Fable II Interview

More from Peter Molyneux on Fable II, as he talks with MTV Multiplayer about the good-evil dichotomy.

(If you saw a family there and had to kill these bandits to save the family,) he hypothesized, (you’d kill the bandits to save the family. If I said to you, ‘˜okay, to save this family, you give up half your gold.’ Would you give up half your gold to save the family? Maybe you would, don’t know. The most interesting one is if I said ‘˜to save that family, you must be horribly, grotesquely scarred and there’s no way of ever removing the scar or the aging.’ What we found is that far, far fewer people were willing to sacrifice that.)

The result is that players are in fact playing with mixed morality. Call it the Han Solo style or whatever else: (Fewer people are true good or true evil and they’re much more towards the middle,) Molyneux said. (I think that’s very interesting. I had to test how good [people would be]. With Han Solo, how good is good? Can you get as good as Luke Skywalker? Even he wasn’t truly good.)

Yet those examples are about heavy penalties on good actions, not about the good actions becoming more nebulous. Not exactly deepening out the morality, that is.

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