Peter Molyneux called himself a “talentless b*****d” after saying he made the first two Fable games way too complicated for their own good. The comments comes ahead of the release of Fable III where he seems to think they have finally got the balance right.
This however hasn’t made the Lionhead boss forgive himself easily for what he sees as perceived errors in judgement while making the first tow games.
Speaking in a CVG inteview he said:
“There was this amazing moment when a piece of research came back [that showed us] more than half the people who played Fable 2 understood and used less than half the features in the game. And as soon as you see that you think: “Oh my God. What a talentless bastard I really am.”
How can I have made a game in which people actually understood less than half of its mechanics? It’s like making a film that makes people think: ‘It looks quite cool. I don’t know what the hell is going on, but it seems quite cool.’ You know, that’s just wrong.
So I think Fable III is all about using mechanics, exploiting mechanics, giving gameplay reason to things.”
Fable III will feature new gameplay elements but will also strip away a lot of what Molyneux has since deemed unnecessary. The game is expected to be released later this year.