X360 Thursday, March 20, 2008 | 8:12 AM

Inside Lionhead #5

Inside Lionhead #5

Lionhead and Microsoft released this new episode of the always interesting Inside Lionhead diaries for Fable 2, this time all about what was shown of the game during the Game Developer Conference a few weeks ago.


Inside Lionhead #5

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Commented on 2008-03-20 08:44:04
Can't wait for Fable 2!

I hope they announce ONLINE co-op, not only offline. Offline co-op is just boring.
Unless you have a brother or a sister why would your "partner" create a profile on your 360, thats just stupid really.

Here's hoping for online co-op, if not, I will play this in single player like usual.
Commented on 2008-03-20 09:04:38
i cant wait for Fable 2, im gonna go back and complete Fable 1 once of 360 is fixed
Commented on 2008-03-20 09:31:50 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Can't wait for Fable 2!

I hope they announce ONLINE co-op, not only offline. Offline co-op is just boring.
Unless you have a brother or a sister why would your "partner" create a profile on your 360, thats just stupid really.

Here's hoping for online co-op, if not, I will play this in single player like usual.
You do know that anybody with a Gamertag can take it to their friend's house on a memory card or even retrieve it via Xbox Live on their friend's Xbox360 don't you?
Commented on 2008-03-20 09:46:52 In reply to Corellianrogue
Posted by Corellianrogue
You do know that anybody with a Gamertag can take it to their friend's house on a memory card or even retrieve it via Xbox Live on their friend's Xbox360 don't you?
I honestly didn't know :P

But still, nothing beats online co-op.
If you got friends who enjoy Fable 2 and don't have problem with co-op in Fable 2 it is not a problem.
I still prefer online co-op should be in for Fable 2 because most of my friends I have known for a few years lives in different countries.

Here is hoping for Lionhead adding online co-op.
Commented on 2008-03-20 10:16:19
As my wife's as much as a gamer as am (she has to be she works for a developer!) the offline co-op is a welcome addition, I didn't play the first one, not my cup of tea but my wife loved it so I promised her some co-op on this :)
Commented on 2008-03-20 11:08:12
offline co-op ensures that both players can not split apart too far in the gameworld.

so IMO this makes sense for a game where the second player is the "helping friend" of the main character.
Also the helper can take back the earned money and experience from such a co-op session into his own fable2 story, which is great.

so it's more of a single-player story for the main character (hero) who can have a side-kick. i think this approach is great for a game that follows a strong story line.

best regards,
scarjack
Commented on 2008-03-20 11:12:37
Lego Star Wars allowed for online co-op, and the co-op here seems to be modelled after the drop in and out system from LSW. Not watched the video yet, but I was just wondering yesterday when they'd be releasing a new one.

Although the first game was disappointing, it was still a really great game and this time Molyeneux is taking care to talk about features that are already implemented into the game and so far we've seen every one he's talked about. Plus it seems to have almost every feature that we were originally promised.
Commented on 2008-03-20 11:24:32
Wow... i'm truly excited for this game
Commented on 2008-03-20 12:37:10
Single machine co-op was the best thing that happened to Fable 2 in my situation where I, with two of my closest friends, have all different consoles.

I just hate playing over the Internet. There are so many good games on my PC, and we have a close knitted Ventrilo&Hamachi network, but I just can't bear myself playing anywhere else than in LAN.

Single machine co-op FOR THE WIN!
Commented on 2008-03-20 13:47:59
something tells me homosexual relationships was Alan Wrights idea.
Commented on 2008-03-20 14:35:32
Can not wait for this gem.
Commented on 2008-03-20 18:57:47
I hope for online coop very much too. My friend just got a 360, and he loved Fable 1, and he loves this kind of game, yet he only visits occasionally.
Commented on 2008-03-20 19:40:47
This is/will be the highlight of games this year, for me anyways. Loved the first one, still have it in fact. Cant wait to get my hands on this.
Commented on 2008-03-20 20:06:38
Ha, CliffyB makes me laugh.
Commented on 2008-03-20 21:45:00
lol online coop i get the feeling might come... but its something their working on thats why they wont announce it or count it out... they trying to make a mistake and say it will make it and then have to cut it.
Commented on 2008-03-20 22:21:02 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
But still, nothing beats online co-op.
Offline co-op does! xD Not much offline co-op games this new-gen...
Commented on 2008-03-20 23:22:18 In reply to OpiZA
Posted by OpiZA
Wow... i'm truly excited for this game
Commented on 2008-03-21 00:48:53
95% of the gold?

Peter, you and I will not be playing Fable2 together. lol
Commented on 2008-03-21 02:03:48 In reply to Scarface
Fantastic music. Hope Fable 2 has more of the same.
Posted by Scarface
something tells me homosexual relationships was Alan Wrights idea.
lmao. Maybe.
Commented on 2008-03-21 04:42:13
Fable does have some fantastic music. I was captivated the first moment I heard it, when the Fable flash site went up, oh so long ago.

Even though they are dragging out the inevitable announcement of Online co-op, I am glad that they've put in couch co-op.

And, nice to hear some gossip on the Magic.

Overall, another great Milestone Diary.

Can't wait for this game. Number 1 on my most wanted list!
Commented on 2008-03-21 13:25:15 In reply to Archaos
Posted by Archaos
Fable does have some fantastic music. I was captivated the first moment I heard it, when the Fable flash site went up, oh so long ago.

Even though they are dragging out the inevitable announcement of Online co-op, I am glad that they've put in couch co-op.

And, nice to hear some gossip on the Magic.

Overall, another great Milestone Diary.

Can't wait for this game. Number 1 on my most wanted list!
The music was great, however the main theme sounded far too much like the Spiderman movie theme. Hopefully they don't get Danny Elfman back for that.
Commented on 2008-03-21 16:19:13
^^lol, I detected that slightly too.

I wouldn't be totally surprised if they re-used it. It probably cost them quite a bit, and it's quite recognisable now.

But I too would like a new main theme. Russell Shaw and his team are more than capable.

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