Fable: The Lost Chapters Review: Should You Buy?

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Fable: The Lost Chapters Review: Should You Buy?

Original Fable fans are surely delighted by Microsoft Game Studios Fable: The Lost Chapters. This game was released in 2005 for Xbox, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Xbox 360.  Fable: The Lost Chapters is essentially an expansion pack. It contains the same core gameplay with some additional features such as new characters, locations, weapons, spells, enemies and side quests. There are also some new stories, but they are just small branches wrapped around the core that essentially led to dead ends. Players may be asking themself if they should buy this game, well, let’s find out.

Original Attributes New Game

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Battle enemies with new-and-improved weapons.

Originally, Fable’s main claim to fame was the ever-changing character development which encouraged the player to play with either a good or evil persona. The character’s physical attributes would change depending on their mental and moral course. This would also alter other characters’ reaction to them based solely on their appearance. The uglier on the inside, the uglier they would look on the outside. By playing through the game as both good and evil, it is like getting two games for one price.

Fable: The Lost Chapters Gameplay

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Scary creatures wait in the forest, thankfully magic is your friend.

Revolving around a tale of revenge, the character will be faced with an incredible array of choices. From childhood to adulthood, the character will change with the choices that they have made. This will also be reflected in their powers and skills. Dark magic is different from white magic. Both will open up different doors and lead the player down different paths. The interface is incredibly intuitive and even the real-time combat system is relatively easy to use. This game just begs newbies to latch on for the ride of their lives.

Out of This World Graphics

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Incredible graphics of Fable: The Lost Chapters.

As with the original, the graphics are impressive. Locations are highly imaginative but are perfectly rendered for the context in which they appear. In other words, as unbelievable as they look, they actually look believable. Towns have a lived-in look, and the NPCs are chock full of personality. Even when they don’t talk, they at least will elicit some reaction to situations or appearance. The music and sound effects echo the rest of the excellent production values.  Fable: The Lost Chapters is fully optimized for the Windows platform, bringing with it breath-taking graphics that allow you to view the world of Albion at its best.

Features of Fable: The Lost Chapters

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Be ready for anything like intense battles with opponents like this.

Engaging and intense real-time combat. Players collect battle scars as they duel with cunning foes and deadly creatures. They can master an array of deadly weapons as they hone the art of blade-craft, hunt their quarry using subterfuge and stealth, or weave death from the elements as they harness the dark arts of the arcane. Build a living legend. Through deeds and actions, Fable: The Lost Chapters players build a name for their character across the land. They can recruit allies and followers, gain glory or notoriety, make friends and enemies, the whole time interacting with a living world of people, places and events all reactive to them.

Last Thoughts

Fable: The Lost Chapters is definitely not the best RPG ever created but it’s in darn good company and there’s no reason not to play it – but if gamers already have you might not get your money’s worth out of Fable: The Lost Chapters.

If players already played the original since it retains the majority of the gameplay, characters, weapons, locations, etc. Only if you haven’t played it will this game reveal itself to be a treasure trove of digital delights.

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