OK, I'm a HUGE Lionhead fan. Own Fable, Fable the Lost Chapters, Fable II, Fable, III, Fable Journey. Have spent hundreds of hours in these games. They are usually rather well polished. Fable III? Eek. Somebody let it out of the building early. From the first 5 minutes I noticed very bad screen tearing. Whatever, I can look past it. The dialogue is great, I'm having fun. Wait...why am I suddenly at about 10 frames a second? Whoa. Uh...OK...I'll try to keep going. Ahh, chicken races! What could be funnier? Wait...there's a glitch which prevents the race from happening, and I have to restart the game after 3 consecutive attempts to do the mission? Now hang on, where did my breadcrumb trail go? It just disappeared. Alright, let me hit start and save, and get out of here. No, not Sanctuary, I want to save. Start. Back to the map? Oh for the love of God. Forget it. I'll reply the last 15 minutes the next time.
When the game runs, it's a lot of fun, and absolutely hilarious. Sadly, it runs well about 50% of the time. I would hope that in the 2 years it's been out, it would have received enough patches to make it easily playable. I guess I'm wrong. Disappointing. Maybe I'll try clearing my cache and giving it a shot again tonight. It's already installed to the HDD, so beyond that, I'll just have to accept that Lionhead did shoddy work. :(