Spong writes: "Want a new life? One free from modern troubles and temperamental consoles? Look no further. People worry. They get concerned over the stock markets, presidential and regular elections (or lack of them); pain and war, the unruliness of children and the falling standards in every area of life. Now we are summoned to dress as sheep in wolves' clothing and bring monsters to life. The computer games industry is encouraging us to put our inner selves - or one aspect of a freer self - back into a fictional form. In short: welcome to the rebirth of RPGs.
Peter Molyneux's Microsoft-owned Lionhead Studios' Fable II is something fans have been desperate for since, well, the launch of Fable back in 2004. That was generally agreed to be good, but slightly undercooked."