August 2012 Entries - Falcon's Blog

Fable 2

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

Written by Falcon, Thursday 23 August 2012

Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne

Greetings, Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne is a prequel to BioWare’s fantasy videogame Dragon Age: Origins and is set thirty years before the game takes place. It was written by the lead writer of the Origins, David Gaider and is easy to read through due to its enjoyable plot as well as the likeableness of the characters. The story also heavily revolves around Loghain, one of the primary antagonists in Dragon Age: Origins and sheds him in a different light in this novel, depicting him as more of a hero than the villain who he would eventually become.

During the events of the book, Ferelden has come under the occupation of the Orlesian Empire and ruled by the incompetent tyrant Meghran, who is potrayed as childish and selfish. He leaves the running of the country to his mage Severan whether he realizes it or not. The true Queen had been thrown from her crown, gathering up rebels to fight their oppressors while being hunted down. At the beginning of the plot, she is killed by spies working for the Empire who had infiltrated her circle of her advisers. Her son is forced to flee the battle while being pursued by the Orlesians.


When on the run he is found by a group travellers including Loghain, who are actively opposing their rulers. Once the identity of the Prince is found out, Loghain is forced to by his patriotic father to help Maric  get to safety while the rest of the outnumbered band of people attempt to fight off the approaching army. As the two once again flee they attempt to find the remainders of the rebel army  gather more to the cause to take back the Ferelden throne. Overall this is a very enjoyable novel and I look forward to reading the rest in the series. The fourth episode of the Adventures of Fletch and Roman is up in Warehouse 17.





Quote of the day

"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." I can do those things, because I'm not a hero, not like Dent. I killed those people, that's what I can be.


The Dark Knight

Written by Falcon, Thursday 9 August 2012