Official Xbox Magazine senior editor Ryan McCaffrey confirmed Fable II (9.5) score to be legit in a comment at NeoGaf forums.
There's lots of info from people reviewing the game .. some here: "Here's a review: it's bloody brilliant. No game since Colossus has made me feel like such an unimaginable bastard as this did last night, and it was a fuking side-quest. And, while there are technically superior games on the 360, this just looks utterly lush in places. Sunrise over Oakfield....oh, man. It's silly season for games, I know. But Molyneux and Lionhead deserve your dollars. But Fable II also deserves time. So get it, and save it for a period where you can spend thirty-odd hours (or, perhaps, even more) playing the damn thing without flitting to and from other games. Savour it. Because it's a game to luxuriate in. Let the world of Albion remain untainted by sojourns elsewhere. You won't regret doing this, believe me." "I've heard extremely positive things from a reviewer I trust who is playing a review copy now, so I'm not worried. In fact, what he said has got me even more excited! He says it's his game of the year so far now."-Garthvaderuk This is so good to hear! Hope it turns out great!
Absolutely spectacular *claps for Molyneux and Lionhead*
sackboy gives respect to this game, i tought it will flop but i have changed my mind about it.... but sackboy says im still better than fable 2... ;-D
@Lanoire This is a 360 post, get lost. I hope the other reviews are good too, I have pre ordered this game.
only 1 sonyboy in here making the usual negative comments? I've come to expect more these days really, c'mon Lanoire, cant you call for some backup or something? Fable2 looks to be an amazing game, so does LBP, just incase people are not clear about this: there is room for both of these games on the market.
BUt, this IS OXM and there are more reviews to come. Offical Mags always rate exclusive stuff high. It`s their job too.
Let me correct myself. Fable2 will be GREAT, and offical magazine`s don`t have any obligation to rate a exclusive game high.
OXM is pretty honest actualy. Sometimes they score Xbox360 exclusives much less than neutral mags.
I can tell you they do not spout the company line. If they did, I wouldn't be subscribing. For instance they gave Too Human a 6.5 Unfortunately, they, like so many other reviewers, missed what makes Too Human so great. You have to play the geme for literally hundreds of hours to fully appreciate it. It's beyond addictive once you really get into the community aspect of trading and co-oping to level and equip the various character classes. The game, unlike so many games, has extreme depth and replayablity, but I digress. If they gave Fable II a 9.5, then guess what, I am going to buy Fable II and enjoy the hell out of it, and you PS3 guys can go play with your sackboy.
are you gonna get payed some money if lbp sells more? i just wanted to know becoz i see soooooo many fan-boys talking about outselling, i assumed they were all in-line for bonuses! it's funny you should mention the 10 for lbp from opm, becoz one super sony fanboy above us questions the oxm score, but fails to mention the 10 from opm? i tell ya, the double standards of sad fanboys is beyond belief. anyway, day one purchase fable2. only 2 weeks now.
Sony isn't known for advertising their games like Microsoft. Granted LBP is a great game by any standard, you can't say that it will sell x amount or y amount. Its not a sequel, hasn't seen extensive advertising (yet) and looks "kiddy." Time will tell whether or not it achieves mass market appeal. I am not saying it will sell poorly, but you can't claim one will sell oodles more than another. I can't tell the future and neither can you. With that said, I will purchase LBP and Fable II. Apparently, the game industry wants me to be broke. Also, I can't say I'm surprised to see Madden sling some mud in a positive Xbox 360 story. Talk about Fable II or move on...
@ John Madden. "You xbox zealots can never admit that a game is better on PS3. LBP will sell more than Fable 2." Please explain to us why playstation zealots such as yourself, always find their way to the 360 threads. WTF does Fable 2 have to do with LBP? Nothing at all. Maybe you should admit that Fable 2 is looking to be a great game. As for LBP selling more than Fable 2, maybe it will. Last I checked though, plenty of playstation zealots have said that high sales do not make a game great, refer to Halo 3 threads. You can't have it both ways. Which one is it going to be?
not consoles, so even though I don't have a 360 at the moment (a PS3), I have a mental list of all the greats I'd get, and Fable 2 has always been on there (along with PDZ, Dead Rising, Crackdown, Gears 1, 2, and NG2, among others). I'm glad this game seems like it will do well. If I had money, I'd already have a 360.
