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Fable II Released on XBox 360

Fable II Early Impressions: Are You Playing Yet ?!

Although Fable II and Little Big Planet were supposed to be released on the same day (causing some major headaches for yours truly on which to play first), I was a bit relieved to find that one of them would be delayed, causing my game crunch to disappear for the time being.

Now, the much anticipated sequel to 2004's Fable will keep me happily occupied until LBP hits shelves on Oct. 27. Not that Fable II should be looked at as a place saver — it's an amazing game on its own, and I'm totally loving it! I got my hands on a copy of Fable II a few days ago, and I haven't been able to stop playing since. Seriously — I was up till 1:30 a.m. yesterday morning.

Although I have barely skimmed the surface of this massive world, I do have a few thoughts on the game already. To find out what they are, just


  • I love having the dog as a companion. He helps me find treasures, warns me of danger, and I can even get my pet fix by playing fetch with him!
  • The camera kinda sucks when you're playing co-op. The weird part is, when you are playing the hero, the camera follows your sidekick! Hello? I'm over here trying to open this treasure chest!
  • I don't like the map. I couldn't even find it at first!
  • I really love the golden pathway that you follow to find where you need to go. Although you are free to explore the world as you please, the golden path leads you to your next mission, so you never get lost.
  • I also love how you can skip conversations. Sometimes waiting for a villager to tell you the origins of a building you want to buy is annoying when you can read the details on the deed.
  • Be careful of who you are nice to and flirt with! They may follow you around, and get in your way.
  • Battle sequences are not too challenging, but are totally satisfying. I'm sure they will get tougher as the game develops though.

I'll have my full review coming up soon, but in the meantime, have you been playing Fable II nonstop like I have?

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scissorz scissorz 8 years
i heard that the story part of the game (if you just play straight through instead of side missions etc) takes about 10 hours which is i think like 2x that of original fable. i hate the map too! i mean the "breadcrumbs" are cool but i would still like a more effective map! i have a whole crowd of people that follow me around...i've tried scaring them, but so far, no real results! i knew i was going to be ridiculously obsessed with this game and i am. it is everything i wanted and more so far. i love the expanded buying/renting properties too! in the last one i tried to buy up everything but it didn't really change anything. i hear that in this one you can own all of albion and gain extra power...loves it
lylpookie lylpookie 8 years
I'm addicted so far!!! I even wanted to wake up early (after staying up late) to play....
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
I can't believe you didn't mention that you can play as a female character now!!! I'm so excited to get this one.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
I'm probably going to pick it up this weekend. I'm not in a rush because I've been playing Pub Games. Trying to save up to buy the Cow and Corset, or some property.
foxie foxie 8 years
The first Fable seemed awfully short to me. Is the new one more stretched out at all?
otaku otaku 8 years
i watched a video about this game yesterday! though i never played the first fable, i'm thinking the fiance and i will be getting this one. i think it looks brilliant! :)
supercharger5150 supercharger5150 8 years
I want but I have a wii.....
macgirl macgirl 8 years
oooooo co-op! That's nearly a requirement in our house or there is game envy. I am VERY excited about Little Big Planet as well. Damn you delay!
pinkerton92 pinkerton92 8 years
I can't stop playing!
foxie foxie 8 years
I want, I want!
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
if i had an xbox 360 i'd be playing right now.
kitkatherine kitkatherine 8 years
i love this game. i did the same thing - i stayed up late. i love making people love me - flirting is fun
missaudreyjean missaudreyjean 8 years
I dont have mine yet but I shall this weekend. I'm so excited. In the meantime I've been playing the "extra" game on the Microsoft website and earning fun stuff for in-game play. It's SO much fun and a great teaser until you can get the actual game. I'm also going to play the Pub Games game on Xbox live so that I can get extra gold! I'm so excited!
GirlOverboard GirlOverboard 8 years
oooh I can't wait to play this. In the meantime, the fiancee and I are playing through the copy Bioshock that we borrowed from one of my roommates. We'll give it back when he's finished playing Fable II and is ready to lend it to us. ;D
7bits 7bits 8 years
she carries around a picture of the game....
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