Remembering the fabulous trilogy Fable. Heroes know what to Albion?

While large developers did pore over the creation of new franchises, the old quietly forgotten or simply fade into the background, occasionally cheering fans what some games “based on”. Some thus attracted a lot of attention (hello, the Hearthstone  and ” Gvint” ), while others debuted not so well (hello, and you, of The Elder Scrolls: Legends ).
In a series of glory, was the reason for this article, by the way, too, decided to earn 25 July, early access out of Fable the Fortune  – another hybrid popular card games in the Steam piggy bank. Check the quality of the new TCG can now, as our review will appear within a few days.
In the meantime, we have decided to recall the details of the most fabulous series from Lionhead Studiosand Peter Molyneux, in particular. Take out your handkerchiefs, Kuroschupy!

Fable: The Lost Chapters

Theme song by Danny Elfman in the introductory clip of the first part – a kind of trick to divert attention. Because of him, we could then take new action role-playing for a typical epic “about nothing”. Indeed, how could it be compared with such great projects as Gothic 2  or of The Elder Scrolls III of: of Morrowind , walked out a little earlier? Of course not.
Here are just a Fable: The Lost Chapters  , and tried not to be a model adventure early 2000s. It told a different story …
sister a birthday gift? Good deeds? Thus began the story of our hero.
With a starting location extremely accessible game explains the rules of their world. Do good deeds – you become good and you get a halo over his head; love bad deeds – will soon grow horns. That was the beauty of Fable: by role player chose for himself. Around this amusing features built and jobs, and the story itself.
On the appearance of the hero has influenced not only the beauty of the soul, but also a whole heap of factors. Skinny boy could almost instantly getting fat, leaning on meat and flour dishes, and for the constant pumping of particular skills received special “class” figure. Warrior became muscular archer – high, the magician began to glow hands, body and face were covered with blue spots.
Having started to play for the unremarkable “pig”, we have gradually changed it to your liking and create a unique in every sense of the protagonist. It’s great revitalized gameplay, and the passage made to measure nonlinear and replayability.
But there were still haircuts and tattoos, which responded differently to the NPC.
Although the first part and not so hot it was still interesting in terms of plot, follow the course of events. In addition, the humor in everything that touches the lives of such “privileged” members of society, as a hero, to pay off all outstanding deficiencies.
In the beginning we were nothing and called us in any way (well, except that Kuroschupom), so they had to put up with constant ridicule from the common people. And the title of the purchase is not much of a help. Fame to be earned!
It turns out that the only true solution was to fight for the heroic career. No wonder that we were finishing the Guild. So, sword, magic, or bow to the teeth, and go! And I must say, the battles were exciting: the combat system has done very well and did not give bored any connoisseur of the genre.
Remember Fable: The Lost Chapters, not only thanks to advanced for its time character customization system. The game is remarkable caustic satire on Heroes, reflecting all the secret dreams of the player.
As a result, the game became a sort of simulation of the heroic character, where we are now and then performed feats, earned fame and permanently sought to collect as many trophies as possible. Factory house wife … Why not Sims ?
In between courting his wife could have a good time in the tavern: a beer with your friends and play games of chance. By purchasing the same from a dealer in fishing tackle shop, you can go fishing, to pull out of the water and a couple of silver keys to open special treasure chests.
And all this against the backdrop of the beautiful Albion, full of unsolved mysteries. That only cost the demons guard!
And every such need special Hero: Who is the wicked who are most kind. All the magic door demon guardian to open a single pass does not work.
Fable Anniversary
In 2014 came remaster Fable: The Lost Chapters – first on Xbox 360, and then to the PC. In fact, nothing new to the game in 2005, he did not introduce, in addition to improved graphics and an updated interface. In other words, HD-re coped with its task: to ensure the old game a new wrapper, retaining, as usual, and clumsy animation and inconvenient menu character and limited locations.
But what was really nice to see in the remastered version, so it’s completely revised environment. Crisp texture in high resolution and improved lighting Albion made a truly stunning! Apparently, so its authors and conceived from the outset.
The only pity is that excessive realism does not go Fable Anniversary  benefit. Of fairy tale with cartoon characters and scenery staged it turned outwardly in the mediocre role-playing shooter, albeit with quite a pretty picture. The main thing here, as in life – do not judge by its cover.
Say what you like, and Fable: The Lost Chapters bribed its fabulous atmosphere. Playing for the person that is constantly transformed under your influence – in itself is not an entertainment for one hour. But when an interesting setting combined with non-boring jobs and classic English humor, it turns out not just good, but one of a kind game.
And let the trees and did not grow in real time – the first Fable brought to the genre of role-playing action something of their own, “feyblovskoe”. For this, and remember.

