Game Info: (Box Display)
- System: PC, Xbox One
- Publisher: Mediatonic
- Developer: Mediatonic, Flaming Fowl Studios
- Release Date:
- Rating: T for Teen
- Genre: Turn Based, Card Game, Strategy
- Players: 1-2
- Official Website: http://www.fable-fortune.com/
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Fable Fortune isn’t a game Fable fans should go into without some proper research. Unlike the traditional adventure gameplay of the series proper, Fable Fortune is a card-based game with ideas similar to that in other card games like Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone. Though we don’t want people hating on Fable Fortune because of this switch in gameplay format. Fable Fortune is a lot of fun for those familiar with Fable and for those who aren’t.
In Fable Fortune, players are given cards to use in lieu of swords, magic and guns. This is where Fable Fortune plays out similar to Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone—promise we won’t keep saying this any further—where players have a HP number and must eliminate the opponent’s HP before losing their own. Players must use cards to summon warriors and other beats straight from Fable’s lore to win. It might sound cliché in design but Fable Fortune has some rather unique gameplay elements that fans of the Fable games will come to love.
Before a match begins, players must choose from several classes to play as. Each class—examples are Gravedigger, Knight and Merchant as well as several more—has different skills and talents that players can utilize in a game. Gravediggers can summon small beasts with their power and Merchants can increase the amount of gold—which is Fable Fortune’s mana system—earned per turn. Then like the Fable games, there is a good/evil system that gives classes unique powers to make for some rather interesting game changers mid match. Fable Fortune also incorporates a quest system to perform various goals for more gold or to even cause your hero to change their good/evil allegiance. It might sound like a lot to take in but Fable Fortune is easy to learn but with a lot of room to master.
Now you might be wondering what types of matches are actually available in Fable Fortune? Well, that’s where Fable Fortune takes ideas from other games we mentioned above. Players can go solo against various opponents or go online to face off against enemies in events that change randomly. Here, players can team up with others to face off against the computer in different difficulty settings for a chance to earn more card packs and to level up your classes. It might feel overly simple but we love how events constantly change with different opponents to fight against and new challenges to overcome. Plus, with Fable Fortune being free to play now, we had no problems finding people to play with online which was a bit of an issue we faced when initially reviewing the Xbox One version.
Fable Fortune also shines in one other aspect and that’s the card list. Card games are made and broken based on how many cards players can use and gain. Fable Fortune has hundreds of different cards to unlock and all feel pretty interesting. We also love that Fable Fortune doesn’t skimp with how many card packs you gain as we constantly gained new card packs even if we lost numerous games online. We wish you luck in gaining the cards in Fable Fortune. As of right now we can see players taking quite some time to nab them all.
Finally, let’s talk about the graphic and music of Fable Fortune. Fable Fortune might be card orientated now, but clearly the developers Flaming Fowl Studios and Mediatonic made sure to keep the image of Fable alive in Fable Fortune. Every card’s design and the OST of Fable Fortune scream Fable and we appreciate that being fans of the franchise ourselves. We wish there was a bit more animation in the cards themselves but it’s a card game and we don’t expect it to have amazing animation. Fable Fortune works visually and musically which is all that matters in our minds.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
- Amazing art design
- Numerous cards to use
- Deep card-based systems to learn
- Co-op is quite enjoyable
- Still retains that Fable feel
- Mirrors Magic: The Gathering a bit heavily
- Matches can either be extremely fast or very slow