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Fable (Xbox 360)

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Xbox version of Fable appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Credits

The credits are roughly 18 minutes long.

Hype

When Fable was released, Peter Molyneux had to apologize for it not meeting up to the expectations. He himself had created a hype around this game, calling it "the greatest RPG of all time". It even received some negative awards because of this.

A major complaint was that they failed to include the feature where the main character could have children, which was said to play an important role in the gameplay.

Macintosh version

The Macintosh version was originally announced by Feral Interactive to be released in early 2006, however it ended up being released two years later due to licensing issues.

Multiplayer

Originally, there was a multiplayer mode planned. Four players (one hero and three sidekicks) would be able to work together. This component was cancelled in March 2004 due to time constraints.

References

In the Lychfield Graveyard there is a grave stone that reads "Cpt. J. Sparrow: May the wind always be at your back". This is an obvious reference to the character Jack Sparrow from the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Awards

  • GamePro (Germany)
    • February 2005 - Best Console RPG in 2004 (Readers' Vote)
  • Gamespot
    • 2004 - Biggest Disappointment of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #10 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2004 - The Colonel Sanders Award for Best Use of Chickens (Xbox)
  • Golden Joystick Awards
    • 2004 - Xbox Game of the Year
Information also contributed by Andrew Shepard, Grov, MegaMegaMan, and Sciere.

Contributed by Patrick Bregger (112006) on Oct 20, 2009. [revised by : 4 other people]. -- edit trivia