We’ve been fans of the Fable series since Peter Molyneux first debuted the franchise, and we’ve covered them quite a bit in our Fable 2 Demon Doors and Fable 3 Demon Doors walkthroughs. The next chapter in the series, Fable: The Journey, marks a serious departure for the game, largely because of its use of the Xbox Kinect.
By using the Kinect’s motion controls, Fable: The Journey at this point is a largely on-rails experience — as were many Kinect games at E3, to be honest. The gameplay demo we saw at E3 showed the hero casting spells using both hands, slashing his sword due to the player’s real-world movements, and driving a horse-drawn carriage by whipping make-believe reins.
The E3 trailer for Fable: The Journey, which you can watch below, served as the intro for that carriage scene. Although the trailer doesn’t show literal gameplay footage, it does show that the visual feel of Fable is still intact, as is its humor. Check it out: