Looks like some nice moves but it all depends on how intuitive verses automatic (console) at least for me.
I can see Witcher 2 being a buy at release, but Fable I just couldn't do it. I want some reviews first, especially after Fable II. Though honestly not in any hurry to buy a m$ game on release day (week...err month).
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.That is easy.All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.It works the same way in any country.