Excerpt: Lionhead Studios is notorious for unfulfilled promises. Going as far back as their PC hit Black & White , Lionhead has become famous for dishing out the most tremendous hyperbole with regard to the quality of their next impending title.
Excerpt: The crux of Fable III is this: as the man in charge, can you keep your overblown and somewhat ambitious promises to the people, or do you risk playing it safe, delivering nothing and disappointing the masses? We can practically hear Peter Molyneux chuckling over the irony from here.
Conclusion: In here you can check out your progress and you dogs, pick out weapons and spells, dress you character, do you bookingkeeping on you gold, check out your achivements and Trophies, fast travel, and finaly your Live multiplayer needs.
Summary: The Fable series has always been an odd duck. It’s an RPG without the nuts and bolts of an RPG, an action game without deep combat, and its most complex set of controls are for social interactions.
Excerpt: When Lionhead studios head Peter Molyneux announced the original Fable to the world before its 2004 release date, he made some pretty lofty promises. Though the team at Lionhead Studios tried, the finished product didn't deliver on a number of those promises.
Excerpt: Fable has always been a game that has given you control of a world, allowing you to choose as to how you treat its denizens but Fable III goes one step further and allows you to become the monarch of Albion.
Excerpt: Downloadable content (DLC) is here to stay, we should just make our peace and get on with life, whether we like it or not. Luckily some DLC is good enough that you don’t have to make peace with it, but you can actually embrace it, hold it and pet it and love it and cuddle it and squeeze it… and then...
Conclusion: When Fable III was released last year, it was widely praised for it's ability to weave another tale within Albion. Lionhead's crew is excellent at involving the player in the plight of the land's characters and I had a feeling that their DLC content would be similar.
Excerpt: Judging by the cover, Crossboard 7 looks like any other ‘gnarly’ snowboarding game, when actually it is a hoverboard game and a Kinect exclusive at that. Firstly this means that the many courses aren’t all gullies filled with snow; you have desert courses, underground river courses, even some crazy,...
Excerpt: What do The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles, Mass Effect 2: The Lair of the Shadow Broker and GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony DLC all have in common? They’re fantastic, well priced pieces of DLC that provided compelling content which also expanded the world they were set in.