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Fable II

a.k.a. Fable 2

published by Microsoft Game Studios in 2008-10-21, developed by Lionhead Studios, running on Xbox 360
type: action/reflex, role-play
genre: Humorous, Fantasy
series: Fable
setting: Medieval
perspective: 3rd person
player options: single player
languages: eng
4.4/5

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Official description
Fable II is the true sequel to the wildly successful original that sold more than 3 million copies, offering even more choices and building on the core gameplay theme of "Fable," where a player's every decision continually defines whom they become. "Fable II" is an action role-playing game (RPG) that truly allows players to live the life they choose in an unimaginably open world environment.

Set 500 years after the original, "Fable II" will provide gamers with an epic story and innovative real-time gameplay, including a massive amount of freedom and choice to explore a vast collection of dungeons, catacombs and caves in the world of Albion.


Features

* Choices, consequences. The innovative gameplay pioneered in the original Fable provided gamers with a never-before-seen level of immersion in a truly interactive world. Fable II expands upon the scope and depth of the Xbox classic by adding incredible new features and creating a wider, more complex kingdom of limitless choices and consequences. Players will have the option to play as a man or woman, get married, have children, and live a life of their own design.

* A land far, far away. Revisit the sprawling world of Albion more than 500 years after the events of the original Fable, where you are free to explore the landscape and openly roam the countryside. For the right price every house, hut, dungeon and castle is for sale. Players can witness how the world grows and changes in response to their decisions in incredible and unique ways as they rediscover Albion as if for the first time.

* Fight with ease. Fable II pioneers a new combat system designed to allow players to truly master hand weapons such as swords and maces, ranged combat weapons such as cross-bows and guns, and an entirely new magic system. These three disciplines, while very accessible, are also amazingly deep, and allow players to mix combat styles and become everything from master swordsman to skilled ranger to evil magic weilder, utilizing a single button on the Xbox 360 controller.

* A hero's best friend. This groundbreaking addition to the game is integral to the theme of unconditional love in Fable II. The canine companion will act as friend, compass and protector. Players must merely feed their pooch and he will love unconditionally, creating a bond that sets up emotion-filled journeys all throughout this magical world.

* Experience the world together. For the first time in the Fable" series, gamers can experience the expansive and immersive world of Fable II with friends, utilizing the new and exciting Dynamic Co-op Mode, bringing the long-awaited multiplayer function to the world of Fable II.

* Xbox LIVE Arcade mini-games earn major cash. Carbonated Games has partnered with Lionhead Studios Ltd. to bring an unparalleled experience to gamers through Xbox LIVE Arcade. Gamers can start earning in-game currency for the Fable II world later this year, before the game's release to retail, by downloading and playing exclusive mini-games, which will be available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade and allow gamers to purchase weapons, armor and more for their hero.
Lionhead - # 2008-10-02 15:55:50 - official description - source
Comments (2)
children - they're there, albeit immortal.
Sanguine # 2010-01-20 09:26:50
"DLC" add-ons:
* Knothole Pack
* See the Future
Sanguine # 2009-05-26 22:31:08
Game Author comment
"Now let's talk about the opening of the story, as I said, you can be a man or a woman, the story starts in classic computer game style. It's all about this regal bird, flying through this amazing and incredible landscape, through down valleys, over mountaintops, through city streets, the bird just comes to rest on the top of this tower. The camera follows the dump down, it comes down, the crap lands on this kid's head - that's you. Anyway, that's the style of the game. You're nobody, you're nothing, you live in the sewers, everybody, you know, just disregards you. Your destiny is to be a truly great hero." --Molyneux at X06
Molyneux - # 2007-10-08 12:41:50 - game Author comment
Technical specs
display: textured polygons
Authors / Staff
Peter Molyneux
External reviews (2) - average: 88.5%
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IGN2008*8.8/1088%
Metacritic2008*89/10089%
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