As a cartoonish brawler focused on four-individual hijinks, Fable Heroes resembles the chaotically entertaining Castle Crashers. Unfortunately, Fable Heroes never arrives near to arriving the highs of that downloadable juggernaut, and still in its excellent times it experiences like it is three steps behind gameplay improvements that have maintained the genre alive. While it is not without its fun times, Fable Heroes is a simply novelty that never establishes itself as a worthy offshoot of the traditional Fable adventures.
A whimsical artistic style carries over from the actual Fable games to this downloadable spinoff, although rather of hacking and slashing with the familiar heroes who appears similar to refugees from a Disney flick, you race by every level with three friends or non-player characters as rag dolls modeled later Fable favorites. They are cute, but their chirpy voice emotes dilute the personality of character voices in the actual games. Elsewhere, you may be amused through balverines and hobbes that appears cuddly sufficient to put in a baby's crib, but it is difficult to escape the impression that this would be small more than a generic brawler it you stripped it of its cel-shaded imagery from Albion.
Still, that simplicity may have functioned for Fable Heroes had it remained with the visuals, but it too covers to the combat. There is few variation between the in build characters in that every one has a ranged or melee specialization--few, such as the unlockable Sir Walter, have both--but a deficiency of combos ensures that combat itself never develops much more complex than unleashing charged attacks or rolling out of harm's way.
Beyond that, characters can loose devastating particular attacks, but just at the cost of one of the 5 hearts that make up your health bar. Lose entire of them, and you die, but that easily means that your answering ghost loses the power to pick up coins when fighting until you arrive back to life through searching another heart along the way. Until then, you are as strong as you were early you died aside from the absence of your particular attack. That power covers even to the boss fights, with the upshot that there is technically no way to miss to them.