Peter Molyneux recently remarked in Xbox World 360 that he was super-pleased with how Fable II has turned out, saying: "I'd rate it a 9 out of 10… It's the best, most complete game I've ever worked on."
Populous II on XBLA. that would be a multiplayer hit for sure
I think EA holds the rights to that since they were the ones that ate Bullfrog (And destroyed it).
Ea Ate Bullfrog, as in Peter cashed in and bailed out right? Populous 2 in any download form would be great though.
This is proof that Microsoft rushed Moleneux to make Fable 2 come out this year. From the short single playe main story and him saying it's only 9 out 10.
people there should be no 10/10 games.(Ok MGS 4 is perfection incarnate) But GTA -No way ! Did halo 3 get 10s I cant remember but if it did it deserves high 8s or 9s. Seriously Im looking forward to fable 2 but if Molyneux goes off and says its perfect and in a reviewers OPINION it isnt then he will look bad ... like Dyack (And soon to be Brian Bright but thats another days story)
Montrealien, that's one way to look at it but in the end, Bullfrog is no more...
i miss bullfrog, some of my favorite franchises Dungeon Keeper and Populous are gone
MGS4 is not perfection incarnate, fanboy... get over yourself and play another game.
THANK YOU! I bought it over the weekend and unless you're the ultimate Snake fanboy it isn't very good..graphics are awesome but thats about it..i mean im about 2 hours into it and i've played MAYBE 10 mins of actual game..Fvck MGS4!
sounds pretty accurate to me
While I hope Molyneux is right and Fable 2 is everything we want it to be, but I'm not sure how you can claim it's an accurate score when you haven't played the game.
Yeah I think this game will be rated around 9 and maybe some 10s but imo they should have made the game more like an open world and less running in a narrow path :P In every trailer of Fable 2 you see two people running in a trail of golden dust untill monsters comes up and they fight them for 5 minutes before they start runing along the golden trail again. Maybe it's just that they have filmed all trailers at the same place but if the game is like that all the time I won't bother hyping it to my friends.
It's completely open world you can go wherever you want the golden breadcrumb trail always leads to the main quest path because there is no map, you can swim across lakes climb over any fences and there are no invisible walls or barriers to stop you going anywhere and there are hidden sidequests all over the place.
Really looking forward to this one have high expectations for it... I DLd Fable1 from XBLA to psyche myself up for release :)
That's what Spielberg said about War of the Worlds.
:/ talk about being iggnorant!!!! :/
did you actually spell ignorant wrong while saying someone else is ignorant?
Well he`s not going to say its garbage now is he?!
Well no one is going to say they just created a pile of sh*t are they, in fact by not giving it a 10 means he's believes something is wrong with it. But im pretty sure this game will get plenty of 9s and 10s when it release just for the fact that its the first RPG to have online co-op
I think the game is going to get a bunch of 9's and 10's because of the gameplay in general, not just because of co-op. This game looks really good.
WoW is an RPG in which you can group for quests And Final Fantasy 9 allowed 2 players (maybe 4) to play the battle sequences
Maybe he doesn't want to sound like an Ahole who's full of himself. It's not like 9 is a bad score.
Obviously he's not going to come out and say "this is a 7 out of 10 game" but it's still kinda interesting that he didn't say 10/10 like I dunno, Dyack, would have.
Best it can do in my book is 8/10. A next-gen game without last-gen graphics has to lose 2 points off the top. And I haven't seen next-gen graphics any anything shown for Fable II yet. Gameplay is most important, but so are graphics. The better they are, the easier it is to become immersed in the game. This is especilly important for RPGs in my opinion.
I am still waiting for a game that will beat oblivion's graphics. The world is huge, replaying it again, walking everywhere i realised just how big it actually is. And how good looking, watch a sunset from a hill opposite the imperial city. Go to the shivering isles at night and watch the aurora. However the animation sucked. Edit: Replace game with console rpg ^_^ cant play on my laptop especially with the 8600m gt....it would explode. Wish Dell would admit their mistake and fix it.
OK there are going to be quite a few people that won't read the article and will quickly take this out of context: "'I'd rate it a 9 out of 10," Molyneux added, when asked if he'd fulfilled his original vision with Fable II." Meaning that he's rating it on how close it came to his vision of what he wanted Fable II to be, not what score the critics will give it.
Yeah I'm liking this new version of Peter. Still as enthusiastic and creative as ever but much more humble and realistic than before. And thanks for putting the dodgy headline into context. As coolfool pointed out below he appears to share the perfectionism of Kojima. That no matter how good we may think their games are, they'll always feel they can do better. Which is great because that line of thinking has brought me MGS4 & Fable 2 in the one year! Lets hope they keep thinking like that and keep the games coming! :D Bubbles for you and coolfool. ;)
LOL you try to speak logic but they came in here to bash.
