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If you're looking for a fun little romp in the woods, Fable is a good title to get. It's not a mega-super-block-buster type ultra-hard game that-takes-days-to-play, but it does have some good puzzles. Just be aware that I wouldn't recommend this game for younger children. It's rated 13+ and does contain illustrations of some rather scantily clad women. Not exactly for mature audiences but it could raise some eyebrows on parents not expecting that kind of thing. Overall the graphics carry this production and make it worth purchasing. Especially if you enjoy quirky British humor as much as I do.
So, while simple, Fable is a fun play, and recommended as either a good beginner's adventure or a pleasant afternoon's diversion for the veteran gamer.
PC Player (Denmark)
Som jeg nævnte i indledningen, er der faktisk ikke ret meget andet at fortælle, end at Fable er et halvkedeligt, traditionelt adventure med et uinteressant plot og grafik og lyd i en lunken kvalitet.
Fable, by Sirtech, is an interesting, humorous and creative adventure game that unfortunately just didn't thrill me as much as I hoped it would. I enjoyed exploring all of the environments and listening to the humorous dialogue (when I got it, of course); however, the game just didn't seem to flow very smoothly. That, coupled with the outdated character voice animation, forces me to call this game good, but not great.
Najbardziej drażnił mnie sterownik, którego raczej nie nazwałbym "user friendly". Za dużo jest przedmiotów, tym bardziej, że nie wszystkie są niezbędne. Denerwujący jest zwłaszcza przycisk do zamykania kieszeni - ma mikroskopijne rozmiary i często trudno w niego trafić. Poza tym, dziwi sposób, w jaki się umiera - Quickthorpe pada na ziemię, żadnego napisu w stylu "You're dead", żadnego okienka dialogowego z opcjami Restart, Restore. Wszystkie te niedociągnięcia rekompensuje humor - miejscami naciągany, ale ogólnie jest się z czego pośmiać. Każdy znajdzie tu coś
dla siebie. Jest nawet dowcip o Czernobylu.
Fable är snyggt utfört, med trevliga animationer och mysiga berättarröster, men det känns ibland lite för lätt. Det enda riktigt negativa som kan sägas om spelet är att det inte alltid känns riktigt engagerande, annars hade kanske Fable fått ett bättre betyg.
Overall, I thought that Fable had a lot of potential that was not quite fulfilled. The dialogue and the ending were, for me, disappointing, as was the lack of any real depth to the story. On the other hand, I still enjoyed the adventuring components, but then, I do like this style of graphic adventure. Experienced players may find it to be a bit too easy, but it's certainly entertaining enough to provide light relief between tougher games and offers a reasonable challenge to players new to the genre. I'd like to recommend it as suitable for all the family, but just remember that it does contain some rather immature and uninspired dialogue.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
I've read a couple of European reviews of Fable, and I'm convinced these guys wouldn't know a good adventure game if it bit them in the arse. If you want a good graphic adventure, go out and buy Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail or wait for Warcraft Adventures. Fable just isn't much fun.
All that said and done, should you buy Fable? If you're a fan of graphic point-and-click adventures looking for a mildly entertaining, two-day diversion and you see Fable on the remainder rack, sure. Enjoy the eye-candy and problem solving, and perhaps a few yuks at the inappropriate jokes, but don't expect much else.
Fable is a fairly frustrating game. It's got several good qualities, but it suffers from a common game problem I refer to as "Premature Release Syndrome."