Fable III - PC

Also known as: Fable III: Limited Collector's Edition

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Requires: Mouse, Keyboard
Also for: Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Adventure: Role Playing
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Lionhead Soft. Co.: Microsoft Game Studios
Publishers: Microsoft Game Studios (GB)
Released: 20 May 2011 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 16+


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Okay, star UK game studio Lionhead returns with the third in the Fable series and with them comes a stellar cast including Stephen Fry as Reaver, John Cleese as Jasper, Simon Pegg as Ben Finn, Jonathan Ross as Barry Hatch and Michael Fassbender as King Logan.

If the cast is not impressive enough, the game has been tweaked, improved and the whole idea of a role-playing game as been turned on its head. Rather than starting off as a weak and friendless hero who must defeat the tyrannical ruler, and then the game ends, Fable III sees the gamer moving on and becoming the King himself. That's when things get really interesting.

It is then the player's task to decide whether they want to be a benign leader of a happy land, or the kind of evil tyrannical leader that traditional heroes set out to defeat. This means that there is an awful lot of decision making the be done along with way, and this is where the gameplay comes in.

The game is – intriguingly – also set 50 or so years after Fable II. Although it plays out in the familiar territory of Albion. The game makes the player actually follow up on promises made to the people he or she was recruiting in order to gain the throne in order to maintain their love and support. In the background to the local politics and intrigue is the fact that a new country – Aurora – is rising as a possible enemy in war.

For gamers who want more than plot, intrigue and decision making, levelling up of weaponry and abilities are in the mix; as is the Extreme Emote system. This enables the player's character to reveal their real souls (demonic, angelic) to NPCs. These are combined with the ability to morph armaments for a rounded, combat-filled RPG.


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