Molyneux: Fable Kinect demo a "horrendous mistake"

OXM UK: The ever-divisive Peter Molyneux has spoken out once again about Fable: The Journey's E3 stage demo.

InfiniteJustice4381d ago

This is all well and good, but why not just show the game properly if you wanted it done differently?

Anarki4381d ago

The game itself looks horrendous..

BeaArthur4381d ago

I had the same thought. I don't think there was any way to make that game look like it was fun to play.

captain-obvious4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

xbox fanboys are still going to defend it

now please go make me another Black & White on PC

trollpolice4381d ago Show
sikbeta4380d ago

Sure, he is honest about it at least...

fghsjdfghjdfhgkjdf4380d ago

@Trollpolice, you're trying too hard.

kingdoms4380d ago (Edited 4380d ago )

I always wonder if this site is made of kids why does it seem like no on this site can read? Pete is talking about the demo causing people to misunderstand the game. This remark probably comes from his demo and interview with Morgan Webb. People found out this is not on rails during the Morgan e3 stage demo and everybody changed their minds about fable for the good. This is what Pete is talking about. Man ps3 fanboys are a nasty bunch. Disgusting

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SilentNegotiator4380d ago (Edited 4380d ago )

Only the important parts, like Combat as seen in the demo, are on-rails.
No big deal.


The fans wanted a game more like Fable 1. Instead, you gave them a Kinect game with extremely easy and automatic combat in on-rails situations.

By the by, sounds like they're in a wind tunnel.

Active Reload4380d ago

I love the world of Fable, so... whatever...

malamdra4380d ago

the funny thing is that what was shown was on rails

it probably has exploration and other aspect that work differently but the combat/gameplay IS on rails

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SuperLupe4381d ago

Nice that he actually realises how crappy it is unlike the rest of the peeps at MS who actually seem to believe that the stuff they showed at E3 was cool.

YodaCracker4380d ago

SuperLupe did not read the article.

Eamon4380d ago

Kids don't read enough these days. That's literacy rates are falling.

TVippy4380d ago

This game is a horrendous mistake.

Cyorg4381d ago

Everything about Fable is a horrendous mistake. Every Fable release is hyped like crazy, and yet it manages to underwhelm every time.

Legion4380d ago

I would have to disagree with that... Fable series has been very good in my eyes. Now I can't say the same about Too Human which had an ok demo but the game just fell totally flat.

nilamo4380d ago

No games like lair and haze are horrendous mistakes. Fable is a franchise that is generally well received.

BlackTar1874380d ago

Nilamo Haze=terrbad lair + motion control = bad

Lair + Controller = pretty fun game. don't hate on something i can almost guarantee you haven't played

BigPenguin4380d ago

Lair(post patch) was awesome, and so was kangaroo jack. Both bashed by people who have never experienced them.

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Mizz_mai4380d ago

Damage Control at its finest molyneux im so proud to be british right now lol

Der_Kommandant4380d ago


You're one corrupt troll cop

Focker4204380d ago

He thought it was great until everyone at E3 kept telling him it was on-rails...

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The Meerkat4381d ago

"Snake oil, Snake oil, Get your Lionhead snake oil here"

dirigiblebill4381d ago

A non-linear first-person Fable? I believe there's one out already. It's called The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion.

IAmCornHolio4381d ago

A huge part of the Fable games(for me anyhow) is Lionhead humor and mirth. While I enjoyed Oblivion, it lacks humor.

My favorite quest in Fable 3 is the Chicken suit quest, and I can't think of any quest like that in Oblivion.

The Meerkat4381d ago

But you have to make sure you know the difference between adding humour to a game and adding Jar Jar Binks!

palaeomerus4380d ago

Fable humor is mostly second hand Discworld stuff.

HeavenlySnipes4381d ago

extremely insulting to Bethesda. FAble was never a deep RPG. It sowed signs in the first, but never had anything close to the content TESIV had.

iamnsuperman4381d ago

The problem is he big his games up so much and doesn't actually deliver on his promises. He did it with black and white. O saw what he wanted us to see and that was an on rail magic ride. You might be able to steer the horse down different directions but there is no evidence of you can actually move where ever you want. If you want us to believe you show us some video because your word is meaningless

SuperLupe4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

Stop with that BS already. Always hear the same thing from you guys. The last time he hyped a game to death was with Fable 1.

Its some sort of myth on this site that Molyneux hypes all his games to death when that is simply completely false. He is known for doing that with Fable 1 and thats it.

Just goes to show you dont have a clue what you're talking about and simply mindlessly repeating the crap you here.

@iamnsuperman below: there's a difference between marketing your product and overhyping a game. In that case the PS3 is the most overhyped console of this generation if I follow what you say. He hasnt overhyped a game since Fable 1, hell Milo isnt even a game but some kind of project they are aiming at with Kinect.

IAmCornHolio4381d ago

Don't feed the trolls. That troll in particular says something in his post that indicates to me that he has never even played a Fable game, for even a couple of minutes. So his word on Fable games has even less merit than Molyneux.

iamnsuperman4381d ago (Edited 4381d ago )

O really so Milo and Kate wasn't over hyped. I am not sure if he believes himself that his games are revolutionary or he knows he is bs but they are not. They are far more linear than he makes them out to be. he makes good games but what I am saying is he should cut the bs and show something.

Topshelfcheese4381d ago

I'm not sure about the other games, but He sure as hell did Hype the crap out of Fable 2. That game is the reason I will never touch Fable 3 or any game of his again. It was an atrocity imo.

xPhearR3dx4380d ago


Who hyped Milo and Kate? It was a tech demo FFS. The only people that hype crap are the fanboys, some of which live on this site.

You want to see who hypes games? Rockstar. Their videos of L.A. Noire and RDR screamed hype. For me though both games lived up to it, so it was good hype for me.

ElectricB4380d ago

Got to agree with you PhearR3d. They weren't over hyped. The things he pointed out most were actually in the game. Fable 2 he touted the combat animation based on proximity and position. and it actually worked. not amazingly but it did work, standing near a wall would make the character jump off it to attack when doing flourishes. People take the negative image he has from overhyping fable 1 and condemn him. If you don't like fable maybe, just maybe, it's just a game you don't like. I get bored stupid playing GTA4 but I bet you all have good things to say about that? opinion are opinions.
I know fable is not a perfect game, controls and fluidity need work but I enjoyed playign all 3 fables. a nice art style, simple and witty story. fun to play and waste some time. what's wrong with that exactly?

SilentNegotiator4380d ago

"The last time he hyped a game to death was with Fable 1"

So the acorns made it into Fable 2, and they grew and died continuously and independently?

Please. Pete didn't stop at Fable 1.

BigPenguin4380d ago


Most people got bored playing GTA4, its why everyone was calling shenanigans on all the 10/10 scores.

ElectricB4380d ago (Edited 4380d ago )

SIlent negotiator, the acorn bollocks WAS the fable 1 hype. Tere was kinda an acron that grew into a grew as the story went on in fable 2, not realtime but would you really want a real time try that you needed 30 years of gameplay to see grow?

@BigPenguin: That is true but it isn't brought up after every rockstar game is announced? Lionhead can't mention a thing without the world screaming. it'll never live up to the hype. regardless of there being no hype at all.

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Apotheosize4381d ago

kind of feel bad for him, the game looks awful..but still