Obviously, nobody in this thread played Fable 1, except for myself...
The series has been on the downhill slope since the first installment (which was actually an amazing game). I actually have a copy of Fable 3 here that a friend let me borrow, and I can't bring myself to play it. I've spent maybe two or three hours on it and it just feels bad, man.
Luckily, he doesn't care that I still have it here after almost three months, because he doesn't like it much either. lol