Fable 3 Announced - Let the revolution begin!
posted by SweetTea023
Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 09:38:02 AM EST
Few games have attempted to tackle leadership. You having control of a massive group of people. Fable 3 looks to do that as you will play the King of Albion. Here are some of the details courtesy of 1UP:
"You'll take up the role of either the son or daughter of the Hero from Fable 2. The first half of the game will center around gaining support and starting a revolution against the current king. "Ultimately you overthrow that terrible tyrant who rules Albion, but to do that you have to make some promises," said Molyneux. But it's up to you to keep those promises about help the poor, lower taxes, and so on. An example of the decisions you'll have to make is your ability to do away with poverty by spending all of the money in your treasure room -- or you can just save it for yourself, but either way, there will be consequences."
Upon gaining control of the kingdom players will, in typical Fable fashion, be able to influence the world around them. This time, your sphere of influence is much, much larger. As large as working to develop the entirety of your kingdom or let areas sink into poverty. Your money is yours to spend and how you do so effects your kingdom.
But you won't just be making large scale decisions. Individual lives of some citizens will be in your hands. The choice of what punishment a citizen receives will be up to you and if you are graceful enough, you can pardon them completely.
All of these choices will effect the world of Albion, which has already changed quite a bit from Fable 2:
"You'll see new marvels of the industrial age, devices that the people of Albion are amazed by," enthuses art lead John McCormack. "Half of Bowerstone will be turned into this mass of pistons and steam and clockwork - everything's moving."
I'm just scared to death for the citizens of Albion. God help them if Boxin, Robbins or Grymm ever gain control of the kingdom...