posted by SWATmaster (SAINT PAUL, MN) Feb 18, 2011
Member since Aug 2008
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This is no RPG, the game deserves the title of Hack & Slash or Action Adventure every single RPG element has been removed from this game.
The whole game has been reduced to levels or stupidity that you cannot imagine, the only part of this game that was even remotely fun were the side quests and that was only because for the most part they were funny.
This is what happens when you try to appeal to two audiences. You ruined this series for me and you turned this "RPG" into the dullest experience I have ever endured.
P.S. Whats with 80% of the game being loading screens?
I played the first fable. It was tiny, and nowhere near as good as it was supposed to be. I let that pass, because no game could possibly meet the standards they set for the game. Then I played Fable II. I didn't really have any complaints with that one, it wasn't great, and it didn't suck. So, my expectations for Fable III were not that high. And the game failed to meet them. In fact, it didn't even get close. You are given a golden trail to follow to the next objective. This does not mean it's taking you to the objective you want to go to, you'd have to go back to the sanctuary and set where you want to go to as the objective for the trail to go where you want it to. And even then, on two different occasions, I got a quest, fast traveled to the area I needed to go to to complete the quest, then followed the trail. It proceeded to take me all the way back to the quest giver, who then made a sarcastic comment about how I hadn't finished the quest yet.
Another problem I had with this game is the lack of a map. The only way you can see where you are is to go back to the sanctuary, and that does not really help you during normal game play. It is especailly bad when you fast travel, you are looking at the map and picking an area to travel to, but it does not put you where you selected. It even tells you that it will just put you close, but there is no in game map to access, so you generally have no idea where you are. Again, you get the golden trail to follow, but see the first paragraph, and you will understand that it's not all that great.
I've been disappointed by games before. I'm not upset because this game was not as good as I thought it should be. I can handle that. It's just that this game is so bad. The first one wasn't horrible, and the second showed some improvement. Then this one comes out, and I waste two days playing it. I'm never getting that time back.