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New Fable II DLC Coming May 12th

Soulskill posted more than 5 years ago | from the more-and-better dept.

Role Playing (Games) 26

Lionhead Studios today announced that their next section of downloadable content for Fable II, called See the Future, will be available on May 12th. The new content will include new quests, monsters and items, a Colosseum, and alter egos for the player's dog. Peter Molyneux also hinted at a connection to the next Fable game, saying, "... it would be pretty poor to say See the Future if it didn't have some connection." Further details are available in the latest in Lionhead's series of developer diaries.

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The Quest for First Post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27775823)

Victory!

Re:The Quest for First Post (1)

Dotren (1449427) | more than 5 years ago | (#27775967)

Damn you! Now the rest of us have to wait for a respawn!

What about the ending (3, Interesting)

RemoWilliams84 (1348761) | more than 5 years ago | (#27775835)

You think they will make an add-on to make the ending not suck.

I mean I play through this whole game enjoying most of it, then I get to the end waiting for this epic duel between good and evil, and it's over without a single button press. LAME!

Sorry for this post, it just frustrates me when I feel like I wasted $60 on a game.

Re:What about the ending (2, Informative)

jlb0057 (1143241) | more than 5 years ago | (#27776015)

It's about the journey, not the destination. No, you're exactly right. The ending of Fable II was almost as bad as finding out that Fallout 3 actually ENDED after its lame finale. C'mon Bethesda!

Re:What about the ending (1)

DanHess (1546635) | more than 5 years ago | (#27810055)

Now that would be something to see, an interactive multiplayer Bethesda game. I mean with Xbox live already in use by the majority of xbox owners I don't see why you can't have a small band of friends working together to complete Oblivion/Fallout 3 missions. Now that's the kind of DLC I want.

Re:What about the ending (2, Insightful)

Clandestine_Blaze (1019274) | more than 5 years ago | (#27776863)

I think they made the ending for Fable II open-ended. I'm just guessing that there would be a DLC to give you a "proper" ending.

*SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER*
*SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER*
*SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER*

For instance, if you choose family as your ending to get your dog back in Fable II, you end up receiving a letter from your sister Rose. The letter itself is extremely vague as to her whereabouts, but it does signal that she is, indeed, out there somewhere.

Of course, if you chose to sacrifice it all for the people who died making the tower, then I guess your dog and sister stay dead, which is a country song just waiting to happen! :D

Re:What about the ending (1)

BenevolentP (1220914) | more than 5 years ago | (#27813395)

Hopefully this little rant someone at penny-arcade posted will make the ending suck a little less for you - it did for me.

SPOILER
SPOILER
SPOILER

Fuck video game logic.

Fuck the idea that games have to end with a final climactic boss fight. Fuck final bosses with super-attacks and a third ultra form with an extra wing that summons meteors and shit.

Fuck hitting his glowing vulnerable spots. Fuck a gimmick battle where you have to run between three switches until he drops his shields and then you can shoot him.

Fuck waiting for the god damn villain to finish his monologue before you shoot his stupid god damn face

You know why Reaver shot Lucien?

Because you, being a gamer, were sitting there patiently waiting for the guy to finish his monologue before you began SUPAH BOSS-A BATTRE-YU.

He was standing there, and you had a gun pointed at him.

SHOOT HIM IN THE HEAD

But you didn't, because you thought there was something more to this then just getting simple revenge on the guy who fucked your life up.

There isn't. Shoot him. Now.

I loved the whole end of this game exactly because it flew directly in the face of video game logic. Specifically, it flew right in the face of bullshit JRPG logic that is poisoning all RPGs and has been doing so for years.

Stupid 7 gigabyte Xbox 360 Disc Format (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27776069)

All the stuff they couldn't fit on the smaller than last gen 360 7 gigabyte disc format for extra money.

No thanks.

