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Free Xbox Game For Subscription.

Ha. I realized that my last post was “360”. Somewhat humorous considering this is a Xbox-related post.

And so, I renewed my subscription to Xbox Live in the last week. While the service has gone up an extra $10 bucks, I didn’t mind this time, as there wasa pretty good incentive: Renew for a year, and get one of these four games: Halo: Reach, Fable III, Kinectimals, or Kinect Sports. And to keep all of you out of suspense, I chose Fable III.

I couldn’t tell you how or why Fable III fell under my radar and I never followed up on picking it up before. I did like the second game, majority wise.

Let me continue on with my statement of that I liked Fable II, but I did have some issues with it. I liked that it was similar to Legend of Zelda in play feel (in some aspects), if not so much a play style. It was extremely linear in some aspects, and yet you could break free to explore if you wanted to. I liked you could be really good or evil, and that it was reflected in things that you did. Read the rest of this entry

Knothole Island.

I got the new expansion for Fable II. Let me start with that I am SO happy I can finally change my clothes to something else that doesn’t take quite as much of a bonus hit (The armor is actually quite cool).

I am glad to finally have a new area to explore. If I’ve understood everything, the new island quest doesn’t last as long as I’d like it to, and there’s not much variety in the puzzles (you do one set of puzzles in a dungeon, expect very similar ones in the others). As with all the other areas of Albion, the populace worships my character and follows him around begging for marriage proposals (the enamored AI that stalks you house to house and corners you is truly one of the most annoying aspects of the game), and there are a few new achievement points to be had, but I am kind of interested in getting back into the game for a while.

I didn’t talk a lot about Fable II last year, nor was it was one of my “Best of 2008” games, and that was largely due to a number of glitches (the furniture store in Bowerstone Read the rest of this entry

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