Since the first Fable was released for the Xbox, Peter Molyneux’s game series has captivated gamers to this day. The Fable series has been big on Molyneux’s concept of “good or evil” — forcing players to make tough decisions over the span of each game which can affect how the main character interacts with the world. Fans of the series will have to wait for Fable IV, which has still yet to get a proper announcement and release date, although there are many rumors as to it launching with the next Xbox console, but if you can’t get enough of Albion and own a Kinect, Fable: The Journey could be your game.
If you are a serious gamer and own a Kinect, you might feel at times like the purchase was unwarranted. There were a lot of promises of Kinect support from big, blockbuster titles as well as unique titles for the Kinect that took full advantage of it. Instead there is some minor motion control in Mass Effect 3, you can perform shouts by yelling in Skyrim and you were given a Star Wars game that involved slashing of swords on top of dance sequences. That isn’t to say that it has all been bad or disappointing, because The Gunstringer is honestly one of the most entertaining a perfect uses for the Kinect possible.
Fable: The Journey takes place fifty years after the story of Fable III and involves someone outside of the hero lineage with some magic powers out to save Albion. It sounds familiar enough, doesn’t it? The game will be a first person shooter of sorts, with users using hand gestures to guide a horse, cast spells and shoot magic at enemies. For Kinect users, this could be a great addition to the library and you don’t have to wait until October 9th to try it. There will be a demo on Xbox Live starting on September 17th.
Oh, and the team at Lionhead has released a mini-documentary for your enjoyment, sending you into the story.