6.5 Tech Test Drive: Fable 2 Review

Chris Strach, Mercury News writes: "Fable 2" is an action role-playing game that allows players to develop a customized character and choose a life of adventure or regular day-to-day work. It's a watered-down version of "Dungeons &Dragons" for the Xbox. You'll live in an open-ended, imaginative and often colorful world. Set 500 years after the original, this game offers innovative real-time gameplay, including freedom to explore a vast array of dungeons, catacombs and caves in the world of Albion.

The good: The graphics are nice and gameplay is simple and accessible to casual players.

The bad: The story is not compelling. Players have access to only eight spells, while many games offer hundreds. The characters are bland. Most annoying is that this should be a game for all ages, yet includes sexual content not appropriate for children. It's like watching Disney doing something salacious to get a Mature rating.

The bottom line: One thing this game does well is it allows you to act out in a world where you can be something different from what you are in real life. Many players will find it engaging, if only for a short while. It's an improvement from the last version, but there's still work to be done.

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Keele3682d ago

I almost spat coke..

6.5? 6.5!?

This guy doesn't know how to enjoy games.

Buddy should stick to news articles.

White-Sharingan3667d ago

shiitiest ending ever

just saying

die_fiend3682d ago

Agreed, giving this 6.5 is ridiculous. Maybe he doesn't know how 2 play it properly n is just a leper.

Pebz3682d ago

Seems a bit harsh, but a review is a review.

PirateThom3682d ago

6.5 is way too harsh, it may "look Disney", but the game is blatantly not aimed at children.

Just because the graphics are cartoony, doesn't mean it's aimed at kids.

Nineball21123681d ago

This score seems too low for this game.

I think there are people who will always equate "cartoony" with younger kids, but that's obviously not always the case.

NaiNaiNai3681d ago

wait he says appropriate for all ages. *looks at box cover* WTF M. wow im done reading this. no point in going on.