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.
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About the Author - Jeremy Shane
Jeremy was born in a small mountain village of a strange foreign land called Weystvurginea. Banishment for liberal views saw him spend years wondering the east coast until he decided to bike to California. When he saw how long a trip it was, he drove instead. Now he's living it up in a low humidity climate, sometimes working on his photography and when not, he writes for us covering books (by way of his blog: Reading Realms), gaming, tv, movies, comics, conventions in the SoCal area, and creates a weekly webcomic: A Journey Through Skyrim. If you look for him offline, start in the L.A. area; online start at: www.jeremyshane.info for his profile and all the social networks he's on... or just follow him on twitter, he seems to be on there a lot: @jeremyshane.
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