After yesterdays posts about games, I thought I'd do another one today. If you can't tell by the title, this is about the game series, hopefully the entire series, Fable. This is a post that's been stuck in my head for a while now, and I thought I'd finally get it written down, as best as I can.
One of the first things I have to say about Fable is: I'm still pissed off they don't let me kill kids. But I can make them orphans...that's so much more delicious. That messes them up for life, a lot more than death. I always pick the right moral choice yet still do things like that lol.
Fable 1 was an amazing game, and I think I jizzed in my pants when I found out that it had a half sequel, which was really an extended version, called Fable: The Lost Chapters. It's seriously freaking awesome. Fable was the game, that as far as I know, created the whole morality thing in games. Which is something I'm kind of annoyed about actually if I'm honest. Mostly because now games that didn't need morality now have it, and well, I play games to escape, not to feel like a dick because I let a village burn. Or in my case feel obligated to help stop a village from burning. That was one problem I had with the morals too. Everything was always so black and white. You chose to either save a village, or watch it burn (or help set it on fire lol). In the first one, two of the sidequests are killing an entire field of unarmed traders (and possibly a few armed guards), or breaking into the bandit camp to free some traders. Fable games make me play them twice, once on a good playthrough, and once on an evil playthrough. I think I have about 5 profiles on Fable 1 actually. Typically the good choice is also harder. The game encourages evil by just making it more convenient lol. But, overall, a great game, and the pubgames are awesome too!
Fable 2 had some pretty cool additions, but I found myself weeping over the huge time skip. 500 years. WTF? Seriously, WHAT THE FORK. We're provided with a bit of history over what happened during the game, and in the loading screens. What's happened is that the heroes became a bunch of dicks, and so the people burnt down the guild and killed them all, and there hasn't been a hero for possibly centuries. This game also introduced genders, you can play as a girl or a boy. I always played as a boy because I sometimes find guys who play female characters a bit creepy. Anyway, the canon of the series is always considered to be good playthrough with a male hero. There is actually someone in the second two games that you can kill in the first, if you choose to be evil, so it's therefore considered canon that the hero is, well, a hero. Or that there's some crazy voodoo shit going on. Back to the actual game though. It had some cool things, like a dog, who was adorable, and new spells. They also got rid of mana, so I just liked to wander into a town, turn the safety off (so I could kill people) and then just start throwing fireballs everywhere. I feel like doing it now actually lol. It also had one of my favourite characters of the series, Reaver. Reaver is amazingly awesome. In Fable 2 he's a near immortal bisexual pirate, and in 3 he becomes a businessman who'll build a brothel if you let him. Me, being an idiot, chose to build an orphanage instead. A major shame though is that with the massive time skip, there's not much mention of the first Hero, known as The Hero Of Oakvale, and it's like he's kind of forgotten, which isn't nice :(
I'm jumping straight to Fable 3 because this is getting seriously long lol. 3 made some more good changes, but again made some bad ones too. The most awesome change though would be another change to magic. This time you use gauntlets to cast spells. Effectively it seems that Heroes are becoming more impotent over the years, unless Fable four is a prequel, I'm looking forward to rain dances lol. But anyway, it's actually awesome, because you can combine spells now. One of my personal favourites is combining a fire spell with the Blades spell. Blades summons, well, blades (as in swords). Essentially this combination means you can throw swords covered in fire at people, and laugh as you imagine the fire spreading into the piercings made by your swords...or is that just me? Anyway, another thing this game has, is the ability to interact more than ever. You can hold peoples hands, hug them, and interact with them better. Or if you really want to I guess, drag them to a bed, but that is something I don't think they specifically mention being able to do.
Fable has a lot of sex in it if you want it to. It's considered a fairly adult game, you can even go gay in them lol. One of the achievements of Fable 3 is actually to get married six times, a la Henry VIII. Some of the most fun I've had getting an achievement lol. Except for the time in Fable 2 I had to sacrifice 6 people at once, and I didn't know how many I needed. I took a buttload lol, death for all!
There are 2 things to take away from this
1.Fable is an awesome game series, and you should be playing it
2. I'm pretty messed up.
There is a third thing. Again, can someone gaming reddit this? They still won't let me, even after my recent attempts to be more active member of the community by voting on other links and commenting. Bah.