which fable is the best?

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which fable is the best?

Postby FABLEandGEARZ » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:21 pm

I just decided to make a thread on which fable ppl thought was the best? I honestly thought fable 2 was the best. It had the expression wheel, wheel of misfortune (sacrificing :P ), it also had "kinda good" pub games. I thought it was the hardest of the 3 fables (the final boss was extremely easy tho...). The second best is the first fable. It had the best pub games, the game was not that hard, but harder then fable 3. Fable also had the best will powers (i didn't like how they took some of the skills out for fable 2 and 3). In fable 1 and 2 it was harder to lvl up skills. In Fable 3 it was very easy to lvl up to 5. Plz post your opinions here about which fable you think is best :)


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Postby MageRage » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:05 pm

I liked the spells and stuff in Fable3.
But Fable2 had a better story.
Never played Fable1.
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Postby Anarchy Nooblet » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:59 pm

Fable 1 easily.
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Postby JawaWaxer » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:39 pm

Fable The Lost Chapters

Definitely the first Fable. When the Lost Chapters expansion was added, it became the most interested by far. Much more interesting story and a far scarier enemy in Jack of Blades. Fable 3 was too dumbed down, even my non gamer wife thought it was too easy, and Fable 2 was great, but seemed to lack some of the first Fable's spark.

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Postby vio » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:43 pm

I'd have to say Fable 1 since it's likely to be the only one I'll ever be able to play
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Postby MaxfireXSA » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:02 pm

Fable: TLC, and Fable II were the best.

Now Fable III, it includes the marriage to other LIVE heroes and business partnership with a LIVE heroes. And if you're the king, then you have to decide to make albion better or worse, which is I like. But Fable III wasn't better than Fable II, and Fable: TLC is way better than Fable II.

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Postby SirSponge » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:03 pm

Personally I'm a sucker for the old school, I think you can't get better than the original. That said. Fable II was the best. I just got done playing Fable III, and I was very disappointed with the whole game. The fighting system is a joke, the exp process is retarded, and the game was wayyyy to easy. The only thing that I thought was cool, was the weapons systems. Evolving the weapons, and having them grow along with you.. someone was thinking when they put that that little idea in there lol. I do hope that they continue with the Fable series, but that the creators take the criticism about what players are saying about the game.

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Postby TAKR86 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:45 am

1. Fable 3
2. Fable (TLC)
3. Fable 2

I've just finished playing Fable 3 and although they've dumbed down some stuff (though really not that much from 2 to 3) I have to say it is the best one because of the story and especially the last part, where you get to rule Albion. The choices in that part of the game are by far the most interesting in the series- I would have liked it to be longer, because it was too short!

The Fable series has never been deep or complex; not in terms of lvling, combat, simulation of life or even in it's choices or story (despite Molyneux's effort to convince us that it really is very deep - like the new magic system LOL!!!), but in Fable 3 I think they moved forward with choices and story (and isn't that what the series is all about?).

Fable 1 was quite enjoyable and had an acceptable story (you actually felt like a hero) and if they could bring back the skills from this game it would be a big improvement to the series.

Fable 2 had a lousy story that could have been good if the developers had invested some more time in it - the expression wheel was nice and should have crossed over to Fable 3. The side quests of Fable 2 however are, for the most part, probably the most boring quests in the series - I felt nothing, nothing I say! :)

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Postby deadlydis » Thu May 12, 2011 9:17 pm

Fable 2 was my favorite. 2 > 1 > 3

I really didn't like the relationship system in the 3rd one

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Postby Aliyappo » Fri May 13, 2011 7:08 am

Fable 1 - just because of the awesome soundtrack and game atmosphere. :D And kinda like the closemouthed protagonist, who only shrugs and looks behind his back in a conversation.

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Postby GreenCronic -.- » Sun May 29, 2011 5:10 pm

Fable 1!
Great storyline
Good Fighting
More Challenging

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Postby Moot » Sun May 29, 2011 10:51 pm

Let me start by saying that I really enjoyed Fable III-- enough to play through it a good four times. I enjoyed most of the mechanics and actually really liked the story-- especially the part about the darkness. I thought that actually being the King of Albion was a great touch. Though the way you interacted with NPCs annoyed me somewhat, it was still decent.

While I did play through Fable II and enjoyed some aspects of it, it's easily my least favorite of the series. I extremely disliked what they did with the magic system. Though I realize Fable III uses a very similar system, I found it refined enough to actually marginally enjoy; weaving spells, for example. To this game's credit, I did like the jobs system, and had fun turning off safety and slaughtering townsfolk.

The original Fable (and The Lost Chapters) is easily my favorite-- it's probably one of my favorite games, period. The story and characters were amazing. I could go on for days about things I like in the game. Personally I just found it amazingly well-done. I've played through Fable hundreds of times and it is the one game that I never get tired of going through.
On a side note, I think the Demon Doors in the first game are the coolest, as well.
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Postby MatthewPanic » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:42 pm

Easily TLC.
All I can remember from the second one was pushing someone off a pedestal of some sort to kill him. From the Third it has to be the amazing flourish graphic, skill system and how you never really died.

Hopefully, the Fourth will change this.

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Postby Nha Le » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:02 pm

I think the best Fable is Fable I, II, and III combined. I've been growing up playing Fable since the first one and proud to say I understand Fable world more than my real world ;-P. I love all of Fables but I wish there will be a new Fable that combine all the good things in the last 3 Fables - great story, beautiful landscape, interested characters, good playing strategies, not so hard not so easy so everybody can play. And more randomly funny joke between civilians in game ;-D.
Long live Fable!