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Tolkon
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posted 02 October 2004 05:49 AM      $post_id   Email Tolkon   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
The long awaited eco project or fable has finally arrived. It was a disappointment that all the previews say Start as a kid and play till you get old!! but in actuality the game really starts you at 18. You play a little bit as younger but not much. The bright side is you still can choose if you want to be good or evil, and pick how you guy looks, i say guy because sorry ladies no choice on gender. Haven't got a lot of game play in but i'll keep you posted when i get to play more. Oh yea all you xbox haters out there ;P


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Ishamael
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posted 02 October 2004 07:34 PM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Tolkon, good to see you back

Yeah, I've heard a lot about fable (I think maybe you brought it to my attention awhile back?) and am very curious as to how it plays in reality.

I find it odd that you can't choose your gender, is there a story related reason or something for it? Most games without a fixed character let you have that freedom.

And did you really want to play as a toddler running around shitting your diapers? Come on...

Keep us/me posted

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Antacid
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posted 03 October 2004 04:09 AM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
That game does sound good, and gaming sites reported it might have a pc version soon, so all of us xbox haters might play it yet.


"Sometimes it's damned hard to tell the dancer from the dance." - Corwin, prince of Amber.


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Tolkon
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posted 03 October 2004 04:38 AM      $post_id   Email Tolkon   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
As a Kid i meant like 9ish but anyways here’s the things I’ve noticed You age as you go up in "Level" (i'll get to the parentheses or is it parenthesis oh well, in a sec) one year per "level" now its not the normal leveling like most games you have a point total where you can "buy" enhancements, spells upgrade spells, etc. Every thing costs money hair stiles face fuzz tattoo's and titles. there are core quests you have to do at your leisure but side quests as well. As You get more goodie-to-shoeish you get a halo or horns for those more evilly inclined. the controls are a little awkward at first but grows on you real quick. Well thats it for now Darn job is getting in the way of game play, stupid bills...


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Mordeth
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posted 05 October 2004 12:03 PM      $post_id   Email Mordeth   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Fable is definitely in my top ten list of favorite games. While the storyline is absurdly short, 10-12 hours or less depending on how quick you are, there is a TON of other crap to do. Some of my personally favorites are: the Fight Club style fist fight gangs you can join, marrying 3 women in three different towns (I think you can marry up to four or five but I am evil so most people are terrified of me), wiping out an entire town, kicking chickens, stealing, and wiping out an entire town (for the slow people out there that means I killed everyone in the town and massacred the guards). It is great, you can become the people’s saving grace, or you can become their greatest nightmare. It is a really good game, the controls are a tad awkward at first but once you get used to them they work perfectly.


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Lord-Aginor
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posted 18 December 2004 03:06 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Lord-Aginor   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Aginor likes length to his RPG's. Some good meat where you get to know the characters... of course, in these kind of games there is no getting to know the character, there is only making the character what you want.

Aginor supposes he prefers interactive novels more than he prefers a "Control your own destiny" style game... or at least a game with such panache and personality that the world breathes despite what actions you choose to take. Fallout, Planescape, Quest for Glory.

From the sounds of Fable, it would seem that Peter Molyneaux has once again been a nimbacile. Most of Molyneaux's games are excellent in some respect, but pathetically short lived and with such small storyline as to be mere experiments in game making, rather than actual games in and of themselves.

Take for example "Black & White". It was a fun game for a couple hours, but that is because it was pathetically short in comparison to other PC games. Not even PC games released around it's time, but most PC games ever released. King's Bounty was a longer game.

Molyneaux has a bad habit of taking good ideas and making them mediocre because everything has to be perfect. Fable may be excellent fun, but most of its features suffer from Molyneaux's mediocrity.

Essentially, Fable could have been so much more than it was.


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freemoody
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posted 25 January 2005 12:29 PM      $post_id   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Fable is a dissapointment. But it's still a good game. I wouldn't pay $50 to play it tho.


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blueberry
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posted 15 May 2005 04:02 AM      $post_id   Email blueberry   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I really enjoyed Fable--but found the end a bit anticlimactic. It took me at least 5 attempts to defeat Jack o Blades and then the game just ended-have you finished the game yet--what did you think of the way it ended?
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Antacid
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posted 15 May 2005 03:23 PM      $post_id   Email Antacid   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
I didn't play Fable, but the new PC version that is soon to be relased will have like 30% more content, better gfx, etc.

I'll check that one.


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Drizzt Do'Urden
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posted 16 May 2005 10:30 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I'm definately getting the PC version.


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