Thursday, November 4, 2010

I could have used a bad pun, like lyin'head.

so, what's my problem with Lionhead and Peter Molyneux? well, it has a lot to do with them promising a lot, and not delivering. plus, the DLC issues, which I'll deal with now. see, I'm not the oonly one in my house that played Fable 3. I share my 360 with my brother, and he's been playing through it too. the game came with special day-one bonus content, it's relatively minor, I think it's some clothes and a weapon, or something. but, see, Lionhead did something jerky with their DLC this time. it's not just console locked, it's profile locked. what I mean is, whichever profile enters the code, gets the DLC, but anyone else on the console can't use itm, despite the data being downloaded and installed to the system. do you see how this presents a problem? since he entered it first, I lose out on content. the only way to get it, would be to buy another copy of the game.
yeah, not gonna happen.
it would be even worse with the collectors edition, which contains an extra location, and likely some other things, too. not to mention all the preorder codes for special weapons. now, my question is why? why do this? what's the problem with letting people on the same console use the DLC? the only logical reason I can figure is greed. it's not like you can move the DLC from the system, so why profile lock it?
plus, they purposefully removed at least several dyes, if not other content from the game with the intent of offering it as DLC later, among the dyes removed was black. a basic color. black. why? why take out something you clearly intended to have in the game (there's obvious space for it on the shelf with the dyes)? aside from greed, and making us want to buy it. this isn't the only time lionhead has pulled this, either. with 2, they removed Knothole glade, only to offer it later as DLC. kinda a shitty business practice. it's cheap, and disrespectful to the gamers that already bought a half finished game.
not to mention all the content Peter Molyneux said would be included with the second, which never made it in. I purposefully avoided any press for 3 just cause I didn't want to hear what was supposed to be included, but never would be. also, where's my Hobbe statue, Peter?! I paid extra for the special edition of 2, and got almost nothing for it!
but look, all of this is just my opinion, an obviously negative one, but just an opinion. I'll get back to posing something a little more positive soon. but, until then, screw you lionhead. seriously.

8 comments:

  1. The fable games have always been mediocre at best. First one was good but too short, second one had the glowing retard trail so there was no exploration. I didn't even bother with the third.

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  2. That is really shitty tactics and marketing... God dammit, we already pay SIXTY dollars for ONE new game, why milk us for more? Jesus.

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  3. Well that's just retarded. They had to do that on purpose

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  4. Kewl story, bra! waiting for updates from you

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  5. Didn't like the second one..i sure won't take the third :D

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  6. never played Fable after the first one.

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  7. I liked the first fable and was disappointed with the second one, so I never even bothered with the third one.

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