Zero Punctuation: Fable 2

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Xed51:
When I try to open the video, this thing appears:

404 Error: File Not Found

This page does not exist - the link you followed may be broken or out of date. Please check the menu above for the content that you're looking for.

Does it happen only to me?

Remain calm. All those people who wait for its arrival at 5pm GMT (I think it is) and keep pressing Reload on their browsers are effectively creating a Denial of Service attack on The Escapist website, this will affect the forums too. I just waited until after 6pm to check it out.

Very well observed and humorous as always Mr Croshaw.

MURPHYCHACHO:
I keep getting a 404 error as well. Is there something wrong with the website?

Sorry, we ran into some caching issues for a bit. But I leveraged the power of the megaramz to make everything faster then ever and at almost a third of the load.

The_root_of_all_evil:

But did you read the amount of comments that said "Yay! No More Adverts!" from about three weeks ago?

And then we have some at the start and at the end for something that quite a lot of us wouldn't want to, or can't play?

It's an advert inside a ZP video. I imagine people are willing to pay a pretty penny for that kind of publicity. Do you really think they'd be happy to ignore that opportunity over a few negative complaints?

Accurate as hell review, and that postal sorting mini-game does indeed exist, albeit in Wind Waker rather than any Sims dross.

i played through it a few times and really feel fable 1 was much better. For example, the immersion in fable 2 was attrocious: in fable one, i felt like Albein (however you spell it) was one large connected continent. In fable 2, i quick traveled every such that i had no idea where anything else was in relation to any other region (with the obvious exception of all the regions with the world "bower" in front of it). I feel this is a downgrade from fable 1.

The story was less enthrawling and shorter, the world was much less immersive and connected, the economics engine i broke within 20 minutes so money wasn't an issue throughout the entire game, there is not character customization comaparably, and the inventory management system needs some serious work to be alittle faster to use. I'll throw in the spell system there two even though i give them credit for trying to take it a different route because every single melee battle could easily won with the time control on the first level and a half decent sword.

Good review as always.

Yes, Yahtzee, the game itself is a basic upgrade to Fable, but it's a GOOD upgrade. I thought it was awesome just because I'm one of those guys who loves one-shot flintlock pistols and swashbuckling. I'll admit that the ending was anticlimactic, but it was extremely satisfying. I'll also say that the game falls into a bottomless pit of shitty intellectualism midway through, but taking out baddies with cutlass and musket more than made up for it.

Ah... A sequel to the Fable review I've permanently synced to my iPod so I can watch it whenever I want. I do miss the "CHOICES!" bit from the first one, I must say.

Overall, I enjoyed this review, but I usually do so that's nothing new. Hooray Yahtzee spicing up my Wednesdays!

Had to wait to see the an hour to see the video (OMG!) anyway, felt phoned in for me, the review of Dead Space last week was charged and witty, but I think Yahtezee did this one against his best wishes. I think he should just give Molyneux a call and chew him out for a good ten minutes. On that note, cough, *fallout 3* cough.

Everything sounded about right to me. Honestly, it's a fine game, a good distraction, but everytime I hear someone gab on about how great of an improvement it is, I just start thinking that I want to go back and play the first one. Yahtzee, like always, is right on all accounts.

While it's fresh in my head, is it really so bad to make combat a little more intuitive and controlled then one damn button? Sure, it sets up for easy multi-style combos, but the magic still feels gimped to me.

People asking for a Fallout 3 review.

Heres ya are
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/75-Oblivion

Magnetic2:
Had to wait to see the an hour to see the video (OMG!) anyway, felt phoned in for me, the review of Dead Space last week was charged and witty, but I think Yahtezee did this one against his best wishes. I think he should just give Molyneux a call and chew him out for a good ten minutes. On that note, cough, *fallout 3* cough.

Really? I felt that the Dead Space review was one of the more mundane reviews he's done, while this review is one of the more entertaining videos. Well, the line at the end really got me.
"OOOOO, WOOK, HE'S A DOGGIE!! MASH UP HIS WIDDLE FACE AND CALL HIM CHIPS!"

Hahaha, I knew it would only be a matter of time till Fable 2 was Reviewed. Hallarious :D

griffinith:
Next week.. Left for Dead. (I hope)

are you daft? Gears of War 2 first then Left 4 Dead

BlueInkAlchemist:
Another US$60 I don't have to spend. Seems that Fable suffers from the same NPC plague as Oblivion in that all of them look, sound, and act exactly the same.

