Ubereview: Pub Games

The Fable 2 Pub Games content is nothing more than Microsoft and Lionhead trying to make money. The DLC (downloadable content) is just a way to get the fans to spend more money in anticipation for the Fable 2 game. That aside the game itself has come up with some interesting new spins on some old gambling games…


The game itself consists of three gambling games Fortunes Tower, Keystone and Spinerbox. The idea is to play these games to death in a vain attempt to build your star rating higher, so you can earn more gold, more games and ultimately enter more tournaments.

Its not all bad however, the game does have a niche, upon entering the different level tournaments you have a chance to win exclusive items for the fable 2 game… and thats it, there is also the option to unlock artwork but no one really buys games for unlockable artwork, and thats what it really boils down to with this game, your paying money for content, not the game.

If like most of the U.K, you got this game for free when pre-ordering Fable 2, then thats fine, but if you haven’t and you are actually considering buying the game for the gambling games on it then I warn you, Dont! The games themselves become very boring after a while, although as I have said they do have interesting elements, these elements however do lose their value after the second hour of gameplay.

Overall this isn’t a long review because it isn’t a long game, odds are most people will buy it anyway because of the special items to be used in fable 2. As a stand alone game it falls short, but then it was never meant to be a self proclaimed game anyway. I guess my argument is that it isn’t fun, its boring and I only played it for the content, which I would of been happy just to buy.


p.s That being said fortunes tower is quite fun.


About James

Uberbeard, otherwise known as James Crawford has just graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth, taking a course in Interactive Media. He's known to enjoy washing, eating and sleeping.

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