Molyneux talks Fable III
Peter Molyneux has been chatting about the direction Fable III is set to take, in a new Lionhead Studios video diary.
Peter, looking as relaxed and enthusiastic as ever, talks about the biggest and most exciting change in Fable III, the shift away from the RPG to some extent, more towards action-adventure territory and a greater sense of drama.
He also sings the praises of the new interface, which does away with the typical dull lists an RPG player might expect.
Instead, Fable III employs a 3D user interface which the player will actually navigate through, almost as if it’s another section of the game.
So rather than a flat inventory screen to don armour, you’ll have a full armoury room you can walk into and try stuff on in three dimensions. This will also contain display dummies showing off the pieces of armour you’ve collected, so you can see what everything looks like at a glance.
Fable’s sense of humour is well known, and so the third game has managed to secure the services of a British comedy great to voice Jasper, the butler to the hero (or heroine).
None other than John Cleese of Monty Python and Fish Called Wanda fame (and lately, Harry Potter and Shrek).
Fable III casts the player in the role of a young revolutionary, aiming to usurp the wicked King who currently rules the land.
Molyneux says that just like today’s politicians, to recruit followers to your cause, you’ll have to make promises. Promises that you might find it difficult to keep later on in the game.
Unlike today’s politicians, however, you won’t be able to slip away out of number 10 before people realise you haven’t kept your promises, slinking off to sip pina coladas in the Bahamas, while raking in the cash sitting on the board of a bank, a defence contractor, a petrochemical and a pharmaceutical company. Plus giving after-dinner speeches at five grand a minute.
Fable will be out on the Xbox 360 this Christmas, all being well. And Gordon Brown will hopefully spill his pina colada down his Hawaiian shirt.
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