Peter Molyneux admits that he feels “pretty ashamed” of Fable III’s Metacritic score and blames himself for it – but agrees with reviews that said the “quality just wasn’t good enough.”
good, you should be. Then you go out and make that abomination that is Fable The Journey...tsk tsk tsk
I'm sorry, but I thought The Journey looked cool. I'm saying this as someone who only really enjoyed the first Fable and doesn't buy into the Kinect hype. Fable: The Lost Journey looks freakin' sweet.
each Fable sucks more, face it Peter
couldn't disagree with you more
To me it looked like a watered down facepalm of a clone of that ps move game Sorcery or whatever it's called.
Nah, I really disagree, it's an on rails shooter basically. Just shoot what your told to. What happened to the good old days Fable?
@Reddeaddestoyer, Fable: Journey is NOT an on rails shooter. http://www.joystiq.com/2011...
@mendicant.. It might aswell be.. "The World is as Open as a Road is".. Your on a single path in whcih u cannot stray.. really really Un fable Like and means your paying for like a 4 hour Campaign with no multy player..
@mendicant it is on rails .. molyneux is just freaking out because everyone realize that it's not gonna be a fable game. Molyneux lies on his présentations ..just like he lied about MILO , and just like he talks too much and promises the moon and beyond in your living room.
His problem is he tried to ride fable like kojima rides metal gear. He has a better backlog of ips yet made a huge mistake. I agree he should be ashamed
I never played any Fable games out lack of interest really, So I shouldn't comment.. BUT as far as I know, What Fable is supposed to about, a on rails FPS version doesn't sound like a smart move... Or Kinect
None of the new fables measures up to Fabe 1. Then the next thing you know Mr. Molyneux talks crap about his masterpiece and has since then tried to turn the world into something it was never meant to be. A mess of gay marriages, passing of sexually transmitted diseases, took the arena and turned it into a circus, changed the magic system, and added guns. Thank you Mr. Molyneux, but all that killed the series for me. I still love me Fable 1 though.
its good that you are realizing that peter now go make a better game and yah cancel that on-rail casual s**t you are making now
I love Peter Molyneux's vision for trying to bring unique experiences to games. But a lot of the time I wish I could be the coach from the movie Varsity Blues, and slap him over the head with a whistle saying, "Stick to the basics"!
and yet the next fable IS EVEN MORE DUMBED DOWN. come on get the picture , we want a hardcore rpg not some rpg for 5 year olds.
Thanks Peter Molyneux. I wish you told me this before you greenlighted it for release, and before subsequently, I idiotically bought it.
I stopped reading at "Peter Molyneux is nothing if not honest – and that probably makes him a Microsoft PR’s worst nightmare." Him honest? Ha joke of the day.
ya me too lol, he even went on record saying he was sorry for lieing in all the interviews. he said he needed to build hype for his game and so he lied about features he had no intention of adding into the game, what a dbag lol
I agree. This guy and his games just don't measure up to the original Fable. What he did here I had mentioned some time ago: http://n4g.com/news/790782/...
Didn't really enjoy 2, and never played the 3rd. The sequels weren't bad, I'm assuming they were too much of the same thing(which works for certain games, and doesn't for others).
people need to just stop buying these sh$t games!! That would send a better message, sadly that won't happen. people will buy so he will keep making them as would any dev I suppose.
Peter Molyneux is by far the most tragic video game developer in history. He has these grand visions but lacks the talent to ever achieve them or even execute his ideas well in all his games.
Doesn't he always come back and say his games basically sucked after they come out. But before they come out he talks about them like their the best things ever.He promises to much and doesnt deliver.
"Peter Molyneux is nothing if not honest" I thought he was pretty famous for his lies lol
"It's NOT ON RAILS!" lol - molyneux is a visionary but he can also be a total hack. Sometimes a lump of coal just stays a lump of coal no matter how hard you squeeze it. He should think about doing something else.
in an interview he said it's not on rail because when your steering the horses down a guided path you come to some forks in the road and can chose whether you want to go left or right. Isn't just sad?
he has never once delivered what he said a fable game would be its always more promises and less actual those promises taking place
fable has great elements but still lacks, in alot of things, in consequences , graphics , and combat. its just the same game with no real differences
The article starts with "Peter Molyneux is nothing if not honest..." TROLLOLOL! Goes without saying, I stopped readin after that.
