Fable II (Limited Collector's Edition)

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Absolutely Awesome!!

by Mike on 10/25/2008

This game is great! I am always afraid of sequels, because they can never make them right, but this game is perfect! The gameplay feels similar to the first Fable, with a few changes. The multiplayer co-op is awesome, but just a little lacking. You load up as a generic henchman (Male or Female, Good, Neutral, or Bad, Weapon Configuration, it's up to you), instead of your character when you join a game. If you have a profile assigned to the henchman, you will use the abilities that you earned in solo play. The xp and gold that you earn will be given to your profile(if you have one assigned to the character) and when you load up your character the next time you solo play, you get the xp and gold. The multiplayer camera is a bit hard to get used to(can't use right thumbstick to control camera in co-op mode), but if you enjoy it enough like I do, you'll get over it. Great game!! Read More

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Amazing!!

on 11/14/2008

That's really all I can say... nothing bad to say about it, this game was incredible and I absolutely loved it! Read More

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Product Overview

The limited collector's edition includes a double amaray case with bonus disc of new behind-the-scenes making of video, a LIVE trial card, and additional in-game content (an Xbox LIVE account is required to access the limited collector's edition bonus in-game content).

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.

Pub Games:

Pre-order the Xbox 360 exclusive Fable II at Buy.com and you'll score free access to download the Fable II Pub Games when they are released this August. Available exclusively on Xbox LIVE® Arcade, you can transfer the gold earned in these casino-style mini-games to the world of Fable II, when the game is available later this year. Offer good while supplies last.

The Fable II Pub Games (available as one download) are:

  • Keystone: A combination of Craps and Roulette
  • Spinnerbox: An updated take on slot machines
  • Fortune's Tower: A "press your luck" style of game

The download also includes a Shell, which is a tutorial of all three games.

Build Your Bank Account: Get a head start on your Fable II virtual experience, beginning your long-awaited quest through this sequel with gold in the bank. Purchase items right off the bat, such as weapons, clothing, houses, dog tricks, and more—an experience that can only be found on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

