Emotional Molyneux thanks reviewers for “patience and belief”

Wednesday, 22nd October 2008 13:29 GMT By Mike


Speaking to CVG, Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux said that the Fable II review scores left him feeling “incredibly emotional” as he read through them, and thanked reviewers for their “patience and belief.”

“I found myself becoming incredibly emotional as I read peoples reviews and saw how differently the reviewers were reacting to Fable 2, “said Molyneux.

“Some reviewers played good, others evil some enjoyed the combat more than the story. Some ended up rich and others poor and it’s the sheer variety in how reviewers have played the game which has struck us most.

“Fable II must have been one of the hardest games to review. The world is so big and the story and gameplay are enormous. How reviewers manage to distil such an experience into a few pages is incredible,” he went on.

“I’d like to say a personal thank you to every reviewer out there for their patience and belief.”

Go Pete.

By Mike Bowden



  1. OrphanageExplosion

    [blackadder]you utter creep…[/blackadder]

    #1 6 years ago
  2. morriss

    Nah! Pete loves it, you can tell. He’s in there. Totally. Like Bruce Wayne in Dark Knight Returns before he goes back to being Batman: “into it”.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. DaMan

    hey Molyneux, Fable2 sucks. 11111

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    “Fable II must have been one of the hardest games to review.”
    Abit full of himself…

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    He’s right though. I’d hate to review something like Fable, or Oblivion etc. Especially as the experience can change significantly based on how you play these sort of games.

    You’re pretty safe with a shooter / sports game / driving game.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. DaMan

    isn’t GTA4 an impossible game to review then?

    this reminds me of that guy from Ubisoft, he was saying that AC is never the same each time you play it..

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Not sure what you mean about GTA, you don’t really alter the game in any meaningful way with the way you play.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. DaMan

    no, I meant it’s a sandbox game.

    he ‘s trying to say Fable might be a different game next time you play it, I can as well say GTA is never the same each playthrough.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Gamoc

    GTA IV is the same story, but with very minor differenes – other than the storyline, there’s just loads of things to do, your character is never different, there’s no classes or anything like that.

    In Oblivion, for example, you start the game by changing your entire character, and by ‘changing’ I mean building them with different classes. After that, and the initial damn intro level thing, you can go and do so much stuff that the storyline is just one of the smallest things to do, it’s not the same as in GTA at all.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. DaMan

    “the storyline is just one of the smallest things to do”
    isn’t it the same in GTA4?

    There are very many random events and stuff in GTA. you can’t review this game after say, a couple, of playthroughs, because you just haven’t seen everything.

    #10 6 years ago

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