Lionhead Tells the Tale of Fable: The Journey


Fable: The Journey has been mired in skepticism about it being another crummy Kinect butchering of a well-known franchise property, but this developer video diary may just change some opinions around. For example, did you know that the game world is nearly three times larger than Fable 3‘s Albion? Pretty impressive for what many have dismissed as a throwaway spin-off.

Between the charming visual style, the thick British humor, and the strong narrative focus, The Journey is unmistakeably a Fable adventure. Lionhead still needs to clarify some things about gameplay, however; particularly as it pertains to exploration and how the player moves through the world–it appears to be on-rails, but Lionhead has insisted it’s not. We’ll find out either way come September 17th, when a playable demo for the game makes its digital download journey to the Xbox Live Marketplace.

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