NextGN writes: "I know it’s a little strange bringing this up so soon after the release of Fable III, however, after playing through it numerous times and speaking to others on the topic. This is why we think Fable IV is already in development."
This does make a lot of sense. Something wasn't right about Fable III. I did enjoy it, just not as much as Fable II.
Game felt so disconnected. I loved the king part but it was just too damn short.
I'm a big fable fan but fable 3 felt more like fable 2.5. The Story was uninteresting from the start. The gameplay felt like it was dumbed down from Fable 2. The morphing system once again didnt work. Playing as the King was a great idea but again poorly done. You only had 2 opinions good or bad. You didnt get to manage yoru kingdom at all like they said you would be able to do. There is also no reward what so very for trying to be good. However the grahpics in Fable 3 were really nice
The game did feel disconnected. The fade-outs between NPC interactions really annoyed me. It took me two play-throughs to really appreciate the game.
...a lot of people seem to feel disconnected from the game. I actually feel the opposite. The choice I had to make at the start of the game made me feel responsible for the events that were to unfold. Bear in mind, I haven't finished the game yet (huge back log of games) so I'm not sure what happens after reaching Bowerstone. Although, after playing the Fable II again, I was pretty shocked at how bad Bowerstone had become. So, now I'm eager to restore it to its previous glory.
Peter Molyneux just tries to do so much stuff with his games that it interferes with the enjoyment! Not trying to say Fable 3 was bad or anything, but there is too much in these games to get distracted with. Sometimes I wish his games would be more straight forward and save all of the other stuff for a different game or something!
I loved the game.
That's right. Something wasn't right about Fable III. It was a huge step back in the series.
Feels like Microsoft was left with no hardcore games for the holiday season and rushed it out...
Yeah. Also, not Kinect ready at launch? What happened there?
Kinect would have been great for this. Sort of felt like they were going to use it since you can only emote to one NPC at a time. Would be kind of fun doing those expression yourself to the individual NPC.
I was expecting a lot more from Fable III.
Hopefully they will announce it soon. Actually, they better announce something soon because apart from Halo: Reach and Gears 3 I have nothing else that to play for the mean time. Not worth keeping the console for just two games.
Haha oh my god, Fable 1 comes out, oh well guess there Fable 2, that comes out I guess thers Fable 3, that comes out and it still doesnt live up to expectations. When will you guys learn
The original Fable blew me away. Absolutely loved it. Fable II was good - I still prefer the first one, though. Fable III was OK.
Fable TLC is one of the best action rpgs of all time.....
Fool me once... ;) Edit: Sorry. Fable is the greatest series ever...and it has never disappointed me. :/ That's what I meant to say.
i bought an Xbox for Fable, Kotor 1, and Ninja Gaiden Black. i got a 360 for Fable 2, and Mass Effect. personally, i think Fable 1 is STILL the best of the series, despite the unfulfilled promises from Peter Molyneux. i was SO PUMPED for Fable 2, and when i got it...let's just say i'm not exactly enthused by how it turned out. some of the things that worked really well in Fable 1 they ditched for Molyneux's "little darling" ideas that, in my opinion, seem to just come it him when he's sleep, and he includes them in the game on a whim. as for Fable 3, i've yet to play it, and it will be a few months until i do. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me, indeed. i'm not paying full price for another Fable game until Molyneux gets his head out of his ass and FOCUSES on taking what WORKS about the franchises and expanding on it. as i said in a previous story, a sequel is meant to take the core game play of a series and build upon it. the Fable games all feel so incredibly separate from one another, with game design that doesn't do the concept justice. it could truly be a fantastic series, but as it is, it's just a slightly above average action/rpg. that was fine with Fable 1. new IP, rough around the edges. Fable 2 should have polished it, and Fable 3 should have just knocked it out of the park. look at the third entries of many of our favorite franchises: Super Mario Bros 3 Legend of Zelda: A Link To the Past Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Devil May Cry 3 Silent Hill 3 God of War 3 Fallout 3 Castlevania 3 Super Metroid Final Fantasy III (also known as 6 over here) the third in a franchise when it comes to gaming (unlike film. lol) is expected to be a showpiece for the developers and how they handle that franchise. i'm really looking forward to Killzone 3, Resistance 3, and Uncharted 3, as they are on track to be rather exceptional games. Fable 3 deserved more than Molyneux's ego. i AM a fan of the series, but i don't have the gaming budget to just throw my money at Molyneux's experiments. i WILL get Fable 3 one day, but not right now.