Re:Stupid 7 gigabyte Xbox 360 Disc Format (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27776935)

Couldn't? Or chose not to?

oh boy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27776697)

Here's hoping the game lasts longer than five hours and actually involves gameplay rather than a dumb interactive movie with a shitty ending.

Someone explain to me why Molyneux is still relevant when it comes to game design?

Re:oh boy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27783259)

I don't understand, I played it and enjoyed it for a good twenty hours without even starting down the storyline.

Did you maybe not understand the point of the game?

Re:oh boy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27790829)

> 20 hours

hah, lies or you're an imbecile

> the point of the game

how about the point of shelling out $50 bucks to play the game when it first came out

How bout some proper multiplayer (2, Interesting)

Garbad Ropedink (1542973) | more than 5 years ago | (#27776777)

I'd like to see a proper multiplayer update for Fable 2. The whole thing of connecting online and having to share a single screen is just awful. It's one of those design choices that makes you wonder if that part of the game was made on 'huff as much gasoline as you can' day at the office.

Re:How bout some proper multiplayer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27778875)

Lionhead is based in England, so it would probably be "huff as much petrol as you can" day.

Re:How bout some proper multiplayer (1)

mabinogi (74033) | more than 5 years ago | (#27783295)

Sadly there's a lot of that sort of thing in current generation games.
In particular, trying to find true local co-op console games is extremely difficult. They either don't exist (taking the network multiplayer cop-out route), or they're this stupid "drop in and help out" sort of multiplayer.

I've come to the conclusion that the 360 and the PS3 have been designed for people without families, that never meet other people in person.

Re:How bout some proper multiplayer (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27784263)

That's pretty much the reason why I've become a PC gamer.

Consoles provide the perfect platform for local multiplayer, and it really amazes me that it's being thrown by the wayside. I have plenty of online games on my PC, which do online play much better than godawful XBox Live, PSN and the Wii Network.

I can't help but think that the success of the Wii (a gimmick, in my mind) is due in a very large part to the fact that consoles are losing touch with their inherent strengths (local play being a huge one) and are merely trying to emulate the PC.

On an unrelated note, there's no reason why, in 2009, I should have to rely on often dubious 3rd party solutions to play a FPS with a mouse and keyboard. I know casual is the thing to aim for, but FFS support Bluetooth mice or something.

How About Fable II for PC? (1)

default luser (529332) | more than 5 years ago | (#27777607)

It's pathetic that Lionhead isn't going to release Fable II for PC. I really enjoyed Fable + expansion.

Re:How About Fable II for PC? (1)

FredFredrickson (1177871) | more than 5 years ago | (#27779879)

I'm thinking this too. Here's to $60 they'll never see from me.

Re:How About Fable II for PC? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27780067)

Blame Microsoft.
Yes, really.

How is this on slashdot? (1)

sproketboy (608031) | more than 5 years ago | (#27778003)

XBOX only? Non-free - Non-GPL? What is the world coming to?

Re:How is this on slashdot? (1)

brkello (642429) | more than 5 years ago | (#27783495)

Because people wanted it to be here. This is about games. Not about saving the world with free software. I wouldn't come to this site if it was that one dimensional.

Re:How is this on slashdot? (1)

sproketboy (608031) | more than 5 years ago | (#27793839)

You have difficulty with sarcasm I see.

"DLC"? (-1, Troll)

RightSaidFred99 (874576) | more than 5 years ago | (#27778047)

Come on. You can't just pick arbitrary letters from a phrase and pretend its a well known initialization.

Boy, I hope my GFS gets installed soon! (Gas Fired Stove, didn't you know that?

My cousin caught a SCH in a Mexican whorehouse! (Scorching Case of Herpies, of course).

Donwloadable Content (1)

Reason58 (775044) | more than 5 years ago | (#27778081)

Donwloadable Content.

Horsearmor (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27784475)

The horsearmor tag made me laugh LOUD

barking... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27793301)

fable sucks, peter moulinex is as mad as a shit-house rat.

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