Average User Score: 6.9Feb 6, 2014What a disappointment, but what should I expect from Lionhead nowadays anyways?
I loved the original Fable Lost Chapters. It's one of theWhat a disappointment, but what should I expect from Lionhead nowadays anyways?
I loved the original Fable Lost Chapters. It's one of the best games ever made.
However this is a lazy attempt at a Remake. You think they would put more time into remaking the best thing they ever created.
Reasons why its good.
Background Art Style - The background art is higher resolution and looks better. They managed to keep the unique style of the background.
DLC - It seems the main reason to buy this is hoping theyll come out with new anything. We only get some new clothes to roleplay with or whatever, but it costs around $15 extra. Maybe theyll add new places or something, probably not though.
Music and sound effects werent touched - thank god they didnt mess up the sound like they did the art
The reasons why its bad.
Art Style for everything but the Background- They just added more polygons and texture space, which dont equal better graphics. They completely flew over the original designs and the characters no longer have the unique touch the original had. They blew over the ui as well. It was much more bold and engaging, now its thin and weak looking. I just dont understand how the artists could just blow right over the unique style and have the scary face children and poor looking hair styles pass. Another example of a specific art scew up, the Normal hair style specifically shows on the card that it has small strands of hair in the front, but they made him have fat strands of hair over his face, so you cant even see his face and he looks like an emo.
Lighting - The original had bright lighting that went with the fantasy world. This game is dark and gray looking. Its like im wandering around in horribly lit clay world.
They Fixed Nothing! - All of the glitches and abuses are still in the game. They had 10 years to figure out what was wrong with the last game and fix it. All they did was create new art and do nothing else. The animation and controls are still choppy if not worse then the xbox version. They couldnt even allow us to choose which books to give the librarian, he still chooses random books and you have to go through hoops to get him to choose the ones you want.
They could have done so much more - They should have spent more time on this and just charge the full $60. They could have added features from the last games, like coop (play as a mercenary or your hero perhaps) or leaderboards for quests scores, maybe more branches for certain quests, a 5th level for spells... anything! They could have fixed the glitches that were there 10 years ago. It's not like they needed to add a whole new town, just some new side quests or any small addons. A lot of people playing fable now, hadnt played this on the xbox so they could have just released this like a new game and recreate the experience. If their target market was the old players, did they really think this lazy job would pass? They act like achievements matter... no one cares about your all new achievements... achievements are a basic thing in every game now.
So basically, just buy the old Fable The Lost Chapters for the xbox. It has better looking art even though its lower resolution. All you gain from this game is the dlc costumes which basically make this a $60 game anyways... and you can talk to your friends in a party since this is an xbox 360 game (has nothing to do with the actual game). This is just a small summary of what I could remember while playing this and its late so I cant go over everything they did wrong.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jan 26, 2014Wow what a disappointment multiplayer is.
They threw out the original genius behind Double Agent and made this another crap fast paced gameWow what a disappointment multiplayer is.
They threw out the original genius behind Double Agent and made this another crap fast paced game to appeal to the CoD audience. What makes this game bad?
The Spies no longer feel like spies.
Spies now have guns, not only guns but machine guns.
Spies now have to stand directly next to a terminal to hack it, instead of being able to hack faraway with their spy device.
Spies can no longer hack out lights and barely any lights can be shot out.
Level Design is bland and boring, with no more tunnels, lights and barely any zip lines. Just expect to jump on top of crates and hide behind walls.
Spies can just instantly stab and kill Mercs. Instead of having to take them out stealthly and choke them. In double agent you could even talk to the Merc as you choke the life out of them.
So basically all you do now is run around, stab Mercs and jump on random platforms.
It was too bad, because the good part is now you can customize your character. But that doesnt matter because the gameplay is boring. Companies have forgotten what great game design really is and why their older games were great.… Expand