Fable Anniversary

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Players pick good or evil in this mature, combat-heavy RPG.

Xbox 360 2014

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

The Magic of the First Fable Revisited

Fable Anniversary is a remake of Fable: The Lost Chapters that you can now play on Xbox 360/One. The story follows a hero who after being rescued from a bandit raid that killed his parents, learns to forge his own destiny. Players will use wit, combat, and magic in an awesome tribute to how amazing this game was in the early 2000s and how it unknowingly influenced the entire console RPG genre for years to come. The game is excellent and very replayable. Unlike many role playing games today, It does have a definite ending which is always a plus in my book. The game features combat that is really simplified. The most violent points are a vertical thrust with a sword on an unconscious opponent and headshots from arrows (which are difficult to do unless you are shooting from a long distance) which can decapitate the victim. Otherwise, the combat feels more like hitting a piñata until the enemy does not get back up, with drops of blood on the ground popping up when someone is struck. There is sexual content in the game and there are a few characters in the game that wear immodest apparel. The sexual content is sometimes harder to get to than in a lot of other games, but it exists. Nothing is shown; however, the screen turns black and you can hear the woman say things like "So this is what a hero feels like..." However, the sexual content is completely off to the side, and you can go through the entire game multiple times without experiencing any of it or even knowing it is in the game in the first place. There is one exception to the sexual content, If the player chooses to go back to Darkwood about 3/4 of the way through the story (which the game gives no reason to do), they can eventually find the Darkwood Bordello: a whore house. Nothing changes in the content (except some really immodest women inside the building) but the player can choose to pay large sums of gold to the whore house. Alternatively, the player can choose to get rid of the Bordello's patron to free the wenches so that they can finally stop being prostitutes. Other than the Darkwood Bordello, the game remains PG and surprisingly safe on all other factors, if the player chooses to be a good person. The game does leave the option to murder townsfolk for funsies open for those who want to be evil. There is a drug reference to a mushroom that makes people seem "high" and alcohol is in the game, BUT there is no use for it other than to make your character vomit or make NPCs look drowsy. The game does show its age, but the story is excellent; and there are some funny moments too. I think this is a good game for younger teenagers and adults. Give it a shot!

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much sex
age 13+

A good fantasy for slightly older kids

I played this game when I was 13 and am replying it again now almost 7 years later and it's not to inappropriate some sexual jokes and slight swearing I haven't heard anything worse then damnit or hell as far as I can remember maybe some British swears like arse. the sexual themes are hinted at you can hire a brother worker but you don't see anything after you pay her it cuts to a scene after "the business" has been done with the player character in his boxers and some cleavage from a few characters. The violence is mostly is mostly cartoony with some blood, if you get a head shot with you ranged weapon and it's strong enough or some critical hits with melee or magic can decapitate your enemies but it's not very gruesome or graphic the head just pops off and spins in the air like Looney toons with a little bit of blood.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

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