[Fable 3] Royal Pain February 11th, 2013, 1:12 am
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A little break from the Bioware games. I played Fable 3 a long while ago (and went on about it at great length in my blog) and... well.
The one character in that game that I really liked was king Logan, your brother. Sadly, since there's 0 roleplaying elements in that game I was unable to express my instant deep attachment to what everyone was trying to convince me was the villain. I did adopt the one black haired boy at the orphanage just to name him Logan II, in the desperate hope that the game would take the hint.
It did not.
I wish I could say that this is the first time I've ever had rather Targaryen (Game of Thrones, former ruling family, who wed brother and sisters) feelings about an evil brother in a game, but alas, I think it started a long time ago with Baldur's Gate.

Posted @ February 2nd, 2013, 8:22 am

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I love that game trilogy it's one of my favorites

Posted @ February 11th, 2013, 1:17 am

I really liked Logan. It drove me crazy how "evil" they made him out to be, when the seer woman basically gave him an "Be prepared NOW or everyone will DIEDIEDIE" ultimatum that didn't really give him the choice to try and be a good ruler.

Then the game throws all this "we should rebuild the orphanage!" crap at you when the whole country knows it's one year til the apocalypse and you could really use that money to pay for some troops to keep all those orphans from dying.

Pffff Fable you drive me crazy

Posted @ February 11th, 2013, 2:14 am

Brothersistercest is wincest XD

Posted @ February 11th, 2013, 9:35 am

I found him to be a dick, but he did make some good points. Keeping him alive so when you are making decisions on what to do for the war gave a good counterpoint to what others suggested, though I never went with his ideas since I had so much gold that paying for the war AND building orphanages were no issue.

Posted @ February 11th, 2013, 10:16 am

@Angel_Sin: Frankly, I strongly suspect that the seer is the villain of this series.
And really, the fact that people won't cough up enough cash on their own to save the kingdom (and themselves), but will happily throw hordes of coins at the lute playing queen is just... what? I'm sorry, but I'm not sure if I feel that you lot are worth saving anymore.

@Griffen: I know :/ What with owning every single building and being a traveling lute playing queen, my plans of playing evil went down the drain. There just was no reason for me to be overly horrible.
What annoyed me the most was how everyone were perfectly ok with me sticking to Logan's previous decisions, while they were outraged when he made them. It didn't feel very fair.

Posted @ February 11th, 2013, 10:44 am

@zenat: Ah, the issues with being an RPG protagonist. Either nobody calls you out on your BS, or a quick battle silences those who do oppose you.

Posted @ February 11th, 2013, 12:22 pm

@Griffen: Isn't that like being a head of state?

Posted @ February 11th, 2013, 2:12 pm

That's kind of how I feel about Bethany!

Posted @ February 11th, 2013, 6:05 pm

Oh and don't forget that amazingly subtle statue of him pointing in the general direction of your bedroom.
Also this:

Posted @ February 11th, 2013, 8:35 pm

@zenat: What I hated was that they skipped the prologue of you as a child in that game--among other things, so many missed options for interacting with Logan there if you couldn't talk to him as an adult without him pulling an ultimatum on you. A teen Logan might have been cute.

Posted @ February 14th, 2013, 5:55 am

@Hevv: Haha, I totally missed the statue thing XD And that is a fine gif indeed XD

@Bluerosebud: Yeah... Though they flat out say that Logan used to be a good ruler up until after he returned from his trip, upon which he went evil. So, I think it would have been harder to sell us on the idea that he was evil at all if we got to see him before that. Not that I was sold on the idea at all, but you know...

Posted @ February 14th, 2013, 11:15 am

@zenat: I think the problem is more like the hero from Fable II is the parent of both Logan and the Hero, and they felt too lazy to create different types of parents for the Hero. I think Logan and the Hero were close enough in age that the child prologue would've had a teenage Logan.

Posted @ February 16th, 2013, 2:52 pm