Review: Fable 3 Co-op

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Can you instead of marrying your friend just hu.. er... do your bussines with his wife/ girlfriend? Please say yes :P. this sort of thing that makes a good co-op RPG xD

Sonic Doctor:

Edit: Great review, I have a handful of friends that play. I'm hoping to get one of them to help me get some of the achievements. Though I would have to admit that it is pretty stupid that there are some things players can't complete in the game unless they have a buddy co-oping with them. Like that demon door that wants to see two heroes doing expressions with each other. I'm fine with the achievements for Co-op, but in game things that in the past could be done alone, but are now co-op, that is just bad game design. I sympathize with players that don't have friends that have 360's.

Can't you just have them over to your place, make them a guest account and then they can pop in with you? Does that door require the other player to be reasonably leveled up?

VondeVon:

Sonic Doctor:

Edit: Great review, I have a handful of friends that play. I'm hoping to get one of them to help me get some of the achievements. Though I would have to admit that it is pretty stupid that there are some things players can't complete in the game unless they have a buddy co-oping with them. Like that demon door that wants to see two heroes doing expressions with each other. I'm fine with the achievements for Co-op, but in game things that in the past could be done alone, but are now co-op, that is just bad game design. I sympathize with players that don't have friends that have 360's.

Can't you just have them over to your place, make them a guest account and then they can pop in with you? Does that door require the other player to be reasonably leveled up?

Well I did get the expression Demon Door unlocked. The person that does the expressions, has to have all the expressions unlocked, and players won't have all the expressions until most of the way through the game. I don't know about the guest account thing, but it wouldn't work at the moment.

You see, I'm in college at the moment. One friend lives 3 hours away, which I'm not going to ask him to drive all the way down here for that, and I doubt he would anyway.

My other friend got a job up north in the next state over, so he definitely not going to be stopping by.

But, we were able to do some of the co-op achievement stuff over Live. But still, my point stands, some people don't have friends that own a 360 and Fable 3 and they might not live next to the people so they can't help.

It is the one thing I hate about some of the games these days, they are getting more and more achievements that can only be completed if you have a buddy. My problem right now is that some of the co-op achievements I didn't get yet, my friends already got with each other because they met up at a time on Live that I couldn't and didn't know they were, and they got them. Now they don't really want to help me get them, understandably, because there are a few of them in Fable 3 that take a good deal of time, like the earn a 1000 gold in another hero's world. You would think that that doesn't take long. That all you have to do is kill some baddies and such, but no, it gives you gold periodically for how long you have been in your friends world. I spent almost an hour in my friends world on night, and I didn't earn near to 1000 gold. I'd probably have to spend at least 2 hours playing in his world with him.

NKnight:
Can you instead of marrying your friend just hu.. er... do your bussines with his wife/ girlfriend? Please say yes :P. this sort of thing that makes a good co-op RPG xD

Nope, there are several cross world achievements. One that you get when you get married to a friend over Live, and another for having a kid with said friend. Then you also have the earn 1000 gold in their world achievement, and the co-op Demon Door, plus there is the get all the weapons in the game, which can't be done by yourself, because in each play through you will only get random weapons, so you don't know what you are going to get and you won't get them all just by yourself.

My friends and I are close; there are three weapons out of the 50 that we don't have, and this is 4 people playing the game together, starting up many many new games and trying randomly to get them all. It is one of the most time consuming and stupid achievements I have ever encountered.

...hold on.

They're taking money for adding co-op?

Great review. Funnily enough, the most exciting thing about the co-op experience you described was menus![1] It looks like it could provide some fun, but the mention of killing wolves before your friend leads me to believe people might end up getting into a tizzy after getting in each other's way quite often.

Sonic Doctor:

Edit: Great review, I have a handful of friends that play. I'm hoping to get one of them to help me get some of the achievements. Though I would have to admit that it is pretty stupid that there are some things players can't complete in the game unless they have a buddy co-oping with them. Like that demon door that wants to see two heroes doing expressions with each other. I'm fine with the achievements for Co-op, but in game things that in the past could be done alone, but are now co-op, that is just bad game design. I sympathize with players that don't have friends that have 360's.

That is quite the caveat to us Silver Free Members. Completing all of the Demon Doors is a big part of Fable, and walling that off to Co-op is something I take as a slap to the face. When I have the time to play games, I stick with the single player so I'm glad that I passed on Fable III this time around. Even the (now) one big name, single player 360 exclusive requires Live for the full experience. Huh. :P

[1] I only rented Fable III and the exclusion of formal menus was irksome to say the least.

How do you start playing couch co-op on fable 3? my husband and i want too but we cant figure it out

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