If you enjoy a thoroughly enjoyable role playing game, then this game is for you. But don't expect revolutions as promised.
Starting of just like in fable 1 you are a young child but this time with a twist, you get to decide whether to be male or female.
The adventure will start you of working and doing quests with your sister, which will then lead you on to the biggest new idea in the fable series, your faithful companion... your dog. This in most RPG's is a totally new idea and will change the concept of the game. The game will then proceed you through the childhood section and then dramatically put you forward in a plot changing scenario, this is where all your story will begin.
Right from the word go you will be making your own personal decisions on how to do the given tasks, over time your character will be morphed into a reflection of who you truly are and the world will change with you, it will be different will each decision you make, the paths you choose will determine the outcome to the game.
The many different styles of combat you can choose upon will defiantly appeal to a wide audience, and with the all new magic combat system, I think people might be tempted to venture to the more magical side of the game, but the option for the melee and ranged combat is still there, which has also been improved for those who like to come up close and personal with their enemies.
There is no denying that this game is bursting at the seems with gorgeous scenery, some of the effects look so real at times, it almost feels like you are in the game, it is up to you if you dare to adventure the country side or roam the towns and markets to trade or to kill... its entirely up to you. How you decide to deal with the people you meet, has a big impact on the citizens in the world, so if your going for the hero type I would recommend keeping killing innocents to a minimum, or if you want to strike fear into the eyes of the people that see you, well... going on a killing spree is always fun. Being a hero and a villain makes it feel as if they are totally different worlds, people will admire you if you are a hero, worshiping your very ground, but if you go down the evil path, people will run from you screaming, and you may get the occasional abuse thrown at you.
This game is huge, and with all the content trying to come out, you can be assured you will always have something to do, and to back this up there is tons of achievements to do... also a few legendary items to be found from Fable 1 for the dedicated players.
As if all that isn't enough, there is the new co-op game play which brings a whole new aspect to the game, you can join or have someone join you at any point of the campaign to help you complete it, even if they are powerful, the AI will adapt and find a balanced difficulty setting so it never gets too easy for you. There is always a challenge in Fable 2.
Although even with all the positives I am giving this a 4 star because, it still is not pushing the boundaries of game play, its still basic for RPGs, there is nothing new... apart from the dog, but apart from that you get what you would expect in most RPG's even if they are not up to fable standard, and the most disappointing fact is that the main story line is not that long. It can be done in several hours of play. But the amount of side quests and other activities makes up for this.
This is a game all RPG fans should have !
Story : 8.5
Design : 8.9
Gameplay : 9.0
Presentation : 9.0