Greetings, Fable 2 is the first experience I had of the Fable universe and the land of Albion in which it is set. This is probably why it took me quite a while to get into the game as I wasn’t sure about the lore behind it all or what had occurred in the first game rather than any generic issues such as the combat system. However when I did become more involved the game I began to appreciate it more for your loyal companion and friend that is your dog, its storyline, whimsical humour and noticeable cast which includes Stephen Fry, Zoe Wanamaker as Ron Glass who played as Shepherd Book in Firefly.
The story revolves around the character of Sparrow, the gender of which is chosen by the player at the beginning of the plot and is set 500 years after the original Fable. Sparrow and his sister Rose are poverty stricken orphans who scrape up enough money to buy a magical music box when encouraged by a blind prophetess to do so. When they purchase the music box, they make a wish to live in Castle Fairfax where the town’s mentally unstable mayor named Lucien currently lives.
During that night a town guard brings them to the castle where they meet Fairfax. He conducts an experiment on the children to deduct if they are Heroes, people who have extraordinary powers. Lucien kills Rose and shots Sparrow out the window when he understands that one of them is one of the four heroes that were prophesied to stop his sinister plans for Albion. The young Sparrow is taken under care of the blind Prophetess named Theresa and accompanied by his dog who he rescued earlier on. Years pass and an older Sparrow is ready to take on the quest to find the other three heroes.
One of the great features of this game is that the hero and his dog will physically change with your actions becoming either good or evil. The game will also allow you to build a family and gather a lot of followers provided you use the right social actions. Overall this is a great game, not just because you can see Stephen Fry act as an eccentric semi-villain but for numerous reasons such as the interesting plot and characters. This is a great game that I would recommend to you even if you aren’t into fantasy. The fifth episode of the adventures of Fletch and Roman series 4 is up at Warehouse 17.
Quote of the day
What you have are bullets and the hope that when your guns are empty I'm no longer standing, because if I am, you'll all be dead before you've reloaded.
V for Vendetta