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Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby orakiorob » 20 Jan 2013, 15:30

I didn't have a chance to play Fable when it was released on the Xbox (I had a Dreamcast at the time), but I can remember quite clearly the surrounding hype. I heard many people complaining because... well, you know Molyneux and his promises :)

However, last year I finally bought Fable on Steam, and man, was I hooked. I loved it in every possible way: the settings, the design, the humour, the gameplay, the characters... in fact, I was so devastated when I saw that Fable II wasn't available on Steam that I basically bought an Xbox 360 so I could play it. I'll probably buy it this year. Have you played it?
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby joycey » 20 Jan 2013, 16:00

Fable was and is still superb. Fable 2 is definitely worth a play through but don't bother with the 3rd...a bit too dumbed down for the wii generation (ie mum, dad, grandparents and young kids)
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby richard99 » 20 Jan 2013, 17:24

I remember wanting Fable but I was on PS2 back then so I never got to give it a go. I've played Fable 2 though and it would have to be a hell of a lot better than that to make an Elder Scrolls look dull to me.
Fable 2 was great on the sense of humour side of things but so was Shivering Isles.
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby flash501 » 20 Jan 2013, 17:31

It really was a brilliant game. Easily the best one in the trilogy, imo.
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby squiddly » 20 Jan 2013, 18:02

ALL Fable games are average at best. Also 15 hours???? I finished Fable in around 7 hours with ALL sidequests done. I never died, nothing was difficult, the story was terrible. Fable 2 took me around 9 hours again with all sidequests done and no deaths, no challenge and the story was terribe....end boss anyone, just press a button a few times and he dies. I didnt bother with 3.
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby Imaduck » 20 Jan 2013, 19:17

That's a load of bull squiddly.
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby squiddly » 20 Jan 2013, 19:43

Imaduck wrote:That's a load of bull squiddly.


What is?
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby razors edge » 20 Jan 2013, 20:07

squiddly wrote:
Imaduck wrote:That's a load of bull squiddly.


What is?


That.
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby Imaduck » 20 Jan 2013, 21:19

It's one thing to not like the series, that's your call. but saying that you did the lot including sidequests (DLC?) etc. in that little time is bull. And if it's not - you need to learn how to play games properly.
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby squiddly » 20 Jan 2013, 21:34

Not DLC also just checked online and the fastest speedrun for main quest is 1 hour and 51 mins. I admit that as I didnt quite like the game I rushed through it like I did 2. I am a big RPG fan and this series is RPG's for kids and beginners.
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby Mmmmgrolsch » 20 Jan 2013, 21:44

Fable was bloody awesome, haven't played the other 2 but I'm really tempted to get the 2nd one.
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby ricflair » 20 Jan 2013, 21:46

Never played 1; loved 2; 3 was ok, but the countdown part was f**ked and I ran out of time (having seemingly had plenty to spare) and it f**ked my game right up.

There's nothing wrong with a simple RPG - I'd say it's more of an adventure than RPG, the stat side of things was minimal on 2 and 3 really. I put hours and hours in to Fable 2 though, just buying houses, being a bigamist etc. I even bought Knothole Island DLC, which burned me on DLC really. T'was short.
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby Imaduck » 20 Jan 2013, 22:00

2 is awesome Grolsch
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby Solm » 20 Jan 2013, 23:06

Mmmmgrolsch wrote:Fable was bloody awesome, haven't played the other 2 but I'm really tempted to get the 2nd one.

2 is the best in the series IMO.
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Re: Why I'm obsessed with... Fable

Postby Very_Silver_Ownz » 20 Jan 2013, 23:07

Fable is s**t. I played Fable 2 when I had a Xbox and thought it was gash tbh.
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