3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Good fun, pretty visuals and a detailed world. Don't rush through though!!,
This review is from: Fable II (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I was looking for an action/rpg game that my girlfriend would enjoy on her new 360 and came across this. Both of us enjoy games with vibrant, detailed worlds and have got many action/rpgs from the old gen consoles/pc like okami. The reviews looked decent so we ordered it for christmas and have played it on and off until it was completed at new year.
1)The graphics are just lovely. Technically they may not be the most advanced but the world is realised with great attention to detail. The countryside is lush and green (and in the autumn, ablaze with oranges and reds) while towns vary from prosperous renaissance trading cities to filthy pirate dens.
2) Gameplay is fairly intuitive, combat is simple (my girlfriend opting for the "button bashing" technique) yet slick, merging melee, ranged and magical attacks. While we understand that fable 2 isn't attempting to be a hardcore rpg game, my girlfriend complained about the lack of variety of clothing or degree of customisation of the character. She absolutely adored the dog though.
3)The main quest is rather short so don't make the same mistake of blitzing through the first half of the game in a fit of Christmas excitement like we did.The game allows you several breaks from the main quest so ensure you thoroughly explore what else the game offers in the form of side quests and sub games.
4)This game isn't perfect (some iffy getting wedged into scenery, not being able to vault over all walls issues) but you get the sense the team behind this game has had great fun creating a cheeky fantasy world full of character. The lifestyle you lead in the game really did affect what other characters think of you, with shopkeepers refusing to serve my evil character but spewing sycophantically about how my girlfriend's heroic character is "her favourite customer" Voice acting was great (apart from the gargoyles' worst Scottish accent since shrek)and added a greatly appreciated British sense of humour.
Overall it is a very entertaining, if short action/rpg that should appeal to most gamers with any interest in fantasy/magical worlds.