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Peter Molyneux reviews Fable 2

Peter Molyneux reviews Fable 2

Peter Molyneux has bravely reviewed his own game even though it isn't out yet, saying that Fable 2 should score 9/10.

Peter Molyneux is a man with, and we say this with a lot of respect for the creator of Theme Hospital, Dungeon Keeper and Populous, a bit of a reputation for hyperbole. It seems that sometimes that Peter, who has been awarded an OBE for his contibution to the arts, just doesn't know when to stop talking about his games.

That's fine and part of the reason he's so well known in the industry - but taking it as far as to review your own unreleased game is still a little weird if you ask us.

Regardless, Peter Molyneux has gone ahead an done just that for Fable II, the Xbox 360 RPG which is slated for release on October 24.

"Fable II is the best, most complete game I've ever worked on," said Molyneux in an interview with Xbox World 360 where he claims he hasn't made the same mistakes that he did with the first Fable.

"I'd rate it a 9 out of 10," Molyneux added, when asked how he'd review Fable 2 - though we suspect the one-point deduction is mostly for modesty.

Naturally the comment is immediately open to parody and a number of independant game designers have quickly followed suit and taken to reviewing their own games too. bit-tech.net columnist and indie developer James Silva for instance has reviewed his soon-to-be-released XBL slasher The Dishwasher.

James of course doesn't have quite the same reputation for hyperbole as Peter Molyneux and so has taken his review in a different direction, scoring the game 1 out of 10 based on the lack of nudity and manskirts.

You can read James' columns where he talks about how he first conceptualised The Dishwasher and secured a publishing deal here, or you can just head straight to the forums if you prefer.

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bowman 3rd September 2008, 11:27 Quote
Yawn. Call me when you get back to making PC games, Molyneux.
[USRF]Obiwan 3rd September 2008, 12:28 Quote
"We from Toilet-duck advise toilet-duck"
Gunsmith 3rd September 2008, 13:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by bowman
Yawn. Call me when you get back to making PC games, Molyneux.

THIS.
Jordan Wise 3rd September 2008, 15:09 Quote
that dishwasher review is great
devdevil85 3rd September 2008, 17:22 Quote
does he need any more publicity?
chrisb2e9 3rd September 2008, 17:52 Quote
I trust nothing this man says.
Thacrudd 3rd September 2008, 21:48 Quote
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"I'd rate it a 9 out of 10," Molyneux added, when asked how he'd review Fable 2 - though we suspect the one-point deduction is mostly for modesty.

So you call him out on "reviewing his own unreleased game" when he was asked to directly to do so..... You then decide to make up an entire article basically poking fun at him for giving a direct answer to a question given to him? How else would you answer that question? :|
johnmustrule 4th September 2008, 00:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Thacrudd
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"I'd rate it a 9 out of 10," Molyneux added, when asked how he'd review Fable 2 - though we suspect the one-point deduction is mostly for modesty.

So you call him out on "reviewing his own unreleased game" when he was asked to directly to do so..... You then decide to make up an entire article basically poking fun at him for giving a direct answer to a question given to him? How else would you answer that question? :|

I'd say "Well Mr. Interviewer, that's honestly not my role but really something for the press to decide." and be done with it. Though I think it's pretty obvious he was just having a bit of fun.
Maddog09 7th September 2008, 19:28 Quote
Crappy journalism FTW

OK, I honestly had to register here just to point out how enormous bit-tech took Peter's "quote" out of context. It also helped in your favor bit-tech when you didn't even put the whole sentence in. Next time do some better journalism.

Here's what Peter Molyneux ACTUALLY said directly from the interview at CVG:

"'I'd rate it a 9 out of 10," Molyneux added, when asked if he'd fulfilled his original vision with Fable II."

Meaning that he's rating it on how close it came to his vision of what he wanted Fable II to be, not what score the critics will give it.

Next time do a better job of reporting news.
chrisb2e9 7th September 2008, 20:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by Maddog09
Crappy journalism FTW


Next time do a better job of reporting news.

ouch.
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