Fable creator Peter Molyneux revealed some Fable III details at the X10 convention today, and, I, for one, am not angry. Earlier in the week, Molyneux promised gamers would react with rage at an announcement he planned to make about Fable III.
"When I go out and tell people what it is, they’re going to get super pissed off," he said. "They really are. But it’s the right thing to do."
Below is what Molyneux revealed. See if it makes you angry:
- Fable III will have no Heads-Up Display. -- Hmm... I just took my blood-pressure, and it's normal. Seems like a rational, logical choice for the game.
- You bond with other characters in the Fable III universe by touching them, hitting a button to either do something nice or something mean. -- I'm still calm. I like this idea, actually.
- Your character's weapons will change their physical appearance and attributes as you use them. Evil swords will drip blood, good ones will glow. -- I'm actually calmer than I was before hearing this, according to my EKG machine.
- Character-customization is more organic than in past Fable games, although Molyneux says he's "not supposed to talk about" that. -- I'm still perfectly un-angered.
And that's it. All the talk of touching other people seems to point to Natal, but there was, apparently, no mention of the motion sensing technology at X10, and nothing anger-inducing!
So Peter Molyneux got us all hyped-up, expecting the kind of ground-breaking announcement that brings up the ire of the gaming community, and then he stood up there and announced that there won't be a HUD? Seriously? That’s it? And that's supposed to make me mad? WTF? I've been tricked!
I might not have been paying such close attention to this event if it wasn't for the possibility of Molyneux making some off-the-cuff crazy remark that isn't part of the game's marketing plan, or announcing some huge change to the franchise, and yet, all I got is news of incremental improvements and carefully selected, corporate approved details! That just pisses me off...
Wait a minute... it worked! Peter Molyneux was right after all! Balance in the universe has been restored at last.