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Submitted by RonaldRaygun 930d ago | review

Fable: The Journey Review | GamerLimit

Chris Carter: "At an infamous press event at E3, Peter Molyneux repeatedly told his audience that Fable: The Journey would not be a simple on-rails experience, and would present a unique viewpoint into the world of adventure gaming on the Kinect. Right.

I’m here to tell you, right now, before you drop your hard earned cash on it, that it is on rails. And that’s not the worst thing about it." (Fable: The Journey, Xbox 360) 3/10

NastyLeftHook0  +   930d ago
OUCH!
darthv72  +   930d ago
A review is an opinion...
and opinions are like....well you know the rest.
SilentNegotiator  +   930d ago
Whatever helps you sleep tonight.

Try counting sheep on N4G instead.
"Reviewers are biased against Kinect! BAAAA"
"Reviewers aren't playing it right! BAAAAA"
"It's only a (nearly unanimous) opinion! BAAAA"
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darthv72  +   930d ago
@silent
no disagree from me.

you are certainly correct that there are plenty who claim bias on reviews. No matter the game there is always a conspiracy theory group out there to defend it.

the reviewers arent playing it right...people choose to play at their own pace so no reason why that is always brought up.

the last one even you cant disagree with. Reviews and opinions go hand in hand. It is just a matter of perspective. If the item being reviewed is in your favor, it is viewed one way. If it isnt in your favor then it is viewed the other.

And by "your favor" i dont mean you specifically. that is just a figure of speach.
HammadTheBeast  +   930d ago
I don't know why you got disagrees because of saying something worth saying.

Anyways, was anyone really not expecting this? Kinect ruins everything.
Afterlife  +   930d ago
How can developers develop games for the Kinect with a straight face. Releasing a game, knowing that the game is broken and the controls aren't even responsive most of the time. They should be shamed of themselves.

The only thing Kinect is good for is dance games.
NastyLeftHook0  +   930d ago
the same reason rare wants to make a new KI game but ms does not want them too, its all about if its cheap and easy to make and we can get a buck, why not mentality that is killing the industry as we know it .
Afterlife  +   930d ago
Agree.

Kinect Sports 3 incoming then?
darthv72  +   930d ago
KI speculation
I will admit that i dont follow the trends as closely as others but i would just likely assume it is all about timing.

simply releasing something because people want it isnt always the best course of action. Everything has risks and with those risks comes timing. If done at the right time, there is a greater chance for return on investment.

If the timing is wrong then...just look back at many great ideas and products that had bad timing to see their fate.
Shadonic  +   930d ago
If you can ask yourself that then ask yourself this Why do reviewers have such exponential different experiences with these kinect titles? even this has gotting good reviews from IGN. Is it because some reviewers are playing in unfit enviornments? are said reviewers not sitting in the appropriate chair or in the correct manner to play the game propperly? I mean sense were using a device whose functionality depends upon the users playspace and willingness to fallow the guidlines over a device that plays the same no matter whose using it not counting non gamers (controller). Theres to many varibles that come into the overall functionality of the device to just write it off as crap.
smashcrashbash  +   930d ago
If you have to consider so many factors just to enjoy a game then the fact is that it isn't worth playing and some reviewers see it that way.Why should I say 'Well I had to lift my right foot, blink my left eye, lie on a couch twenty feet away from the TV, make sure the light isn't too bright or dim and that the sun is not shining on the television etc' and then say it is a blast to play besides that.

Also the reviews are not only simply talking about the functionality of the game they are also referring to the content of it. They dislike the on rail approach to it for instance. Like I said with people talking about the RE6 reviews you can't say I MUST deal with the flaws and problems and if they bother me I say that they do. In the end it is up to the gamer if they want to ignore the flaws and problems but you can't tell me the reviewer that I am talking crap because someone else wrote a review and decided that the flaws were acceptable.

When I play games that have flaws I don't tell anyone who doesn't accept them that they are stupid and bad reviewers because they didn't think the problems were acceptable.IGN giving it a good review don't guarantee others will think it is good too. So you can't simply say 'IGN gave it a good score'. They had their reasons and other reviewers have theirs. Remember they have no obligation or gain to give a Kinect game a lower score.Same thing with RE6. I don't have to give it a good or average score because it is RE.
Jazz4108  +   930d ago
This site also butcherd dishonored so I would not hold what they say very highly. If this happened to a sony exclusive the fans on here would blacklist this site. Theres a big diffrence between most 360 fans on here and sony fans.
srcBFMVBMTH  +   930d ago
@Jazz4108

Fable: The Journey currently sits at a 60 on Metacritic.

Xbox fans constantly bashed on Twisted Metal and Starhawk for getting a 76 and a 77. lmao.

If a 76 and a 77 is considered "bad" then I guess Kinect Star Wars' and Fable: The Journey's 55 and 60 score means that they are complete and utter ******* garbage.
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from the beach  +   930d ago
Infuriatingly smug writer, lol. "It's on rails y'know, hyuck hyuck hyuck."

Oh you mean like Virtua Cop 2, After Burner, Sin and Punishment, Space Harrier, Rez, Starfox, Time Crisis, Child of Eden ... some of the greatest games? Idiot.
Ron_Danger  +   930d ago
The complaint isn't that it's on rails, it's that they originally said it wasn't going to be.
A7XEric  +   930d ago
Peter did leave a long time before the game's completion so the direction may have changed for all we know. Maybe they originally intended it to not be on rails?
from the beach  +   930d ago
How's that a valid complaint in the review of the final product - UNLESS the guy thinks on-rails games are lesser than free-roaming games?

It's quite funny how similar this is to the first Fable, where it turned out you couldn't plant a tree and see it grow. A series of broke promises ... and yet the games themselves are decent enough.
SilentNegotiator  +   930d ago
Being lied to isn't a valid complaint?
from the beach  +   930d ago
Games change during development, and having followed this game over the past year I'm quite aware of what it was and what it is.

I certainly do not feel lied to. There was nothing sinister in making the game on-rails - quite the opposite, it was a decision taken with the game's best interest at heart, even though they must have known it would open the way for vultures like this particular critic.

At any rate we should expect reviews to tell us what the final, on-the-disc product we're about to buy is like, rather than assessing it against the original concept.
Steven21  +   930d ago
Vey mixed reviews here but I cannot say I'm surprised. First off Fable has failed to really deliver in any of their games, now that's not to say I didn't enjoy playing them just that they're lacking in many areas to say the least. Secondly it's a Kinectt game and its not like they're spouting out gems for this, dare I say, "gimmick" left and right. I still have hopes for this game as I haven't played it yet but these mixed reviews are definitely not getting my hopes up.

I do agree with Shadonic about some reviewers not having the proper area to play these Knecht games in. They should specify what kind of environment they're playing in lol
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Vladplaya  +   930d ago
Oh game is made for kinect? insta fail...
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   930d ago
I used to really like Fable.
I wasn't keen on the 3rd game though and this looks even worse.
aviator189  +   929d ago
Honestly, as much a fan of the series I am, I think I'll just wait for Fable 4.
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