I don't like doing reaction videos, but Fable 3 is gonna take a while.
Following up on my E3 Bethesda video:
Gamereactor Fable 2 E3 Interview (Part 1&2)
Despite testing it a few months ago, Youtube forbids me to post my original review here, so here's a summary of my remaining arguments:
Everything is pointless!
The dog is an inventory shortcut for the spade.
Death makes combat pointless, combat is already brainlessly simple and mindless, it's designed for idiotic toddlers. The reward for everything is either gold or fame, both of which you don't need as, again, you don't need help for anything and fame only slightly changes the behavior of the clones... sorry, I mean the few dozen copy&paste models for NPCs and they even block your path at occasion.
Spells have been mostly removed or combined like Time Control and Assassin Rush which makes the spells even more broken, but the major problem is the removal of the magic meter which allows you to spam the strongest attacks to no end. Melee and ranged abilities have also been heavily simplified by reducing the amount of techniques to 4 each. The bosses are especially fun as you can't beat them with melee attacks at all (I found no way to do it).
The story starts great but sucks right after that with one of the most insulting and pointless endings in videogame history, I'm not kidding. The writing is really bad, removing a lot of the clever humor that the first Fable had for “funny” slapstick humor. The problem with slapstick humor: Have too much and it gets dull. Have it for 34 hours and it gets annoying. I gave Fable 2 literally 34 hours, 4 minutes and 39 seconds to prove me wrong. It didn't manage to do that and made my opinion even worse.
Fable TLC&Anniversary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smmHc1jpS_E
This is my theory as to why the stamina system in Zelda: Skyward Sword was mandatory to make the combat work to begin with.
Game Grumps Skyward Sword Episode 1:
Arin's argument starting at 9:47 and my counterargument goes for 11:55
You received a new Questcard
PeMo Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHalmnejGug
Jenomorph's Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/jenomorph
Just A Pancake https://www.youtube.com/user/MrHaveGoing
15:58 Square Enix
27:28 PC Gaming Show
Skyrim: Todd Howard's Director's Cut 2019
Todd Howard's Skyrim: Legendary Cut 2020
Todd Howard's GOTY Skyrim: Special Legendary Cut 2021
The Elder Scrolls 6 DLC: Howard's Legacy
I almost fell asleep during editing too.
In case you didn't know
there's a new smash game
Greece's Creed: Another One
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider of the Shadow
Tomb of the Shadow Raider
Raider of the Shadow Tomb
The Tomb of Shadow Raider
The Shadow Raider of Tomb
no deus ex goddamn it
New Pre-Order Bonuses for Call of Duty!
The Elder Scrolls: Degenerates
HOW COOL WAS THAT TRAILER?!?
Jenomorph's Twitter Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/jenomorph
Song: Star Wars RotJ - Luke vs Vader
Song: TLoZ Twilight Princess - Fyer's Canon
Video: Sony PS4 Sharing Games Commercial
Video: Titanic - RIP Murdoch
The review deals with the ENTIRE game! That means also heading into the mid- and endgame content!
I also have some hints for you regarding the much-hated Earth Dragon.
The final entry in the Gothic franchise. Is it the redemption after Forsaken Gods?
Let's take a look at the newest DOOM before the next one comes out!
Each scene is marked with a time and session stamp.
Music: Donkey Kong 64 - Mine Cart Carnage
WE GOT 'DEM BIG BATLZ CUMING ON!
07:11 Back at Gorn's
10:32 You Lead, We Follow
13:53 Arriving at the Battlefield
22:05 “Looking” for the final boss
28:04 Returning to Vengard
32:01 Ending + Credits
It's like they actually played Gothic 2?!?
Don't worry, they didn't. The plot twist makes about as much sense as the others...
0:01:18 Vengard's Teleporter Stone
0:04:03 Explanation of my outrage for the Community Patch Team
0:06:34 Lee, at last
0:17:44 Acquired Paladin's armor
0:22:18 Preparations for War
0:32:31 Started “Osch shall go to Gorn”
0:36:19 Looking for a dexterity teacher
0:39:06 Still looking
0:42:26 Looking for Osch
0:51:21 Started “A firemage in need”
0:59:18 Entering Gotha
Got Mad Skills and Will Get Wild - SSX3
0:08:20 Got the fifth one
0:09:29 Clearing Reddock, again
0:15:13 Starting “Where are Theodor's scouts?”
