Petition to Lionhead - RE: The Instant Respawning Death System of Fable 2 sign now

Dear Lionhead,
After witnessing the footage of Fable 2 at E3 many of us can agree it looks like it will be a fantastic hit. Many us would like to congratulate all of you on producing what may be the greatest RPG of all time and Lionhead's greatest title yet.

However one particular feature you have included is concerning many of us - namely the instant respawning death system in Fable 2. This worries us, as we fear it will make the game too easy, massively undermining the central focus of advancement in the game. i.e. Why bother with experience orbs and advancement if you can't ever die? And if experience orbs don't matter why bother trying not to die?

We, the undersigned ask you if you could please include the option for the player to decide whether to have the current 'instant respawning' death system OR to have a traditional 'game over' death system like that which appeared in Fable 1.

This optional mode could be implemented through a menu toggle during game progression, or a difficulty slider perhaps attuned at the beginning of a new game, or whatever is easiest for the development team to implement.

The 'game over' death system could result in some form of narrative ellipsis - changing of place and time. This could be done by waking up sometime in the near future in the same space, or in a safe location e.g. GTA 4. Alternatively the game could backtrack to the last game save made or the last time you slept in a bed - again whatever is easiest to implement.

If it is not possible to add this to Fable 2's current build please release a patch giving the player this option after release. The developers of Bioshock did this to much appraisal, in response to what many fans requested - the option of a traditional death system and not an instant respawn.

Many players simply feel that infinite lives and no possibility of backtracking removes any real difficulty or challenge within the game - which is why we ask if the players can be given the option to in some way control this part of the game, much like the players can turn the 'breadcrumbs' on and off.

Your Loyal and dedicated fans

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Latest Signatures

  • 19 December 2015250. Mike M
    I support this petition
  • 08 December 2015249. Jimmy S
    I support this petition
  • 20 November 2015248. Jacob C
    I support this petition
  • 23 October 2015247. Shane H
    Either make it a lot of XP you lose or just go to a previous save/area.
  • 18 October 2015246. Peter M
    We will NOT be changing the death system, even if you get thousands of signatures. It wont matter.
  • 29 September 2015245. Lucas Lozano
    Making the game too easy will hurt it
  • 29 August 2015244. Kelan Trevino
    No scars, no respawn.
  • 24 August 2015243. Daniel Hernandez
    I support this petition
  • 15 August 2015242. Jarred L
    Great job so far lionhead... And to Peter Molyneux, is The Molynator really your gamertag?
  • 07 August 2015241. Andrew S
    I realy enjoyed Fable one and I would like to enjoy Fable 2 even more and I know that if this option was allowed it would make the game all the better. Kudos on finishing it and I can't wait till Oct
  • 10 July 2015240. Jack Mora
    I support this petition
  • 27 June 2015239. Cole Vega
    I support this petition
  • 13 June 2015238. Jack Thomas
    wtf casual gaming ftl
  • 07 June 2015237. Deathsystemrocks Mosley
    Dont Change it The Death System Rocks, It Will be ale to help people not familiar with the game.
  • 02 June 2015236. Sean G
    pleas GOD do not do this to us!
  • 29 May 2015235. Thomas Henson
    I support this petition
  • 14 May 2015234. Tom Bennett
    I support this petition
  • 03 May 2015233. Joe Massu
    please place a few options for increased difficulty, if Molyneux wants to be a greedy designer whose audience will never put down their game, increased difficulty is a very simple way to do that, but for pete's sake, no escort missions (just kidding)
  • 25 April 2015232. Daniel Dennis
    change death system
  • 22 April 2015231. Jamie M
    I support this petition
  • 12 April 2015230. Tyler Y
    I WANT A CHALLENGE FABLE 1 was too easy i dont want this to be even easier
  • 11 April 2015229. John J
    I support this petition
  • 08 April 2015228. Ryan A
    I support this petition
  • 01 April 2015227. Gareth Navarro
    can we go back to the original beating system?
  • 28 March 2015226. Dan Nielsen
    Takes the whole fun out of a rpg. Need to respawn at a graveyard or something.
  • 24 March 2015225. Risto Bond
    I support this petition
  • 21 March 2015224. Sahil K
    I support this petition

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