With Fable II just around the corner, Lionhead fans can start getting legitimately excited. Fable II really is looking like it will be the sequel everyone was hoping for. From a visual standpoint the Dickensian fantasy art direction is stunning and ably backed by polished animations and the visual evolution of the player, while the gameplay is a tasty melange of combat and role playing, in a world that responds to the player in ways both overt and subtle.
If you haven't been following the coverage closely, consider this a ten point primer for one of the most promising games of the year. If you have, then this should be a good recap.