Fable: Development slowed down by lack of experience?




On his sister's birthday, a young boy's village of Oakvale is raided by bandits; killing the boy's entire family. An old Hero, Maze, rescues the boy, seeing great potential in him; Maze trains the boy to become a Hero at the Heroes' Guild. Years pass; after honing his skills, Maze informs the Hero of a blind seeress living among a bandit camp near Oakvale, and advises the Hero to infiltrate the bandit camp. To the Hero's surprise, the blind seeress is actually his older sister Theresa who was taken in by Twinblade, a former Hero and the present Bandit King. After a showdown with Twinblade, the Hero is given the choice of killing or sparing the bandit.

Later on in the Hero's life, after he has gained more recognition among the people of Albion, he is invited to fight in the Arena, where he meets the legendary Hero named Jack of Blades, who runs the arena battles. As a final challenge, Jack pits the Hero against his rival, which was also once his childhood friend/room-mate back in the Guild - Whisper; when the Hero defeats her he may kill or spare her.

The Hero learns that Jack of Blades himself destroyed Oakvale during the Hero's childhood; aided by Theresa, the Hero discovers his mother alive in Bargate Prison. The Hero is captured in the rescue attempt and spends a year or more in the prison before finally escaping. Maze is revealed to be a traitor and working with Jack. Maze kidnaps Theresa. After defeating Maze, the Hero is led into a final confrontation with Jack where his mother is killed. Jack reveals that The Sword of Aeons can only be wielded if it receives the blood of Archon. The Sword of Aeons is said to be a very powerful sword of destruction. Upon the death of their mother, the Hero and Theresa are the only two remaining descendants of Archon, and if Jack destroys them both the sword will be even more powerful. After defeating Jack, the Hero must choose whether to keep the Sword of Aeons by killing his sister, or cast it away forever into a portal created by Jack of Blades' death.

Depending on the Hero's alignment and the player's choice of using or destroying the sword, there are a total of four different endings. Once the ending credits roll, players can resume their games.

In The Lost Chapters special edition, the story continues. After the defeat of Jack, the Hero must find passage to the Northern Wastes to aid a legendary hero named Scythe in stopping an unknown great evil from returning. Should the hero have discarded the Sword of Aeons he will have the opportunity to gain the sword "Avo's Tear", a sword of similar design and equal power but that holds a light alignment rather than dark. Avo is said to be a god that represents the light side alignment. After a series of quests revolving around this new evil, it is learned that Jack of Blades has returned. He must then defeat Jack of Blades a second time, Jack having returned from the dead in the form of a dragon. Upon the death of Jack, the hero then uses Jack's mask to capture Jack's soul, with Scythe telling him that the battle is not over and that he must destroy the mask. The hero then has the final choice of putting on the mask - being consumed by Jack in the process - or destroying it, along with Jack, forever.

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Fable: Development slowed down by lack of experience?

Announced in 2020, the reboot of the Fable license has been entrusted to Playground Games, known for the Forza license . But this new adventure would present the team with a number of challenges.

Juan Fernandez, former developer at Playground Games, recently spoke about his time at the studio. Driven by its desire to offer something other than racing games, the team would have minimized the difficulty of moving from these to an action-RPG .

Development taking longer than expected?

During an interview originally given to Vandal , Juan Fernandez said that the team lacked people experienced in articulating the various gameplay elements of an action-RPG. In the case of Fable or Forza Horizon , we are talking about an open world, but the constraints are very different from one title to another:

“You have to develop animations, scripts, a quest system. Traveling by car at 300 km/ha is very different from walking through the countryside. »

This finding would have pushed Playground Games to revise the production time upwards, in order to find the best way to adapt to the new constraints. Without being critical of his former colleagues, Juan Fernandez adds that the team has a mentality of
doing more with less ", particularly in terms of staff and time, but ends by saying that "  it's good to be ambitious, but you have to be realistic  ".

Is Fable a good video game?

Yes Fable is a great video game, we are proud to have given it a rating of 87%. Any good gamer must have played Fable at least once in his life, we can even fully consider it as one of the best games of the genre! In short, it is a must and you must try it if you have the opportunity!

Can I play Fable with my friends?

No, as far as we know, there is no multiplayer mode for Fable, you'll have to lend the controller to each other and take turns playing! We hope that a multiplayer mode will be available thanks to a next update, a remake or even a sequel, who knows!

Is Fable available on multiple platforms?

No, the game Fable is currently only available on Xbox. We hope that Big Blue Box development studio will release the game on other consoles soon, even if nothing is planned for the moment!

Is Fable a recent game?

No, Fable is not a recent game, it was launched in most regions on Sep 14th 2004, 19 years 9 months 1 day ago.
Fable has been released on Xbox.

Is there an official website for Fable?

Yes Fable has its own official website! You can find it by clicking here.

Is there a forum on the internet to discuss the game Fable?

No, according to our information, Fable does not yet have a forum or subreddit clearly identified to the community. However, it is possible that you can find one by searching on your favorite search engine, which we invite you to do! You can also look at social networks, indeed many groups exist for example on Facebook to allow communities to exchange between enthusiasts.

Is Fable compatible with VR?

No, Fable is not currently compatible with virtual reality, but we hope that one day it will be possible to play it with this new technology!

Does the game Fable have other names around the world?

Yes, the game is also known by these names around the world:
Fable 1 (Alternative spelling)

What are similar games to Fable?

Fable is a game similar to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Dishonored, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Pillars of Eternity, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Dark Souls, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Persona 5 and Rogue Galaxy, if you liked Fable, you will surely love this list of games we just mentioned! You can find our dedicated portals by clicking on the name of the games, and make your own opinion very quickly!