The first quote echoes Dyack... The following quotes are better, he should have stuck to those. "It's the best, most complete game I've ever worked on. The look is perfect, the interface is fantastic. It's a role-playing game, but where are all the f***ing icons? Aren't you supposed to be cluttering the screen up with mini-maps and the like? Not us. "RPGs are one of the most complex game types there are," added Molyneux. "But for me, the idea of being who I want to be and my character being different to yours, well, I think is one of the coolest genres of game." It would have been even better if he had just said "I'll let the game speak for itself", but I guess that's too much to ask for from pompous producers.
Well actually Jenzo, even though it's not very professional to say I think he can be worth it. Fable 2 really looks good.
ROFL ==> this is looking more more like Too Flop's Dyack
When was the last time a dev had said "I'll Let the game speak for itself!" eh? I can't think of any.. I don't believe Hideo Kojima said anything similar either, eh? Most devs will do what Molyneux just did..
kBduB. I remember Kojima rated MGS4, 1/10 or something like that.
you missing a "0" so it should look like this 10/10
I'd give you 10/10 Peter. :)
Not everyone is Kojima who would come out and say "I'm disappointed by my game, I could've done better". I hope he's right though.
Well, that's the nature of Japanese culture
From the article "I'd rate it a 9 out of 10," Molyneux added, when asked if he'd fulfilled his original vision" This is very similar to Kojima to me. Sounds to me like Molyneaux is saying that he is very pleased with the results but, like Kojima, it isn't exactly everything he envisioned it would be.
dennis dyack does
Kojima and every other developer does. If they didn't, we would end up with more games like Resistance.
@bouncy bullet more games like resistance would be a good thing
oh. you mean like halo?
Pretty much every developer.. Kojima did it as well.
Is likely in this games future. I'd say he's pretty accurate.
Yeah, because you would know so much about the game's quality. With playing it and all... -__-
Judging by the first my guess is it won't be far off. The original was good was it not? This game has many fans out there. You're right though, I don't know, it's a guess and that's why I used the word likely. I have however seen the odd preview and it looks good. Sticking with my prediction of 9's and 10's.
As someone who has played it, I wouldn't even be so cavalier as to predict a score. It's like watching the first 10 minutes of a movie, then claiming that it as one of the best of the year. It could crash and burn, or it could get even better. Who the hell knows? I certainly don't, and neither do you.
I don't care one way or the other since I'm sans 360. It's just a guess, nothing more.
I won't get my hopes up, this guy hardly ever delivers on his promises
He's publicly apologized for the 'promises' that didn't make it into fable 1. I'm sure he has learned his lesson.
I say he wouldnt say 10 out of 10 because you would only believe that if you thought you couldnt do anything else to the game.....which this guy probably doesnt think....he prob still has many ideas he wanted to put into the games he has made....there isnt many developers who will say they are totally satisfied with the game they have released....usually most of them would keep working on it forever if they didnt have to make money.....but ya know....
buy not my sort of game but hey 2each his own right
I'm very interested in it now. What I've seen so far looks very nice.
might buy it so i can kick chickens :D
The first Fable was great, a game where you could give yourself the title "arse face" and characters in the game would actually call you that and laugh as you walked past them.
even though i dont like fable, this game most likely will get 8s and 9s 10s no way, what does he think this game is gta4
for the record gta wasnt even a ten really
the maker is giving it a 9, all that means is itll be getting 7's and 8's when it comes out. looks boring. the last one sucked donkey balls
IT BETTER EFFIN BE!!!
So Guess that the game will be at least better than the first Fable, sounds like a must buy to me
Better than the first Fable..? have you watched any videos or read anything about this game..? it's going to make make fable 1 look like a Huge piece of sh*t.
Hmmm... if thats indeed true then Fallout 3 may have some serious competition. I'm still voting for Fallout but Molyneux is simply a genius and his classics from Bullfrog are proof. Hope he can finally achieve Bullfrog greatness.
let the great rpg battle of 09 commence
Fallout and Fable are quite different, Fable being very comical in almost every way, from the actions you make and quests you decide to take on. Not sure sure if this will be in the sequel but in the first game you could 'boast' that you would complete a side quest without taking any damage or with no armor on (was quite funny fighting stuff in union jack boxers) and if you succeeded you'd get more xp or money for it.
Big battle of RPG indeed. As for two games, I know they are rather different. My point was about quality. Which one can be a better experience. They may be different but they are both good games. Which on is better in the end?
Now Petter come on now remember what happened the last time you opened your mouth about Fable 1? Yeah you've been doing a good job of keeping your mouth shut and not kill your own game by hyping beyond what you can deliver. So don't make an ass of yourself claiming it's a 9 why not a 10 while your at it?
That's almost as credible as Dyack saying Too Human is a great game. I'll let the product speak for itself.
that sounds about right yeah... Fable 2 is the only really intriguing 360 game left.... can't wait for it's superior PC release oh yeah and never review your own game... rookie mistake... especially considering it's Molyneux