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Submitted by mygd 1513d ago | opinion piece

Jumping the Sharkticon: Cancel or Reboot the Fable Series?

GameDynamo - "First hitting US shores in September 2004, Fable was the best selling game that month, and arguably one of the greatest Xbox games ever. Fast forward to 2010 and Fable III has captured a whole new generation of gamers, or has it? It’s true, Fable III sold well in the USA and UK, but I can’t help but wonder how many gamers played it and quickly traded it in for something else. Here are a few reasons why I think the Fable series (long hampered by big promises and little follow-through) needs a reboot." (Fable, Fable 2, Fable 3, PC, Xbox 360)

Goomb  +   1513d ago
I have to agree for the most part. Fable III wasn't at all the hit everyone was expecting, and for a reason. I think they set the bar high in Fable II and then they couldn't deliver something new with the next one, which is why 2 was popular. Hopefully they'll take their time to make #4...
HeavenlySnipes  +   1513d ago
After I saw
a developer diary a few months before release talking about the 'major' changes, and everything was about marrying random people online, changing drapes in your generic house and holding hands with NPC's I knew that it was going to be the worst of the three (somehow it managed to be worse than 2).

They have to return to being a hardcore RPG (with a DAMN MANA BAR) bring back all the magic that was taken out that was in Fable 1, add more magic, add more customization, more quests, and better animations and town variation.

The marrying, and buying houses thing is useless because it doesn't effect gameplay at all. By the time you get to the middle of Fable 1/2 (I didn't get 3 because of what I saw) you have loads of money so renting out a place is useless. Marrying a generic NPC is also pointless and a child that has no effect on gameplay being born does nothing to make the game more fun.
MagicGamer  +   1513d ago
Fable fan from way back here! Love the article.
Nac  +   1513d ago
Don't go forward in time, go back, either before Fable 1 or between 1&2.
Tony P  +   1513d ago
Like it says, a lot wrong with the series is down to perception.

If it hadn't over-promised and under-delivered with every iteration, opinions would not be so split. Now you have this situation like LOST where half the camp hates that it didn't deliver and the other half likes it for what it was.

I would rather see it go away for a while so something new can be made. Perhaps reboot it later as the online title it was meant to be since MMOs are still rare on consoles for some mysterious reason.
Kalowest  +   1506d ago
Once you stop believing the HYPE, you'll realize how good each Fable game is. PM has TOO MANY ideas in his head, 2yrs is not alot of time for a person like him, to make a great game.

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