According to various reports cropping up overnight, not least one from an IGN staffer, Fable has already been completed in around nine hours when played straight through. That has to be something of a blow to the expectant fanbase already embracing Molyneux?s latest creation.
The same IGN writer reports that around 22 hours of play can be gleaned if all side quests are completed, a figure matching claims made about Fable?s longevity on the run up to its release.
However, the RPG community has come to expect a benchmark of around 40 hours, often with no option to ?skip? certain aspects of any particular title.
More news breaking this morning sees several unsubstantiated reports claim that the game can be beaten, with side-quests, in an astoundingly brief 12 hours, which is amazing if true.
We have contacted Lionhead for a response, though none was forthcoming at time of press. When we hear back, you?ll be the first to know.