The Review: Fable II
DorkaDorka wrote this review on .
Story/Campaign (6/10): The main storyline of the first, though simple, was still interesting and relatively engaging, especially for newcomers. The second, unfortunately, is about as cliche as it gets. Bad guy killed your sister as a child, you round up a gang of heroes, have revenge. No substance, and it becomes painstakingly more clear as the story goes on that it isn't going to get any better, and it doesn't. If it wasn't for the fact that the story brought you to relatively cool places (if not mostly all the same), it would be worthless.
Side Quests (7/10): The RPG-only section, side quests, isn't exactly much of a section. Unlike games full of extra content, such as Oblivion, this game has very little else to offer. It has some really cool quests, and even some quite disturbing or humorous ones, such as bringing down the risen dead due to two morons who uncovered the necronomicon, or brigning back from the dead a well known character from the first game. That's another thing the side quests uncover: jokes from the first game. They are few and a bit weak, but will make annoying tasks like cleaning out someones garden of all enemies much less boring.
Gameplay (9/10): The thing that nearly saves this game from crap-town is it's easy-for-anyone-yet-fun-for-all controls and the actual fun in monopoly. You can not only kill enemies with ease, but also buy out complete cities and gain tons of money for it. Sometimes this makes the game way too easy, but it is enormously fun constantly buying shops trying to see how big you can get your pay check up to.
Yes, the game is fun - at first. But rent it, play through it, and try again. I say try, because you might not be able too. It's definitely worth a rental, but anything more and you might find the only thing bringing you back is the easy achievements that could easily have been gotten by rental.