Fable: The Journey creative director: “Every single game is on-rails”

Lionhead Studios creative director Gary Carr has said that “every single game is on-rails” while defending the decision to keep the same control scheme that drew so much criticism towards Fable: The Journey at E3 2011.

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jimbobwahey2380d ago

Even Railroad Tycoon, a game that is literally about rails, offers infinitely more freedom than Fable: The Journey.

Laxman2380d ago

How have you possible come to that conclusion?

Have you played Fable: The Journey?

VanillaBear2380d ago


Oh look your one of these types of people who think people need to try something to form an opinion on it

People can judge something off trailers, marketing and pre release infomation you know

Whats the point buying something you know is probably shit, give the developers a happy sale and then not enjoy where they are going with a franchise. Bet your going to buy RE6 and DS3 day 1 aswell.

darthv722380d ago (Edited 2380d ago )

Passing judgement and forming an opinion are two different things.

Passing judgement on something does not involve experience. People pass judgement all the time but usually it is when they experience that which they are passing judgement is when they can formulate their opinion.

To many, it is a matter of context. Simply put, would you be more likely to listen to someone who has experienced something and offers their opinion or just freely pass judgement on what you believe?

I will agree that the 1st impressions of some of these games may be a bit misleading when it comes to the final product. I tend to wait until a game is released and then try it myself to see if the interest is really still there.

I do practice the "try before you buy" approach.

Irishguy952380d ago (Edited 2380d ago )

Yes extremely weak.

Mike, 'technically' the are. Technically.

Now, we all know the real difference between Cod-on rails and Time crisis - on rails. This dev is just coming up with a shitty argument to defend the fact that his game is on rails. In gaming terms, on rails can be considered another Genre.

user54670072380d ago (Edited 2380d ago )


No they arn't

Oh totaly differen't when Peter Molyneux defended the game

"This game is NOT on rails"

It's on rails guys...and it's going to be crap

Hicken2380d ago

I pretty much came in here to say just that. Cuz if every game is on rails, this game is so on rails you're hardly even playing it.

Man, what a weak excuse...

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ziggurcat2380d ago (Edited 2380d ago )


bu-bu-bu-but i thought fable: journey wasn't on rails? so now they're more or less admitting it is, and trying to justify it by claiming all games are on rails because you have to press a button to perform an action?

oh, man... that's rich...

Shadonic2380d ago

It wasn't but then they changed it after the E3 demo

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