From the start, Fable had a nice selection of melee weapons for close-quarters combat, simple bows, and different types of spells, but not much else. Fable 2 introduced rifles and handguns, with ranged weapons becoming a major combat component. In fact, once Fable 3 came along they were the best choice, and melee weapons and spells became irrelevant. Sure, things were just moving with the time (people don’t use swords now that there are guns in the world), but still, it is a fantasy title - that’s sword territory.
There isn’t anything wrong with putting some emphasis on ranged combat, but it’d be really nice to change the combat to make melee more rewarding in Fable 4. We want more weapons; something new, like staffs or spears. That would change things up pretty dramatically and, besides, who doesn’t want to fight bad guys with a staff?