Thursday, December 09, 2010

Is it a game or a movie or what?

Here's a game I recently tried out that I literally wrote home to my mom about. It's called Fable III, for the Xbox system, and though I know nothing about the franchise, I was able to learn one or two things about the game. To avid gamers these may not sound that remarkable, but they tickled me a bit.

First of all, besides having an actual film score (I got a copy from iTunes) this game has well known actors voicing the characters: actors like John Cleese (of Monty Python fame), Ben Kingsley (from films such as Ghandi, Schindler's List and Prince of Persia), Naomie Harris (Tia Dahlma from Pirates of the Carribean), Stephen Fry (V for Vendetta, Alice in Wonderland, the upcoming sequel to Sherlock Holmes), Bernard Hill (Titanic, Lord of the Rings, Great Expectations) and a bunch more. The visual style might fall loosely in the category of "Steam Punk" (do a image search on google or look it up on wikipedia and you'll get the general idea). Anyhow I thought it was pretty fantastic.

The game allows you to explore the world you are in, buy sell and trade goods, as well as real estate, developed relationships with locals, put together outfits for yourself, train your dog (which is your almost constant companion and can help you find anything from buried treasure to lost children - all on his own initiative and according to how you treat him and how well you train him), and of coarse there are battles to fight with your sword and trusty flintlock pistol among other weapons. Relationships and story lines developed according to how you treat and interact with people, and your own character developed according to what kind of decisions you make. I played for about four hours and was pretty well entertained the whole time, though not in the crazy addictive way that the Sims games tend to produce. No therapy needed to quit playing.

Anyhow, I'm not in any hurry to rush out and buy it or an Xbox system to play it on, but for those interested in fantasy fiction and such, it's worth seeing at some point. I like a good story especially when accompanied by rich visuals, good acting, and a good soundtrack. Well anyways, there it is. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

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