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Fable II is an Action Role-Playing Game (RPG) That Truly Allows Players to Live the Life They Choose in the Newly Expanded Open World of Albion.||
"Fable 2 is filled with more great ideas than the last 10 years of Final Fantasy combined. James Mielke , 1UP.com
|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.
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.
"Fable 2 is a rare role playing game that offers incredibly deep customization, style and exploration. Kent Bardo, GamingAge.com
IGN.com 9 of 10
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.
- Hilary Goldstein