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Fable III (Xbox 360)
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Fable III (Xbox 360)
Advantages: Very strong story, and new menu styles make it a very unique game.
Disadvantages: Still no armour, weak magic system, nothing compared to the other fable games.
Being an avid player of Fable since the first game, i was really looking forward to the third instalment. And I hate to say, I was quite disappointed.
I was expecting a lot from Fable 3, because of all the people who disliked the second game, I thought maybe Lionhead Studios would have listened and sorted everything out that the fans wanted, but it turns out that they just made a game according to how they liked them, not the fans.
The main thing people didn't like about the second game, and again what they don't like about the third, is that there is no armour. I for one thought they would finally listen to the players of the game but it turns out they just decided to make it mostly normal clothes to wear, which in some ways is good, but it removes some of the fun of Fable.
I for one enjoyed having to get all the different parts of the armour to have a full outfit, and also paying attention to how much damage resistance there is, after all and RPG is all about paying attention to little details like that.
Another thing i didn't like about Fable 3, is that they took out the main way of buying and using magic in the game. In the first you had a menu to sort out your spells and to buy new ones using experience, and in the second you could even do it in-game using the start menu.
I think this was a much easier way to do it rather than in the third one using things called "Gauntlets" which in some ways are good because they allow you to "Weave" two different spells making them more powerful, but only being able to use 2 different spells at any one time makes it less of a fun experience.
One of the things i do like about Fable 3, is the way they have re made the start menu completely. They thought rather than having an actual menu to just keep pressing buttons and digging through sub menus after sub menus, they would give the player a fully explorable "Sanctuary" that the player is transported to when they press start.
I Think it is a very inventive way of making their game stand out, it allows you to see everything together and even see gifts given to you by other players, or you can use the world map, see your clothes, weapons and lots more.
The storyline is one of the strong points of Fable 3, they have never been all that good in the previous instalments, but the writing and voice acting in this game in amazing. It has one of the most well known casts in any game, with such people as John Cleese, Sir Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Jason Manford, Zoe Wannamaker and many more.
Overall, The story in fable 3 has been the strongest of all the games, but i think they focused too much on that and forgot what Fable was really about, getting completely submersed in every little detail of being a hero, using magic and weapons to better your abilities.
A decent game, but nothing compared to its predecessors.
Summary: Definitely worth a buy if your a fan of the franchise, but very disappointing.
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