Peter Molyneux has failed in bringing this third installment to the hearts of gamers. Fable 3 lacks the intricate features that Fable 1 and 2 had, simplifying things to the rim, putting convenience, over enjoyment.
In Fable 2, you gained levels in separate jobs, giving a feeling of achievement after strenuously slamming the buttons to reach the requirement amount of gold. In Fable 3, you level up by buying it through Guild Seals.
Ahh, Guild Seals. The essence of Fable 3. Want a stronger sword? Guild Seals. Want some more funny emotes? Guild Seals. Want a child to take care of? Guild Seals. It all stems from Guild Seals, taking a lot of enjoyment from the game, to place it all on trying to acquire the damned Guild Seals.
Do you want to become friends with a certain someone? Alright, run to a town and dig something up for them in a ‘Fetch quest’. One of the most annoying features that I ended up just neglecting. Who in their right mind wants to run around making friends for a total of about 10 Guild Seals? Not me.
The game is very controlled, unlike the 1st and 2nd of Fable's series. The Road to Rule controls the entire game, and it overused. It also annoyed me that you get there, and they throw about 80 Guild Seals into your pocket. Why? Don't try and aid me with this annoying feature, if I have to bare it, I will do it myself.
Experience orbs are totally removed from the game, that was a foolish move. Experience orbs, gold and Guild Seals balanced the game, and now it is Guild Seals, and gold. I did enjoy seeing those orbs swirl into me.
On a positive note, Fable 3 had a relatively good story. Sadly, nothing I didn't expect, all very, well, Fable-y. I won't go into spoilers, but let's just say, I knew that ending would arise, from when we encountered that certain evil the first time. Too cliche.
Overall, Fable 3 was an over-hyped release, to a sad dismay. Unenjoyable to the letter, Fable 3 hopefully is the last, or they really need to hire a new storyboard crew, and use better, and maybe unique features. Hopefully Molyneux learns from the feedback he receives from Fable 3 critics.