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Fable III Announced For 2010 52

Flea of Pain writes "Fable III is finally in the works! 'Peter Molyneux revealed that his team is working on Fable III, which will arrive in late 2010, two years after the release of Fable II. The game will give you the primary task of becoming Albion's king and leading the people to happiness and the kingdom to glory. Fable III will be something bold and different, Molyneux promises, stating that story and drama will play a major part in it. New things will be done with the dog and the bread-crumb-trails mechanic, which were present in the second game, and you will be offered complete control of your actions and your people's actions, as you will be the king of Albion. ... [Y]ou will need to balance many things, including poverty and greed, tyranny and compassion or progress and tradition, all in order to keep your subjects happy. Furthermore, you will be able to set taxes and decide how you will rule your subjects. Your spouse, be it a king or a queen, will also point you into various directions over the course of the game. It seems that you will start as a son or daughter of the hero from Fable II and then progress until the halfway point of the game when you will be named king or queen of Albion. This means that you need to keep your save data from Fable II in order for a higher degree of customization.'"
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Fable III Announced For 2010

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  • by Hojima ( 1228978 ) on Wednesday August 19, 2009 @03:58PM (#29124203)

    I'd use my mod points on you, but since an AC doesn't really do much with karma, I'll go ahead and continue the rant.


    The getting rich aspect of the game sucked because of nothing to buy. You have about 4 sets of weapons to choose from if memory serves me correct. There's piss poor, decent, good, and hard-to-get. Pretty much the same with the clothes. If you want to get awesome weaponry, you need to entertain some demon doors (that look more like philosophy drop-outs than demons) *yawn*. They say that every action you do dictates how the world changes. It doesn't. One town looks according to your alignment and that's it. Your looks may change and people will welcome/run from you. Also, the combat system sucks. There are about 9 spells that change in magnitude, and all of them make you a sitting duck, and your attacks don't really go beyond your ordinary swing of the blade. All-in-all, I've seen more content and innovation in your run-of-the-mill Mario game. It's a good thing I rented it, because the game sucked. The last thing I have to complain about is no multiple saves, as well as a fun auto-save that doesn't allow you to see the alternate endings. Writing this post is more fun than that game.

  • by Fallingcow ( 213461 ) on Thursday August 20, 2009 @08:43AM (#29131597) Homepage

    It's no good. Really. I even liked Fable I (I didn't pay much attention to the hype, though, so that may have helped, but I didn't for II, either).

    Play The Witcher or a well-modded copy of Morrowind or Oblivion instead, if you haven't already. Any of the Baldur's gate series, Arcanum, or the first two Fallouts would be fine, too, if you just want a good PC-RPG to play. Hell, even the barely-mediocre Fallout 3 is better than Fable II.

    Or just re-play Fable I. II is awful. It's basically a shitty version of Harvest Moon with a shitty version of one of the Ys games or Crystalis or Zelda: A Link to the Past tacked on, emphasis on the shitty. In fact, just fire up two emulators and play Harvest Moon for the SNES in one and Zelda in the other. There, you're officially having more fun than you would playing Fable II.

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