developer: LionHead Studios
publisher: Xbox Game Studios / Microsoft Studios
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-2
game language: English
game release date for X360:
Fable 2 for X360 is a sequel to the famous action RPG created by a gaming industry master, Peter Molyneux. The author developed the game particularly with Xbox 360 in mind.
The story takes us to the fantasy land of Albion, which somewhat resembles England, yet again. This time around, the action takes place five hundred years later. Time passage is especially visible in architecture, clothing, and armaments (for example, the appearance of firearms), but even the law was changed. Generally, the virtual universe does not resemble the European Middle Ages anymore but rather the colonial conquest period.
We start out as a vagrant but thanks to the quests we perform and some luck, too, we climb up the social ladder. Our character, either a man or a woman, grows older as the years pass and can marry as well as have numerous offspring. If the protagonist has children, he or she has to raise them; of course, a lawful hero makes a different parent from an evil brawler.
The dog companion is an important element of the gameplay for it replaces the map and the HUD. He walks ahead of us, serving as our guide, and barks when he finds something of interest or senses a threat. Another interesting solution is the inability to die – in Fable 2 for X360 it is impossible to die; once we lose a fight, the protagonist’s face becomes scarred, which then influences the way other characters react to him/her.
Game score 8.225 / 10 calculated out of 2049 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 748 players' votes.
Microsoft Xbox 360
Uses: Xbox Live