Over the past couple of years, there have been widespread releases of walking simulator-style games, a genre that is hard to pull off and making something we can truly get excited about.
The Fabled Woods has me at a bit of a loss, the game’s graphics are absolutely stunning, and the audio of the surrounding woods is exceptionally good too, but as I walked through the woods, exploring I did find the momentum of the game a bit slow at times.
The Fable Wood’s Mixed Reviews
Let’s be clear with this straight away if you’re looking for an action-packed ride, this might not be the game for you, in fact, as it stands at the time of writing the game currently has a mixed rating on Steam, but on this occasion, I think I disagree with the general vote here.
Firstly, when looking at reviews, it’s a known fact that people are far more likely to bother leaving a poor review than a good one, if you feel a game is not worth the money, you want the development team to know, but sadly, not enough people will go out of their way to say they enjoyed a game.
I mentioned above that it had me at a loss, this is because I loved the graphics, it was stunning just exploring and looking around at clear labor of love with the forest’s design.
But I did find myself getting a little bored every now and then, that being said, as the story continued to unfold, I did find myself becoming more and more interested and wanting to push forward to see where things would go next.
The only graphical issue I came across is that the game didn’t have support listed for my 3440×1440 monitor, but after reaching out to the dev, who I must add was very polite and quick to respond, told me that this was a bug related to Unreal Engine, in which he would be looking to get fixed as soon as possible.
The Fabled Woods’s Story Telling
As you push through the woods, we start to learn more about the main character, with him narrating as we go along.
One interesting part of the game is the ability to see the woods as part of a memory, looking at the same objects, but with traces of the past highlighted, slowly letting us piece together what had previously happened in the fabled woods.
The Fabled Woods is only around 1 to 2 hours, depending on how quick you go through it, but in honesty, for the low price and an interesting story, it’s worth giving the game a play.
Once you have completed the game, chances are you won’t be coming back to it again, as you will have uncovered everything, so there isn’t much in the way of replayability here.
The Fable Woods Summary
This game is a bit of a marmite situation, you’re either going to love it or hate it, personally, I found my short time in The Fabled Woods very enjoyable, albeit a bit too short for my liking.
While I did get bored a couple of times, that was simply my curiosity taking me away from the game’s main objectives, in which I found myself getting sidetracked and a little lost.
The developer is clearly trying to work with the community, addressing any issues with the game, which even recently included reducing the price of the game down to $9.99 which in my opinion is a solid price for a short, but interesting title such as this.
If you’re looking for something new, and prefer storytelling over action, why not use the widget below to grab a copy from the Steam store and give it a try today.