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Lack of DLC for Fable Anniversary

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Having played though Anniversary for both the Xbox and PC I can honestly say that I felt a bit disappointed with the dlc. The Weapon Packs were a good idea but I seriously would have loved more quests etc. I always thought that the island at the far bottom of the map, the desert with the Sandgoose, would have been a perfect opportunity. The Hero of Oakvale should have had a final chapter for some closure I feel. What do any of you guys think?, did the way that the original Fable finished seem complete to you?.
 

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Having played though Anniversary for both the Xbox and PC I can honestly say that I felt a bit disappointed with the dlc. The Weapon Packs were a good idea but I seriously would have loved more quests etc. I always thought that the island at the far bottom of the map, the desert with the Sandgoose, would have been a perfect opportunity. The Hero of Oakvale should have had a final chapter for some closure I feel. What do any of you guys think?, did the way that the original Fable finished seem complete to you?.
I think Lionhead released Anniversary to cover severance packages for the staff. Why else can you justify $60 for a remaster of a game? Plus charge for the bonus content that should have been in the game in the first place and not just in anniversary but originally in TLC.

Fable 2 felt like the only complete game with closure. Even then I still wanted more.

Fable 3 passed by too quickly.

Fable 1 was a wtf when I realised I couldnt complete quests after the main story. Then I had to buy TLC and even though Jack was defeated, I felt like there could have been some aftermath worth noting. But maybe the heroes journey was meant to be over at that point. He had been ripped away from his innocence since childhood and defeated those who took him away from his family. So much blood on his hands maybe he was meant to just go into homestead from fable 2 and live his final years in peace.

But in regards to anniversary they could have easily programmed a repeatable arena as a way to level grind to max stats easier instead of the cliffside path method.

Or Added a necropolis related quest in the northern wastes or explore some new area entirely. There was that unused town in beta called dragons peak or something which eventually became the final confrontation of man vs the beast from the void.

They didnt even have to have quests after the slaying of the dragon they could have just added them and placed them somewhere in the middle of the game.

But it was a lazy move on their part.

Lionhead is always the company that never put the potential in their games like they should have.

Which is why Microsoft is giving another company the opportunity to give it a try. Which can make or break the series. Take a page from Bethesda in their Oblivion era days and creating a masterpiece with amazing detailed quests and main quest and dlc quest that gave us closure. Not the disappointments of most companies where an rpg becomes fetch quests and the story line is weak.
 

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I wanted more DLC simply because at E3 Ted Timmons talked about wanting to put loads of extra content in, but the team was “ keeping him grounded” . I was expecting an Elder Scroll DLC style amount of new content and that was also on par with Lost Chapters, that would also tie up the story neatly. What we got was admitted nice but totally over priced weapon packs that were already apparently pre-loaded into the game. A missed opportunity because I would have loved to buy some of the content/stuff that you mentioned. I totally agree with you comments Little Sparrow concerning Lionhead and we can only dream of what could have been with the franchise. Fingers crossed that a new Fable game will finally give us want we all truly wanted. Thank you for answering my question, I always feel that you answers are insightful.
 

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Yeah its a shame that the series potential was never fully reached and there were mistakes & missed opportunities in there too. Hopefully all that can be rectified with a new title with the new development team, Ted left at the right time it seems and is doing well at Rare Ltd.
 
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I never realised that Ted Timmons had left to go to Rare. They were my favourite British developer during the N64 years and produced some truly fantastic games during that time. I haven’t had a chance to play on Sea of Thieves, heard good things about it though. How interesting would it have been it Rare would be given a chance to develop Fable 4?. If it is Playground Games though that do make it, I’m sure that it would be decent.
 

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I never realised that Ted Timmons had left to go to Rare. They were my favourite British developer during the N64 years and produced some truly fantastic games during that time. I haven’t had a chance to play on Sea of Thieves, heard good things about it though. How interesting would it have been it Rare would be given a chance to develop Fable 4?. If it is Playground Games though that do make it, I’m sure that it would be decent.

It’s definitely got better over time and the overall style matches Fable. Some of the team work for Two Point Studios too who are bringing out on August 30th.
 

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Oh decent, I will try to track down a copy of Sea of Thieves. I heard that the dlc was good. I got fond memories of playing the Theme games so might give that a spin too.
 

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I never realised that Ted Timmons had left to go to Rare. They were my favourite British developer during the N64 years and produced some truly fantastic games during that time. I haven’t had a chance to play on Sea of Thieves, heard good things about it though. How interesting would it have been it Rare would be given a chance to develop Fable 4?. If it is Playground Games though that do make it, I’m sure that it would be decent.

Just to add to this but seems Ted has now left Rare too and last I heard his destination was unknown (Playground Games maybe!? :steve:)

 
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Well wouldn’t that really make sense if that was the case. I would love it if Ted Timmons was on board and was the person that was to confirm a Fable 4 was in existence as well. At least we would know that there was someone who was a part of the original Fable game world, who was guiding Fable in the right direction.
 
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