Fable III Walkthrough Explains the Intricacies of Real Estate

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Fable III Walkthrough Explains the Intricacies of Real Estate

Do you want to become a real estate magnate in Fable III? This video will show you how it all works.

As with previous games in the series, Fable III will let you buy and decorate properties throughout the various towns in Albion. In Fable III, you'll be able to decorate, rent and sell your real estate, too - and from the looks of it, this optional feature (which I'm hesitant to even call a "minigame") will probably consume dozens of hours for the Sims-loving crowd.

This walkthrough - narrated by one of those Lionhead folks with a ear-pleasing British accent - gives just a taste of what players can get up to in their Fable III redecorating. It seems that we'll have far more options about what we want to place where than ever before, though I hope that this game retains the system where you can display trophies you've earned over your adventures, because I always found that to be kind of cool.

I do like that there seems to be enough here to satisfy the obsessive interior decorator mentality as well as the cash-hungry landlord mindset. As with many things in the Fable series, it does admittedly seem a bit tertiary - you can do it, but why would you care? - but I'm sure somebody will have fun with it.

(Via G4TV)

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I wasn't aware My Sims was the target audience for Fable 3, but still, looks interesting, but I probably cba to edit all the stuff with every house in Albion.

If I could bring over some people, to try out that iron maiden in practice complete with sfx and animations to go with that, I might genuinely be interested in this feature. If I could get to see the tenants rail at me for rising up the rent and possibly lead to open city-wide revolts, that I'd have to deal with, I might be genuinely interested in that as well.

But once again Yahtzee's question during Fable 2 rings unanswered in my head as I watched this video: "You can, but why would you want to?"

Excellent, soon I will have my dark fortress of endless despare. Or I could go bubblegun pink, I haven't decided yet.

I think this could have promise, just as long as I don't have to run to 5 fucking furniture shops just to get a couch.

If I want to play The Sims, ill go play that, but Im looking for an action/adventure RPG.

It seems like they should rename this The Sims - Albion Edition

Interesting, never been a Sims player but I do enjoy player housing when availible in MMORPGs, and spent some time developing residences in games like "Oblivion". :)

As far as such things go, this looks pretty par for the course. Albiet a lot more streamlined than trying to set things up perfectly in say "Star Wars Galaxies" which could take stupid amounts of work.

My biggest thought when looking at that video though is that the Warhammer the heroine is carrying looks absolutly ridiculous, and the way it sticks out when she moves is bloody awkward.

What's more, what is the fascination with every weapon in a video game needing to be carried eastern style over the back, even when the game is western where weapons were routinely carried at the waist... albiet not ones that big... but then again real Warhammers weren't like that either for the most part (long haft, small bullet-shaped head).

Yes, yes, it's fantasy, and I'm getting off topic... but basically I don't think that looked right.

Also given that we had a Heroine as opposed to a Hero, that should put some people's fears to rest on the gender option front. Though I still can't help but wonder how radical the physical changes are as she levels up... is that indicative of a graphic you could use through the entire game? What's more is she going to give Jenny Craig a heart attack after eating a single pie to heal?

Excellent. I can always create the torture chamber I wanted.

Fable III, BRING IT!

My girlfriend is gonna be excited about this.

Stop re-inventing The Sims...

Also, that guy couldn't have sounded less bothered about it all.

Heh - They brought it back - I want to own a castle again!

Gabanuka:
Excellent, soon I will have my dark fortress of endless despare. Or I could go bubblegun pink, I haven't decided yet.

How about a pink room of despair?

imnotparanoid:

Gabanuka:
Excellent, soon I will have my dark fortress of endless despare. Or I could go bubblegun pink, I haven't decided yet.

How about a pink room of despair?

*Gasp* A PINK ROOM OF DESPAIR?! Surely... thats going too far?

...That nice...but I want news of the PC version. You know....for the people who don't own a XBOX 360?

So I guess this is for when the fighting and treasure just get to be too much and you want to hang some drapes?

Fuck, Molyneux, would you get some sense in that head of yours?

Soren approves of this change! *gives big thumbs up*

I often hear this about the Fable games, "You can do it, but why would you?"

I don't like that reasoning at all. Give me every option in the book and let me figure out what to do with it.