Fable II

Three years later came the continuation. But if the first part was released as the console of the Microsoft , as well as on the PC, the second still remains exclusive to owners of Xbox 360 and Xbox One (for backward compatibility).
The action starts after five hundred years after the events of the original. The Middle Ages gave way to the Renaissance, bows – muskets, shirt – jacket, but Albion everything just needed one and only savior.
At this time you can choose the gender of the main character.
In spite of the sharp change in the setting, the main story was quite trivial and literally moved the concept of Fable: The Lost Chapters. Fable II  could not boast of new ideas, but to her it was not necessary. It has become a classic sequel: improved all that was good in the previous project, and correct his shortcomings as far as possible. And what about the new features? Without them, no way! On this account the developers thought as follows … and added a game dog.
Furry companion fits into the local flavor.
Perhaps, for the whole game, we have not met a more loyal and enduring other than this. Wonderful “Dogma” quickly found a treasure, helped in the battles and just enjoy eternally playful mood. But only if our hero does not pass to the dark side – in this case the dog becomes more aggressive.
On top of that she could buy collars give a nickname to train and … What’s that? «Sims: Pets” , you say?
Subsequent DLC has introduced the ability to change their breed mutt on a Dalmatian, Bloodhound or Husky.
The world of Albion has grown significantly, and the tiny location of the first part have become more open and accessible to study. Hero learned to swim, to have children and earn money on the side of ordinary citizens. By the way, earn hard cash usually comes through some simple QTE. However, they missed us and fishing mode.
In the second part of the opportunity not only to acquire housing, but also to buy real estate, then to make a profit as the rightful owner of it. An interesting innovation can assume and cooperative mode which nevertheless do not hit all like. This is understandable: after all, it turned out so that the second player has been like for the first Robin. And who wants to be Robin, when you can be Batman, well, seriously?
But in the end the game was remarkable. Corporate humor, diverse character customization and exciting combat system – all this only multiply. And the transition to the Renaissance Fable made even more colorful than before.

Fable III

Shortly after sequel Lionhead Studios announced the third part of the numbering, which was released in 2010. Fable III  first appeared on the Xbox 360, and six months later and moved on the PC, so that fans of the series have been very happy.
At this time the world of Albion has not changed much: the events took place after fifty years after the events of the previous part. So just change colors: restrained pastel colors pushed a bright palette of the second Fable. In addition, the history of the Hero of the newly elected prince (or princess), this time the direct heir of the former protagonist, does not begin with the usual childhood experiences, and already with quite a adulthood.
Cheerful four-legged creature safely moved to the next part, and the new charismatic antagonist did was beyond praise.
The whole plot is built around the revolution, which was entrusted to lead us. It turns out that the brother of the Hero, while the current king – an evil tyrant ruler and useless, and only the rightful heir to the throne has the right to overthrow it.
The new game has grown significantly in terms of performances. In the dialog that appears well-liked by developers choice and our decision entailed far-reaching consequences. Which, as always, reflected in the karma of the hero.
Previous part put an end to the monetary reward for performing tasks, depriving us of fair wages and forcing in this work and diligent search of treasure. The third kept the mechanics and added activities such as playing the lute and rolling dough for pies branded Fable. In general, a paradise for lovers to plunge into the game world with the head!
Courting other characters became deeper. Now you can not just call the NPC with you, but also to drive the handle and walk with him on a date. Driving romantic advances, many familiar from the Mass Effect : to go to the next level of relations it is necessary to perform errands character.
Fable III carefully kept all the ideas of the previous parts. Yes, it did not seem such a fabulous and has become in a sense, more mature, but it in no way diminished the very “feyblovskogo” charm. Fans of the series that was enough.
Of course, the trilogy was not limited. At one time the studio released a number of games in the same universe, but they all somehow parasitized on three main parts. And as for the canceled Fable Legends  do not even want to remember … Too much pain she brought to fans. Like the fact that Fable IV, did not seem to ever be released. Perhaps it’s for the better? It would be able to surpass the new part of the old and stand out from the crowd? Share your thoughts in the comments!