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Fable casts you as a 'Hero' in the generic "its up to you to save the world from evil" type scenario. The core mechanics behind the game lay in its incredibly simple (yet very satisfying) combat system, morality decisions, political incorrectness and West Country accents.
Graphically the game is a bit dated but unless you stand and look at the scenery for an extended time you wont care. The visuals are some what updated over the original Xbox version while the almost cartoon like style makes no attempt to look realistic. Special effects are simple but satisfying and the animation is top notch.
The Lost Chapters contains more quests and items than the original and some key parts of the story are slightly different (although I never finished the Xbox version)
While the game is quite linear and the main story is quite short for a Role Play Game (or maybe Adventure game) there is enough ammusing side quests to do, plenty of "demon doors" each with their own puzzle to solve and accompanying reward and two distinct alignments to play through at least twice.
The combat system is one of the places where Fable shines above all other games of this nature. Targeting is semi-automatic in that the system gaurantees you will land a hit providing you are close enough and the opponent is not blocking and you can select who to hit based on who you are facing at the time. Line up a few hits in a row and you will be granted a more powerful attack which will remain until you are either hit or you miss. Given some practice and enough enemies surrounding you and some quite rewarding combos can be had (although it does get a tad annoying when you are hit by an arrow which are hard to dodge and lose your combo streak).
I paid £7.50 for Fable: The Lost Chapters (as half of a buy two for £15 at game), It is available practically everywhere and is old enough to have found its way into bargain bins and the offers shelf of most stores. Well worth the money!