posted by Threatend (ROUSES POINT, NY) Nov 18, 2010
Member since Jul 2007
gamers (87%) found this review helpful
I, typically, in every game, always try to complete everything prior to the final quest. I've learned from my past mistakes on other titles. But in Fable 3, you're rather forced into completing the final quest (Part 1) to get to the aftershock effects of your decisions in Part 2. Part 1 wasn't bad at all; however, Part 2 is way too short and completely lacks substance and left me asking myself what's the point of continuing?
I had high hopes for Fable 3 and was excited to finally receive it. I dug the last 2 games, but yes they needed work. I was hoping the developers had read and taken to heart the many complaints of many gamers reviewing the previous ones. Well, they may have tried. There weren't as many glitches, that I noticed, but IMO, they fell short in gameplay.
In an attempt to not spoil anything, IMO the side quests are bland, tedious, and repetitive. The main quest, rather Part 2, is way too short and virtually pointless. I don't see any point continuing after the main quest is complete, other than to trying to obtain the weapons, clothing, etc. But, I'm also not one who plays XBox Live. I prefer to remain reclusive and complete a game in its entirety and on my own. Fable 3 forces you to play live in order to open all demon doors, to obtain all weapons and clothing, etc. I'd prefer XBox Live be an option and not a mandate. I didn't play live and therefore wasn't able to complete everything. Argh!
I believe Fable 4 needs more focus, whether on battle or running an empire. The fighting is way too easy and the ruling is quite banal. And, Reaver and Logan need to remain in the end. There just needs to be more focus or something...
It's definitely worth a rental, and I put days of playing time into it and had fun, for the most part, as it is rather funny seeing 2+ wives together in the same room. But I stuffed the game back in the Gamefly envelope yesterday, feeling disappointed yet anxious for Fable 4.
posted by Zorander04 (WALNUT COVE, NC) Nov 6, 2010
Member since Sep 2006
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
I loved the first Fable, and the Second just as well. The third however is not living up to the hipe. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the game but it has a few problems. Lionhead should have spent a little more time working out the fine details. Nothing major mind you, but if you try to work one of the many jobs prepare to be frustrated. The speed in which you have to keep up with the proper commands will be hindered by the game stalling for just a split second. It will be enough to cause a mistake and back to the low paying starting point you go. This is a problem that shows up a little bit in other areas of the game but doesn't hinder what your trying to do as much. I thought maybe it could be my system but I few friends have had the same problem as well. I agree with one of the other users reviews on one point as well, Lionhead should have kept it mid-evil. Bringing you into the begining of the industrial era does not fit the Fable vibe.
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
This game is fun the first play through. I cannot agree with the statement that this game has high re-playability. Maybe a play through of a second time just to see what the difference would be if you took the opposite moral route, but that's it. The outcome is the same... yes the world looks differently but the outcome is the same. You're left at the end of the game trying to finish whatever quests are remaining then nothing but substantial amounts of boredom after that. You figure why even look for the silver keys, gold keys, chests, demon doors, or gnomes. What reward will I get? Another weapon comparable to the one I already have? New clothes that I can end up buying at the local clothing shop? With 27 legendary weapons of comparable strength in my sanctuary, exploration items are pointless. Therefore never leave the golden sparkling quest trail, it's just a waste of time.
This game is a definite rental.
Glitches. The game is littered with glitches. One was so bad I was perpetually stuck in a certain quest. The quest called "the game." It happened in co-op, after vaulting to the very last part, to continue hobbes spawn in front of you. The enemies never spawned and I was stuck there with no way out. Believe me I checked and re-checked, there was no way out. The game glitched and left me there in a form of fantasy prison. Even loading the last save didn't work because it saved in that area just before the enemy spawn. Since Fable III doesn't allow multiple save points I was stuck forever. I had to start a brand new game. Which you can imagine would be very frustrating after getting so far. This was just one example of many glitches I came across during game-play. Granted the worst of them.
I liked the map and sanctuary but would have liked a quick an easy menu as well. Interacting with people was frustrating in the fact that you cannot choose your expressions like before.
Finally co-op is fixed, there are issues with that too, but I'm out of characters.