gamers (86%) found this review helpful
First off, the story is too short and not too exciting. It is very easy to pass (you can beat it in one day). They should have took the time to make this a better game.
They should just make another game like the first one, which is the best one in my opinion. You had to take your time on that one and it was challanging. Whats in a game if you dont get mad on a level thats really hard then finding out you needed to do something a little different?
The side quests are not exciting or really not that funny. All in the end you dont really do a huge battle. It matters how much money you have which isnt exciting at all, so might as well spend all your time doing jobs and buying real estate which is not fun at all. They also made some of the achievements needing you to go on xbox live which is really annoying. It wasn't horrible but, there is a lot of room of improvement.
gamers (81%) found this review helpful
So. Fable I and II. Compelling morality choices. Your actions actually have a measurable impact in ongoing gameplay. These games were fun! They were engaging! And the bad guys were scary and really just evil. You knew you had to take them down for the good of all humanity. Unless you were going the evil path yourself, in which case you had to take them down to get them out of your way. Regardless, you knew it was goign to be challenging, rewarding and fun.
Enter Fable III and.... what happened? Save for the very beginning, there are only the barest hints of morale choices. Kill this person... or don't. Either way, no one benefits from their death, or suffers from it - or benefits from their life either. Except that, even though there's no real impact on their lives, somehow the people of Albion decide that this means you are more qualified to lead them than the current king.
Really it just makes me want to play Fable II again. Now that was a fun game.
posted by jafstraycat (THOMPSON FALLS, MT) Jun 20, 2011
Member since Jun 2011
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Allow me to preface this by saying that I am a huge Fable fan. I played Fable to death. There were so many different ways to play it. Fable II? Not bad for a sequel, but not as good as the first. Still... pretty decent over all and stayed true to the original.
Enter Fable III... What the heck was that all about?
If you're a fan of Fable, you probably won't like this one. They totally lost sight of what was so appealing about Fable. The moral choices you can make are limited. The weaponry, potions, magic, food... all limited in choice and quantity. The missions are mostly trite and pointless. The ability to interact with the people is also very limited.
Fable took me well over a week to finish the first time. Its replay value was immense and ever so fun to make character decisions.
Fable II was worth playing, too. It took less time to finish than Fable, but was worth it. It also had some replay value to see what kind of changes you could make with your character.
Fable III was completed in 12 hours. Replay value is almost nil.
If you're a fan of Fable, you probably will be highly disappointed in this most recent release of the game. If you've never played Fable, you may like it... but probably not.