That voice..god I wish I had a knife to drive into my ears.

Are they going to fix the combat? I've yet to hear it mentioned. Learn two area effect spells and kill everything that so much as looks at you funny. Hopefully they'll at least give a real penalty for doing badly. Also why are they focusing so much on something that is at best asinine?
Edit: Repairing houses? So Fable 3 is going to try and be a sim's ripoff? I honestly haven't heard anything about fixing the combat.

I will enjoy this and I probably won't be seen for days.

Therumancer:
As far as such things go, this looks pretty par for the course. Albiet a lot more streamlined than trying to set things up perfectly in say "Star Wars Galaxies" which could take stupid amounts of work.

I miss that stupid amounts of work... I enjoyed the sense of pride that came with it.

I wish more games would try their hand at it.

Crunchy English:
I often hear this about the Fable games, "You can do it, but why would you?"

I don't like that reasoning at all. Give me every option in the book and let me figure out what to do with it.

Meet this guy.

MR.Spartacus:
Are they going to fix the combat? I've yet to hear it mentioned. Learn two area effect spells and kill everything that so much as looks at you funny. Hopefully they'll at least give a real penalty for doing badly. Also why are they focusing so much on something that is at best asinine?
Edit: Repairing houses? So Fable 3 is going to try and be a sim's ripoff? I honestly haven't heard anything about fixing the combat.

This is why I honestly qithout a doubt think Fable 3 is going to be shit. trhey are focusing on minor stupid ideas that don't fix the huge laring flaws in gameplay and story telling.

Are we learning new info on a more realistic looking dynamic combat system? No

Did they speak about fixing the easily exploitable magic system? Nope

Is the land of Albion at least as big F**** FFXII? No(I swear FFXII is bigger than Fable 1+2 combined and its a f**** ps2 game!)

Can we now change clothes without a menu system? Hell yeah!

Can we now hang whatever color drapes we like? You better believe it!

******* *** [email protected]*#%$ this game.
/rant

AWESOOOMMMEE! Once again Lionhead has done and amazing job!

I WANT this game soooooo bad on PS3 !!! dammit ! it's still good to have dream !

Now, the question is... can I actually put those torture devices to use?

I like the idea and in Assassin's Creed 2 I liked that I could sorta customize the town, or at least have an effect. As a gamer I like having *my* space with *my* character. However, there needs to be some value to it. In Fallout 3 buying some of the furniture bits had actual gameplay value in the form of meds and such. Collecting rent is neat but there needs to be some sort of end to it. Also I should be able to show off my house to people online.

Gabanuka:
Excellent, soon I will have my dark fortress of endless despare. Or I could go bubblegun pink, I haven't decided yet.

"hahahahahhahahahahahahhaahaaaa" that was my first reaction

then i thought if there was enough options
(similar to what there was in Spore) for it to be possible

or not ?

This seems cool!!! Now only if i could actually create my hero. No more horns and halos please. Then this would be a perfect game. :)

Sounds boring. Extremely boring. Like the kind of game my grandma would play.

I likes it however i would like it more if i could actually lay my crap every where a la morrowind and has any one heard anything about variant difficulties cus that's the one thing that has always put me off it's too easy

Yep. There's the kind of bullshit that made me hate Fable 2.

Soooo...how about serial killing? will THAT be getting an expansion too? will my notoriety rise, and eventually will I be getting a nickname, like the "Trailhead Orange Slicer", or "the Wandering Disaster"?

nice little touch to slow things down and get a little extra out of the game, i do love a bit of Fable =]

Crunchy English:
I often hear this about the Fable games, "You can do it, but why would you?"

I don't like that reasoning at all. Give me every option in the book and let me figure out what to do with it.

I love that about the fable games. I mean, you can marry in fable, but what's the point? You can buy and sell property's in fable 2, but you'd get along completely fine without doing that.

Its like a load of different games put into one world and then they go "EXPERIMENT". <3

Its almost getting to the point for me where the anticipation( bracing for impact) in how they fucked this game up. It is never present in in this stage of the the all important (Lie, pull damage control, admit games flaws, promise the next fable will be better) cycle Lion Head studios pull each game.

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