I heard you have to teleport every time you want to access your inventory? That sounds absolutely abhorrent to me, but maybe there are some good things that make up for it?
My big problem with Fable 3 was that it felt like it was made by two groups of people. The first group was thinking, "how about a game based on leading a revolution? He could have to organize and recruit and rise in power." They made half the game, then gave it to another group, who said, "No, no. ALIENS!"
There are absolutely some good parts to Fable 3. It is a beautiful game, the weapon transformations are an interesting element, a pretty good story that you can really get into and has crazy implications, good Fable-y humor. With this there are bad parts as well. The second half of the game is extremely rushed and lackluster, the inventory system as you brought up is rough but you get used to it, generally it seems to have been downgraded from Fable and Fable 2 as far as weapons and spells go. It’s still a great game, but it has its weaknesses and the criticisms it receives comes from it being such a difference between it and the other 2 games
Fable 3 was a mixed bag. Yes the inventory is crap, the story pacing is off but i still enjoyed the Combat and Locations. As well as the customization options. I say its worth it.
I do like customizing my character. The customization in Fable 2 was great and surprising, I didn’t expect it to be that good for some reason. Is it more robust than Fable 2’s customization?
I think fable 3 is a fine game but it's the weakest in the series for sure
Good parts were the story when you weren't forced into playing a real estate simulator. Look, I like that type of stuff, but not everyone enjoys playing as a real estate mogul and then the game goes further and forces you to penny pinch and play as one to get the "good ending". I'm sure this turned a lot of casual players off.
The Prince(ess) was a good start at Lion Head creating a predefined protagonist, but he wasn't interesting enough. Also when you delve into a predefined character it's hard to juggle more than one or two motivations. So which is it, is the Prince an altruist, a pragmatist, an anarchist, or a psychopath? You can try writing dialogue for all four, but that's a difficult task and even more difficult to implement alongside the morality system.
Then there was the God awful menu and inventory which was a great idea on paper. Points for innovation, but it didn't pan out in execution.
Gameplay wasn't challenging after a while. I think that getting rid of the "dying" mechanic in Fable 2 was a mistake. There has to be some sense of peril even when you are that fully maxed out Hero of Legend. Maybe at the beginning of the game I can fight a handful of bandits and live, but even in the late game maybe there should be a "bite off more than I can chew" threshold.
Fable 3 has some good and bad. It's not nearly as terrible as people make it out, but I think they took the "Fable humor" too far and lacked some of the subtlety of the previous games. For example in Fable 1 I could go to a vendor and get my name chaged to Arseface. Some people might find that hilarious. It definitely gets a chuckle from me. But I wouldn't want to name my character that. Lion Head gave me the choice to go around fighting with a pan and being all goofy or taking the game semi-seriously.
As it is I think the next Fable should contrast with the Witcher. The Witcher is set in a dark and depressing, crapsack world but it has this effective undercurrent of irony and humor laced throughout. Fable should be a vibrant, magical setting with an undercurrent of horror and darkness boiling underneath. Like I see an otherwise normal village and I think nothing of it. But on further inspection I can start digging the skeletons out of the closet and I realize "well, this is really fucked up". I like when Fable creates those realizations.
Anyway I went way off topic. Fable 3 is alright. Give it a shot if you've got money and time to burn.
It’s pretty late and Im just lazy in general. First I’ll say check out the quick look. I don’t remember much of fable 2, but I will say the entire menu/inventory system has been transformed into an “armory” “sanctuary place” that will be showed in the quick look. It is clunky at first for me, but I am starting to actually like the idea after quiet some time. I hated browsing through fable 1 and 2’s menu’s and inventory. The new sanctuary is actually easy to access and control. I am only 3 hours in, there is really no actual skill tree like they had in Fb1 and Fb2. Instead you get guild seals, through interacting completing quests and killing enemies. Those seals are spent on upgrades like more damage, spells, dyes, job levels etc. It’s actually a nice way the “road to rule” system they added it feels like a sense of accomplishment as you pursue your goal.
Overall combat feels about the same as Fable 2, I am still having a hard time with it, it does seem slower compared to previous fables but still worthy. The new Map is a GREAT addition in my opinion, it add’s 3D models of shops and highlights quest areas. That being said you need to accept quests in the map view which seems like a strange design function, but is only minor.
This is based off around 3 hours of play, so far I am actually enjoying this more than fable 2’s beginning. It defiantly has some bread and butter choices as always, and some of the situations seem quiet obvious what to do. You still have your dog which finds treasure, dig spots, and does minor combat. The last “fix” I feel is the job’s. Fable 2s job system was a very exciting addition but was executed poorly in my opinion. Not to say the job system in this game is any better, but it is faster and more fun in my opinion. I for one HATED chopping wood, or forging swords for 30 minutes straight. So far the 3 jobs I know of are black smithing, pie making ( my fav ) and flute playing which can be challenging.
The market exploit for selling items hasn’t been fixed from Fable: The Lost Chapters, since this is a direct HD remake.
