Everything tagged with “Fable”

  1. The morality of Fable III

    Fable III is not a game with many shades of gray. By and large, the decisions you face always have a heavily-signposted 'good' or 'evil' option with nothing in between. It's a cartoonish, black and white view of the world and the consequences are largely the same each time: pick the good option and the people will love you, but at a high economic cost which later translates to a high human cost. Pick the bad option and you'll be hated, but lives will be saved in the long run. It's a paternalistic perspective that treats the general population as children, who may lash out at being treated severely but ultimately aren't capable of seeing that it's for their own good.

  2. Sunday morning gaming

    Most of my gaming is done on a weekend; I find weekday evenings I'm usually too tired to really dedicate the stupid amount of hours a typical game requires, so I binge over Saturday and Sunday. When Sunday morning comes and I slump on the sofa in my dressing gown, a mug of builder's tea by my side, the games I play have to meet a few requirements.

  3. The Xbox and I, revisited

    Long time readers may remember my brief excursion into the world of the Xbox back in 2004, when I bought a limited edition Crystal Xbox in order to sell at a profit only to discover that they had been re-issued and I was lucky to get my money back at all. Back then, the Xbox platform held no interest for me, with its library appearing to consist almost entirely of shooting and driving games, and the online aspect didn't hold any appeal either. Fast forward to the present day, and we find me adding an Xbox 360 Elite to my ever-changing collection of consoles.