Despite Molyneux’s departure, Lionhead’s focus remains clear. Lots more Fable, but not in ways we’ve seen it before. This year will see the franchise branch out in two very different ways, with one experience being solely dependent on Kinect, and the other, Fable Heroes, considering itself an equal to the likes of Castle Crashers.
It’s hard to believe that this is the same franchise which sees a dog following you around hunting for digspots, giving you empires to rule, families to maintain and treasure rooms to fill. Fable Heroes is refreshing perhaps, but is this really what we want for Microsoft’s flagship RPG series?