10 things we didn't know about Fable III

We keep learning all kinds of ways that Fable III has evolved from its predecessors. It may still not be the life-simulator it purported to be years ago, but it certainly has a unique personality. Check out these ten things we didn’t know before…

1) Your growth makes sense

Molyneux reckons Fable II’s evolution was broken. He claims most women complained that their Fable II avatars were all hulking sumo wrestlers with more muscle than a ‘roided up baboon, and has now therefore ensured that physical growth can be controlled. Using swords will buff up your muscles, using hammers will do so even more, gun usage ups your height and agility, magic alters complexion, eating food balloons your weight and gaining followers makes you look more, er... ‘powerful’. Want horns? Be a massive twat.

2) Your dog won’t listen

Man’s best friend is just that: a companion for your whole journey. Obedient to the end, your mutt will do anything to protect you. He’ll also make you wealthy by barking and pulling you off your path towards as much hidden treasure as he can find. But if a rabbit appears, you’re stuffed. No amount of training, love or fear will override your dog’s love of rabbit chasing. Everything goes out the window when a bunny’s on screen – you’ll be off blowing your dog whistle until either you or the rabbit cops it.

3) Your promises are meaningless

Fable III is split into two halves. The first is a traditional ‘Hero’s Journey’. You are wronged, you seek revenge, you beat the evil king of Albion, yadda yadda yadda… The second is your story as a ruler and about what changes you want to impart to the world. In exchange for arms you’ll be forced to sign agreements saying you will right Albion’s many wrongs once you’re in power. Unfortunately, you’ll soon discover that it’s impossible to fulfil all your promises. Your dungeon awaits those who complain…


  • BonafideMyth - August 22, 2010 3:15 a.m.

    My weapon is going to be wicked awesome.
  • Sithlord4 - August 15, 2010 11:13 p.m.

    This looks to be EPIC, but ONE THING must be added, if John Cleese is going to be the butler THERE MUST BE AN OPTION TO ASK THE BUTLER TO DO A SILLY WALK!!! Get cleese in a mo cap suit if need be, BUT THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!!!!
  • Slaanash - August 15, 2010 9:43 p.m.

    Fable 1 was pretty fun, Fable 2 was rather mediocre, and I hope Molyneux can keep more reasonable promises this time around..
  • SHINIGAMI - June 14, 2010 9:42 p.m.

    fable 3 is going to be mental! i cant wait to get a taste of the latest reincarnation of albion latests offerings. any idea when its getting released?
  • industriedude - June 8, 2010 5:56 a.m.

    you said something about saying hello when we see you online? if fable III is going to have an MMO aspect to it i think we probably should of been told
  • Fmrfox - May 30, 2010 5:44 p.m.

    Yes haha, number 1 sounds almost exactly like the 2nd game's progression system. So basically, if you're a woman and use melee weapons then you're big and beefy? This does not solve that problem whatsoever. Having said that, I think this game is going to be awesome.
  • joabbuac - May 29, 2010 12:29 p.m.

    "Using swords will buff up your muscles, using hammers will do so even more, gun usage ups your height and agility, magic alters complexion, eating food balloons your weight and gaining followers makes you look more, er... ‘powerful’. Want horns? Be a massive twat." Exactly like the 2nd game then?
  • AshesOfTheWake - May 29, 2010 12:03 a.m.

    I think the gamerscore progression idea is awesome, very innovative. I just dont like the idea of gamerscore itself. I would much rather receive an avatar reward or something; a picture maybe rather than just a number. I could say "Oh hey look I got 10 gamerscore for completing this achievement".. oh hey great a number, how fun. I'd much rather say "Hey look at this sword I got for my avatar for completing this achievement!"
  • JADENkOTOR - May 28, 2010 4:17 p.m.

    The gamerscore would be total bullshit if true... To reward someone for being a complete douche bag is just not right. Anyway this game is going to be the shit just like the two before it(although some said Fable 2 blew??? dumbass).
  • yonderTheGreat - May 28, 2010 11:41 a.m.

    hahaha, Felix has a crappy GS and feels inadequate because of it. LOVE IT!
  • soren7550 - May 28, 2010 2:08 a.m.

    A few of these (and others not mentioned) have me a bit worried.
  • Blue2 - May 28, 2010 12:05 a.m.

    Wow that is a list i going to miss out but i can say one thing they will miss out on me, my cash. I really want fable games go multi platform, all well at least the next Metal gear solid rising still be exclu...what?...FFFFUUUUU! (J/K)
  • Doctalen - May 27, 2010 11:53 p.m.

    Before I read this, I thought Fable 3 was going to blow worse then Fable 2. However after reading this, Fable 3 looks kinda cool.
  • Cyberninja - May 27, 2010 9:56 p.m.

    sounds cool wait if a purchased a xbox for this game it would say no sword for you because i would have no gamerscore
  • BigTuna - May 27, 2010 9:54 p.m.

    The fact that John Cleese voices your butler is reason enough to purchase the game. I can imagine it now... And I hope its not just your Fable 3 gamerscore that counts my 44,000 gamerscore sword wouldn't be as impressive as OnyxOblivion's, but would still be epic.
  • Mexicutioner - May 27, 2010 9:25 p.m.

    As someone who freaking loved Fable 1 and despised Fable 2, this preview has brought hope. Please, please, PLEASE don't suck!
  • Tronto13 - May 27, 2010 9:18 p.m.

    I think by gamerscore it only applies to your score in fable 3, as for twitter i doubt it has any ingame functionality its just what they based the following system on. This game will OWN!
  • OnyxOblivion - May 27, 2010 9:05 p.m.

    Damn it, by "Unsubtle bragging" tags failed to show up.
  • OnyxOblivion - May 27, 2010 9:01 p.m.

    What does my 78,000 gamerscore mean my sword will be? Eh. It's probably just Fable 3 gamerscore, actually. That said, as a lover of 1 and 2, I await this game more so than anything else.
  • db1331 - May 27, 2010 9 p.m.

    They are tying the game into Twitter? *Facepalm* "Just killed an ogre. ROFLMAO" Is there anybody out there who honestly doesn't expect this game to be massively over hyped just like the last two?

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