I recently checked out Fable: The Journey at the library. I was intrigued by the description on the back cover, which leads you to believe it’s a game about magic. My kids are into magic (thanks to Harry Potter), so I checked out the video game for them. I played the game with my oldest daughter. We both enjoyed Fable: The Journey, but we thought the game starts off really, really slow.
Fable: The Journey features magic and casting spells. However, you spend the first 20 to 30 minutes steering a horse. Boring. This part of the game reminded me of the Oregon Trail video game. Fortunately, you eventually do get to the part where you use magic to defeat your enemies. I have to admit, zapping goons with my hands was pretty cool. I actually thought I was a Sith from the Star Wars series. I think if gamers can get pass the slow start, most of them will enjoy the game — especially gamers who are into magic.
Fable: The Journey Description
You are the controller and the hero. Powered exclusively by Kinect for Xbox 360, Fable: The Journey is a whole new way to experience the deep storyline, heart-pounding action and picturesque world of Albion that fans have come to know and love about the Fable franchise. From the new first person perspective of Gabriel, a young dweller who has lost his tribe, you will come to the aid of the ailing and mysterious Theresa, who thrusts you into an action-packed adventure full of dangerous enemies, hair-raising chases and humorous characters. As you traverse through dangerous lands with your horse by your side, you will learn to master magic as a deadly weapon, defend yourself in combat and solve puzzles on your journey to becoming a hero.
Fable: The Journey Highlights
- An all-new Albion
Built on the Unreal Engine 3, Fable: The Journey breathes new life into the world of Albion with stunning graphics and vivid detail. Explore uncharted realms and learn more about the history of Albion along your way.
- A captivating narrative
Fable: The Journey immerses you in a role-playing experience like never before with a deep storyline and a slew of compelling characters and creatures. In this action-packed adventure you?ll develop a lasting bond with your horse through an emotion-filled journey that will uncover the mystery behind Theresa, who has appeared in all previous games in the franchise.
- Heart-pounding action
Thanks to the controller-free experience of Kinect, you?ll be able to quickly wield magic in ways you never dreamed possible. Use your power to create deadly weapons to obliterate your enemies, leverage spells to slow your enemies’ attacks, or heal your beloved horse with the power of your hands. Pick up the virtual reins and race against the clock in your horse and carriage, battle your way through a barrage of enemies and attacks, and collect items throughout your journey to improve your skills and power.
Fable: The Journey is available now for the Xbox Kinect. It has a list price of $49.99, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $29.99. The game is rated Teen for mild language and violence.
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