Peter Molyneux now gone from Lionhead Studios. Lionhead needed to land back on their feet after losing their prized procession, which was Molyneux, gaining the developer a lot of praise and quite a bit of criticism along the way. Fable Heroes is nothing like the past Fable games. Seaside puppet show and british comedy supporting it sounds promising right?
Fable Heroes plays like Castle Crashers and supports four player co-op. You play as heroes across the Fable games and can unlock more via the monopoly board which you can purchase the new characters and upgrades, regarding that you do land on the character purchase piece. You roll dice and you can earn more rolls of the dice when smashing your way through the levels.
The presentation is top quality yet the fun the factor is nowhere to be seen when playing on your own. Fable Heroes excels when you are playing with friends, like all games do when playing with friends. The seaside puppets running amok all over Albion and defeating repetitive bosses or you could opt for the mini game route instead. Each level will have two paths for you to take. The boss path or the mini game path, which can vary from exploding chickens, sledge race or a boat race.
Yes, exploding chickens! Probably the best thing to see in any game, and this does it. Exploding chickens can be your enemy or it can be your friend in desperate times.
Upgrading your heroes via the monopoly board is very important and makes defeating the enemies a lot easier. Each enemies like Hobbes, Hollowmen and more have three levels of upgrade from 25% damage up to 100%. The bastard Hobbes are a pain in the arse when they are in a pack. The funny thing out of this, once you open a chest, you may get a random drop of a Hobbe outfit bagging yourself achievement in the process if you kill a Hobbe.
Thought out the adventure you will earn gold along the way which you can spend on the monopoly board. All the best stuff is expensive, so save that gold and only buy the *required* upgrades that you need.
Once you beat the game you will experience the best credits ever. I will not be spoiling it as you need to experience the wonders of the credits which Lionhead have done with Fable Heroes. When that is out of the way, you can play through all the levels again in Dark Albion. Tougher enemies at the start, and the difficulty increases in all areas. New game + if you want to call it that, but it’s a challenge worth doing!
Fable Heroes needs to be played with friends or even your kids. The kids would love this game as much as you would. It’s a great game that caters for all types of audiences which I applaud. The problems with Fable Heroes are of course for the singleplayer experience being rather dull & boring, repetitive bosses and the mini games not having the spunk in them to be a lot better for a Fable game. The exploding chickens is the best mini game on offer and the credits are worth playing to get to for its awesome creation. The monopoly board is a nice touch and there is only three type of classes in the game with no mixing which is a shame.