Specifications

Manufacturer Microsoft
Mfg Part# 9CS-00001
SKU 208661104
UPC 882224694155
UPC 14 00882224694155
Format Xbox 360
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review What kind of hero will you be? This is the central theme of Fable II, Lionhead's follow-up to its popular Xbox title. Will you be a selfish hero who hordes his money and looks for any opportunity to earn more, even if it means others would suffer? Or will you be a noble hero who gives to the poor and would sacrifice everything he owns to protect the innocent? How you answer these questions will affect how the world perceives you and determines the future of Albion...Fable II begins more than 500 years after the events of the original. You don't have to know a thing about the first Fable to enjoy the sequel, but there are numerous references to the past. There are plenty of surprises waiting for those fond of the first Fable; consider it a reward for having played the original. In Fable II, you play as a new character -- either male or female -- who begins life as a street urchin and eventually becomes savior of Albion. The main story is brief and has little in the way of plot. It's about as basic a hero's tale as can be fashioned. It's the atmosphere and elements outside the main storyline that prove most rewarding...Does it really matter to you if the town guard or the town thug gets the five warrants you've collected? I doubt this kind of choice has much of a real impact on a gamer. Now, what if the choice you had to make could cost you experience points? What if the one thing you want to do would require you to sacrifice XP? This choice occurs halfway through Fable II and it is the single toughest moment I have ever had in a morality-focused RPG. Experience matters more than my character's family, the dog, or anyone in Albion. It's too bad that these kind of truly tough choices -- the ones that really matter to a gamer -- are so rare in Fable II. There are only a few choices that truly cost you as a player -- and those are the moments when Fable II shines...I have been waiting a long time for a return to Albion. The past four years were well spent by Lionhead. Fable II has a great combat system, some excellent atmosphere, a smart experience system, and lots to do. It's only when you start exploring the social aspects that things take a downturn. The expressions system is too goofy for the more serious tone of Fable II and almost every interaction feels artificial. The sandbox elements aren't nearly as enjoyable as the adventure aspects.
Reviewer Hilary Goldstein
ReviewRating 9
Features
A Hero's Best Friend: This groundbreaking addition to the game is integral to the theme of unconditional love in Fable II. A player's 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 throughout this magical world.
A Land Far, Far Away: Gamers will revisit the newly expanded world of Albion more than 500 years after the events of the original Fable, where they 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.
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 -- all leading to different consequences.
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, using the new and exciting Dynamic Co-op Mode, which brings the long-awaited multiplayer function to the world of Fable II.
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 crossbows 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 wielder, each using a different single button on the Xbox 360 controller.
The Limited Collector's Edition of Fable II Includes a Bonus DVD with a 'Making-Of' Feature and Art Gallery; Bonus In-Game Content (Requires Xbox Live Account), Including "The Hall of the Dead" Dungeon, "The Wreckager" Legendary Cutlass Weapon, and Spartan Armor and Energy Sword; and a 48-Hour Xbox Live Gold Trial Card - with Xbox Live Gold, players can show off their individual hero by inviting friends into their unique version of Albion or they can visit their friends' Albion, and earn additional gold, experience and renown to take back into their own.
Xbox Live Arcade Minigames Earn Major Gold: Lionhead Studios Ltd. is providing an unparalleled experience to gamers through Xbox Live Arcade. Gamers can start earning in-game currency for the Fable II world by downloading and playing an Xbox Live Arcade title, which contains three minigames. The Xbox Live Arcade title will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade and allow gamers to purchase weapons, armor and more for their hero. This is the first-of-its-kind experience for gamers that can only be found on Xbox Live Arcade.
Features
Product Type Software
Distribution Media/Method DVD-ROM
Manufacturer Part Number 9CS-00001
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Product Name Fable II
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Microsoft
Platform Supported Xbox 360
Features Choices, consequences: Fable II expands upon the scope and depth of the Xbox classic by creating a wider, more complex kingdom of limitless choices and consequences. Players can play as a man or woman, get married, have children, and live a life of their own design all leading to different consequences. A land far, far away: Revisit the newly expanded world of Albion more than 500 years after the events of the original, where you are free to openly roam the countryside. For the right price, every house, hut, dungeon, and castle is for sale. See how the world grows and changes in incredible and unique ways in response to your decisions, as you rediscover Albion as if for the first time. Fight with ease: The new combat system allows players to truly master hand weapons such as swords and maces, ranged combat weapons including crossbows and guns, and an entirely new magic system. Mix combat styles and become everything from a master swordsman to a skilled ranger to an evil magic wielder, each utilizing a different single button on the Xbox 360 controller. A hero's best friend: Your canine companion acts as friend, compass and protector. Feed your pooch and he will love you unconditionally, creating a bond that sets up emotion-filled journeys throughout the magical world. Experience the world together: For the first time in any next-generation RPG game, experience the expansive and immersive world with friends, using the new and exciting Dynamic Co-op Mode, bringing the long-awaited multiplayer function to the world of Fable II. External mini-games earn in-game gold: Lionhead Studios Ltd. provides an unprecedented experience to gamers through Xbox LIVE Arcade. Start earning in-game currency for Fable II later this year, even before the game's release to retail, by downloading and playing an Xbox LIVE Arcade title consisting of three mini-games. The Xbox LIVE Arcade title will allow gamers to purchase weapons, armor, and more for their hero. This first-of-its-kind experience can only be found on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Language Supported English
Software Name Fable II
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 9CS-00001
Manufacturer Website Address www.microsoft.com
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Product Name Fable II
Brand Name Microsoft
License Pricing Standard
License Type Complete Product
License Quantity 1 User
Additional Information Rating Descriptor: Blood Language Sexual Content Use of Alcohol Violence
Platform Support Xbox 360
Features Choices, consequences: Fable II expands upon the scope and depth of the Xbox classic by creating a wider, more complex kingdom of limitless choices and consequences. Players can play as a man or woman, get married, have children, and live a life of their own design all leading to different consequences. A land far, far away: Revisit the newly expanded world of Albion more than 500 years after the events of the original, where you are free to openly roam the countryside. For the right price, every house, hut, dungeon, and castle is for sale. See how the world grows and changes in incredible and unique ways in response to your decisions, as you rediscover Albion as if for the first time. Fight with ease: The new combat system allows players to truly master hand weapons such as swords and maces, ranged combat weapons including crossbows and guns, and an entirely new magic system. Mix combat styles and become everything from a master swordsman to a skilled ranger to an evil magic wielder, each utilizing a different single button on the Xbox 360 controller. A hero's best friend: Your canine companion acts as friend, compass and protector. Feed your pooch and he will love you unconditionally, creating a bond that sets up emotion-filled journeys throughout the magical world. Experience the world together: For the first time in any next-generation RPG game, experience the expansive and immersive world with friends, using the new and exciting Dynamic Co-op Mode, bringing the long-awaited multiplayer function to the world of Fable II. External mini-games earn in-game gold: Lionhead Studios Ltd. provides an unprecedented experience to gamers through Xbox LIVE Arcade. Start earning in-game currency for Fable II later this year, even before the game's release to retail, by downloading and playing an Xbox LIVE Arcade title consisting of three mini-games. The Xbox LIVE Arcade title will allow gamers to purchase weapons, armor, and more for their hero. This first-of-its-kind experience can only be found on Xbox LIVE Arcade.
Language Support English
Package Type Retail
Software Name Fable II
Software Sub Type Action/Adventure Game
Upgrade Information Not Applicable
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating M (Mature)
Game Format XBox 360
Game Genre Action
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James Mielke , 1UP.com Fable 2 is filled with more great ideas than the last 10 years of Final Fantasy combined.
Kent Bardo, GamingAge.com Fable 2 is a rare role playing game that offers incredibly deep customization, style and exploration.
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