The Fable series takes place in the fictional nation of Albion, a state that, at the time of the first game, is composed of numerous autonomous city-states with vast areas of countryside or wilderness in between. The setting originally resemblesMedieval England ("Albion" being the oldest name for the island of Great Britain), or traditional fantasy settings like that of The Lord of the Rings. However, the period of time progresses with each game; in Fable II, Albion has advanced to an era similar to that of the Age of Enlightenment, and by Fable III the nation has been unified under a monarchy and is undergoing an "Age of Industry" similar to the real-world 19th-century Industrial Revolution.
In the first Fable, players assume the role of an orphaned boy who is forced into a life of heroism when bandits attack his village, and kidnap his sister. The choices players make in the game affect the perception and reaction to their Hero by the characters of Albion and change the Hero's appearance to mirror what good or evil deeds he has performed. In addition to undertaking quests to learn what happened to the Hero's family, players can engage in optional quests and pursuits such as trading, romance and married life, pub gaming, boxing, and theft. Even so, set quests are the motor of the story development. It is an era between the year 900 and 1100.
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Fable III (2010)Fable III is set 50 years after the events of Fable II. The game is set on the fictional continent of Albion, which is entering the age of industry. The King/Queen, the hero/player character of Fable II, has died and left the Kingdom of Albion to their son, Logan (voiced by Michael Fassbender), the player's older brother. Some NPCs allude to how Logan has "changed" in the last four years of his rule, becoming excessively tyrannical. The player begins the game investigating rumours that Logan had a citizen of Albion executed, causing a group of citizens to protest. After the player character intervenes, Logan presents the player with the first of the game's numerous moral choices. The player is tasked with deciding whether the group of protesters are executed, or whether the player's love-interest is executed instead. Following the decision, the player escapes Logan's castle along with their mentor, Sir Walter Beck (Bernard Hill) and their butler, Jasper (John Cleese).3.795
Fable (2004)Fable is a role-playing game developed by Lionhead Studios and released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox. It was spearheaded by star developer Peter Molyneux and was a revolutionary RPG for its time. The game began with you in control of a young boy or girl and created a world around you that allowed you to grow up to become whatever type of "Hero" you wanted to be. You would slowly age to roughly 65 years old and over the course of that time, you could build a legacy by being either good or evil. As time passed, people would recognize you for your deeds. While there was a main story and clearly a game to play, how you formed your life didn't end there. You could also invest or buy shops around various villages, buy houses, marry and start family's as well, allowing you to inject as much of yourself into your avatar as possible.4.145
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