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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 06:34pm 27/10/08 | 19 Comments
We've committed bigamy, paid for sex, had multiple children to different women and taken part in a "debauched bedroom party with several participants", and all in the name of maintaining our high review standards for you, the reader.

Fable 2 is most certainly here, and while the internet was quick to get out and buzz about it, we took our time to get to know the world of Albion and do all we could to make a much more refined call on its inner and outer workings (which is a good thing because close to 20 hours in it's super clear there's just so much more to do, meaning any kind of judgment on this too early would be remiss - and that's not how we roll here).

If you want to know just how she plays, you'll need to check out our in-depth review, and in case you missed it a few weeks ago, be sure to have a look at our video interview/hands-on demo with series creator, Peter Molyneux.



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Khel
Posted 06:49pm 27/10/08
Did you come accross many bugs? It seems very unpolished and rushed to me. Theres the annoying little things like my dog getting stuck somewhere and not following me anywhere, and my family randomly and spontaneously deciding they hate me and want to get divorced, through to the gamestopper when I got to the temple of light and the Abbot's quest bugged out on me, essentially killing my game and preventing me from progressing any furthur. I restarted, but I don't know if I can be bothered playing through and redoing all the stuff I'd already done, just to get potentially struck down by another showstopping bug and have it all count for nothing.

Another one I haven't personally experienced, but someone at work did, if your friend starts a new game and you jump into his game while hes still in the childhood phase to help out, your character will lose all its experience, all its abilities, and all your money.
Varchld
Posted 08:36pm 27/10/08
I remember the days when bugs in console games was sacrilege and would be banished, or at least slammed in reviews for it.
I heard from a few people about minor bugs but not to the extent Khel experienced (though I think his family hating him might not be a bug) :P

I'm still bitter because they haven't released it on PC and my 360 was stolen ><
mission
Posted 08:59pm 27/10/08
It doesn't look like my type of game but the trailer on the 360 looks pretty damn good.
Khel
Posted 02:01am 28/10/08
(though I think his family hating him might not be a bug)


Well I didn't treat them particularly well :P But yeah theres a bug that sets the budget you've put aside to give your family down to zero and makes them hate you, even if you realise whats happening and go and put the budget back up, it reverts to zero.

Also another crazy family related bug (not that I've personally seen, but that I read about), if you move your family from one house to another, sometimes instead of moving it clones your family so you end up with two families, one in each house. If the two houses are in the same city, you end up only seeing 1 family in the menu even though you now have two, and the second one will start hating you and eventually divorce you because you're never around and never pay them any attention (even though you never even knew they existed).

Also, what is with all the 360's being stolen in melbourne? You are like the third person I know of down here who's had their 360 stolen recently. Is there some underground xbox 360 black market in melbourne or something?
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:27am 29/10/08
AH HA!

It is Dominos's Scam!

He asks if anyone has a new 360.. Gives them a cheapy game and tracks down their house and ROBS them!

last edited by Tollaz0r! at 09:27:14 29/Oct/08
groganus
Posted 11:06am 28/10/08
im yet to experience any of the bugs mentioned.
if anything my game experience has been quite enjoyable.
Kimbo
Posted 02:40pm 28/10/08


Fallout 3 > Fable 2

Its the feel, its out today, must have. Insane.
Kimbo
Posted 03:08pm 28/10/08
Sorry out Oct 31st - 3 days my bad
Tollaz0r!
Posted 03:11pm 28/10/08
The Fallout official site says Europe and Australia on the 30th :(
Kimbo
Posted 04:06pm 28/10/08

Available: October 31st, 2008
This game will unlock in approximately 3 days and 12 hours


http://store.steampowered.com/app/22300/ - I don't think it would change for Australia ... Ok Saturday for Australia?
Twisted
Posted 04:17pm 28/10/08
I remember the days when bugs in console games was sacrilege and would be banished, or at least slammed in reviews for it.
They just release patches now.
Khel
Posted 04:53pm 28/10/08
Oh well, EB are currently offering $85 to trade in Fable 2, and since I only paid $79 for it at JB when I bought it, I actually made a profit when I traded it in towards Fallout 3.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 05:01pm 28/10/08
JB HIFI have Fallout 3 Advertised for $79 For sale on 31st.

So be sure to get that trade in price Khel.
Scorp
Posted 06:12pm 28/10/08
They just release patches now.


i sure hope you mean on CD/DVD/BLUERAY because i sure as hell wouldnt allow some d******* proprietary company to control whats going on with my console. at least on pcs you have firewalls and can usually stop things like steam feeding off any damn server it wants.

the only update i trust is an update thats open enough for me to get instructions on how i can install it myself and it isnt a one click 'click here to update your xbox' which also disables all the great mods and homebrew i've got running etc, which it did NOT tell me it was about to do.
trog
Posted 08:46pm 28/10/08
the only update i trust is an update thats open enough for me to get instructions on how i can install it myself and it isnt a one click 'click here to update your xbox' which also disables all the great mods and homebrew i've got running etc, which it did NOT tell me it was about to do.
so... you don't run windows and only run open source software?!
Dan
Posted 09:26pm 28/10/08
because i sure as hell wouldnt allow some d******* proprietary company to control whats going on with my console.
Heh, what the hell. That's the way it's always been on consoles and probably always will.
Triamks
Posted 10:39pm 28/10/08
It is DICE's Scam!


Domino actually. Dice is the tit-hater.
oukruk
Posted 11:10am 29/10/08
i found quite a few bugs aswell... i had a crash while loading into bowerstone market (had to restart) ...and another crash while i was opening a chest! (also needing a restart)
...i have also had issues not being able to "de-select" an NPC: i hit the left trigger to focus on an NPC then ran away (the game didnt take the focus off the NPC) and tried to fight some bandits... if you have someone focused you cant use your gun as the Y button will go into the details for that NPC... really friggin annoying!
i dont know how these things managed to make it into the final game but its pretty poor... (i get the lock on bug all the time) ...aside from the issues and bugs (dont get me started on the map and the inventory system) it is a good game... if you can look past these problems its really enjoyable... i have already played through it once (being a good and holy man :D) and am going through it a second time now (being a total a******! >:D)...
Dazhel
Posted 01:58pm 29/10/08
if you move your family from one house to another, sometimes instead of moving it clones your family so you end up with two families, one in each house.


*raises glass*
To wives and girlfriends!
May they never meet...
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