...because there is too much game sexayness for my wallet to handle and I can't get all these games without my wife getting mad at me. This must be how it feels to have your stomach totally full while standing in front of a free buffet :( with all your favorite foods.
need more fantasy games.
2 disagrees because he needs MORE FANTASY GAMES!? lol In this thread you can expect SDF working hard to discredit the game ...why? they are scared this could hurt LBP and don't want people to enjoy this game
people can disagree with a lot of things.. I once got so pissed off with a phantom disagreer, I wrote: Hello, to see if he/she would disagree. guess what? Somebody disagreed with it. anyway on topic, I don't think lbp and this clash. I think a more sutiable match up is fable 2 with fallout 3.
when your done with Fable 2, you won't have to wait long to get another fantasy RPG. http://www.gametrailers.com...
cool review, i tought this game will be bad but it looks like it will b a solid game
haha...dont worry i will soon change to me real account!!.. lets face it almost every one on n4g has multiple accounts...i have 4.. :D
I don't. I only have one yet i'm accused of have multiple all the time. my message got deleted as off topic? are the mods serious? really is a ps3 site
speak for yourself.I only need one.
i hope its that good. Havent read any previews as of yet that was blown away by the game. i hate to say it but for some strange reason my gut tells me that microsoft might roll out the checks for these reviews to counter the LBP buzz and reviews. Just my gut and knowing how microsoft work. O god ima get flamed for this one
lol at you guys and your conspiracy theory's. They didn't hand out the checks for an average game like Too Human but they will handout checks for a game like Fable 2 that if you truly had read any previews is a guaranteed AAA title.
Show me a link and proof that Microsoft has ever done that. Cuz I can show you a link where Konami gave reviewers restrictions for the game MGS4. Sony is the only one that has games that has solid proof of foul play.
Why are people disagreeing with the above? He's asking some1 to link him some info, about Microsoft paying people to give good reviews. It's a valid point. I can't think of a single 360 game that got unwarranted sweet scores. Halo mayb slightly overrated but do u think Microsoft just paid every single site? More likely they actually just bummed it for some reason. Microsoft are loaded but they can't just blitz cash unless it's gonna have some sort of benefit...what games do u think they've placed restrictions on reviewers or bribed (LOL) them to give them good ones? So much more likely that the game's actually good isn't it? U honestly think Microsoft would need 2 justify a game compared 2 LBP? Media Molecule are Molyneux's old colleagues so it's pretty much guaranteed that both games are sweet.
no flaming here but come on, if you think a public traded company can just put bribe money out there you are a bit of an idiot. Sure they can pull there advertising, but they didn't for the poor too human reviews. Please show me a link or something of Microsoft do this. You really have to let it go, it might just be a good game. Sorry that it isn't awful. Does that bother you? would you be more comfortable if they called you and asked your opinion of the game without playing it?
Congrats to the team at Lionhead for their hardwork. This looks to be an amazing title. I have to say, THIS game would be the reason for me to pick up a 360, easily. Good work Molyneux! As for FirstKn1ght, give it a rest... http://n4g.com/industrynews... Oh how quickly you forget the $800 swag bags MS sent out to Halo 3 reviewers. Tsk tsk. Pot. Kettle. Black. Also, most of the MGS4 review "restrictions" were centered on not discussing things like plot spoilers. Considering its a game wrapping up 60 years of continuity, I have to thank them for that. Still, in the end I guess it doesn't justify devs placing restrictions on reviews in general... but damn, don't act like MS doesn't do it too please. That's just foolish.
kojima productions also paid for a first class tickt to paris for larger sites to review the games, like IGN and gamespot.
