Bring on another brutal revolution
HAVING already reviewed this game when it launched on Xbox 360 last year, I wasn’t in a hurry to sit down and play the same game all over again when it recently arrived for PC.
Then I remembered that the Fable series has always been about making personal choices that alter the play.
You see, originally I played as a good-natured female character who was loved by all. This time I chose to be a male dictator who was feared and loathed because of the darker decisions I made over the course of the game. Charming, I know.
While the storyline still follows virtually the same path playing as either character, it was amazing how different the overall experience was by simply changing the way my character interacted with the game’s other characters. For those who are yet to experience the Fable series, it descends from the action roleplaying genre.
Each game features a well-crafted story, an entertaining cast of characters, and game mechanics that encourage players to make plotchanging decisions.
Fable III takes place within the familiar world of Albion from the series, though 50 years have passed since the last game. The king has died and passed the throne to your brother, whose tyrannical ways have brought disease and poverty across the population.
In order to overthrow him, you travel throughout Albion, building alliances before returning to cause a revolution, and take your rightful place as king or queen.
Naturally, the original game’s controls have been rejigged for keyboard and mouse, which work well for navigation and combat.
The game’s visuals remain essentially unchanged from the original version, however, if your PC is properly geared for gaming you can expect to add details and sharper images. The biggest change is the support for Nvidia 3D Vision. If your PC has the right hardware you can enjoy the game in 3D.