Tuesday, February 09, 2010

A Fable 3 announcement

In an interview with Peter Molyneux, the legendary designer said he was going to make an announcement at X10, a Microsoft conference on the 11th of February. He said the announcement was going to "upset people".

Obviously, I don't know what it is. However, given that we know Fable 3 will use Natal in some respect, I would not be surprised to find out the announcement is that Fable 3 will require Natal. He also said that he thought it was "the right thing to do". Given his support for Natal, and the fact that Natal's success depends upon high profile games being released on it, this would appear to support the theory.

I'm of two minds about Natal. I am still struggling to see how it can be used to enhance game play interactions. Sure, it is technically impressive, but the whole emotion recognition thing that Milo was doing isn't magic. That requires impressive software as well as impressive hardware. I fear this means that more likely than not, Milo-style interaction is going to be a rare phenomena rather than the norm. Natal is going to be a lot of money to buy and a lot of money for developers to develop for. Given there is a certain sense of the Wii reign coming to an end, I suspect developers will be weary about jumping on the next band wagon until it has been proven viable.

Obviously, I can't help but be excited anyway.

In other news, I have finished Darksiders and will post a review hopefully before the end of the week. Then I am on to Mass Effect 2, which so far has been amazing.


  1. Anonymous12:17 AM

    if the maker is reading this

    Please consider making unique pets like lizards, snakes, frogs, monkeys, and cats

  2. While I hope that Peter Molyneux is reading this, I some how doubt it :P

    Still, different animals would be quite interesting, particularly if they did the morphing thing like they have said they are doing with weapons (see my more recent post:http://thkgamereview.blogspot.com/2010/02/fable-3-and-civilization-5.html). If you could cross breed them and create unique pets that would be quite cool.

    Peter hasn't actually mentioned the dog, although it is still in it, so I don't know if they are planning on taking this anywhere. We shall have to see.

  3. Anonymous2:47 PM

    yes thats kinda what im saying
    they also need specail attacks so they can fight along side u
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    any one else need game ideas call on me

  4. Anonymous2:52 PM

    thk123 have u played megaten they actually do mix the pets KINDA


  5. I can't say I have, I did play one game a while back called Impossible Creatures where the whole premise was combining different animals to make a super animal (you would have the neck of a giraffe, the legs of a horse and the mouth of a lion or something). It was cool, but a bit too granular to work in something like Fable.

  6. Anonymous2:54 AM

    i would enjoy this game but the idea of the dog or pet not helping ruins it u know?

  7. Anonymous3:02 AM

    other than the magic, swordsmanship, and the archery

  8. Anonymous3:13 AM

    the dog does help though on fable 2


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