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Fable: The Journey - Xbox 360
Fable: The Journey - Xbox 360
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Over-engineered Underwelming, October 11, 2012
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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I had played the first 3 Fable games and enjoyed how your interactions changed the game and very much enjoyed all the interaction with all the crazy characters that populated Albion. A lot of what is great about the Fable series has been sacrificed for the Kinect technology. If you are injured or impaired in any way, say dislocated shoulder, you can't play this game. Period. It would have been nice if the Kinect had taken less of a role in the game, and a controller alternative was made available. This game plays like a demo for Kinect, and while it's novel to have to move to drive the horse or strike your enemy, it is also frustrating because the Kinect technology is not reliable. Also, the danger is not real. The quests are dull and even though you shoot inaccurately most of the time (because of Kinect), you're not in much peril.

The action is all linear. There is no more wandering through the countryside picking up side quests or any of that. It's just drive horse, point and shoot, drive horse and point and shoot some more. The graphics are amazing- it is well voiced and very pretty to look at, but apart from that, it is a bit of a let down to me. The story lacks the depth of the earlier Fable tales. It looked like there was a great game somewhere in there but all this Kinect technology just got in the way instead of enhancing the game, which it could have easily done.
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