I’ve been having an enormous amount of fun playing Fable III. Generally, I play very few console or single player games. Many console games make me motion sick, and when I play single player games I don’t feel as though I’m working towards anything. Strange, I know. But Fable has had me totally enthralled.
The graphics are gorgeous. The voice acting is superb – what other game can boast John Cleese, Ben Kingsley, Simon Pegg, Zoe Wannamaker, and Stephen Fry? The storyline is amazing (I’m only part way through). The sense of humour in every interaction is absolutely perfect. I’ve never laughed so much while playing a game.
I got married…twice. The first time was to P., which was odd. We’re both girls, so in order to have children we need to adopt. My second spouse is a dweeb named Adrian, who is actually rather sweet. We have two children who are quite realistic in how demanding they are. “Mummy, I want a toy! Can I, Mummy? Can I? Did you get me that toy? Mummy?” until you are tempted to get divorced just so they can get sent off to the orphanage. They love me, though, and I even threatened a villager who was mean to my little boy. :)
I’m playing a goody-two-shoes character this first time through, and everyone loves me (aside from the occasional snarky comment about my hair or tattoos). This means that everyone follows you around talking about what an amazing person you are. Adrian seems to have a second sense about any flirtations, and will show up immediately so that he can stand around looking hangdog, usually with a child in tow. *sigh*
There are some tricky moral decisions, one which comes in the begining of the game – I’m waiting to see what the consequences of that one are.
Combat is relatively boring, although it is possible to be knocked out and lose some of your progress. Fight encounters feel a bit same-y, but the storyline makes up for it.
Overall, a wonderful game – I would highly recommend it if you haven’t played it yet.
PS: Oh, and Page is gorgeous. I would marry her if I could.