Fable: The Journey

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  • morriss 8 Jun 2011 22:35:35 70,943 posts
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    According to Keza Mac Donald, it's actually really good. Also Molyneux is gutted about the E3 presentation, and says it's absolutely not "on-rails" at all.

    http://www.vg247.com/2011/06/08/e3-molyneux-on-fable-the-journey-%e2%80%9cits-not-on-rails%e2%80%9d/

    My favourite bit:

    “When Microsoft came to us and said go do a core game using Kinect, the first thing we did was ask ourselves, what is important to a core game? And one of the big problems is navigation. We did lots of experimentation with pointing and pushing gestures and jogging on the spot – all utter shit.

    Extremely cautiously optimistic.

    Another snip:

    Peter describes an interlude where you’re going through the woods when wolves start chasing and attacking you in your carriage, leaping at your horse and tearing at its flanks. Your horse spooks and run off, forcing you to wrestle it back under control, before a wheel comes off the carriage, knocking your passengers to the ground. The woods around you are full of wolves – so you’ve got to fend them off, heal your horse, protect your passengers and repair your wagon, all at once.


  • ronuds 8 Jun 2011 22:39:35 21,788 posts
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    The E3 presentation made it look like crap, imo. Fable's my favourite XBOX IP... so, I'm hoping it's at least decent!

    Not on rails sounds good, at least!
  • RedSparrows 8 Jun 2011 23:07:32 22,315 posts
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    Not to worry, it's going to be slated as shit from as of 2 days ago due to:

    1) Bad E3 video
    2) Fable
    3) Peter Molyneux

    I hope it's good, but it has no hope on the interwebs I reckon.
  • ronuds 8 Jun 2011 23:09:32 21,788 posts
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    You forgot one:

    4) Kinect

    We can always secretly enjoy it, though. :p
  • Khanivor 8 Jun 2011 23:11:12 40,547 posts
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    I loved Fable II. Couldn't get into LOADING Fable III because LOADING I'm just not LOADING that patient.

    Journey looked dire.
  • King_Edward 9 Jun 2011 06:18:40 11,454 posts
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    morris wrote:
    “When Microsoft came to us and said go do a core game using Kinect, the first thing we did was ask ourselves, what is important to a core game? And one of the big problems is navigation. We did lots of experimentation with pointing and pushing gestures and jogging on the spot – all utter shit.

    So if all those didn't work, what did they end up using?

    /senses that it is, absolutely, on rails.
  • LetsGo 20 Jul 2011 20:56:01 5,184 posts
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    Just gets better and better....

    Fable the journey is now a kids game maybe?
  • TechnoHippy 20 Jul 2011 21:01:19 14,707 posts
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    That's upsetting.

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  • Ford 20 Jul 2011 21:02:41 398 posts
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    huahuahua

    what a terrible series
  • King_Edward 20 Jul 2011 22:10:27 11,454 posts
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    LetsGo wrote:
    Just gets better and better....

    Fable the journey is now a kids game maybe?
    I'm fine with that. Popping pirate heads in Fable always felt a little out of place. Unreal Engine though? Yuck!
  • NOSAVIOUR 17 Sep 2012 13:07:36 2,804 posts
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    Demo is up now. Looking forward to checking this out.
  • NOSAVIOUR 17 Sep 2012 13:54:51 2,804 posts
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    I was looking forward to this game but the demo certainly isn't doing it any favours with a over long tutorial, crap controls and on rails vibe to it. I want to advance faster but have to do it at the games pace. Meh. Will complete and see if opinion changes.