The game will be good no question about it. Its odd Microsoft is not hyping it like no tomorrow. Fable 2 will be awesome. Day 1 purchase for me:P
The website just yesterday got launched with some cool stuff. You can play through this nicely designed flash game. And depending on your outcome you'll unlock in-game items (if you're signed in to the site with your Live ID.) Also, that new trailer with the kid changing appearance is very cool.
Fantasy RPGs are more "niche" games these days, the advertising is there, but not massive "mass market" marketing.
Peter is the man. Another great game from the god game king.
These people gave infinite floppery a triple A score. These people gave Ninja Gaiden a tripl A score. These people even gave Too Human a triple A score! hahaha, enough said.
OXM gave Too Human a 65... WTF are you talking about
Lanoire, don`t you have a LBP story to go circle jerk in? you just got owned.
to all the LBP sony b1tches in here, atleast fable is 3D lol, a real game for grownups, i would take fable any day over LBP, how many levels can you create before you get board? LBP is a five hour story with no real ending then thats it,all you have left to do is create levels, it probably diserves the scores it got but after a few weeks im sure you sony geeks will be back to waiting for a real game.
"a real game for grownups" "grownups" build and create levels though thats why ALOT of older people are interested : )
a cutesy 2d platform game with wii style innovative level design and 2d physics effects? or a fabulously 3d, engrossing adventure full of personal choices, destiny and deliciously addictive roleplaying? hmmmm..... even though i have mentioned no names Everyone knows which games I am talking about.... Does that say something about those games?
id choose the game, where the possibility's are endless. where you can make whatever you want, how ever you want it. the game where you are the developer, the creator, and the character. but thats just me... ;)
They aren't gonna give a hyped 360 exclusive a 6/10! I'm not saying the game isn't deserving of a 9.5, I'm just saying we need more reviews from a non biased reviewer. I know PSM isn't biased since they gave HAZE a 3. HAZE was sh!t and PSM wasn't gonna deny it. This review will ruin OXM's name if other sites give it a 7/10! AGAIN I'M NOT SAYING Fable 2 DOESN'T DESERVE A 9.5, I'M JUST SAYING WE NEED MULTIPLE NON-BIASED REVIEWS FIRST!
Tell that to Brute Force and many other exclusives they've rated as poor.
What good is a bubble system if once the person runs out they just create another account Professinal Troll/CEO of Troll Corp and now VP of Troll Corp. It's ridiculous the amount of spat thrown in the faces of the people who run this site and try to enforce some type of moderation. Anyway.. "They aren't gonna give a hyped 360 exclusive a 6/10! " Tell that to Too Human which got a 6.5 from them. I challenge you to look at past first party games reviewed by OXM this year and see how many sub 8's they gave out. I mean they scored Fallout 3 higher than Fable 2, I doubt that would happen if there is foul play. I can't wait to play it!
I'm not CEO of Troll Corp - he's my friend and his account is still active. 'Too Human' wasn't hyped too much around it's release. Any hype around 'Too Human' drastically diminished after the demo. People are counting dow the days until 'Fable II'. 'Fable II' is way more hyped than 'Too Bad'...I mean 'Too Human' ever was. Like I said, we have to wait for MORE reviews
No clear thinking person would never think that. You are very new to the gaming scene if you that that "official" gaming magazines are biased in their reviews. They killed Too Human in their review. Perhaps a critical thinking class?
Stands up and claps very loudly along with some hooting sounds.. Def worthy of more than just a golf clap. bring it on. I will be splitting game time between fable and LBP though.
Was there ever any doubt that this game was going to be a masterpiece? Before Mass Effect, Fable: The Lost Chapters was my favorite game of all time. Will Fable 2 beat Mass Effect for my favorite game of all time??? We shall see soon enough. :)
They're not really comparable. Completely different settings, art style, gameplay features, different goal as a game itself. Fable has much more longevity than mass effect. Because in Fable you can have your own life without even doing any missions. It's like the Sims. You can keep playing even after you finish the main storyline.