Bravo.

You trust this guy's reviews?

He may say bad stuff about games and on some occasion they might be right but he over exaggerates stuff to the point of hilarity and says everything is bad! (except some good games and one bad one (COD 4))

I must say, this is the funniest ZP in ages. I had to consciously stop myself from laughing since, y'know, it's currently six bloody am.

Fable 2 was heavily flawed if there's anyone defending it. Yeah, it had some upsides, and overall it was a lot of fun if you're into the whole RPg type thing (and by that I mean ROLE PLAYING game, with much less emphasis on the latter). But it had some obscene flaws. I raged pretty badly when pretty much every single post-game quest gave you yet more useless money, for instance.

Doesn't matter how fun it was, the game was riddled with flaws, bugs, and downfalls, which you have to expect from someone like Molyneux. I don't particularly mind; I don't regret the money spent on it.

But the bottom line is, a game like this is just paradise for a guy like Yahtzee, or any OTHER critic who actually has a pair and DOES HIS JOB.

I agree pretty much with what he said, too easy, not enough challenges, blew threw the whole thing in two days. There should have been alot more areas and questes and it should have just been made bigger with more veriety in spells. Not that the game is bad, but it's like it was made for people who can't tie their shoes or something. I wonder what he would say about two worlds?

I get the feeling Yahtzee didn't like Fable 2.

SpaceIdiot:
I haven't played fable 2 yet but I also ran into the problem of Not being able to kill the Children in Fallout 3 and frankly I don't see why not. I don't see why killing a shorter NPC is that much worse than all the other morally evil and ambiguous things you can do in both Fable and Fallout so why is this taboo?

I mean come on. I wasn't even able to sell them into slavery though God knows I tried. So please, game designers, let me be as much of an evil douchebag as I possibly can.

Though at least in Fable your character can get a girl. In fallout 3 I wasn't able to get a single NPC to swing that way, let along get my character laid. The Mass Effect Character was able to and he/she didn't have to put up with half the sh*t that Fallout 3 has in store for you.

It's because society today has become so politically correct (wussy imo) that if they even tried such a thing, all sorts of media and whatnot would be screaming bloody murder. To compound that, games cost a lot more money than it used to, so they are forced to make a game that pleases all of the censors and mothers worldwide.

I enjoyed Fable 2 for what it was worth. I enjoyed killing everything that moved and shooting townsfolk in the nuts with my flintlock. It was stupidly short and the co-op sucks, as well as not having armor of any kind. But hey, not too many games let me shoot the nuts off of a tranny.

Awww, come on Yahtzee, you can always
1) Marry Lady Grey
2) Have a sex-change
That's all the freedom I need!

Yahtzee Croshaw:
Fable 2

This week Zero Punctuation reviews Peter Molyneux's latest action rpg adventure, Fable 2.

Watch Video

whats the last thing said at the end, i only caught "and called him chips" every thing a few seconds before that wasw gibirish, can some one tell me what was said there?

Nice review. Same Yahtzee as ever. Must say that I agree on quite a few points. It's a shame he didn't remark on being able to murder everything but the children to get all your anger on them out. Quite satisfying. Or how the manual aiming mode blows rusty buckets of goats.

Figured now was as good a time as any to make an account here and make posts that will most likely not even get read since they aren't on the first page. ANYWAY, taping the magic button down wouldn't really work since you need to release the button to cast the spell and if you fell asleep doing that you'd wake up to find you had quite a lot of scars, which no one cares about. Other than that, spot-on review, I'm now drowning in money that I have nothing to use on so I'm just waiting for downloadable content, which there had better be some of because that was a pretty abrupt ending, I thought.

Inriri:

SpaceIdiot:
I haven't played fable 2 yet but I also ran into the problem of Not being able to kill the Children in Fallout 3 and frankly I don't see why not. I don't see why killing a shorter NPC is that much worse than all the other morally evil and ambiguous things you can do in both Fable and Fallout so why is this taboo?

I mean come on. I wasn't even able to sell them into slavery though God knows I tried. So please, game designers, let me be as much of an evil douchebag as I possibly can.

Though at least in Fable your character can get a girl. In fallout 3 I wasn't able to get a single NPC to swing that way, let along get my character laid. The Mass Effect Character was able to and he/she didn't have to put up with half the sh*t that Fallout 3 has in store for you.

It's because society today has become so politically correct (wussy imo) that if they even tried such a thing, all sorts of media and whatnot would be screaming bloody murder. To compound that, games cost a lot more money than it used to, so they are forced to make a game that pleases all of the censors and mothers worldwide.