0:19:33 Exploring Ortega's former cave
0:38:27 LEAVING Ortega's former cave (No, it wasn't large)
0:46:46 Entering Vengard... again
0:54:56 Finishing “Theodor's scout forces must come back”
0:55:29 Looking for wheat sacks, have I mentioned that we have an urgent message?
1:01:08 Acquiring a house
1:09:07 Finally finding enough wheat sacks (Meeting Rollan)
1:09:36 Finishing “The Mystic Wanderer's armor pieces”
1:21:43 Giving up on the Water Mages... or is it Watermages?
1:23:45 Finishing “Wheat for Vengard”
01:32:34 Acquired Battlemage armor
Being enslaved in Gotha, the city of the free.
0:01:59 Ignatius, my master
0:05:25 Garik, my not-yet new master
0:13:20 Bought myself a new master
0:16:09 Quest “Garik's Sword and Shield”
0:17:40 Useful abilities and useless abilities
0:19:35 Explanation over, near Faring
0:21:19 Found his chest
0:22:56 Finished “Garik's Sword and Shield”
0:28:03 Errol, final conversation
0:31:11 That was... nice?
0:34:40 Entering Okara
0:39:34 The issue with the history lessons
0:42:29 Finishing the quest
0:44:10 Starting “Lee must send additional forces to Gotha”
0:46:19 Back in Vengard
0:47:48 Looking for Marc
0:50:58 “Finding” Marc
0:52:48 The only useful transformation potion
0:55:12 Starting “Bring Theodor the artifacts from Ardea”
0:56:22 Got the first one
0:57:00 Got the second one
1:01:11 Got the third one
1:01:52 Got the fourth one
Time to go for the only quest with 3 different pathways!
0:02:37 A good start, I think?
0:04:28 The temple of Trelis
0:06:58 Explaining the chest-loot system again
0:07:56 The Minecrawler Cave
0:11:19 Finished “Cor Calom's Chalice”
0:11:37 Branching Paths
0:13:01 Starting the Orc-Path
0:15:35 Starting the Bribery-Orc-Path (11-Quest Path)
0:18:12 Found Raik
0:24:13 Lazurus' Death
0:28:40 Looking for keys
0:34:09 The Way of the Osch (3-Quest New Path)
0:39:15 Let's find “A CAVE”
0:43:56 Looked up what to do, again
0:44:35 Errol's Best Quest
0:49:55 Slowly realizing it... (Errol's Best Quest)
0:51:40 Looked up what to do, again
0:53:29 Starting the Underdog Path (15-Quest Path)
0:57:28 Wonderful Quest Design
We're on the hunt for some guy who has no relevance in the story, again!
0:05:10 Acquired “Praetor's armor”
0:07:58 Exploring Geldern's surroundings
0:17:19 The old artifact cave
0:21:13 What Alternative AI does
0:25:31 Returning to Montera
0:26:45 Finished “Gabriel declined the truce”
0:30:15 Still Arthur...
0:44:00 STILL Arthur
0:45:50 FINALLY Arthur
0:50:40 “Theo needs help”
0:54:40 Exploring Reddock's former entrance
1:06:45 Mortel's orc problem
1:15:49 Explaining the chest-loot system
1:20:33 Entering Montera
1:24:10 Finished “Urbanus needs Kan's permission”
1:26:16 Urbanus' Rage
1:28:37 Finished “Urbanus and the bandit camp”
Please, make it stop...
19:36 Back to Trelis
27:50 Found Urbanus
36:18 Back in Montera
39:46 Looking for Urbanus
45:43 Let's get Galin to Gotha instead
47:44 Back in Gotha
53:32 Starting “Gabriel declined the truce”
Fighting is the best part.
09:23 Leaving Reddock
10:40 Olis' Paladins
18:44 Entering Ardea
27:01 The lighthouse
31:29 Leaving Ardea
36:42 Entering Cape Dun
37:53 The former Challenge Cave
41:49 We'll return there later
50:52 The Arena of Cape Dun
55:58 Back to the Challenge Cave
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