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on December 11, 2016
I have Windows 10, and unfortunately this game will barely play on it. It crashes often during play, and 1 out of 4 world save attempts and every other auto save causes a crash, making it impossible to play unless you like playing the same thing over and over again because when you finished a quest and it went to autosave, it crashed. Loved this game when I played it back on the day on Xbox and was hoping to recapture some of that magic, but sadly that didn't happen. I can't speak for other operating systems, but it doesn't play well with Windows 10. Save your money, because you can't get a refund.
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on March 22, 2013
when the xbox first came out i was estatic but unfortunately i wasnt old enough to play this title yet. :/ and when i did get old i ended up buying a ps3 over a xbox 360 so i didnt play the sequels. still i never lost my curiousity for the series and now after all these years i decided to try the pc version.

although the graphics are dated compared to what we play now, it does not change the fact that this game is AWESOME. typically i would only using my laptop for games like the sims series so it did take a while to get use to using a keyboard and mouse for a game like this. the game was harder for me to play using that control scheme and for those that are hesitant to try this game bc of that, should definitely consider downloading an emulator such as MotionJoy so that you can use a ps3 or xbox 360 controller to play this game. (the only con to this option is the time it takes to map the button to a configuration that works for you)

other than that the story is rich and the combat is fun. the rpg elements make the games replay ability amazing. the only thing i do not care for is probably the map layout and the teleporting, but then again i am comparing it to games like fallout 3. the map layout for Fable the Lost Chapters to me is similar to kingdoms of amular: the reckoning. the good thing about the map tho is that it forces players to explore more.

overall, awesome game. anyone that likes rpgs should like this game
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on February 16, 2014
Ever wish that your choices could mean more? Well, here you go. Not much to really say about this dazzling Hero or Villain game other than that your choices will reflect whether you become a Hero, or a Villain. Either way you're referred to as a Hero, but the evil undertones are completely removed and you're given horns after you've done enough bad deeds. NEvermind how easy the game can get once you get certain abilities either, because the game makes up for it by being not bad to look at (it's old and still looks great to me on max settings) and being fun to play with multiple approaches.

And the modding community was very strong at one point, so there's plenty of stuff to do anyway!
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on January 26, 2014
I was introduced to the Fable series with the second game, I liked it a lot so I got the xbox live arcade version of Fable for my xbox 360. The port was so bad I simply could not like it : terrible loading times, rather awkward control mapping on 360 controller, ... It felt like a chore to play.

I was quite impressed by the PC version. I'm used to subpar ports on PC regarding former console games, but this is clearly not the case here. The graphics are beautifully updated with free resolution support and the game now runs flawlessly. Strangely enough, the game doesn't work with a controller (not even an xbox360 one), but the mouse+keyboard controls are near perfect, and certainly better than the 360 version. The only slight problem I have with this game is the save system (unchanged from the original) which is rather complicated and can be annoying since you often need rather long play sessions if you don't want to lose progress.

That said, I can clearly recommend this game. It's a great mix of light and dark moments, part poetic, part silly, with colourful characters.
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on August 11, 2013
I really loved Fable 2, so I decided to try the first game on my PC. Really great for an old game! The storyline is a lot more involved than I was expecting too. I recommend the game, but I kind of wish I'd bought the disc instead.
I've had several problems with the Steam part; First I didn't know steam was required before purchase, so after I paid I found out I have to download a whole new program before I can download the game, which takes up more room on my computer. I also had trouble with the Steam account on my computer losing my log-in info so I couldn't play offline until I logged back onto the internet to fix it.
I love the game, but I feel like it's false advertising to not explain that an online Steam account is required BEFORE purchase. I have an old computer that bogs down when there's too many programs running; the last thing I need is another self-activating online account.
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on December 4, 2015
This is a fun game for a cheap price. It's a bit dated, but new for me. I've spent several hours playing so far and look forward to spending more. The graphics are fine and the content is fun. My character slept with a prostitute and lost all of his armor.
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on February 9, 2015
The game is exactly the original xbox fabel that includes the added content with the lost chapters. May take time adjusting to using a keyboard for movement as opposed to the xbox controller. Major issue comes with running this game on a 64 bit OS (win7x 64 bit or win 8). You will not get it to launch and it has been reported on a number of forums. This can be fixed by creating a shortcut on your desktop and running the program in troubleshoot mode under an older OS environment listing (win NT, win XP..). There should be some kind of warning with this issue prior to downloading these games.
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on April 16, 2013
Plot is incredible
Gameplay is sufficiently long
Pretty decent post game play
You have a ton of options on what you can do
You can choose to be good or evil
Quick to get used to controls and learn how the game works

Cant play as a girl
Cant customize character

Overall, this game is excellent, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves RPGs.
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on January 15, 2017
classic game get the anniversary edition though instead of the original it has more
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on February 28, 2013
I originally played Fable many years ago, but I managed to lose my boxed copy along the way. I feel like Fable is one of the best single-player experiences possible. The game is well-balanced, the story pulls you in, and it gives you a very big and open world to explore. The graphics have aged well, by the fact that they made everything have a very consistent level of detail that doesn't make portions seem disjointed.
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