AU Diary: Fumbling Through Fable 2

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Fable 2 has finally clicked with me. The smartest move I made was not bothering to perform stupid gestures and pull ridiculous expressions for all those annoying villagers. With that tedium out of the way, I'm making steady progress. My heroine is focused on ranged attacks, so I've upgraded all her Skill abilities alongside Force Push. It seems to be working a treat.

In terms of the moral "choices", I've found myself mostly doing good deeds, although my combination assassin/bandit outfit tends to scare people off. Which is fine since I don't want to talk to them anyway. The quest structure still confuses me: why do all these quests keep appearing in my log before I've even heard about them? How does my heroine know these quests even exist? It doesn't make a lot of sense. And because the map is utterly worthless I've reluctantly turned the "breadcrumbs" on to its dimmest setting. Later this morning I'm interviewing Dave Matthews from Monolith. We'll be discussing F.E.A.R. 2, so if you've got any questions, let me know and I'll try to ask them. Finally, later tonight I plan to download The Maw on XBLA and give that a whirl. Anyone else picking it up?


    David, how was the Monolith press event? Get a bit of Project Origin game time?? You know we'd like an impression(s).

    Oh, a question for Dave: Were there any new inspirations/influences for Fear 2? Be they movies, other games past and/or present, music, art etc.

    Stick with it, Mr Wildgoose. Of all the brilliant games released last year, Fable 2 was my favourite. Beautiful to look at, polished to a high sheen with some very memorable characters and moments of genuine humour and just a little pathos. It's unfortunate that it got a little swept away by all the other titles coming out around Christmas.

    Oh and if the villagers milling about are irritating you, keep an eye out for a book called The Finger. You'll be glad you did.

    I completed Fable II a couple of days after it was released. I did enjoy it at the time, but after I completed it, Fallout 3 came out and just blew my mind in respect to how good an RPG can actually be. A couple of times I've been tempted to download the Knothole Island content, but even the thought of extra content doesn't excite me enough to really want to put that disc back into my 360.

    Bring on the Fallout 3 DLC :)

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