I enjoyed Fable 2 for what it was worth. I enjoyed killing everything that moved and shooting townsfolk in the nuts with my flintlock. It was stupidly short and the co-op sucks, as well as not having armor of any kind. But hey, not too many games let me shoot the nuts off of a tranny.

I swear in Bioshock you can rip a worm out of a little girl with your bear hands...AND THERE IS NOTHING LEFT OF THE GIRL!

I stayed up till 6am but it was so worth it. God damn that was the funniest video hes done in ages.
Since I first heard of Fable 2 I knew exactly what it was going to be; Fable 1.1 high def edition. Same old boring fantasy crap, dull story, annoying bland character garbage the first game was. Yahtzee couldn't have said it better, you CAN do all that crap he mentioned but why oh why would you when there's no point to any of it.

Neosage:

You trust this guy's reviews?

Yes, I do.

Neosage:

He may say bad stuff about games and on some occasion they might be right but he over exaggerates stuff to the point of hilarity and says everything is bad! (except some good games and one bad one (COD 4))

How is his over-exaggeration of the legitimate problems with games any more or less valid than the over-exaggeration made by folks at GameSpot or IGN? I'm more inclined to believe someone willing to fly in the face of fanboy fanaticism to point out the flaws in a game over bunches of samey glossy corporate bloggers saying something is the "BEST GAME EVAAAR."

And it's only on a few occasions where he universally declares a game to be bad. Clive Barker's Jericho and Too Human spring to mind. Compare those reviews to BioShock, Assassin's Creed, Crysis and numerous others in which he balances the obvious points of praise with the brutal and well-deserved tongue-lashings for which he has become famous.

Finally, if you believe you can make a more valid review, YouTube's free.

For some reason, the media player that this video uses doesn't work on my school's network. I'm not suprised he thrashed the game (judging from the responses people have been giving). The reason why he became so popular was because he bashed the first Fable. Even if the game was really good, he would still make up some imaginary flaws about it, just so he can prove he's right. But then again, I haven't played the game or watched the review, so it isn't my place to say these things.

P.S. People need to lay off the comments. There are way too many, for a video that has just been recently added.

Once again Yahtzee great review, Keep them coming!

Yahtzee Croshaw:
Fable 2

This week Zero Punctuation reviews Peter Molyneux's latest action rpg adventure, Fable 2.

Watch Video

That was actually spot on. I find that Fable 2 is worse than Fable.

It's ridiculous, if you buy property and make money apparently you're corrupt. Maybe it should've had real corruption, like being mayor and giving planning permission for briefcases full of money.

As a person who cannot afford to buy a flat and has to pay extortionate rent it would've been nice to have the boot on the other foot without the punishment from the game which is obviously absent from the world.

I wish I could tell as easily who was corrupt, then I wouldn't deal with people who had flies endlessly buzzing around them that oddly glow in the moonlight.

Kross:

MURPHYCHACHO:
I keep getting a 404 error as well. Is there something wrong with the website?

Sorry, we ran into some caching issues for a bit. But I leveraged the power of the megaramz to make everything faster then ever and at almost a third of the load.

You sir, are a genius. I shall buy you a drink next escapist meet =)

Stabby Joe:
Haha! Knew he'd do this one given the previous review of the first Fable. The second for me thus far has been more of an updated version as opposed to a massive leap for the series.

NOTE: I don't think you should review Fallout 3 because its to obvious of a target given all the pre-release hate already.

Yeah, but the obvious fanboy hatred of it makes it ideal for him to rant on about fanboys, which is always when hes at his best like "Mailbag Showdown."

LOL. Im glad I got Far Cry 2 over this yesterday.

Break:

The_root_of_all_evil:

But did you read the amount of comments that said "Yay! No More Adverts!" from about three weeks ago?

And then we have some at the start and at the end for something that quite a lot of us wouldn't want to, or can't play?

It's an advert inside a ZP video. I imagine people are willing to pay a pretty penny for that kind of publicity. Do you really think they'd be happy to ignore that opportunity over a few negative complaints?

No. :( But I'm beginning to feel that way after Activision and EA.

guess im not missing anything then

I remember watching the original Fable review, it was pretty funny.

Also, my video gaming friends have been talking a lot about Fable II lately. I should definitely show them this review.

guys. if you like the game, don't listen to yahtzee and stop liking it. thank you for listening and goodbye

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