Why Fable 3 is an Embarrassment to Video Games

Unrealitymag writes: ''I just beat Fable 3, one of my most anticipated games of the year, and much to my surprise, I absolutely loathed it. It’s strange, because in many ways its exactly like Fable 2, which I actually chose as my game of the year when it was released. So why then, do I hate, hate, hate this one so much?''

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ConanOBrien3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Platform exclusive disorder among fangirls can ruin game devs to nothing

Games are like movies, so you can hate or love it.

darkcharizard3648d ago ShowReplies(4)
lelo2play3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Great game.... and that's it. Anybody that hates this game, is no gamer... or has really bad taste in games.

This is starting to remind me of Alan Wake... with a lot of articles bashing it. Alan Wake is clearly one of the best games this year.

Lot of people automatically hate anything that comes from Microsoft, don't matter if it's good or not.

Nicaragua3648d ago

you lost me with the Alan Wake comment.

JsonHenry3648d ago

I thought Alan Wake was a great game. I have not played F3 yet though. Waiting for the PC release.

Convas3648d ago

Lelo2play is on the money. Alan Wake was one of, if not the best game(s) this year.

Pillville3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Off Topic, but:

I just finished Alan Wake's last DLC "The Writer".

What I think of Alan Wake:
first half: A+
second half: B-

If they had actually taken the story anywhere, and had something besides the same 5 enemies over and over again, it would have been one of the best ever.

Forbidden_Darkness3648d ago

Okay what you said was plain stupid. So what your saying is people can't have different taste in games? People are automatically not gamers if they dont like RPGs, sword fighting games and etc?

It's your opinion if Alan Wake and such are one of the best games. Hell, i think LAIR is one of the best games i've played, but i'm not expecting anyone else to think the same. Everyone has an opinion and a choice, if you dont like their choice or opinion and hate them for it to the point you think their not even a gamer, then STFU because your just a selfish a-hole.

Gaming is not just about you, it's about every single gamer out there, be them hardcore or casual gamers, they ARE gamers and deserve to have an opinion like anyone else.

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princejb1343648d ago

i guess im not a gamer since i dont like the fable series
is just thats not my kind of taste in games thats all
same to be said i dont like fallout or elder scrolls oblivion

jeseth3648d ago

but I'm really surprised about the negative press/word of mouth its getting. I haven't played Fable 3 yet and all the things being said won't change my mind about wanting to play it, but I'm still surprised its getting received the way it is.

DeadIIIRed3648d ago

I play Bad Company 2 all the time, my grandparents have been playing Dr. Mario every Wednesday night since I was three. Everyone has different tastes.

On subject, disseminating to hear so many bad things about this game, will still rent to see for myself though.

PostApocalyptic3648d ago

Blame Fable fans. They are the ones that voted the scores. Apparently they liked Fable 2 better for good reasons.

smashman983648d ago

I have a personal hate for fable i rlly dont know why either i just hated it ever since the second one i mean its a severe hate im not gonna bash the people who love it though because i can see the appeal and at the same time i cant quite figure out why i have such a deep hate for this game lol the hate didnt settle in till shortly after i beat part 2 since then i hate it

n4gno3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

"bubububu hate hate"
nobody cares, only others fangirls with different tastes.

Best donkey of the week :

"i happen to have played GOW3 and Heavy Rain and my bf has played all 4 that youve named. youre just a little bitch who doesnt know what a good game is even when it slaps you in you fuckin face. and you should get off of your killzone trip. the game fuckin sucks and it always will. oh and btw all you little ps3 fanboys are just pissed because M$ has officially stomped Sony on their hardware quality with the Kinect where Sony FAILED on the eyetoy and COPIED Nintendo's Wii with the PS Move.. Go eat a dick faggot. and im not a raging "360fanboy" i own all 3 systems...sry i just like better games with better quality! "

LOL. hilarious : "quality hardware" "better games" "i'm not a fanboy" what a donkey in denial.
Best formula of the year : "Sorry but the 360 is everything the PS3 wanted to be" LOLOLOL.

really ? that guy exist in the real world ? i want one for christmas.

