Product Type: Microsoft Xbox 360 games
Newest Review: ... England full of magic, swordfights, sexual innuendos and chicken chasing. Fable 2 is a very easily accessible RPG, set 500 yea... more
Fable II (Xbox 360)
Member Name: Racco_93
Fable II (Xbox 360)
Date: 28/10/10, updated on 28/10/10 (6 review reads)
Advantages: Amazing storyline and graphics, the new weapons are brilliant.
Disadvantages: Some things missing like armour
Fable 2 was for most people, a highly anticipated game.
Its predecessor was one of the most popular games for the original xbox, so a lot of people were expecting much more because of this being on a newer console.
One of the main things you notice straight away is that the graphics have improved greatly, before you start the game there is a cut-scene which shows a bird flying thorough Albion in winter, the graphics are simply brilliant here, the characters even have steam coming out of their mouths because its so cold, the attention to detail in Fable 2 is just brilliant.
Another good thing about Fable 2, is the new weapons system, you can buy guns now which to most people makes it much better, because in the first game the only ranged weapons were crossbows and longbows but they didn't really do much damage at all so its good that you can now effectively deal with enemies from a distance.
One of the big things missing from this game however, is the fact that there isn't any armour, a lot of people said that armour was a trademark from the first game and that Lionhead were stupid to cut it out of the second game, however in Fable 2 the amount on different clothing you can buy is astonishing, they wanted you to be in full control of how your character looked, whereas if they had armour it would have been the same dull-looking characters everywhere.
The new magic system added in Fable 2 is also really good, instead of having certain spells assigned to a certain button, you now have a sort of stack of circles, each with either the same spell in, or different ones, if you had a level 5 fire spell, then you could fill each one with fire and charge them all up, or you can mix and match, you could have a slow time spell at the bottom one, leaving you time to fully charge your level 5 fire spell.
I never understood why people said Fable 2 was so bad, i think its probably one of the best games ever made, 12+hours of game-play, and even if you finish the main story you never really finish the game, there is so much to do in Albion and your little canine companion always keeps you entertained if you ever feel like taking a break from hero work and playing fetch.
An overall great game, with a few things missing from the first game but they compensated with new amazing additions, a good buy for any lover of the franchise.
Summary: Overall great game, a brilliant buy for anyone who loves adventure games and RPG's