Posts Tagged ‘Fable 2’
My character in Fable 2 met the love of his life early on in his career. Her name was Eve, and she ran a man’s tailors in Bowerstone, a place that I often frequented to check out the latest clothes. Such was my renown that Eve and her assistant (her name escapes me) were soon head over heels in love with me, and vied for my affections.
But it was Eve with her penchant for dance and her throaty Lancashire accent that caught my attention and we were soon married. I bought a fairly big house just along the road from her shop (with money saved up from my blacksmithing work) and we moved in. She instantly fell pregnant and we had a baby boy named Alex, although I seem to have been left out of the naming process much to my chagrin.
Wow, I almost didn’t give a second look to Far Cry 2, but with all the fantastic reviews that have been cropping up it’s hard not to take notice. Then again, today I’ll be picking up Fable II, then it’s christmas just around the corner with Gears 2, Fallout 3 and Underworld all on my wish list. And I’ve still got Condemned 2 to begin, with Infinite Undiscovery on my to-buy list. Argh!
The last game I completed was Brothers in Arms: Hells Highway. Before that it was Mass Effect. Prior to that I finished Eternal Sonata for the second time, and previous to that, I put 110 hours into Lost Odyssey. Currently I’m nearing finishing Mass Effect for a second time (racing my best friend to 1000 points… and currently winning!), and next on my agenda is Fable II. Four out of those five games I’ve mentioned are RPGs!
Gaming is often referred to as a means of escapism from real life. We’re given the ability to not only control another character, but to become fully immersed in their world and live their life. It’s an opportunity to do something you’ll have little to no chance of doing in real life, whether that’s being recruited as a stealthy agent for the NSA, or to race around London at dangerously high speeds in a Ferrari. OK, make that no chance of doing in real life.