Hands on: Fable III

Hands on: Fable III

Playing Fable III is a lot like Fables I and II, only better, stronger and a little more modern.

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...I like brits wearing stockings too...It's one of my endless kinks.

I always wonder how the game will do on PC, what the control layout will be, would we have to drag people with the moust or tab button?

Dr. wonderful:
I always wonder how the game will do on PC, what the control layout will be, would we have to drag people with the moust or tab button?

Good question. They've been pretty tight-lipped on a PC release at all, so I imagine that it will come out months later like it did for Fable 2.

The version I played was on the Xbox 360.

it sounds alot alot like fable 2 but i'll have to wait and see i guess.

Just like Fable 1 and 2, they said they wanted to do more then they could actually do. I think they already scraped the Kinect part, first it was a total Kinect game, then it was with Kinect elements, I haven't seen a word in months. They also wanted RTS type stuff, wonder how much of that they actually kept.

Oh and please cut out the part in this game like the previous two where you get imprisoned for years, just doesn't make good story telling.

I liked Fable 2. It was just too short, had bad character development and not enough side quests.

Also, it was way too easy to get people to like you. Waaaay too easy.

well, i will still be getting it when it comes out.

Skeleton Jelly:
I liked Fable 2. It was just too short, had bad character development and not enough side quests.

Also, it was way too easy to get people to like you. Waaaay too easy.

Yeah it was. I practically had the village women throwing their pantaloons at me!

I'm so happy right now :D

I'm such a fanboy...

Thank god this game is looking good. I was gonna get it regardless, what with me being helplessly caught up by Molyneux's infectious enthuiasm and all, so hearing that it's going well is really good news

Daipire:
I'm so happy right now :D

I'm such a fanboy...

QFT.
I want this game so badly now!
As much as I like the first a LOT, it did lack that seamless combat I am now frantically crossing the days off my calendar to get to.
I just want to be able to carve someone up, while holding a fireball in my hands, then as I hurl it, load a couple of rounds into some poor goon on the other side of the room, outside of the fireball's blast radius.

My mind has given me a movie, and IT'S AWESOME!

I do like the idea of owning a store, and having to manage it occasionally, even though it might get a bit tedious when you own a town's worth of shops over the entire world and have to keep going back and forth...

And dragging people everywhere!
This'll be fun!
Drag them all into your house, then when they're al there, put it up for rent!
Or you could just murder them all and arrange their bodies in a massive hand giving the camera the finger :D

My mind is one WEIRD thing...
And I like it.

Sounds like Fable 2.5 but regardless, I am here to finish the franchise and I will buy this game. It's so casual that it's just enjoyable for me. It doesn't has to be Dragon Age: Origins, the game has it's charm.

The man behind it is certainly contributing to it, for the worse or better.

I actually played Fable 1 and had a great time with it, please note I had heard nothing about the game before hand. It's still one of my favorite games.

I then played Fable 2, it was process heavy on the 360, chugged up quite a bit, also glitchy. My first game glitched up near the end and thus I was unable to continue and had to start the whole game over again. One thing it did right though was the multiplayer.

Ive got alot of faith, and hope in Fable3...and really hope it will live up to it on release...it has alot to prove after 2

I am excited about fable 3, just the fables all sort of never lived quite up the hype, I wasnt aware of the hype about fable 1 at the time, due to not having internet, so to me it felt like a great game, but we know what the hype is now, fable 2 would've been great if it wasnt for the gaping plot holes, the inability to die and the end.

I'm trying not to get caught up in this one, just in case, now I don't think Molenoux does it on purpose, I feel he does guenuinly believe and want to do the stuff he says, just in the end they run out of money or tech and it reflects badly on him due to his over enthusiasticness, but you can't really fault him for that, at least he's trying to be genuine and enthusastic about gaming unlike some people.

Looking forward to it. I was one of the few who enjoyed fable II. And the first one was hands down th ebest thing on the first xbox. I spent days on that game.

That seduce/divorce mission piqued my interest, showing how you can be nasty or nice with your mission objectives.

So it sounds just like more Fable?
Awesome.

It doesn't sound like you saw much that wasn't in Fable 2, even the mission sounds like one in Fable 2, except there the girlfriend was a ghost trying to break the husband's heart.
I'll be buying it though, I have faith in Molyneux to note where things went wrong and adjust them accordingly.

They better have the ability to attack children though. That makes me sound like a horrible person, but even if I never did it in Fable 2, the lack of the option felt world-breaking to me.

It's never a good idea to judge a game after drinking. They always seem better. Even when they're not. Although the fact that you were drinking gin probably has a direct link to how funny you find John Cleese. If I'd been a little liquored up, I'd have probably done the same thing ie, sit at the menu trying to get him to say "Ni! Ni!"

so its good?
thank god, im looking forward to this, loved fable 1, but dont own fable 2, i doubt it'll topple Reach of it's autumn sold out tower of doom.

I hopin that the PC gamers dont get the shaft again and not have a PC release.

Well good. Its more of the same, so i'll buy it. Fable was always a bit different.

Sounds great. I've been avoiding all info coming from Moleneux, for the exact reasons you mentioned. He overhypes his products to the moon. I didn't listen to anything he said about the first 2 Fables, and I enjoyed them immensely.

Greg Tito:

Dr. wonderful:
I always wonder how the game will do on PC, what the control layout will be, would we have to drag people with the moust or tab button?

Good question. They've been pretty tight-lipped on a PC release at all, so I imagine that it will come out months later like it did for Fable 2.

The version I played was on the Xbox 360.

I don't think Fable 2 was released on the PC.

I'm sooo excited for Fable III, can't wait to explore!

With all due respect, you can't really make comments comparing Fable 3 to 'past fables' (not to mention the heading you've given the review) when you yourself acknowledge that you have never played Fable 2. It completely devalues your preview.

..it'll take a lot for me to get interested in this because of last time T_T...oh pete...

Mako SOLDIER:
With all due respect, you can't really make comments comparing Fable 3 to 'past fables' (not to mention the heading you've given the review) when you yourself acknowledge that you have never played Fable 2. It completely devalues your preview.

You know, I kind of agree. But I've talked with enough people in the office who have played Fable 2, and seen a lot of footage, so I do get a sense of what worked in that game and what didn't.

Hate to tell you this Greg, but aside from the new clothes, holding hands, and the butler interface, every single interaction you talked about was describing the introduced features of Fable 2.

Greg Tito:

Mako SOLDIER:
With all due respect, you can't really make comments comparing Fable 3 to 'past fables' (not to mention the heading you've given the review) when you yourself acknowledge that you have never played Fable 2. It completely devalues your preview.

You know, I kind of agree. But I've talked with enough people in the office who have played Fable 2, and seen a lot of footage, so I do get a sense of what worked in that game and what didn't.

Fair enough, but as others have said, a lot of what you have described (even down to holding the button to prolong an expression) sounds pretty much exactly the same as Fable 2. Maybe you could give it a go and update the article to let people know how some of your favourite features/interactions differ between F3 and F2? Watching and discussing is all well and good, but I'm sure you must agree that it's really no substitute for hands-on experience. After all, you wouldn't post a full review of a game if you'd only watched it and talked about it would you?

"Before, there was a pause as you shifted from magic attacks to melee to ranged. In III, you can seamlessly swing your sword, fire a few rounds from your gun, then switch to a lightning blast."

I didn't love Fable 2, but it did have the fluid weapon swaps like you describe.

Is it just me, or does everyone who likes the Fable games seem to make some sort of 'dirty whore' type character at one point or another :P

I can't wait to get my hands on this game! =D

 

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