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Fable 3 is 'art' - Lionhead

"I'd say Fable 3 is art, but then I would do."

Lionhead has labelled Fable 3 as "art" - in typically polite fashion.

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No doubt to the disagreement of US movie critic Robert Ebert, the British studio stuck up for the "great gameplay" and "amazing sights" in Fable 3.

Speaking in a new interview, creature art manager Ian Faichnie told CVG:

"That's a big question, there's a general move amongst people who like to classify things to start classing some games as art (whatever art is). I say yes, Fable 3 is art - but then I would do.

"With Fable we try hard to make a living world of interesting characters, amazing sights, great story telling and fine voice acting, a stirring soundtrack and great gameplay. Why isn't that art?

"Ultimately it doesn't matter; call it what you like as long as you enjoy the game for one or all of the reasons listed above we're happy."

Fable 3 was released in the US today, and hits UK shelves on Friday.

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