EvilBlackCat3648d ago

Alan Wake is waaaayyyyyyyyyyy better story than the majority of PS3 and the rest of Xbox360 games.

KingKiff3648d ago


Anyone who says GOTY for that lump of (insert offensive material here) needs a bullet IMO.

NewZealander3648d ago

i fully agree, it seems whenever 360 gets a great game theres always lame articles trying to play them down, these people are clearly attention seeking or just in the minority of bitter gamers that need to lighten up and enjoy games for what they are.

jadenkorri3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

no fable 3 is horrible....

they took fable 2 and went, how do I make this worse.
And they succeeded, and this is coming from a Fable Fan, I loved Fable 1, and bought the 360 just to play Fable 2. Fable 2 was good, I rightly enjoyed the game but hated the ending so much I trashed it. If i think back now, its better than Fable 3. What the hell are these devs doing.

punkpop1013648d ago

120 disagrees?Ps3 fanboys caring more?

Redempteur3648d ago

dear peter ..

learn to do a fighting system in a rpg.
Please hire another writter in charge of the ending of your games .
my 2 main complains about fable 3

CrIpPeN3647d ago

I had so much fun reading this review.

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ImmortalLegend3648d ago

Fable 3 is a game that was made to be fun. They were not trying to make this game hard because frustration knocks out the fun factor sometimes. Fable 3 was a fun, well written game and has replay value. I beat the game making all of the good decisions, now I want to beat it again making the evil ones. Then I might play it again making somewhat neutral decisions. Fable 3 is not the game to compete with God of War, Castlevania, and games like that. It's doing things in its own way. I personally like that approach. This game is just pure fun without much frustration, if any at all. You want to play something hard? Fine go get Demon Souls or something like that. Quit being fanboys and missing out on good games. That goes for every fanboy!

GamingGamer3648d ago

so according to you. all game should give you infinite health because easier = more fun??

i am ok with Fable 3 doing its own way. even though there isnt anything groundbreaking. but game isnt that good.

it only has 80 on Metacritic. and lower user scores.

Anon19743648d ago

This actually has me a little concerned. I love Fable. Love them, but at the end of Fable 2 I started to get so sick of the repetitive combat, weapons and magic. If Fable 3 doesn't do a damn thing to improve on it predecessor, I'm out.

Someone who's played the game please tell me this article is making a mountain out of a molehill and the combat and magic is different from Fable 2.

GamingGamer3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

hey hey now.. that is going to far...

ofc fable 3 improved upon fable 2.

just look at this example

In fable 3, you get to open boxes to acquire stuff that existed in fable 2. OPENING BOXES!!!! revolutionary!

ImmortalLegend3648d ago

Most of you haven't even played the game and are just going off of these reviews. Same thing happened with Alan Wake and MAG just to name a couple which were great games. Not many people played the game because of reviews and sales. That's not being a gamer. Gamers make decisions for themselves.

Also, since were all about ratings and not actually playing games, since when is 81/100 a bad game? Get real, you all are not gamers. Make your own judgments and actually go out and rent/buy games instead of just basing your opinions off of reviews. I could understand if the reviews were bad, but they've mostly been good. Based off of you all's logic if it isn't 90/100 or more then it isn't worth it...gtfo.

GamingGamer3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

i obviously played it... even though it was only for couple hours..

and didnt like it.

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xYLeinen3648d ago

What the heck is wrong with todays journalism??

Snakefist303648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Fable 3 is an excellent game I dont no why the people are pissed off abut it.I give it 9.5 out of 10.

kancerkid3648d ago

Sites like these are not journalism sites, they are opinion sites. Big difference.

frostypants3648d ago

"Fable 3 is an excellent game I dont no why the people are pissed off abut it."

Maybe if you actually read the article, where he explicitly goes out of his way to explain in detail and at length why he's pissed off about it, you might understand why he's pissed off about it.

Or did you think you could absorb the article contents through the link via osmosis?

PostApocalyptic3648d ago

But if you gave F3 a 9.5. What would you give F2?

morganfell3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Well kancerkid I would like to agree with you but I cannot. This has nothing to do with any platform, PS3, 360, Wii, PC, etc etc. Or any game. I am not saying the site above is right or wrong. It's immaterial as only Fable fans can decide.

