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So even after the fact: What's everyone's thoughts on Fable & Fable 2? I;ve stated before the sole reason I made the jump from PS2 to XBox was for Fable, and I never looked back from there. Fable was so damned innovative(for a non-PC gamer), approachable, fun, but despite the developers brags and best wishes, replay value wasn't really much since you could switch from good to evil and so forth in the one lifetime, not to mention the game was incredibly short(although my guy was old as fuck by the time I beat Jack of Blades).

 

I can see our resident Microsoft stablehands(Bish & LoganPrime) have been playing for the last week or so and i got mine on release day(yesterday) but for me, well... I'm back onto Saint's Row 2's campaign because as weird as it sounds, it's a much more compelling story. Fable 2 so far(few hours in, few quests under my belt) really just feels like an expansion of Fable(true enough apparently all the new stuff is what the developers originally promised in the first) to the extent that having just tried replaying the first prior to release of the second and not digging the two-button hack/slash and ever-so-fucking vague story(key to multiple paths I guess. Make 'em all ambiguous and non-descript) and most of all those terrible fucking voice actors(they had their day, sure, and I have the fondest of memories, still.), I pretty much saw all i feel i need to within a few hours. The Dog's useful and certainly gets a lot moreso when you turn evil and starts mauling the 5-0 whenever you knock 'em to the ground, I had unprotected sex with my wife who then had a child and whoop-de-doo, it's evil just like me. I'ma stick with it in the hope it gets better(once I'm done with SR of course- next week I'll be all about Fallout 3 til sometime after doomsday), but earliest impression to me is: Graphically breathtaking but just a rehash in every other way, right down to

the name of your sister. I'm willing to paypal anyone right now tells me she doesn't infact, crop up toward the end of the story.

 

 

Also, regarding the CE's packaged-in 'bonus armour'? All's I can say is, Microsoft are a buncha cheeky cunts. Hal's armour and sword indeed.

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nono, here's what I say to you: If you didn't play the first one to death and loved it, you WIL love this because it's the exact same fucking game. Exact. All I'm faulting is the lack of innovation. I played #1 literally into it's grave and so, got tired of this one pretty quick.

 

Yeah, since the big things you do in your lifetime(grow up, get married, have a child) are all heralded by the tarot cards, they would've been a much more immersive pack-in. A Hobbe figure, I could take or leave. My other gripe with this game is despite all the lovely advertising touting it as an epic adventure all about fateful choice, at no point does it take itself seriously. At every fucking turn it's making stupid little fucking jokes about itself and the nature of epic quests, and not in the funny way Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchet would, more like that irritating neighborhood kid who mangles Monty Python Quotes and somkes a pipe. Honestly It had a fairly sweet precedent so despite a mangled CE launch I'm not suprised it's doing well, there's a lotta folks out there've been waiting for the sequel since finishing the first, and there's a helluva lotta hype. It's a good game, but just like anyone who loved System Shock 2 and played it to death, they'd feel the same way about Bioshock(another game that garners almost nothing but love).

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It's a good game, but just like anyone who loved System Shock 2 and played it to death, they'd feel the same way about Bioshock(another game that garners almost nothing but love).

 

See, thats pretty much my dislike of bioshock... But yeah, i picked this up today, loving it so far, except keystone, man do i suck at that.

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Nothing makes me feel like a tight fucker like offering LoganPrime Hobbe's piss in a jar, as a nice friendly gesture, and him giving me in response 530,000 gold. CLearly the man is cleaning up at Spinnerbox. Me though? I own nearly every village & town I come across and jack rent and prices way the fuck up, have sacrificed 3 of my brides to the Wheel of Misfortune(which is why the government came and took my babies), resemble something from H.P Lovecraft's porn collection and have a dog with a savage distaste for any local constabulatory and still, I am not having fun yet.

 

One of you lovey-dovey motherfuckers need to play with me so I can see this through your eyes and maybe find the joy I'm missing. Although I am slightly tickled by the prospect of earning fake money while not playing. My dues if I decide to turn on my xbox tonight should be nothing short of epic.

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Man, swing and a miss. I turned this thing every which way to try and make it more fun, but since everything I can do in it I had way more fun doing in the first I'm getting my damned money back. On the upside, this frees up my schedule for Fallout 3. When's it out for you Euros & Yanks? 31st like us?

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exactly

 

If I was as evil as I looked, and married(or otherwise, really), I'd just pull up to one of my many brides(both male & female) and proceed to pull out my ten dicks and rape them around the clock.

 

Some of you will see I paraphrase Millar's ending to Chosen there, but I think it's that kind of powerful imagery this game is sorely missing. Plus it's oh-so lovely to see Newt agree with me. :love:

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Just the combination of the storyline being the same regardless of having big fucking horns growing out of your head and slaying guards for funsies, or whether you're as pure as sheeps cotton, the loading times, the linear-ness of it all, the fact that the progression of the game mostly relies on being able to button bash or hit a button at the right time... It got too much for me, i saw red and threw my controller rather hard...

 

First time i've ever officially lost my temper with a game.

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I find the 360 controller very well laid out for any type of game, especially fps and what not. The more it went on though the more frustrating and slightly crowded the controls felt.

 

At least i was known as "Dumpling" for a while. I'm debating finishing it, which i've been told isn't too worth it, or chopping it in with another game for my collectors edition of fallout 3...

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