I actually thought Fable 2 was light years better than Fable 1, and it just edged out Fallout 3 as my favorite game of that year. Now thinking back I can honestly say that I can only remember two or 3 things about either game because I played each of them when each of my two children were infants and up a lot at night. I think it is because of the sleep deprivation but I honestly don't remember many specifics about either game. (Although I do remember very different opinions of Fable 2 from my friends depending on whether they played it off the hard drive or the DVD).
I didn't play the original Fable, but I really enjoyed Fable 2. I guess I had no expectations going in and had a blast playing. I loved my dog, wife and four children. The bread crumb trail never bothered me. Sometimes, I would see it and go the opposite way. I also liked the combat in Fable 2, by the end, I was a badass. Overall, I thought it was a great game and I'm really looking forward to Fable 3.
The First Fable game is by far my favorite video game of all time.I nearly stopped there. Jesus...I mean, to each his own, but I cannot possibly understand that. Also, Fable 2 is identical to the first in so many ways so God knows how it could be such a confusing disappointment for you. I think the third game will be, as the first two, kinda disappointing, and hopefully the end of the series so Lionhead can use their talents in new and original ways because the whole Fable thing really isn't working all that well....it's a great idea and the games are certainly fun but I always find myself expecting and wanting more whenever I play them. Both of the games just feel like they took a really good RPG formula, and watered it down as much as possible to the point where it becomes completely unrewarding and unfulfilling. Nothing about Fable or Fable 2 is interesting enough for me to ever care about the characters or the story or what I'm actually doing, the combat system is one of the most mind-crushingly basic I've ever played, and what puts that into context is the fact that I've never died in a Fable game, there's nowhere near enough loot for me to care about running around the landscape letting my dog dig things up or completing the dull side missions, even the whole system of marrying someone and having a baby and buying your own house...it's like I did that, and then said "Ok...now what? When does this get interesting?", it just feels so pointless, just like almost every other facet of the gameplay, nothing about the games ever made me give a shit. Oh and the way you interact with NPCs...I hate it, I hate that so much, I can't even explain how much I hate the fact that they opted to put farts and dancing in the game as opposed to any sort of dialogue system. Yeah, I really hope Fable 3 is a good game, I'll almost certainly buy it and play through it, more out of curiousity than real interest or excitement, but from what I've seen and heard of it so far I think it has potential, but I'm not going to be holding out too much hope.
I enjoyed both games. And i really appreciate how they are similar in style, yet fairly different in mechanics. I thought changing it up kept it fresh. I miss the combat multipliers, but i welcomed the social aspect of the economy, and making money by normal-people means (even if the execution was boring and repetitive. i just liked that it was there.) I enjoyed the first games story much more than the second, but i felt pegged-in to areas, and corralled in the world outside. I guess the point i'm getting at is that the first game was by no means flawless, and neither was the second game. But the way both games were designed show that, love him or hate him, peter molyneux really is thinking ahead and trying new things. whether they work out or not. In a market saturated with swords and magic and decision-making action rpg's, i'm glad theres at least ONE franchise out there thats bold enough to take steps in new directions. also, puppies.
I just don't understand how someone can say that the first Fable was great, much less their favorite game. I mean, maybe if you knew nothing of the game when you were going into it, but many people like myself were fed pure bullshit about that game for years after it was announced. All the crazy promises that weren't kept made that game just a huge damn letdown for me. It was the only game that I ever traded in to Gamestop.
Now, Fable II is where they learned their lesson. They didn't make any giant promises that there was no way that they could keep. They also just tightened everything up and made a lot of necessary changes. If Fable III can make the improvements on Fable II that Fable II made on Fable, it's going to be a damn fine game.
Fable 1 was so much better than fable 2. I just couldnt get past not having armor in fable 2. In the first one it was like you could be this bad ass dude with big armor and then in 2 its like heres a nice vest and a gun that looks like a bugle lol. I liked both and bought both and will definatly buy 3. Over all it has been a good series and i have enjoyed playing them alot.
Fable 1 and 2 for me were like what I imagine having sex with a prostitute to be like.
I personally loved fable 2...up till the point I met reaver and he sent me on useless quests, was all around a worthless character and just pissed me off as a character I wanted to kill him and I never got to fullfill that such a useless human being and he was allowed to get away. I all so hated the end sequences I mean you get through this game get to the end...
I mean, maybe if you knew nothing of the game when you were going into it, but many people like myself were fed pure bullshit about that game for years after it was announced. All the crazy promises that weren't kept made that game just a huge damn letdown for me.
The first time I played Fable was when I rented it from Blockbuster. I saw it on the shelf and thought it looked cool so I picked it up. So no I had no idea of all the promises they made. Probably why I liked it so much more then most.
Fable is not necessarily my all time favorite game series, but it definitely is one of em. I never really heard much about fable before it came out, so it was all new to me. I thought it was a great game. Fable 2 i liked even better. I'll admit, the story wasn't as good and the endings sucked ass, but it played funner. (I know funner is not really a word. Sue me.) I was also disappointed with the lack of armor (unless you bought knothole island). But I am most definitely looking forward to playing fable 3. And for that matter any other fable game they ever make...
To me, Fable 2 was everything I wanted Fable 1 to be. I remember being disappointed by Fable, but I still enjoyed it. It's strange to describe. I guess Molyneux hyped it up too much and had me thinking it was a lot more dynamic and large, but at the same time, for what the game was it was awesome. And then Fable 2 really impressed me because I guess I was in the same mindset from the first game.
Hopefully Fable 3 will impress me the same way Fable 2 did, and so far it's got me really excited for it :D
" Little to no hype from Molyneaux or his testicles leads me to believe this will be the best game in the series. "Precisely. I really enjoyed Fable I and II. Neither is a perfect game, but they had enough charm and wit to win me over. I felt II was much closer to what I wanted from a Fable game and it's looking like III might get that even closer.
Yes, the only think fable was miss was more lame ass haircuts and tattoes.
FFS, I know I am going to buy it, play it and be disappointed, but this is not what I want.
Fable had wit? If by wit you mean farting animations then hell yeah!
" @bartok said:" Little to no hype from Molyneaux or his testicles leads me to believe this will be the best game in the series. "Precisely. I really enjoyed Fable I and II. Neither is a perfect game, but they had enough charm and wit to win me over. I felt II was much closer to what I wanted from a Fable game and it's looking like III might get that even closer. "
The thing that bums me out about Fable, is that it's supposed to be all about making your own choices and doing whatever you want. So why can't you kill or have sex with the kids in the game? And speaking about killing kids, you should be able to sacrifice them to make yourself younger. That would be so bad ass, to look like you do in the beginning of the game, but with a giant sword on your back, and enough magic skills to fry somebody with one hit.
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