Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fable II cheaters - my speculations

I was going to comment on Zenra's comment on my last post but I realized I had more to say than just a simple paragraph or two. So here it is.

First off: this glitch was discovered immediately once the game was out and the next day someone at the developer said a fix would be coming but then . . . nothing. Not a word, not a fix. Now I don't know anything about programming or game design but this glitch seems like an easy one to fix compared to say turning a chainsaw into a shot gun. So I think one of two options happened:

1) the person who spoke out that a fix was coming (and would be out soon) shouldn't have because he didn't know what he was talking about because this was planned from the beginning. If this is the case I'd like to know what happened to him. Did he get reprimanded? Or maybe after working to try to fix the problem they found out it's more complicated than originally thought. Which might lead to...

2) they decided AFTER THE FACT to incorporate the glitch into the game (since Fable is all about morality) when it's released. That could mean you have a warrant out for your arrest from the moment you start the game; or your patron comes after you for their share of the money because they funded you; or that no one will sell you anything because they don't want "dirty" money. That last one would be hilarious. You've cheated to get all that money to buy everything in the game from the get go, but no one would take it because it's "ill-gotten gains". That would teach the cheaters. I would even wait longer if the game is delayed in order for them to make that last option an integral part of the game. As much as I'm looking forward to playing that game I'd love to see those cheaters get what's coming to 'em.

I've visited message boards ever since the game was released and at the beginning there were a lot of people that were bragging about glitching and 'earning' lots of credits. They said if their credits were reset or if they had to start off playing as an evil character first "no big deal". Their next play through they'd just be good. But what I noticed the longer time passed without a patch or a word from the the developer most of them started to get worried. They wondered what kind of ramifications they'd have to face once they got the game. Would it lock up and refuse to load because they glitched? Knowing who this game is coming from, and the fact that Moyneux likes to push things and challenge gamers, they all figure something is up with this glitches, either from the beginning or as an after thought.

There is the possibility that nothing is going to happen and this is all a publicity stunt to keep gamers excited about a game that's not going to come out for awhile. I wouldn't put it past anyone to consider that. But just from the fact that the original Fable was a morality game (and it appears Fable II will be the same way) and that there is no obvious reason to create and release The Pub Games as an Arcade game besides to generate interest about the real game I have to think that something else is going on. It takes time, money and a lot of work to create an Arcade game so why go through all of that if it's just for publicity? Molyneux has said he likes to push the envelope and challenge gamer's thinking. I think releasing an Arcade game to tie into a retail game qualifies in that respect. But Molyneux is ambitious and I don't think an Arcade game tie-in is the extent of what he wants to do with his games. I could be wrong.

I will be playing Fable II at least twice; once as good and once as evil. I may even play it a third time to see if I can remain neutral. It might be boring but I like a challenge. Whether I have to play evil first because dain made me take a glitched win doesn't really matter to me. I just want to play the game. But since I don't play sequels until I've finished the first one I guess I need to get back to playing the original. And believe me I'm not complaining . . . except that I've just picked up The Force Unleashed and want to play that . . . and I've got Gears of War 2 on pre-order as well as Fable II. Okay, so maybe I'm complaining that I don't have enough time to play the games I want to. But then I'm always complaining about that.


metallicorphan said...

the thing is,you dont really need the cheat anymore if you want to make big money,just bet on the keystone splits...thats how i made some serious money

as for Fable II,undecided whether to buy a guide,i usually do with all my RPGs,except Infinite undiscovery,which i am enjoying but its a pain in the ass not knowing what you have to do next etc...and i really dont want that bother with Fable II...i am also co-op-ing with a friend who is a final fantasy 11 friend,i have told her that if my wife starts to piss me off,she can come and kill her for me,LOL

FABLE I was also broke,the shops sold things for a low price when they had a lot of them,and sold them at a dear price when they didnt have a lot of them

so,you just bought all of one stock that they had plenty off at the cheap price and sell them back to the shop which would be the dear price because he didnt have any....make money very,very easily..spend hours just doing that back and forth of the same shop,buying and selling,buying and selling

pengwenn said...

orphie, finally someone I know who has Infinite Undiscovery. How do you like the game? I'm interested but money's tight right now and if I got another game it would be IU or Tales of Vespera or Too Human. I want them all so maybe I need to wait until they go cheap before picking them up. I've used Too Human but not Tales or IU.

metallicorphan said...

okay.....first off,remember i love these type of games

right..i hated Too Human with a passion,nice enough graphics but there was nothing..NOTHING in the gameplay,it was just hordes and hordes of monsters coming at you,and you just had to mash em..forever and ever and ever..only thing that changed was the scenery...i got bored very,very quickly

IU is definetly one of the best games i have played holy trinity of 2008(MGS4,GTA4 and Lost Odyssey)..the story is great the graphics are so-so,but the cutscenes are nice

i have 30 hrs in now,and i am coming to the end of the story but i have a lot more to do,with bonus places and such

there hasnt been a walkthru released yet,so i am getting lost a lot,but its still fun

the first hour or so,is so-so as well,but it really does pick up

its 2 discs as well

if you like JRPGs,you will love this one,it has a lot of crafting as well

metallicorphan said...

sorry i wrote the above when i had just woken up,therfor the reason it sounds like crap

Infinite Undiscovery is not a turn based game,you just need to hit the A or B button to attack,A for quick attack B for hard attack,you can change the type of attacks that those buttons do...but unlike Too Human,it isnt just enemies thrown at you (Too Human is two step forwards,one step backwards,all the time)

in IU there are lots of towns and villages to explore and mines and caves

i think Penny if you liked Lost Odyssey,you will no doubt love this..its has a good story like LO(it even has two twin kids as well)..pick it up,but you may wanna wait until the walkthru is released(as its been delayed)..or just go to gamerfaqs,as sometimes you will be told where to go,but you wont know the way,LOL

pengwenn said...

I LOVE!!!! Lost Odyssey. For some reason I feel like I'm playing it too fast as I'm on disk 3 but I've only got 42 hours or so in the game. A lot of people have said you'll put 100 hours into the game....but they've also said the last disk is very short. I know there's a lot of areas I haven't fully explored and cut scenes I've triggers when I wasn't expecting to be drawn away from what I was doing.

I'm currently on the freezing train and I can't figure out how to get past the boxes in the second car. I have the guide but I'm trying to figure things out on my own first before I resort to looking things up.

metallicorphan said...

ahh,i didnt know you had the guide i just sent you 3 messages with tips how to get past the train/ i guess you can ignore those messages

FWIW i was glad to get off that disc,and onto disc 4