Harumph. X-Box is for people who can’t deal with Civ III. My beloved son, the Hair Apparent, known to some of you as Weird with Words, is utterly depraved by this black box from Hell! Well, OK, Halo was kinda cool. Halo 2 was all right, sucked up about thirty hours from my ever-diminishing threescore and ten.
He should get out more. Volunteer at the library. Go empty bedpans at the leper colony. Get out of the house, its not healthy, sitting there all day hogging the…I mean…well, it’s not healthy. Should be out looking for loose pussy rather than worrying about whether the rocket launcher is more rad than the Brute Plasma Rifle.
Kids these days! Two miles, through the snow, uphill both ways, not even one gig on our hard drives!
Well, Molyneux has a tendancy to freak out about amazing new features and insist a game will change the world, but then apologize when he eventually realizes the game has to come out eventually. I forgave it with Black & White, but his absolute arrogance with Fable really turned me off. It’s like he thinks he’s god’s gift to gamers, but always ends up coming back with his tail between his legs.
Don’t get me wrong, Fable’s a good game (perhaps not one worth full price), but it’s not the orgasm-on-disc he promised. Maybe I’d do better just to not pay any attention to him and being pleasantly surprised.
I’ve never responded to a thread with “lol” in it, I feel dirty. (in a bad way.)
In any case, Fable could’ve used, at the very least another fifty or so quests. It also could’ve done with a much larger map and more areas, as well as puzzles that weren’t about finding silver keys or such bullshit.
The way I look at it, if someone had merged Morrowind with Fable you’d have a game with a great world and story and also fun combat.
But as it is, I’m never buying another Pete Mol’ game unless I read a good review at PC Gamer first. I’m selling my copy of Fable ASAP.
Getting in to the actual words “Role-playing” makes things difficult. It’ll be hard to argue you’re not playing a role in any game. If you want to get really literal, the only real “role-playing games” are create-a-character statfests, from MMOs to Gauntlet.