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Fable (Xbox)

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Written by  :  Todd Bello (32)
Written on  :  Apr 14, 2006
Platform  :  Xbox
Rating  :  4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars

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Summary

This game is the best of all games

The Good

Everything was perfect. The combat system was easily understandable, you could do just about anything you can ever Think of doing and the change of the character when you become good or evil.

The glitches in this game are really cool such as: the dig glitch (dig through walls by turning your back to the wall, equip the spade to your d-pad, dig, turn yourself around (if needed) and repeat until you are through the wall or gate) this was really cool because in the beginning of the game, if you go to Oakvale and dig through the bandit gate, you could dig yourself all the way through the bandit camp and get Skorm's bow.

Another glitch is the "jump" glitch. In the game there is no jump action but if you go to the bandit camp, go to the area where you find the silver key, and do the dig glitch (except up against the wall), you can dig yourself up the wall and than you can walk along the top and than "jump" onto the tent roofs and such. There are other glitches but i wouldn't want to spoil all the fun for you.

The Bad

It was short BUT the definition of a FABLE is a SHORT story about a legendary person. Also, the load times were a bit long and the story would get a tiny bit annoying at times. Further more, you age like .6 of a year every time you level any attribute up once, but there is a way around this with the anti-aging glitch. Level everything up in the beginning of the game, and than get around 1,000,000 gold and than begin the find the archaeologist quest (the first one) and hero save, than go to the Temple of Avo and keep donating gold until your age goes down, reload the hero save and go back to the Temple of Avo and donate gold until your age goes down. keep doing this until your age goes back to 18 THIS TAKES A VERY LONG TIME (it took me about 10-14 hours to get enough gold and to max all stats and than go through this entire glitch). also the secrets and the content left out was a real let down (if you have action replay or a modded xbox, this wont be a problem) but there was supposed to be a dragon in the game but they took it out. With action replay or a modded xbox, you can get access to the areas.

The Bottom Line

It is one of the best RPG's of this time and everyone should have it.