Molyneux: Fable III "Just Wasn't Good Enough"

Lionhead has changed its design process since its RPG sequel.

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Molyneux: Fable III "Just Wasn't Good Enough"
Industry legend and BAFTA Fellow Peter Molyneux has revealed that he has dramatically changed the way Lionhead studios design games in the future, after telling SPOnG that, while he does like his studio's latest title, he felt Fable III "just wasn't good enough."

"Our design process was fundamentally wrong," Molyneux said, noting that Lionhead had used the same design process for Fable III as it did for games as old as Black & White. "We?d all go away and think of a grand concept... then everyone would just go off and do stuff on their section. About a year, maybe nine months, before we hit our deadline we throw all of our work together and package it.

"For Fable III [that approach] was a disaster, because we were stuck with a 40-hour long game that we couldn?t possibly polish in the time we had left." The designer recalled the moments where his team had to dramatically cut sections of the game in order to provide the most polished product it could against a tight deadline.

"That?s not the way to design a game. That?s the way to design a demo," Molyneux lamented. "We have got to sit down and look at the way we design games. And in fact we have done that already, and are looking at a completely new way of creating games now."

Much more in the full interview, here.
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petey baby 29 Mar 2011 02:16
1/5
none of the fables were good enough to warrant all the bs you've made them out to be. truth.
Cfan 29 Mar 2011 09:00
2/5
yeah, thats great that you can admit that pete,but the thing is you should of said something along these lines before release. So your statement really doesn't mean a whole lot.
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Nick 30 Mar 2011 05:42
3/5
It easier to seek forgiveness rather than seek permission eh Pete?
Cut the BS, and deliver something closer to Fable, rather than Fable 2. Cool spells, cool armour, and cool storyline. (Oh and more character progression!)
Please?
chris 31 Mar 2011 03:25
4/5
i though the game was pretty good but i think it could hav been longer but they did there best and im happy that they make fable games i hope u make fable game mostly like what u did with fable 3 thanks for all your hard work
chris 31 Mar 2011 03:27
5/5
MAKE A FABLE 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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