To get gold fast in Fable Anniversary, you have to buy a large stack of items from a trader (for example: perfume from the shopkeeper in Oakvale) and then resell the stack for a profit. You must buy the entire stock and this does not work for every item at every trader. You can have good luck selling stacks of Health/Will potions at the Bowerstone South item trader. Definitely the fastest method for obtaining gold in the game. — Thanks for the tip to Ben!
Fable Anniversary SmartGlass Experience
Use Xbox SmartGlass to interact with Fable like never before. View the map screen, discover secret locations, compare fable 1 images and read character backstories. Please note that all text is in English only.
Skip to 3:23 minutes into this video to get the lowdown on SmartGlass features:
Unlockable DLC Items
Launch Day Boxed Game Bonus Items:
If you buy Fable Anniversary during the launch period, you’ll receive free bonus item download codes in the game box!
Once you’ve downloaded these DLC Outfits, and picked them up at the Guild Shop, how to change your clothes in-game? You can do this by going into the Inventory Menu and choosing which articles of clothing you want to wear under the Equipment section. While playing Fable Anniversary, press on the Back button (left of the Start button) to bring up a menu that lets you select Equipment / Items and then go to Clothes to switch to the new DLC Outfits you want to wear.
Included in the Fable Anniversary box are these bonus in-game outfits, weapons & a special avatar item:
• Scythe Outfit. Dress up as Scythe, a legend of the Old Kingdom.
• Black Graduate Outfit
• Red Prophet Outfit
• Blue Guard Outfit
• Red Guard Outfit
• Lute Weapon
• Will User’s Sceptre Weapon
• 10th Anniversary Lion’s Head Avatar Helmet
Free DLC Item:
• Let’s begin with one free piece of in-game content for everyone: Dave’s “Mind Crate” Hat.
Pre-Order Bonus Items:
When you go to your nearest retailer to pre-order, you’ll receive some free exclusive new content!
By pre-ordering from selected retailers you’ll also be able to get your hands on one of the following packs:
• Peirat’s Pre Order Pack
Peirat’s Outfit: Peirat’s was a famous plunderer, known for travelling uncharted waters to take entire cargo ships hostage for their most expensive items. He was also known by the name “Pete” in less formal circles.
Peirat’s Cutlass: A weapon used at sea needs to be both practical and effective. Peirat’s spent years refining this weapon so that the hook could be used to catch fish, the tip could be used to eat fish, and the blade could be used to slit a man’s throat.
• Snowspire Pre Order Pack
Snowspire Guard Outfit: Made from genuine horse hair, this outfit is said to calm even the most vocal of criminals.
The Jackarse: An age-old popular pasttime was run by a chap named Jack, who used to slap people around the face with a dead fish until they fell onto their arse. The rest, as they say, is history…
• Apollo’s Pre Order Pack
Apollo’s Outfit: Apollo is the pseudonym for the leader of The Grey Company, the man responsible for monitoring Lady Grey’s financial investments. As fearsome as that may sound, he had a reputation for being incredibly nice, often using his own money to bail out any villager that couldn’t afford that months rent.
Apollo’s Crossbow: Based on a centuries old concept, Apollo wanted to create a modern crossbow with the feel of a relic from the past – and thus this crossbow was born. Dependable in combat, but also pretty tasty to look at.
Paid DLC Items:
As soon as Fable Anniversary was finished the game’s artists started working on some fantastic brand new outfits and weapons for launch on the Xbox Games Store! — What’s more, just for you Chicken Chasers, each pack will be half price at $2.49 for launch week!
• Armour Outfit & Weapon Pack
• Creature Outfit & Weapon Pack
• Hero Outfit & Weapon Pack
• Villain Outfit & Weapon Pack
There are no other Fable Anniversary cheats on Xbox 360 yet. So until more are discovered, we made the handy Fable Anniversary guides listed above to help you with tips and tricks for the game!
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Collect all 50 legendary weapons. They won’t all appear in your world, so trade with other Heroes!
With this achievement you'll be in it for the long haul and I feel it is the make or break of the 1k! It's also a bit sad you only get 20 for this!
The Legendary Weapons in Fable III are like the normal weapons that you find throughout Fable II. So you get 50 different variants of the 4 main types of weapons but none are the same as your original Hero Weapons!
So here comes the long haul bit about this achievement;
You can't get them all by yourself! On a given Gamertag, only 26 of the Legendary Weapons are obtainable solo: 12 from shops, 12 from treasure chests and 2 from quest rewards.
The weapons you can receive per playthrough are also, more or less, random. The contents of stores, rewards for some quests, and contents of some treasure chests are simply 'random Legendary Weapon', so the weapons won't all show up on a given playthrough.
Also, to make the achievement unlock you'll need all 50 unique Legendary Weapons in your inventory! So for example if you had Legendary Weapon #1, traded it away and then at one point got #2-49 the achievement will not unlock! You'll need to go back over LIVE and trade it back so that the game recognizes you have the full set of 50!
For a list of all 50 Weapons please see the Legendary Weapons List or to help you on your collection use the Legendary Weapons Trading Thread to find people with the Legendary Weapon you need.