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This review is from: Fable: The Journey - Xbox 360 (Video Game)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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Initial post: Oct 11, 2012 10:52:01 PM PDT
Re Hk says:
I agree with you. Kinect made the game limited and poor. If the other Fables are 10 this is barely a 4 :(
Posted on Oct 13, 2012 2:46:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2012 5:40:41 PM PDT
I agree with you. What is a fable game where you can't be good or bad. ( not more massacring villages :(.. )
Also I do wish for more peril but when has fable been perilous. Sure things take time but fable has always been about the experience. Note: I notice that the game compensates for lack of control by turning auto-target on items. This becomes a pain when you want to use the environment or aim at multiple targets. This could be the cause of some complaints. I wish we could turn it off. *never did check game options.
Agree there is lack of depth being a fable game but for a kinect game there isn't sits on the top. There could easily been town interactions especially with voice commands as options.
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