My first thought when I heard this game is, how do you take Fable which is a well established series in people’s mind and turn it into a arcade title. Well Fable Heroes puts you into the shoes of these puppets with differing abilities and weapons. The game takes the basics of what makes Fable special as far as morality and other choices, turning them into something that fits perfectly. Moving through the levels with easy controls to learn you move through beautifully designed landscapes running into power-up crates that change the game through time, you size and speed. As you move a long through the levels you are also faced with some special crates that deal with morality and give a power-up, you can choose good or bad as per the normal. The part of choices comes randomly in levels and presents you with two sides, whichever choice changes the outcome of the level, even neater the choice you made is shown again in the dark version of Albion, which is available upon completion of the first credits. These paths vary and technically allow you to play level twice and have a different experience. The path could end with a neat mini game or become a survival game, further even you could face a large boss. Well on top of all this other playing you collect coins throughout the levels, there are some cool blockades with neat items, which all go towards the board game, wait there’s a board game? Yes at the end of every level you roll dice for your puppets and move around a monopoly type board buying bonuses or new puppets. It is a really neat concept that definitely changes the game. Each level is neat and the credits section is really well done, once finished the game switches to a darkened version of the levels, where evil is about with everything destroyed. It was particularly sad to see the snow level become cool and lava-e. There is also the option to play with this in 4 player coop anytime online or off.
Plays the same as single player, but with real people and can be done online or off. Fable Heroes is greatly benefitted in coop though and a lot more fun.
All the levels look beautiful and combat flows perfectly. Some of the power-ups were a tad weird and didn’t help the game. It has a neat way of measuring life, which I’m not complaining and is really an experience that an adult could have fun while playing with a young child.
Fable Heroes takes a well established franchise and uses it’s formulas perfectly. Artwork is great and the game is a lot of fun. It is a ton of fun with a group and really enjoyable to play mini games while competing for coins. The game provides an atmosphere that an adult could have a blast playing with even younger individuals enjoying themselves. Play as puppets, collect coins and venture through the worlds of Albion once more!
Review Done on Fable Heroes for Xbox 360