to master. The magic isn't over powered whatsoever and the way you level yourself up gives you an amazing sense of achievement even if (like me) your completing the game for the quadrillionth time. They really balanced it perfectly but the glitches really give you an easy time if you chose to exploit them.
Now the bugs. The game is solid most of the time and it has a few loading problems every now and then but overall i don't take much notice to that. But the thing they really ♥♥♥♥ up on is the hero save system.
Now if you have ever played fable before for longer than one playthrough you would have realized how bugged the herosave system is. Basically if your in the middle of a quest you cant save the game normally, you can only transfer your current hero to a previous save file as to not waste all the time you spent grinding experience in the current quest. however herosaving also transfers items...
If you don't see the problem here I'm kinda surprised. By going into a quest and picking up an item of value and then herosaving to before you started the quest you can get infinite of that item. But don't get me wrong, i love this glitch, you can complete the game then herosave to before your first ever quest and complete it again with an over powered character and one shot all the bosses ;D
Basically the only "gamebreaking" glitch in the game makes it better and most fans were horrified when they realized the remake had removed it.
Its a solid game good gameplay good leveling system and good story. I have no problem with anything in the game except the aging system and as long as you don't abuse the herosave system that doesn't effect you to much anyway.
Good luck fighting the final boss on your first run though. xD
I rate 9/10, more content would mean the best game of all time for me. Oh yeh and if you know how you can get some of the best late game weapons before the first boss, the game developers really didn't think some of this stuff through.