The Fable franchise seems to be throwing their fans through quite the loop. First, the much anticipated hi-def relaunch of the 'Fable Anniversary' game is pushed back. Rumor has it, it's till February. Producers claim it's to sink the proper amount of time into play-testing the new edition, making absolutely sure that everything fits. So, that is not too bad. There is even some good news mixed in with all of this. That would be 'Fable Legends.'
'Fable Legends' takes a player back centuries before the events of the first game. The Hero's Guild has not yet come into existence and the world is dotted with an abundant presence of heroes. And within this prequel history is the mention of an artifact called the Moon on a Stick. The children of Albion made wishes on this object and this is exactly what the four heroes of the story are looking for.
Players control one of four possible skill set heroes. There is the ice will-user, the broad shouldered archer, the dashing swordsman, and the woman with the massive shield and sword. If none of these are to a player's liking, they can actually have the chance to play the villain. This is quite the switch up from the original storyline where its heroes born of the same bloodline. A computer AI takes over the character(s) not in use by a human player and the tale unfolds.
Alignment and NPC character interaction is not the key to this title. It is essentially a dungeon-crawl, pitting the heroes against a massive amount of enemies for a questing item. This new angle of the Fable saga could really bring in new players, being capable of playing in a time before a great history. Perhaps a few questions will be answered or this game will leave us with more then we started.