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Fable 3: Some vast improvements

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posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 01:14 PM
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I got Fable III for Christmas (and the guide), and have been playing it off and on for a few days (or better put, my wife has been playing more than me, hehe).

Just as incredible as Fable II, but some improvements to gameplay and controls.
Spellcasting is easier (though simpler and less options).
Lots more personalization options.
Less complex skill improvements.
Better co-op viewing.

In fact, co-op is where we saw the most differences. In Fable II, we constantly had viewpoint problems. This seems largely fixed in Fable III.

When you import a hero from another game, it actually IS that hero, not some generic henchman who serves as a proxy for XP and gold.

Also, you can gift items and gold between players, even marry each other (something you couldn't do in Fable II, only with NPCs).

You can even have children with the other player.

The only downside, is there seems to be less fighting in the game. In Fable II, if you went wandering for a bit, you were sure to encounter some on the road nasties. This seems reduced in Fable III for some reason.

Still though, some nice improvements, and we're falling in love with the game all over again.




posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 01:17 PM
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I got it for my girl, she really likes it. It's a good game if you want to get away from the "dark gritty bloody slime death slaughter POW!" genres that take up the majority of games.



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 01:26 PM
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I never tried out the fable series, but has always been slightly interesting as a concept. Is it geared towards children or can a adult enjoy it also...and is it moddable.

Keep in mind, my favorite games are:
Modblivion
Fallout 3/NV (modded heavily)
GTA series (yep..loads of mods on those also...seeing a theme here? heh)
Dragon Age (modded of course)

Crap I hate:
Almost anything made for nintendo (die yoshi!)
kiddy stuff
highly linear games (some direction is alright, but gotta have explore time)
Games geared towards protecting my uptight morality

Would fable 3 be for me? (the first one seemed almost childlike)



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 01:28 PM
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This game is phucking terrible. You run around mashing the same buttons over and over again, then they splash a few exp. points and upgrades and like one elementary aspect of RPG's and call it an epic game. FAIL of the century if you ask me, this game was meant for 5yr olds and under. There is absolutely no fun aspect, the fighting is so simply and mind dribbling dumb that my two year old godson can sit there and mash the same button for the entire game and still win. If you want some real substance gaming try the new Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, it actually requires some skill and attention to what you're doing and the storyline doesn't constantly insult your intelligence on a 5th grade level. Come on it's 2010 and Fable 3 is really all they can muster up? Everyone associated with that game should be shot for the sake of humanity and it's people like you who like trashy cheap american made rubbish that keep this world in its current state of unintelligent mind numbing indulgence.



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 02:00 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
I never tried out the fable series, but has always been slightly interesting as a concept. Is it geared towards children or can a adult enjoy it also...and is it moddable.

Keep in mind, my favorite games are:
Modblivion
Fallout 3/NV (modded heavily)
GTA series (yep..loads of mods on those also...seeing a theme here? heh)
Dragon Age (modded of course)

Crap I hate:
Almost anything made for nintendo (die yoshi!)
kiddy stuff
highly linear games (some direction is alright, but gotta have explore time)
Games geared towards protecting my uptight morality

Would fable 3 be for me? (the first one seemed almost childlike)


Fable 3 is fun, but it's nothing compared to the games you listed, modded or not. It's fun though, kind of like monty python. Cool environment too. But still shallow in some ways compared to Fallout.



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 02:15 PM
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If a game that lets you seduce women and tracks the number of STDs you catch, where you can growl, flip-off, fart, burp, and harass people in general sounds like a good time, then the Fable series might be for you.

Once you find the "sexual thrust" action... well you'll spend about six hours just running around thrusting in the general direction of NPC's... and if any are hookers, well then you'll really rack up your STD totals.

It is a bit linear, when compared to games like The Elder Scrolls... but not painfully so. The humor value more than makes up for the limited game play. I have played Fable 1 and 2 and found both of them to be pretty enjoyable.