But what is fact is that sites such as IGN or Gamespot have nothing to lord over someone's blog as regards grading standards. They may have access to previews and info that smaller sites or blogs do not but when it comes to reviews they have zero standards and are above no one.

I have seen major gaming media sites praise a product during previews or at the least fail to report flaws and then lambaste the same game when it appears on shelves mere months later. In the case of Hillary at IGN we witnessed a preview praise a feature and then the review attack same said feature.

None of the sites have the least bit of editorial control. It should not matter if one person previews a title and another reviews it either. That's why the editor in chief has a job. He is supposed to maintain continuity and standards.

I have zero regard for any site, large or small that cannot set in print a detailed list of their standards and how they grade and to what features they give or subtract points. And then they apply this standard across all titles.

Instead major sites willy nilly flip out over the latest game. Whether it is genuine affection or payola is immaterial as what matters is that their review is a dishonest appraisal of the product. And that action, by any site large or small is despicable and a disservice to the gaming community.

I would like to consider such distasteful actions by all sites equally repugnant. These blogs are a blight in most cases. But when larger media outlets have a greater dissemination part of me finds these whores the worse offender.

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frostypants3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Read the damn article, people. Jesus, he explains his criticisms quite thoroughly. The part where his wife gave birth to a black kid (who apparently aged in dog years) is f*cking hilarious and IS a pretty great example of lazy development. And the fact that the game more or less hits "fast forward" once you become king is troubling, and a pretty clear sign that the game was rushed out the door.

Don't bash the journalism without actually reading the damn article. Besides, I don't hear you complaining about the journalists that PRAISED the game...

The_Nameless_One3648d ago

Gamer rarely read through the entire article. It doesn't matter that he explains his position quite thoroughly. They read the headline and make a comment.

dktxx23648d ago

At least this guy explained his criticisms. And it was an interesting read. All a guy can do. It wasn't senseless hate at all.

TomSawyer1873648d ago

I have to disagree on the lazy development... His wife obviously stepped out on him, thus the reason she gave birth to the milk man's baby. I've not made it far in yet so I cannot speak to the 'fast forward' issue but I have enjoyed the game so far.

DelbertGrady3648d ago

I liked Fable 2 but I think Fable 3 is alot better. It's more engaging and has a better storyline.

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King-Leonidas3648d ago

oh wow personal attack? I'm so sorry.

seinfan3648d ago

Imposter! Leonidas would never be sorry for his actions!

The Wood3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

apologises to nobody



King-Leonidas3648d ago

i know i was being sarcastic children

The Wood3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

doesn't do sarcasm nor does he speak to children ...phoney;)

Garrus_Vakarian3648d ago

This is madness!

Nobody attacks a messenger!

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Forbidden_Darkness3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

That was actually a good read and rather enjoyed it, i've been interested in trying fable, but if anything, i'll definitely try Fable 2, not 3.

If i enjoy 2, ill play 3.

lowcarb3648d ago

Well part 2 is free for download.

The Wood3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Mine froze at 99% where do I redownload from or was the deal pulled. I was pissed as I left my 360 on to dload the whole game came back and saw that.. Wtf

OT: I'm one of the 5 people who didn't like fallout 3 but that by no way means the games crap just not my cup. To be fair to the writer he does seem to know the game well showing that he did indeed complete it. He's entitled to his opinion

frostypants3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

The free download of the full game was a 1-day glitch. If you have it in your queue, you may still be able to get it...after all, they sold it to you. If it's not working, call customer service...technically you do own it, regardless of whether they intended to sell it to you for $0 or not (it's not your problem).

Is it in your transaction history?

Also, I ALSO hated Fallout 3. Too short, and the world was too bland to get much from wandering in it. To me it felt like every Bethesda game since the original Elder Scrolls, just with nicer graphics.

Lucreto3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

People dislike it for different reasons like more games. I know a few people who think the game is too British.

It is his opinion jusy laugh at him and continue on your way.