The thought of this game coming out actually saddens me. It actually makes me feel upset.
Since the Fable series began, I have bought and loved every single game. I have purchased every tiny bit of downloadable content, including Pub Games and now Fable Heroes. I have had no complaints for any of them. I’ve played all of them many, many times through.
Now Lionhead has decided to make a Kinect only game. Fable: The Journey requires it to play at all. I do not have a Kinect. I likely won’t ever have a Kinect. I hate it. I hate that it’s such a piece of shit and yet Xbox refuses to improve it or throw it away. They just leave it as it is, and keep trying to push it on us.
Because of this, I will not be buying Fable: The Journey.
For the first time in the long run of the Fable franchise, I have absolutely no desire to own one of their products. I’m not quite sure what to do with myself, here. I want Lionhead to continue to make Fable games, but not if this is what they’re going to do. It’s a big risk making it Kinect required. I know a good deal of people who feel the way I do about the device. I know others who are curious about it but can’t afford it, and likely won’t be able to for a long time. So what’s this going to do for Lionhead? What purpose?
I’m okay with titles having Kinect whatnot built into them, it means I can still play with a regular controller. I’m okay with arcade games being Kinect only. It kind of sucks that I won’t get to play something like Gunstringer, cause it looks cute, but it’s not a game from a company that I have invested a lot of time and love into.