"Ugly, stupid, and nihilistic."

Shamus Young has a great post on the new “Fable III” opening, and “Fable” in general:

“A protagonist is introduced and then tormented in various “humorous” ways before they meet their end with injustice, all while author-insertion Theresa narrates. This is 100% Fable. It fits perfectly with the mass murder, torture, slaughter of innocents, murder of children, and wrongful imprisonment themes the game has been exploring.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself. The “Fable” series is the worst thing to ever happen to the narrative-based game industry. For those fortunate souls who haven’t played it, it is like some monstrous parody of The Legend of Zelda, that combines crude humor with random cruelty and idiotic plots.

What's your stake in this, cowboy?