Fable - a gothic tale of good and evil
August 3, 2003 8:42 AM   Subscribe

Fable ...There once was a boy with a mind of his own. Alone in a dangerous world, his destiny, the paths of good and evil... Built like a children's book with tabs that you toggle, choose your path in this gothic tale. The site is a beautifully designed promo for the upcoming xbox game release, but worth a visit for the illustrations and execution alone. (caveats: flash site that opens in a pop-up window, contains sound.)
posted by madamjujujive (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I felt like I was trapped in the old "Slow Talkers of America" Bob and Ray routine. It takes about ten minutes for the text on each page to write itself out. But maybe you folks with faster computers will enjoy.
posted by gametone at 10:58 AM on August 3, 2003

Choose Your Own Adventure comes to the Internet. Anybody remember those?

gametone, I can relate. My monitor is pretty small and I can only push the pop-up window up so far, so I can only view about three-quarters of the pages. Will have to try this at work.
posted by orange swan at 11:04 AM on August 3, 2003

makes me wish I had an xbox... which is half the point, I guess.
posted by crunchland at 11:14 AM on August 3, 2003

Good post MJJ just for the fact that I had completely forgotten about this. Game Informer magazine did a big story on Fable a few months ago. It seems pretty impressive with a huge replay value. If this one lives up to the hype I may have to finally go in on a Xbox.
posted by ttrendel at 11:37 PM on August 3, 2003

found that site a bit much, however did some diggin around.

sounds like a game that will take me even closer to single life.

screenshots here
posted by Frasermoo at 5:08 AM on August 4, 2003


Lionhead Studios, eh? It seems almost disappointing that they're going with the whole good/evil thing as a concept, considering they nearly crashed and burned with it with Black & White.

Of course, that doesn't mean that I won't be getting it to play on my XBox. Heh.
posted by wells at 6:57 AM on August 4, 2003

I just looked at the images Frasermoo linked to, and it is very similar to Black & White, right down to the look 'n' feel of the creatures, and the tattoos/markings on the one hero on the first page.

Heh, Fight Club!
posted by wells at 7:03 AM on August 4, 2003

Lionhead are doing it eh? Didn't realise that. Respect to Peter Molyneaux, I have been to a couple of his parties. They were worthy.
posted by Frasermoo at 7:31 AM on August 4, 2003

wells, I think the good/evil concept played out just fine in Black & White. The flaw in B&W is that the actual gameplay deteriorated into repetitive micromanagement. There was a lot of innovation in graphics and AI, but all that sugar-coating only delays the point when you realize that the game is boring.

Also: nifty flash, if a bit resource-hungry.
posted by Galvatron at 11:07 AM on August 4, 2003

Hopefully this virtual world will actually have a game attached to it...
posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:30 AM on August 4, 2003

The Lionhead name on the front page was enough to make me close the window. I still haven't forgiven them for Black and White. (I'm a gamer grrl with a grudge.)
posted by dejah420 at 2:38 PM on August 4, 2003

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