This game deserves all the praise it will receive because of how many improvements Lionhead Studios has made to the sequel. *MOD EDIT*
Bubbles thereapersson. Yeah, it's getting old and he never says anything useful. Just randomly spouts nonsense and so called "facts". It's annoying anymore. Most PS3 fanboys are nothing like some of the trolls on N4G. The official forums have a lot of great fans. EDIT: Haha, a Mod edited your comment literally during my reply to you.
Man, I wish I had a 360 to play this game. Fable was awesome, and this seems to build on that awesomeness in spades. I hope we see a PC release sometime in the future.
This game will be much better than little big planet. more fable's will be sold than lbp during the holidays and if i get disagrees it show that ps3 fanboys spend most there time in xbox 360 articles.
It may or may not sell better, but the two games aren't comparable in the least. You might as well compare Fable 2 to Gears 2 if you want to go that far.
you dont have to be a fan boy to disagree with you...just need common since.
*common sense i had to.
Compare the biggest game on the PS3 Metal Gear 4 and it only selling about 3 million, I don't think LBP will go past 2. Now when you look at MS biggest exclusives Halo 3 8 million and Gears 6 million, it's not hard to see Fable 2 being the third 360 game to hit 5.
why do people keep saying MGS4 only sold 3 million? it has sold 4 million.... if you say otherwise then your using VGchartz or XbotsWishChartz both Fable 2 and LBP will sell well... i just feel that LBP will have more lasting power due it's concept and ever-expanding content why are we comparing the two again?
people say mgs only sold 3 mil and dont include the bundle because you sony lot keep saying that wii sport hasn't sold x amount because its bundled with the wii. double standards.
I don`t really care which one will be better, I just care that both games are good, and by the looks of it, both these games are grade A pedigree. If you are not limited to one console, you got some great games coming in the next few moths.
Fu*k yeah i cant wait to drink some beer and slap some hookers around lol
... Come to VEGAS! And what happens here, aw forget it.
I'll be working on that Orgy achievement as soon as my characters balls drop.
off couse Fable 2 is mutch better I dono what is so funny playing whit a DOLL (SACKBOY), Look like girls playing whit barbie doll. When I get ps3 its gonna be for MGS4 noting more
MGS4 when it is on the 360 THEN it will show you some sales (I have it on the PS3 so sAve it) unlike the PS3. If MGS4 could not save the PS3 don't look for Little Big Poop to do it.
It's good to see an official mag company not rating 10 just because it's exclusive to their system.
and hey you xbot say this will kill sackboy ? lmfaooo come on again pal. lbp aka the youtube of gaming!!
Lol 9.5!!! You Xbots really overhype the worst of games. Tell me are the graphics anything ground breaking, prolly not, is the gameplay amazing, prolly not, does it last longer than 8 hours like the first one? What a joke i mean i know your console is sh*t but stop acting like everything that comes out on it is gold. All you got this holiday season is Gears and next year is even worst. I feel sorry for people who dropped money on that doorstop console.
"Lol 9.5!!! You Xbots really overhype the worst of games." what are you talking about. Its you droids hyping lbp not us. *These ARE the droids you're looking for*
At least Little Big Planet brings something new and unique to the table unlike fable. Honestly your just so desperate to make it seem like you have the best games this holiday season that your ready to give any game a high score just to make it look good on top of it, its coming from and official xbox magazine site. So please dont be angry your mom got you an xbox for christmas and it has red ringed on you 3 times already and is soon going to be obsolete. Mark my words "time" is technologies biggest enemy and yours is almost up. So f*uk you!
wow so you only buy original games? Guess you wont be getting madden or fifa, pes, r2, kz2, gt5 if it ever gets released because they aren't original just sequels and there are so many of that genre out there. Hey enjoy your lvl editor. I love playing flash games on kontraband. and how do you know fable 2 isn't original? you haven't played it. Wont play it, dont even own a 360. You probably dont like Peter Molyneux and certainly wouldn't buy any games made by him or former employees who started their own studio.