Yeah, but its NOT damage control when Jaffe says: "I regret... I'm ashamed of the way we greenlit Twisted Metal. I'm ashamed that I didn't stick to my guns more and say, 'Yeah, we got knocked down [with Calling All Cars] and it wasn't a hit, but we still want to do something original like that." http://n4g.com/news/793726/... lol, so basicly CaC bombed and now he's going back to Twisted Metal, which is a game from an old genre with shooting cars, that doesn't garner much attention these days itself, lol but hey if thats where his heart is more power to him, and of course on this site Jaffe for ALL HIS TALK yet hasn't made anything notable this gen is given a free pass. lol I find really funny on this site when Jaffe rants on and on about being disapointed then its fine and most comments tend to follow the "he wears his heart on his sleeve", same with kojima being overly critical of himself and his game then its taken as complete honesty from guys who expect more of themselves but then let a guy like Molyneux being critical of himself and its "Well we know your games suck, told ya so." lol I didn't think Fable3 was as good as it should have been, Fable 2 is at 89 on metacritic, still the 1st is my favorite but either way Fable 3 is far from bad(80 metacritic), what the hell has Jaffe done since GOW makes hims so much better than Peter?...oh thats right he I forgot his paychecks are from sony. Riiight. Personally I think Molyneux just needs to focus more on what made Fable so great cool environment, interesting charachters and silly but not over the top humor and STOP trying to make it all things to all people, true Fable fans will enjoy it, those who never liked it won't like it no matter how many gimmicks and sideshows he adds.
It's always the same old song and dance from this has been. He promises you a good game, and you get a turd made for brain dead casuals. Games that are 12 hours TOPS and considered RPGs? Yeah right. That's not a RPG. He should be ashamed that he is stealing money that could be going to people with talent who could make a good game. P.Molyneux is a joke.
Getting less than 90% doesn't make your game a bad one. Don't listen to the negative retards who do nothing but complain. I've not played Fable since the first game, but he shouldn't be feeling ashamed, he should be learning from it. 80% isn't bad at all, he just needs to stop over hyping his games.
just stop lying and talking about how great your games. Just make 'em great!
ROFL! Bubbles up!
Bubbles down for your over reaction.
this guy gets it.
I think you'll find it's spelt "切腹".
No thanks I've eaten.
If you're ashamed about it... First off don't care about scores... But most importantly...MAKE A BETTER GAME!!!
your voice never reached him because the next Fable is on rail! better than 3? doubt it!
The talent at Lionhead left to make Ragdoll Kung Fu...and later made LittleBigPlanet. :) We may never see a Black & White 3. :(
I'd love to see B&W3!
Really? The the streak they're going on I don't think it would even be a similair game.
well maybe if you werent talking crap about how great your games are and actually focus on making the games good, then you wouldnt have to be ashamed
I was disappointed in Fable III as well
Fable on rails kinect will make up for it im sure! ;) The part where you stare at a horses ass for hours and pretend to whip him looks AWESOME!
Looks at user name, looks at comment LMAO
It is pronounced Anahl-ra-pissed
I agree. That was quite funny no matter how immature it was.
Another person ignorant to the facts. Journey is NOT an on rails game. http://www.joystiq.com/2011...
It's on rails, no matter what PM says. We all saw the demo at e3 and on gametrailers after. When you're on the horse you have semi control over where in the world you visit but once you get off, it's on rails.
Another person still buying into the hype and false promises of Peter Molyneux after he's proven time and time again to lie, overpromise and underdeliver!
All of you who disagreed are ignorant. This was reported by multiple websites who all saw the game afterwards and confirmed by their signatures on a white board that the game was NOT on rails. Hate all you want but it's right there for all of you to read. You just choose not to.
you're ignorant for buying into this crap. the journey is the final nail in the coffin of fable.
@ mendicant: It was on a white board, so it must be true. (grins)
OMG LOLOLOL!!!!! :O
Iknow-it now looks like not only a game that IS on rails but one that's so ashamed of it it wants to pretend it isn't.
Now whip it! whip it good!
will come bundled with Fable the Journey
Wow I can't believe this guy he seems to back out out of all the latest products he makes. He makes the games then afterwards says a)It wasn't as good as it should have been I might have hyped it to much in future I will stop that (then next game we see him over sell his games) b)we neglected the PC so we will put that right (PC fable 3 Metacritic score 75 user score 55 with bad optimization.) C)“quality just wasn’t good enough" This guy must be the biggest marketing gimmick, work less on the cameras and work harder on the games.
How has this guy become famous?...seriously.The only good thing he ever created was black and white. That was actually average to start with. All his games after that have received average scores.
Every time he does something, he always says he's "disappointed" or "ashamed" of it. Just shut up and move on, learn from your mistakes rather than dwelling on them.
If he's ashamed of fable 3, he's going to commit suicide over the new one.
Well, he sort of has a point. When publishers run you on a two year leash, your creative potential is quite often suppressed to meet deadlines. For example Sony/Guerrilla Games - the difference between Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 Microsoft/Lionhead - the difference between Fable 2 and Fable 3