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Call Me Lameish – Fable 3 Review

Monday, November 1st, 2010

“An objective and impersonal comparison of Deathspank and Fable 3.”

Certain parties, who shall remain nameless for the sake of tact, would have you believe that to know one action RPG is to know them all. I would hope that a careful cross-examination of my previous review with this one would reveal to even the dimmest of viewers the reasons why this simply is not so. For any unfortunate souls whom these plain facts escape, here is a much abbreviated list:

1. John Cleese

2. Art Style

3. A Story

4. DnD Jokes

5. John Cleese

The list goes on and on of course, with Mr. Cleese’s name appearing at regular intervals.

Here are my impressions of Fable 3. Enjoy.

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Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Cool art, though.

Well well well. Fable III (and Rock Band 3, and The Force Unleashed II) comes out today. My only experience with the Fable series was in Murfreesboro: City of Dreams. I was stuck there in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do as Riddles went to work, so I decided to give Fable II a fair shake.

I didn’t actually mind my experience with the game at first. But then it turned into a game about real estate and keeping your wife happy and thus felt a lot more like The Sims meets Sim City. Not that the latter is all that bad, it just felt weird. I gave up quickly.

Everything I’ve ever heard about Fable III makes me cringe. Simplifying it, not feeling comfortable calling it an RPG anymore, making a political campaign a major focus. None of that sounds appealing at all.

Alternatively, Lameish is a distinct fan of the series. But given his views on DeathSpank, I’m skeptical of his praise.

Riddles, however, has zero experience with the series. Whether or not he plans to change that has yet to be seen! The man hasn’t bought a game since Kirby, so who knows?

All I know is that Lameish will have to be at his convincing best to make me believe that Fable III is anything except Election: The Game.

News Roundup #008 – October 5, 2009: “Tit-Fucking Amazing”

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Fun Roundup this week! Riddles and Ethos talk the news and even dive into a bit of Riddles’ work drama!

Soak up what you can because Riddlethos is considering putting the News Roundup feature on hiatus. Let us know what you think. Do you like the Roundup? Would you be glad to see it go? Don’t care either way? Let us know in the comments below or by e-mailing feedback@riddlethos.com.

Click here to undoubtedly enjoy the Roundup!


News Roundup #002

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Well, seeing as how we didn’t get booed off the stage last time we did this, we decided to go ahead and do another. Let’s see how long we can keep this up!

No, seriously, it’s a weekly feature. It would likely continue even if we did get booed off our virtual stage, because we can do whatever we want. So HA.

Anyway. This week is fairly light on the news items, composed mostly of the more relevant GamesCom announcements. However, it’s heavy on sagacity, wit, and and inappropriate humor. What more do you need?

News Roundup #002

Hey! Look! Listen! The GamesCom 2009 Edition

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

The second day of GamesCom has been significantly less interesting than the first.

This is likely because the biggest piece of news to come out of today is the Fable III announcement, and I really don’t care about Fable. I might if I’d actually, y’know, played the first two.


Fable III officially announced
Well. Uh. This is fairly self-explanatory, and I’ve stated twice before that I honestly don’t give a rat’s ass. But in any case, Peter Molyneux announced the game during Microsoft’s press conference. Apparently, this time around you’re some dude leading a campaign to overthrow a tyrant and become King of Albion. Once King you’ll be able to sentence or pardon people as part of the new Judgment system, and blah blah blah more exaggerated promises and hype from Peter Molyneux.


First Final Fantasy XIV Gameplay footage revealed
MORE self-explanatory news items! If you want to see how Square Enix’s upcoming MMORPG looks in real-time, then head to GameTrailers and see for yourself. There are three different videos for you to choose from. They all look… a lot like Final Fantasy XI. And I mean a lot.

Annnnd I’ve been 20 years old for an hour and 22 minutes. I feel somewhat obligated to come up with a third news item, but nothing is overly interesting and it’s my FREAKIN’ BIRTHDAY, so I’m signing off. Goodnight, everyone. Hail King Ethos.