|Return to the vibrant world of Albion in this follow-up to 2004's Fable. Acclaimed developer Peter Molyneux has crafted an action role-playing game filled with moral choices, allowing you to create an altruistic or evil character based on your decisions. You begin the game as a boy or girl and will eventually mature into an adventurous adult. Explore the lush countryside, fight bandits, slay foul creatures, venture into mysterious dungeons, marry, or raise a family. Your fortune amassed during your travels can be spent on houses, castles, taverns, clothing, equipment, tattoos, and more. Your actions will literally change and shape the world, and the townsfolk will react accordingly.|
The setting takes place 500 years after the original game, enabling you to use guns in combat as well as swords, bows, and spells. Fast-paced combos can be strung together by alternating between magical, ranged, and melee attacks. Fable II also features a canine companion that will perform tricks, dig up treasure, and protect you in combat. Cooperative play is supported via Xbox Live, allowing a friend to seamlessly join your world at any time. Xbox Live subscribers can also build their fortunes outside of the main game by playing Xbox Live Arcade's Fable II Pub Games. Money and prizes earned while playing the three games of chance can be transferred to your character. Acquire too much debt, however, and "collectors" might come looking for you.
|Platform||Microsoft Xbox 360|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood, Language, Sexual Content, Use of Alcohol, Violence|
|Number of Players||1-2|
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|Game Series||Fable Series|
Average review score based on 1 user reviews
FABLE II is a deep and well put together title, that's pros far outweigh its cons.
The combat in FABLE II, while still implementing Strength,Skill and Will, has been refined from what was seen in the original (fable). Players will find it easy to incorporate all three styles in battle, but will be satisfied focusing on just one branch as well.
One of the most appealing facets is the design and art direction. Expansive landscapes lend themselves well to exploration, overgrown stalks in neglected fields sway in the breeze, and flocks of birds flee from your path as you tread past.
As far as negatives, Laggy menu screens and occasionally annoying A.I. are the most prominent.
Overall, FABLE II is a rewarding experience that will appeal to fans of the first game and players new to the franchise alike.