Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save up to 63%
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

PACKSHOT
Fable: The Journey

GAME DETAILS
Released
16 October 2012
Format
Xbox 360
Developer
Lionshead

LATEST GAME REVIEWS
Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
4 Star Empire Rating
Batman: Arkham Knight
5 Star Empire Rating
Yoshi's Wooly World
4 Star Empire Rating
Lego Jurassic World
3 Star Empire Rating
Heroes Of The Storm
4 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Batman: Arkham Knight
5 Star Empire Rating
Witcher III: Wild Hunt, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Bloodborne
5 Star Empire Rating
Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Elite: Dangerous
5 Star Empire Rating

Fable: The Journey


submit to reddit

Fable: The Journey  (2012)
Review
Peter Molyneux’s swansong is a triumph in interactive storytelling nestled inside the beautifully rendered fictional world of Albion, hampered only by the obvious failings of motion control. Set 50 years after the event of Fable 3, The Journey puts you (kind of) in control of Gabriel, the titles’ reluctant hero and, incidentally, the first named protagonist in Fable’s history.

An entirely on-rails experience, The Journey eschews the need for a pad in favour of simple gestures that – for the most part – result in the casting of magical spells, blocking and controlling Gabriel’s trusty steed, Seren. Much in the same way it succeeded with Fable II’s canine companion, studio Lionhead has yet again conjured a videogame animal that’s incredibly easy to grow attached to as you flail your way through the narrative.

While the Kinect controls are at their best when on the open road, guiding Seren around corners and between obstacles, the shortcomings of Microsoft’s technology are most evident in the frequent bouts of magical fisticuffs, where you’ll sometimes find spells frustratingly hurtling off in the wrong direction. Persevere though and you’ll be rewarded with a surprisingly enjoyable guided tour of the always-appealing Albion and its kooky inhabitants.


Reviewed by Sebastian Williamson

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)