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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 26 Oct 2008
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Fable II (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Having read the other reviews for this game on here, I would agree with most of them as they share the positive views I have about Fable II and are right to do so. This game is brilliant, almost flawless in its many aspects: the graphics are stunning, the gameplay is addictive, the voice acting is genuine, the plot is deep and engrossing and the absolute freedom of the game is enthralling.

I could go on for many, many words explaining the multitude of options available to the player, but I'm more concerned with the user who decided to give this game a mere one star rating.

I STRONGLY ADVISE YOU not to pay that review heed, as it contains false information. It states that you cannot change character name (there were no character names in the original Fable, only titles that you earned or bought, and Fable II has plenty of them); it states that you cannot change hair colour (barbers sell different coloured dye which you can change hair and clothing colours with); it states that there are no weapon enhancements (a new augment system allows you to buy various additional skills/effects for weapons with augment slots, causing differing enhancements).

Perhaps the biggest falseness in the one star review is the statement that Fable II removed hundreds of freedoms that the first game had. This could not be further from the truth. Think of the original, times it by ten, mix it with elements of The Sims, GTA and an originality that Xbox RPGs have lacked so far and you have this pure gem of a game.

It might not have the longevity of Oblivion (but what else does?), but there are many replay factors involved, the least of which is the ability to play as a male or a female, so if you enjoyed the first game or want an addictive, fun and truly enjoyable gaming experience then buy it right now.

And if you're still reluctant and torn between the views of the positive and negative reviews here, check out the official reviews that the magazines gave it. You won't be disappointed.
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Initial post: 3 May 2009 00:00:39 BDT
9 out of 10 for the above review. Keep righting Mad Larkin.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Mar 2010 14:21:55 GMT
'righting'?
Nice Gaunt's Ghost alias btw ;)

Posted on 6 Aug 2010 17:10:59 BDT
"Almost flawless?" - The game had so many glitches when it was released, and many of those haven't been resolved.
The voice acting is genuine, the story is deep and engrossing.
The game world, however is not large, in fact, I think it is relatively small in comparison to many games.
The gameplay is addictive, but once you realise that a fully charged inferno aimed at (almost) any enemy will kill it, and even the AoE version will, then it becomes boring.
The multiplayer isn't too good either.

Your review is also full of false information. You make the game out to be amazing and perfect, yet it is short and small, and the graphics aren't the best. I disagree with this review, as it is too positive, but also the other one, as it is way negative.
If you compare and compromise the 2 reviews, then it would describe fable perfectly.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Nov 2010 14:03:19 GMT
Any review is going to be based on the personal opinion of the reviewer Christopher - at least Mad Larkin sets some facts straight. Personally, I felt Fable 2's story was dull, the gameplay was somewhat lacking, the character customisation was frustrating (I didn't want my guy to be huge and blue!) and the game world only seemed bigger than it actually was. It was alright, just not everything I'd hoped/been promised by Peter-the-one-man-hype-machine-Molyneux!

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jan 2011 12:24:25 GMT
Avant Aklu says:
I was slightly dissapointed with Fable 2.
I was mesmerised by the first one and it seemed to have more atmosphere somehow.F2 is glitchy,laggy graphics especially the menus.Obviously there's a lot of data on the disc,or is it just bad programming hmmm...Anyway i still enjoyed it,but 5 stars no way!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2011 18:30:41 GMT
Guv says:
Mad Larkin's review is not full of false information, it contains opinion, which is what reviews are about. Falsely making claims about content and attributes, however, is flagrant misrepresentation and really ought to be clamped down upon - it's not opinion, it's untruthful.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Nov 2012 16:36:02 GMT
D. MEMET says:
"Perhaps the biggest falseness in the one star review is the statement that Fable II removed hundreds of freedoms that the first game had. This could not be further from the truth. Think of the original, times it by ten, mix it with elements of The Sims, GTA and an originality that Xbox RPGs have lacked so far and you have this pure gem of a game."

What a ludicrous joke!

That is a bare faced lie, in other terms "false information" the game has under half the freedoms of the first. How DARE YOU try to claim so.

For example, in the first you get to kill ALL of the main characters. You can get a store owner drunk and lead him from the store for you to steal his items, you can have fist fights, you can wear armour, you have more varied weapons, enemies and quests.

DO NOT try and act like this game was so great, as it was not, merely a grave disappointment.
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