    Edited by NOSAVIOUR at 13:55:40 17-09-2012
  • andytheadequate 17 Sep 2012 21:29:33 8,130 posts
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    @NOSAVIOUR - any further thoughts on it? Can't say i have any hopes for this but i did enjoy fable 2 and 3...
  • NOSAVIOUR 18 Sep 2012 23:07:01 2,804 posts
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    @andytheadequate I gave in. I really wanted to enjoy this, and who knows the actual game may be better but I got easily frustrated by the controls. It felt like a series of Kinect QTE's/on rails shooter. Not the hardcore game Lionhead has been screaming about.
  • spamdangled 18 Sep 2012 23:10:08 27,276 posts
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    CVG have a preview up:

    http://www.computerandvideogames.com/368976/previews/fable-the-journey-preview-a-slow-burning-quest-through-albion/

    Interest has been somewhat tempered. Extremely slow pace, Completely on rails, apparently.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 23:10:45 18-09-2012

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  • RedSparrows 19 Sep 2012 08:44:39 22,315 posts
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    NOSAVIOUR wrote:
    @andytheadequate I gave in. I really wanted to enjoy this, and who knows the actual game may be better but I got easily frustrated by the controls. It felt like a series of Kinect QTE's/on rails shooter. Not the hardcore game Lionhead has been screaming about.
    Not played it, but on rails shooter with QTES isn't necessarily not a 'hardcore' game.

    Just sayin'
  • Deleted user 19 September 2012 11:56:54
    PANZER DRAGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

    Ahem, so not looking so hot then? Shame, I was secretly hoping this would be good even though I detested Fable 3.
  • spindle9988 19 Sep 2012 12:00:45 3,529 posts
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    My kinect hasnt been used for well over a year now. I honestly think it is one of the worst periphials (spelling) since the sega cd add on thingy
  • RedSparrows 19 Sep 2012 14:37:54 22,315 posts
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    Wanna sell it to me cheap? GF wants it for dancing and shit. She thinks they're amazing. Horses for courses, innit.
  • andytheadequate 20 Sep 2012 02:14:49 8,130 posts
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    Tried the demo. The controls seem to work well enough but it is incredibly dull. And it is also obviously on rails, but with the ability to dodge, similar to the gunstringer. Not sure why they were so adamant it wouldn't be on rails...
  • spindle9988 20 Sep 2012 09:45:47 3,529 posts
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    @RedSparrows

    I got it for the missus a couple of years ago. Even though its not used, I dont think shed be happy if I sold it
  • Baihu1983 9 Oct 2012 08:34:56 3,415 posts
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    So um its out today/tomorrow in the US and 0 reviews. Bad bad sign.
  • the_dudefather 9 Oct 2012 08:40:18 9,285 posts
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    Guessing Embargo is up by 2pm, as that's when Giant Bomb puts up their Quick Look

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  • andytheadequate 9 Oct 2012 10:40:31 8,130 posts
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    Don't really need a review when there is a demo up and it's terrible
  • RedSparrows 9 Oct 2012 11:17:33 22,315 posts
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    Sometimes demos are misleading.

    Just sayin'
  • Triggerhappytel 9 Oct 2012 16:31:43 2,695 posts
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    Reviews are coming through for this and are all over the place, from 3 to 8 out of 10 so far. Notable publications are IGN with 72%, Giant Bomb with 60% and Destructoid with 35%.
  • Mr-Brett 9 Oct 2012 17:18:55 12,774 posts
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    I hate to be that guy but Giantbomb gave it 3 out of 5 stars. Converting that to 60% is slightly mis-representative. Also review scores are shit so I'm going to get something more than and arbitrary number before passing judgement :)

    Edited by Mr-Brett at 17:19:42 09-10-2012

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • Triggerhappytel 9 Oct 2012 17:36:38 2,695 posts
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    Converting it to 60% is misrepresentative how though? It's the same fraction, just written differently. Besides, I don't read Giant Bomb and took those scores from Metacritic.
  • Mr-Brett 9 Oct 2012 18:43:59 12,774 posts
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    Well because it was never intended to be converted. They don't do half stars so their system is a broad and rough score. If they dealt with a 0-100 scale then a 3 in a 0-5 system could be anything from a 50-70.

    Portable view - Never forget.

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