The lights are on
The original Fable introduced us the land of Albion and the legend of
the might Heroes that shaped its history. Though the original was
shorter than Danny Devito with Dwarfism, it still gave us a lot of fun
tearing through the country side as a do-gooder or malicious villain and
watching our choices shape (more or less) the outcome of the game.
Fable 2 was promised by its creator Peter Molyneux (though we’ve learned
not to take him seriously by now…haven’t we……no…) that it would solve
all the problems from the first one. Though it fixed many of the combat
issues and gave a little more customization, people were ultimately
disappointed by its lingering lack of depth, not so compelling story,
and shotty magic system. Well here comes Peter Molyneux to the rescue
(dear god) and promises that Fable 3 will fix all the problems. Though
some elements were improved up on, ultimately Fable 3 turned out to be
more of a disappointment that it predecessor.
Fable 3 starts off a bit differently than the other two. You are an
adult prince instead of a child in poverty. You are the brother to King
Logan, Lord of Albion, sons of the Hero from Fable 3. Your brother is
the *** of all douches and it is up to you to start a rebellion and
take the crown away from him. In order to take the crown you must win
people to your cause with promises and heroic acts. That is the first
half of the game. The second half is you being the king and either
being an honorable ruler or a worse tyrant than you brother. Will you
break your promises or rule benevolently?
I’m gonna go a bit of different way with this review. Fable 3
through me for a loop and I feel that in order to properly review this
game, I should first talk about what it improved upon and what it does
right, and then what it failed miserably at. Let’s get started
Fable 3 scored on:
With all these improvements at hand, Fable 3 had the potential to be
the best game in the series. Sadly, too many things were taken away.
For every great improvement something was muffed up just as bad.
Fable 3 fails at:
I’ll go ahead and say that Fable 3 is not a bad game. I did have a
lot of fun playing it and beat it a couple of times just to try out
everything. The graphics are great, the combat is superb, the voices
are as hilarious yet splendid as ever, and the story is rather
gripping. However, all the things that were lost between Fable 2 and 3
keep me from looking at this game as a superb achievement. All I can
see is what could have been, and what wasn’t.
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