Fable is for kids. :)
Also longer and more varied than 99.99% of games today, one of the best games of all time for sure and 60+ hours of gameplay So, why not abandon it and move to Fable 4 ? It is the only thing they could do, like all companies move on
I think they abandoned it before it was finished. It's really badly broken. :(
More varied than nearly all games? One of the best games of all time? My god you're beyond lame.
Hmmm... Let's see... Mass Effect? Nope. Fallout 3? Nope. Oblivion? Nope. Fallout: NW? Nope. Heavy Rain? Nope. Saints Row? Nope. Red Dead Redemption? Nope. LittleBigPlanet? Nope. Shall I continue? It's about as varied as inFamous.
Not dissing any of those games since I've played and loved all of them except Fallout: NW, but from what I've played of Fable III, it definitely has more varied gameplay than Heavy Rain and inFamous.
I'm sorry my friend, but you're WAY off here. I only have a few silver keys and one gold key to find, plus a couple of achievements like Lute Hero, and I finished this game in about 25 hours. The story is long gone and I only have the repetitive Catch the Criminal/Get Me A Worker stuff scattered around. The King mode is a great idea but it is WOEFULLY short and gives no indication as to when the final battle is coming - it just jumps from 100-odd days left to OH, the final battle is upon you. I had no idea, I still had personal money I was using to buy property to make more money that I could have pumped into the treasury to save more people, but the game didn't bother to clue me in that my last chance to do that had just passed. I liked and enjoyed the game, don't get me wrong, but it's shorter and easier than Fable 2 - I have still yet to be knocked out once. The King mode should have been far longer than it was, to me it seems the game was rushed and with a bit more time, it could have been the classic you seem to think it is.
I'm kind of on the same boat as you. I got screwed over on the 121 days left thing. I had about 2 mil saved after having bought a bunch of stuff to build my gold. I said let me do one more, BANG END OF THE GAME YOUR KINGDOM IS GONE.....seriously? I was upset at that but , overall I enjoyed the game but still there are things they could have added/tinkered with. King mode could have definitely been longer.
Not the best game of all time but pretty damn good. Just wish they would have had your family more involved in the story.
lol fable 3 was suppsed to be the true vision of fable before .. yet again it's just a updated ( in a bad way IMO ) fable 2. Wait untill molyneux promise the same thing he promised for fable 4 this time. Overall fable feel rushed ..the "be king "part is a prime example of something that should have been more long and polished
When fable 1 came out it was pretty good. It was not a complete new revolution of a game, but it had its own feel and did some things that were just amazing at the time. Now a days it does not stand out like that anymore since people have a lot higher expectations so some people might not think fable 1 was all that amazing if they played it now. That said fable was the first and only good part of the series. I personally think in some ways fable 2 was dumbed down from fable 1. This mostly is related to combat and magic. All in all fable 2 is a passable game but they are tiring out this series already as much as a madden game or the final fantasy series. Molyneux obviously loves to over hype his games and promise features that will never be in his games. Hell things he promised for fable 1 still have not been made in fable 2 or 3. This series needs to stop or take a long break before they beat this dead horse worse. P.S. in case no one picked up fable 1 was great, 2 was ehh, 3 was.....yeah...
Fable 1 was overrated back then cause it had great graphics that´s all. The fable series was never great just good.
Now there´s going to be a Fable 4!? wtf! just bring up a new IP! the xbox doesnt a have a new decent ip for ages.
I want to see another Fable game. Next time I just hope they get it right. They always come close but are never quite there.
Yeah. The Xbox is in dire need of some new IPs. Still, I don't want them to abandon Fable, just yet.
I, for one, would love to see a new Fable game. Even though Fable 4 did not live up to my expectations it was still fun to play. I missed Albion.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.