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Re: Morning Consolidation
Mar 11, 2009, 18:09
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Mar 11, 2009, 18:09
 
Yeah, I grew attached to my dog too. I won't say anything to spoil the game. Just know when someone who finished it says they got attached to their dog, those of us who also finished it know exactly what happened.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Mar 11, 2009, 17:09
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Mar 11, 2009, 17:09
 
Agree on all of DG's points. I was surprised by how attached I got to my dog, he's really endearing. I couldn't help but smile as he ran ahead of me with his big ears flopping up and down.

Knothole Island was kinda underwhelming. Its really only for fans and doesn't add much content. I actually enjoyed the pre-order content more than the DLC, which is sort of weird.
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Mar 11, 2009, 17:06
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Mar 11, 2009, 17:06
 
I don't know about part 2, but the first one was completely 'on-rails'. There was no sense of exploration at all. You went from point A to point B on a narrow path and there was no deviation from said path. It was a linear action game with a leveling component and not a very compelling one.

This is still somewhat true, although the expanded game world does allow you to explore a bit. Meanwhile, a glowing trail continuously points you to your next objective. That can be turned off if you don't care for it tho.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Mar 11, 2009, 16:10
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Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2009, 16:10
Mar 11, 2009, 16:10
 
seeing how the game world reacts to your decisions. Good/evil decisions have permanent effects on the world around you, your relationships, what quests are open to you, what discounts/surcharges you get at shops, and even your appearance. Playing co-op with a friend can be a hoot,

Sounds like a medieval version of Saint's Row 2.
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Mar 11, 2009, 14:55
DG
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Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2009, 14:55
Mar 11, 2009, 14:55
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+1 kimbambaman's description, though worth noting that they neatly sidestepped the grind: while its worthwhile varying your attacks so you level evenly (do not specialise heavily!), there's not really any need to go around levelling and (after you earn some starter cash) you can buy businesses (for profit and buyer discount) and rent out homes (profit). The profits accrue even with the console off, albeit quicker when in game. You'll also want to buy a good home not to rent out but to sleep there which gives you various benefits - you get bigger bonus if you have a family living there.

Somewhat similarly, you get a dog and tbh afterwards other games seem a bit lonely.

It's a good game and probably underrated somewhat due to release coinciding with Fallout 3 (which is the better game, but I don't consider it an either/or situation as they are quite different).

Personally I wouldn't recommend the DLC. Well, if you're going to continue to play much after completion there is one benefit, which would be a spoiler but you'll figure it out by the time you've completed the main game. But the DLC itself is pretty short and not great.
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Mar 11, 2009, 14:41
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Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2009, 14:41
Mar 11, 2009, 14:41
 
I don't know about part 2, but the first one was completely 'on-rails'. There was no sense of exploration at all. You went from point A to point B on a narrow path and there was no deviation from said path. It was a linear action game with a leveling component and not a very compelling one.
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Mar 11, 2009, 14:08
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Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2009, 14:08
Mar 11, 2009, 14:08
 
I only gave Fable 2 a rental. The first isn't terrible, but it certainly suffered from over-ambition, and I wish I hadn't spent money on it. It was fun, just nowhere near what it was supposed to be, and there are better games out there. Fable 2 is largely just a current-gen version of the same game, with similar devices in the story. I'd say play them if you can get them cheap (shouldn't be hard with the first one at this point) or as rentals.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Mar 11, 2009, 13:45
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Re: Morning Consolidation Mar 11, 2009, 13:45
Mar 11, 2009, 13:45
 
What's the Fable series like? Is it Elderscrolls style RPGing? Is it any good?

Its really more like an action game with some light RPG elements. Combat is a simplistic affair, with one button for melee, range, and magic each. As you kill monsters, you get XP in whatever skill you used to kill them, and then use those points to unlock new abilities. There are no distinct levels in the game. The main draw here is the charm and humor of the Fable universe, and seeing how the game world reacts to your decisions. Good/evil decisions have permanent effects on the world around you, your relationships, what quests are open to you, what discounts/surcharges you get at shops, and even your appearance. Playing co-op with a friend can be a hoot, if somewhat marred by the goofy camera system.

I enjoyed Fable 1 and I love Fable 2. Being evil is a riot, as you can do some truly hilarious things. Also, just the off hand comments and reactions of the NPCs as you walk by can be pretty entertaining in their own right.

That's it in a nutshell. Again, its light on RPG elements so if you are looking for a robust RPG system look elsewhere. If you are looking for an action game that is fun and has a sense of (british) humor, you are in for a treat.
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Re: Morning Consolidation
Mar 11, 2009, 13:27
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What's the Fable series like? Is it Elderscrolls style RPGing? Is it any good?
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