Read the back of the Fable II box and it’ll promise you adventure and the chance to “experience how [your] choices change you and the world forever.” While the game does provide players with a decent adventure, it fails utterly to show the effect of any choices you make in the world. Fable II offers a big, beautiful world to romp around in. Unfortunately, it’s coupled with weak story-telling, and choices that have only the most superficial effects on the world. It’s a fun game, but it suffers when compared to others offerings in the genre. Continue reading ‘Fable II – Staff Review #2’ »
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In yet another episode of “Europe Gets Things Later,” Microsoft is bringing a Game of the Year version of Fable II to Europe. The bundle includes the add-ons Knothole Island and See the Future, and is due for a September 18 release.
At-launch price is set at €64.99/£39.99. In a related episode of “Europe Pays More,” a quick foray into Yahoo’s currency converter suggests the US before-tax equivalent would either be $92.92 or $65.04, respectively.
I’d like to start this review with a caveat. Normally, I don’t review sequels unless I have played the previous game. This time, however, I’m reviewing Fable II as someone who never played Fable. Though I won’t be able to tell what’s an improvement or a step down from the first game, I’ll be able to present the perspective of someone who is new to the series.
Peter Molyneux announced a slew of Fable news today at the Microsoft press conference at Gamescom in Germany.
RPG fans hungry for the next quest have a couple of new options today. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is now available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC for a suggested retail price of $59.99. Fable II fans can also download the second add-on for the game, See the Future, for 560 Microsoft Points for the premium content package. Both games are rated M for Mature.
The latest Lionhead video diary for Fable II has finally given the release date for the upcoming expansion, See the Future. Set for release on May 12, See the Future will cost 560 MS points and offers new quests, new characters, unique equipment and a “back flip trick for canine companions.” Additionally, XBox LIVE Silver members will have the opportunity to join Fable II co-op games during the Multiplayer Unlocked Weekend, which begins May 8 and ends May 11.
Curious about Fable II but don’t have a 360? Microsoft is bundling Fable II and Halo 3 with an Xbox 360 Elite for $399.
Got some more goodies for you. A couple snappies of the recently announced Fable II: See the Future and the less-recently-announced Blood of Bahamut, alongside shots of Dragon Age Origins. Even money suggests the good guys are the ones not wearing helmets. They usually don’t. Anyhow… Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork 04/07/09’ »
Lionhead Studios announced today a second add-one for Fable II. See the Future will give players access to several new quests and items. Items will include a potion allowing your dog to change breeds and special armour and outfits for the player. As for the quests, players are tasked with lifting the curses on three artifacts carried by Murgo the Trader. Continue reading ‘Fable II Looks to Future’ »
Fable II‘s official blog had some news to share with fans. The game has sold 2.6 million copies thus far and 66 million achievements haven been unlocked by eager adventurers. They’ve also announced that they’re currently working on more DLC for the game, though no further details have been released as of yet.
In today’s update: Mimana Iyar Chronicle, Valkyria Chronicle, Sacred Blaze, Mario and Luigi 3, Blue Dragon: Behemonth of the Otherworld, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time, Final Fantasy XIII, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Little King’s Story, Star Ocean Second Evolution, and Fable 2: Knothole Island. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork, Boxart 01/15/09’ »
In today’s update: Harvest Moon: Sugar Village, Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage, Fable II: Knothole Island, and Dragon Quest V. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork 01/08/09’ »
After being delayed last December, the Fable II download, Knothole Island, has now ben dated. It will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 points (10$ U.S.) on January 13. Also on January 13, a number of free additions will be available. The new content will include Knight’s Boots, Assassins Gloves, a Weight Loss Potion, and a collectible silver book. Players will also have access to new leaderboards at Lionhead.com.
In today’s update: Phantasy Star Zero, Fragile, Destiny Links, and Fable II. Continue reading ‘Mass Screenshots, Artwork 12/20/08’ »
Microsoft announced today that the Fable II expansion Knothole Island has been delayed. Originally due out December 22, it has been pushed back to late January 2009.
Fable II will be getting some DLC lovin’ this December. First up, the paid Knothole Island expansion, which gives heroes a new place to go with new quests, items, and characters. It’s new. Second wil be a free bit of DLC that bestows some of the things you’ll get with Knothole and also allows you to play co-op with anyone that’s downloaded the paid content. And finally, there’s an Albion theme available right now for the recently released New Xbox Experience. Woot.
The Knohole Island expansion will cost gamers 800 Microsoft Points, while the theme costs 250.
Fable II fans who can’t get enough of the game’s score can soon get their own copy. On November 25, the soundtrack, which will include twelve tracks from the game, will be available at retail outlets and on iTunes.
Fable II‘s score was composed by Russell Shaw, of Fable and Black & White fame, and also features a main theme by Danny Elfman, who has written music for Spider-Man, The Simpsons, and Big Fish. Over ninety musicians were involved in the recording process, including the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra.
A slew of RPGs is shipping out today across a range of systems: Star Ocean: First Departure for the PSP, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia for the Nintendo DS, Eternal Sonata for the PlayStation 3, and Fable 2 for the Xbox 360. If you’re a multiplatform RPG player, we at RandomNPC offer our condolences to your wallet.
Today we have: White Knight Chronicles, Fable 2, and Destiny Links.
Thanks to a patch that is awaiting certification, Fable II will have online co-op when it launches.