X360 Tuesday, June 24, 2008 | 2:10 PM

Fable 2: Dev. diary #6

Fable 2: Dev. diary #6

Lionhead and Microsoft just released the latest episode of their Fable 2 developer diaries series, "Inside Lionhead". I haven't seen it yet but these videos are always a pleasure to watch, very interesting and nicely done.


Inside Lionhead #6

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Commented on 2008-06-24 14:40:13
Looks pretty nice and interesting.
Commented on 2008-06-24 15:08:17
Loved the video! the music in this game is just incredible!
Commented on 2008-06-24 15:18:13
Yhea... if the "ambient" music has this kind of quality, i'll have to get the OST, ASAP!
Commented on 2008-06-24 15:28:59
Duno the music seems a bit too similar to the first one ... oh and Kameo.
Commented on 2008-06-24 15:30:18
Looks stunning.

And what? the music should be similar to the first one.
Commented on 2008-06-24 16:01:16
Ectomobile = Win.
Commented on 2008-06-24 17:02:24 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Duno the music seems a bit too similar to the first one ... oh and Kameo.
Nothing wrong with that as both of those games had phenomenal soundtracks.
Commented on 2008-06-24 17:04:26
Ok, now I'm excited because he said about not being evil just by the way you look, but also the social context to the main character. The villagers and creatures look great, still the concept art looks cooler than the in-game models. We'll see, I loved the 1st Fable but it was limited in some aspects of character building. Chickenhat+boots+stupid costume combination FTW!
Commented on 2008-06-24 18:00:22
Whats up with the MP4 being more than 3 times smaller than the WMV?
Commented on 2008-06-24 18:01:15 In reply to tid
Posted by tid
Whats up with the MP4 being more than 3 times smaller than the WMV?
Better format compression.
Commented on 2008-06-24 18:06:08 In reply to starfox14now
Posted by starfox14now
Better format compression.
Yeah right... better ok, but not 3 times. Usually the MP4 is about the same size as the WMV. And I have seen many times the MP4 was somehow faulty like in resolutions of 5000x720. I usually prefere h264 to wmv, but on this site I don't think it gets encoded somehow sloppy...
Commented on 2008-06-24 18:10:54
The Sandgoose!! XD
Commented on 2008-06-24 18:17:43 In reply to Ronsauce
Posted by Ronsauce
Nothing wrong with that as both of those games had phenomenal soundtracks.
Definitely.
Kameo had amazing OST, very epic.
Fable had greta tracks as well, some of it anyways.

But I don't think they have worked out the main theme for Fable 2 yet, and considering that Fable's main theme is pretty much famous among Fable players they used it in this video.

Anyway, can't wait to get it, loved the first one.
Commented on 2008-06-24 18:39:51
The only time I've heard any new music for Fable 2 was the other day. There's a video which showcases some new characters. Anyway the music in it was fantastic.

I think they'll be remixing some of the memorable tunes from Fable1, to which I have no problem with because the soundtrack is top notch.
I think they'll keep the main theme primarily because it is quite memorable to existing Fable players and it probably cost them quite a bit to get, so they want to put it to good use.

Around 3:30 and 3:54.. the visuals are just stunning. Beautiful vistas.
Commented on 2008-06-24 18:40:25
Chances are the main theme for Fable 2 will be the main theme from Fable. It was made by Danny freaking Elfman and is too popular to not use again.
Commented on 2008-06-24 18:52:32
Found it. It was on IGN. There's a written interview with Dene Carter there as well.

http://uk.xbox360.ign.com/articles/882/882355p1.html
Commented on 2008-06-24 19:02:52 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Duno the music seems a bit too similar to the first one ... oh and Kameo.
All of the music there was from the first one. I'm sure they'll have new tunes in the second, once they're ready to show off more of the game.

Oh, and did that confirm October as the release date?
Commented on 2008-06-24 19:46:56 In reply to WinterSnowblind
Posted by WinterSnowblind
Oh, and did that confirm October as the release date?
Why would they lie/decive us? it's not like they have an evil... good sense of humor, to tease us.


do they? ;(
Commented on 2008-06-24 21:18:38
Looks like October might be it, and it also gives them the chnace to back out, since it will just be speculation on our part.

I don't liek the concept artists. Or atleast, I cans ee the input he ahd, and it's way too caricatured for my liking. Other than that, still seems like a great game.

Only otehr game that morphed charcters was Shadow of the Colossus. And that was awesome. I think they took a lot of inspiration from SotC already with the dog. But the dog feels a bit too gimmicky for my liking.
Commented on 2008-06-24 21:38:51 In reply to lb003g0676
Posted by lb003g0676
I don't liek the concept artists.
To each his own and all that, but it shocks me that you don't like the concept art!

As you can tell I'm in favour of the stylised art direction :P
Commented on 2008-06-24 21:43:53
Too much talking and too little of the game shown... What a pity.
Commented on 2008-06-24 21:51:39
From what we saw of the game in that diary, it's lookin' b-e-autiful.
Commented on 2008-06-25 08:13:42 In reply to Jollipop
Posted by Jollipop
Duno the music seems a bit too similar to the first one
The music in the video *was* from the first one...
Commented on 2008-06-25 13:03:38
ok at the 1 min 39 mark there is a strange object in the guys hand a calibration grid on the screen. is this the Wii360 mote ?
Commented on 2008-06-25 17:16:28
lol looks a bit dodgy to be a video game peripheral :P

Anyway the weird thing about that shot in the video is not what he's holding, but what's going on just above his desk.. take a look. :D
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