The full game won't land until October 9th, but the demo version is out today on XBox Live for Fable fans or skeptics to try out.
Reaction to the newest Fable game, The Journey, has been... mixed - to be generous. Fans have not been pleased at the release of this Kinect only version of the game. This follows after years of fan complaints of each volume since the first not living up to Peter Molyneux's hype or fan expectations.
Molyneux insists that this is definitely an RPG and has everything a player would expect from one: exploration, leveling up, collecting items, etc. He felt the kinect system freed them from the shackles of controllers and allowed them to create a unique experience.
Here is an interview he gave with GameTrailers earlier this year:
At least they've released the demo today to give fans a chance to try out this new experience before throwing down their money for the game. Just remember, you need the Kinect System to play the game.
As for the other complaints Fable has recieved over the past few releases, concerning the content, micro-transactions and game length we'll have to wait for the release to get real feedback on that.