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View Poll Results: (Please read post first) Do you agree with me?
Yeah. Fable is dead. 30 40.00%
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Why I think Fable: The Journey will fail

As most of us know Lionhead recently announced their new Fable game; Fable: The Journey, for Kinect.
I think this new Fable will completely fail, and I think (and hope) most of you people will agree with me.

First of all; the bad performances. Fable 1 was a fantastic game which could hold you down for hours and hours. The first Fable made the franchise famous.
Fable 2 was also a good game in my eyes, but I found Fable better and as some say, ''Fable 2 gave the serie a disease''. Then Lionhead made Fable 3. Which killed the serie. Completely.

Second, the last (and extremely bad) performance; Fable 3 contains far, far, very far too much glitches. I mean, one or two is understandable, but you'd almost think they just made something and threw in onto the market. I'm pretty sure at least half the people who have Fable 3 have encountered at least one glitch (which most likely forced them to start all over)

Third; Lionhead NOT making any patches. I mean, WTF! You give us a product that is broken almost everywhere and you don't even try to fix the countless failures you put us up with? Lionhead sure knows how to piss people off!

Fourth; Peter Molyneux. I think after the fake promises he made on Fable 2 and 3 there's few people left who actually believe what he's telling. Seriously Peter, do you really expect people to trust you after all those lies? Sure, he admitted his lies on Fable 3, but still, how many promises will you break?

And fifth and last; the new game. I already mentioned the giant pile of glitches in Fable 3 and the lack of any proper patches (if there ARE patches in the first place). And now they intent to create a new game? Face it Lionhead; you cannot release a completely broken product, enrage thousands of gamers and then simply make a new one with Kinect and think ''hey, we made a new game with Kinect. perhaps now all those pissed off fans will be happy again''. Because we won't. And definitely not when this new game is on rails and the story is pretty much poor (like Fable 2's ending and Fable 3)

So, my conclusion:
Can Fable 4 redeem the fallen franchise?
No it can't
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:00 PM   #2
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It seems to me that there has been a constant degradation in quality as the series has progressed. Thusly, it would not be a surprise to me at all if this game failed utterly and completely.
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:20 PM   #3
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I think the Fable brand itself will give it enough sales to not be a complete failure, regardless of whether the game actually turns out to be good or not.

I also think Kinect is really hurting for a 'deeper' game at the moment, so if this ends up checking that box I can see it still selling very well.
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Old 07-18-2011, 09:02 PM   #4
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This really isn't a Fable 4 game.

It's based in the Fable universe, but I wouldn't class it as a continuation.

And while I agree with Molyneux being a part of whether this sinks or swims, the biggest thing is going to be whether its on or off rails. If it on rails like it looked at E3, this game will fail. If its not, it has a chance with it being one of the first 'major hardcore' Kinect titles.
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:12 AM   #5
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A 300-mile odyssey of looking at a horse's butt. Fun.

If he was riding the horse (with no cart) it would seem more engaging. Maybe they're trying to link this guy with the gypsy caravans but seriously who cares.

I think Fable could work on Kinect but they need to approach it from a different angle than just a cinematic action-RPG plus arm-waving. They could make a kinect-Fable with a more ponderous, puzzle-oriented pace or with a much more mallable, hands-on world.
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Old 07-23-2011, 04:05 AM   #6
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I like that fable 3 has a lot of easter eggs but they should be more aware of what there doing at lionhead since it will be for kinect
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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It reminds me a little of the old Oddworld games, Strangers Wrath was quite different than Abe and Munch, atleast they made it an awesome game though, this new Fable will be nothing like the others and in my mind not a Fable game at all just like that Tomb Raider GOTL arcade game is not a Tomb Raider game.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #8
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I will put it this way Fable 1 = The Best, Fable 2 = Good, Fable 3 = Sucked!

I got Fable 3 for free from a promotion for renewing my subscription and I still wasn't happy with it. It didn't even feel like Fable and they took so much out and added stuff that wasn't needed. So for me if Fable 3 was that bad I don't see how the Journey will be any better. They need to go back and look at what they did with the first Fable and try again to create another amazing Fable.
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Fable 3 was missing some major elements; however, I enjoyed it. Fable has always come up short due to Molyneux personality and grand statements that leave the gamer they are going to get more "choices" than what is given. Regardless, none of them are horrible.

Fable: The Journey is Fable in name but not a part of the Fable series. My expectations are different especially being a game for kinect. Take it for what it is, a kinect game which can be fun. But to each his own. I look forward to something different and I am always hopeful with EVERY game released it will be a gem. I am of the mindset that it is better to hold reservations until you actually 'play' the game than make up your mind on a screenshot or the fact it is a kinect title or not. I noticed posts are almost 2 years ago, seems like it was pretty early to make up your mind.
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The problem with all of these threads I see is they don't mention Fable Heroes.

You can mention 1, 2 and 3 as many times as you want and I'd agree that they are a series which has declined, but the countless arguments of Fable: The Journey won't be a traditional Fable game is just stupid since Fable Heroes is blatantly not a traditional Fable game yet NOBODY seems to have a problem with it.

If you're more than happy with a party-family beat 'em up based on the Fable Universe then you should be ok with a Kinect styled Fable game. I think it's more of a principal of you bashing it because it's a Kinect exclusive, and not just a direct sequel.
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If you're more than happy with a party-family beat 'em up based on the Fable Universe then you should be ok with a Kinect styled Fable game. I think it's more of a principal of you bashing it because it's a Kinect exclusive, and not just a direct sequel.
Agreed. Well said too.
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I have played every fable and for me the older ones were better. I am annoyed that Fable the journey will just be released on Kinect, I don't think that it is fair for all the other Fable fans, who like me don't have kinect. And for that reason I say good day to the fable platform
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The problem with all of these threads I see is they don't mention Fable Heroes.

You can mention 1, 2 and 3 as many times as you want and I'd agree that they are a series which has declined, but the countless arguments of Fable: The Journey won't be a traditional Fable game is just stupid since Fable Heroes is blatantly not a traditional Fable game yet NOBODY seems to have a problem with it.

If you're more than happy with a party-family beat 'em up based on the Fable Universe then you should be ok with a Kinect styled Fable game. I think it's more of a principal of you bashing it because it's a Kinect exclusive, and not just a direct sequel.
Exactly. I find it silly and to whinge about Fable Journey being a kinect title is more about their feelings toward kinect. Branching off from the main Fable universe is not a bad thing and should not be thought of as taking away from Fable the series. Did people think this way with Halo Wars and not being a FPS? Anyway. To choose to hate on any game before it is even released, OR even played with is stubborn and unreasonable.

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I have played every fable and for me the older ones were better. I am annoyed that Fable the journey will just be released on Kinect, I don't think that it is fair for all the other Fable fans, who like me don't have kinect. And for that reason I say good day to the fable platform
Why be annoyed? Because you choose not to own a kinect to enjoy a game? Again, this is not Fable 4 on kinect. This is a spin-off with kinect. Even if you choose not to try out the title, kinect, allow others to possibly enjoy.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #14
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Personally I enjoyed it very much

I agree that it's not like the other "fables" but i enjoyed it
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:06 AM   #15
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Really liked fable 2. I don't think this game is going to be a success but i sincerely hope it won't be as bad that it'll be on rails
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If the game is on-rails it will pretty much fail. If not I think it could be really fun. Either way I am getting it.
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