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Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me 3 times, I'll still give you money: GODUS reached its funding goal.


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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 10:10:41 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 8:12:00 PM PST
You're alright in my book!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 8:11:36 PM PST
That's the approach I took with Fable 3 and even then I didn't overly care for the final product. I never actually beat the game because I just didn't feel that compelled to do so. I got up to just after you take the throne and I just lost all interest with the plot twist involving the brother.

I did however watch my two buddy's play through the entire game and I'm pretty content with my decision to not finish the game.

Molyneux has done some great work in the past I think but these days his designs feel all over the place. There are some great ideas in there such as the combat for Fable 3 but it was buried under so many other things that I just didn't care to bother with it. Heck I've still got the original Populous on SNES with the box and everything. Godus looks interesting but the prototype build didn't have much going on and after how poorly 22 Cans handled Curiosity I'm a little leery of getting involved with one of their projects. I could be wrong here but from what I understand Curiosity is still having server issues and such yet 22 Cans is moving on to another project? If this is the case then I'm definitely not about to jump into anther Molyneux game until I see the overall final result and how much is actually going to go into it.

I did however get suckered on Fable 1. That's the only game I've ever done a midnight release for and yea... All that talk was simply that, talk. I got caught up a little bit with Fable 2 but took a step back and thankfully lowered expectations but still found the final product lacking and an overall step down from Fable 1.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 8:10:44 PM PST
I agree, the comparison is stupid. At least with a lotto ticket you have a chance to get what's being promised.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 8:05:23 PM PST
Some of it, like the stuff with the gnomes and quest that has you playing in a tabletop RPG are hilarious. Some of it, like farting in peoples' faces or dancing with them, is stupid.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 8:02:09 PM PST
Why is it played out? It's not like he stopped making absurd promises.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 2:18:12 PM PST
DVvM says:
I think the way to deal with Peter Molyneux games is to immunize yourself to the hype through whatever ways you can. I would recommend not listening to anything he says about his own game.

Since he does make good games, no doubt, but ye gods can that man overpromise.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 1:17:22 PM PST
Well it's not the cultural thing because I'm a huge fan of Black Adder, Spaced, Fawlty Towers, Python, etc. I agree with you about Albion being charming, it's mostly the way they handle plot moments that irks me. The final confrontation with Lucien, the lackluster way they handle the kingly duties in Fable III, etc.

They definitely have some cool character ideas. I think the three heroes in Fable II were amazing, but we hardly get any time with them at all. If you have a main character with no personality, it's important to surround him with interesting people at every opportunity.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 12:52:53 PM PST
uncledonnie3 says:
I don't know, I personally think the writing in the series is actually really good. You need to like/understand British humor though to get the most out of it. I really think Albion is one of the most charming and beautiful game worlds ever created.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 12:42:23 PM PST
All Fable needed was some writers. Lionhead just isn't very adept at crafting stories. For a game called "Fable" you better spin us a good yarn. Farting on people only goes so far when dialogue comes into play.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 12:12:07 PM PST
uncledonnie3 says:
I hope Fable 3 gets really cheap during the Steam sale. I've been wanting to play through it again.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 12:09:48 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 12:02:14 PM PST
Did I say it was a bad game or anything like that? No I just said it was a disappointment and didn't live up to the promise that Molyneux talked up.

Also what you find fun and enjoyable isn't what I'm always going to find fun and enjoyable. It's no secret I don't care for Fable 2 or 3 because they were steps down from the original Fable (in my opinion) so from what I experienced it was very similar to getting a lotto ticket. Sure I still had the game in the end but it wasn't the game I was promised and I didn't care for the final result.

And what else has Molyneux done recently? Curiosity is the only thing he's done since Fable so the Fable comparison still holds true.

Sorry but I'm not a fan of Molyneux or his work these days. Maybe Godus will turn out well but I'm not about to support a developer who has let me down quite a few times.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 11:41:42 AM PST
I keep seeing GOBIAS as in "Go buy us some coffee."

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 11:37:22 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
I keep seeing GLaDOS in the title.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 11:35:14 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 22, 2012 11:36:19 AM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
That's a pretty stupid comparison.

With a losing lotto ticket you get nothing, with a Peter Molyneux game you get a fun videogame, even if it might not be the RPG revolution you were foolishly expecting.

Edit: I could understand this argument a bit after the original Fable, but now it's just played out and completely obsolete.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 11:21:51 AM PST
A Peter Molyneux game is like buying a lotto ticket. You get to dream big about all the fun you're going to have while you wait for it to arrive, listening to his ideas and how much he's going to do with this title plus how it won't fall into the pitfalls of his past releases. Then release comes and you're so excited you can't wait to dive into this new world he's created only to find that much of what he has promised isn't there or not there in the capacity he had originally pitched but he promises next time they will be fixed and/or actually in the game.

With a lotto ticket you get to dream big about how great life will be once you hit it big and then once the numbers are announced you realize those dreams aren't going to come true but you hang onto them for the next time you buy a lotto ticket.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 11:12:14 AM PST
DVvM says:
It's not even really "Black Isle" in any recognizable sense!

But kickstarting to produce a prototype and not even giving the prototype away to backers? Bad form.

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 11:10:23 AM PST
"Kickstarter to prototype a game that they will then fund via a second Kickstarter, participating in the Kickstarter gives you access to a forum... for $20 you can even post on it"

I think I'm having a stroke because those words make absolutely no sense to me. What kind of Mobius strip financing nonsense is that? At least Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun Returns are looking good on the ol' CRPG front.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 10:58:20 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 22, 2012 11:00:15 AM PST
DVvM says:
It was enough potential that I would be willing to give Peter Molyneux another shot at making a "God Game". I mean, I'm not going to give that man money on Kickstarter, but I'm not going to speak ill of the game before it comes out.

This might be the genre he does best.

It's far from the most ill-conceived video game kickstarter in games in recent memory (that would go to "Black Isle's" Kickstarter to prototype a game that they will then fund via a second Kickstarter, participating in the Kickstarter gives you access to a forum... for $20 you can even post on it!)

Posted on Dec 22, 2012 10:51:19 AM PST
AndrewA says:
I'm still waiting for BC to come out.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 10:48:35 AM PST
GUEST!! says:
Mostly squandered potential, but it was definitely there.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 10:43:03 AM PST
DVvM says:
To be fair, Populous was really good.

Black and White... had potential.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 10:39:39 AM PST
Ha ha, yeah that sounds just right. Or a maestro to his prima donna :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2012 9:21:47 AM PST
Sort of like an Ego to his ID?
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