~Heff



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 02:16 PM
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I just got the game but havent played it yet. Everytime I go to play it I end up popping in halo or black ops lol I loved the 1st and second one but I have to say out of all the rpg my favorite is oblivion. Thanks for review!



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by Hefficide
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If a game that lets you seduce women ...snip


-breaks out credit card-


Such things are of course a bonus, not big on the STD thing mind you, but stuff like that is of course amusing.
my plus 3 charm cloak will reign in the harem.

Actually, I would like to find a cross between oblivion (ultra superior open play with options to do a linear questline, or spend 3 years becoming a great wizard in a tower and alchemist, mixed with dragon age origin style character personality and relationships..the problem with oblivion/fallout is the "hive mind" AI, and the problem with DAO is the limited linear gameplay...meh, one day they will get that perfect mix of interesting lands and interesting people.



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 04:18 PM
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Heffcide's comments are right on the money, as was this:


Fable 3 is fun, but it's nothing compared to the games you listed, modded or not. It's fun though, kind of like monty python. Cool environment too. But still shallow in some ways compared to Fallout.


Yes, it's not going to be a particularly challenging game (and yes, I do love the challenge of Assassin's Creed, but for me, a game's value doesn't always have to be how difficult it is)...

For me, Fable 3 is a fun game I can actually play with my wife, something I CANNOT do with many of my other RPG favorites. I too liked Dragon Age and Oblivion. I'm not sure on the mod-ability of Fable 3, but it's an X-Box 360 platform, so probably.

While the main quest is pretty linear (like in Oblivion), you kind of have the same freedom of doing what you want outside of it, again, just like Oblivion. For me, the humor and co-op gameplay (you're both on the same screen, at the same time) outweighs the fact that it isn't a challenging game.



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 07:40 PM
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Originally posted by NoOneCares
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You're comparing apples & oranges. Compare it to games that share its mechanics, like overlord, or zelda, or whatever. You can't even compare it to an average point & click RPG because its an action-RPG, the two styles don't allow for the same experiences. Point & Click is crap btw - I want my exporation in real-time for farks sake. I still like TBS fighting systems but only if theres some kind of reaction/reflex/timing element to it - it has to have real-time elements or its crap.


and it's people like you who like trashy cheap american made rubbish that keep this world in its current state of unintelligent mind numbing indulgence.


Happy holidays.

-B.M
edit on 28/12/10 by B.Morrison because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 08:26 PM
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Improvements over 2? John Cleese! Even if some of his lines do get a tad bit repetitive. I thought this was a step backwards from two in most departments. It's still a lot of fun though. Fable is awesome in it's action/adventure/comedy/fairy tale goofiness. It's like playing The Princess Bride!



posted on Dec, 28 2010 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by innervision0730
I just got the game but havent played it yet. Everytime I go to play it I end up popping in halo or black ops lol


You sound like my roomie. She is on those games constantly. Lol I get my butt handed to me by her most of the time...



posted on Dec, 29 2010 @ 09:47 AM
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The improvements (to me) are mostly in the co-op play mode. The other improvements are the elimination of the expressions "wheel", so it has more game flow while playing. Comes at a price though, as you can't pick from all of your available expressions. Same with food, can only carry one kind at a time, and with switching out outfits, weapons, etc. (takes longer here, but many more options).

reply to post by B.Morrison
 


As for the "dumbing down of America" argument against games designed to be (imagine it now...) FUN.... Just because I enjoy a little fluff in my entertainment doesn't make me any "dumber" than anyone else. I'm college-educated, with both a Bachelors and MBA. I enjoy the History and Learning Channels probably way more than my wife would like...but that doesn't mean I don't still enjoy watching Survivor or a sit-com too. I have no "shame" about the diversions I enjoy. I work hard to have the free time to relax and enjoy myself. The idea of gaming "snobbery" is even too ludicrous to consider...I mean really? They are GAMES folks.



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