Excerpt: There has always been a slight problem with gambling video games, in that they take a real-world vice and invariably remove the most important ingredient: the chance to win or lose large sums of cash. Without any sense of risk - or the chance to get rich quick - most games are reduced to a hollow experience that gets dull pretty quickly. Where is the thrill in hitting a royal flush in poker if your winnings are paid out in pretend money?
Conclusion: I thought it was your normal lottery game where you either won big or nothin. Keystone was the biggest problem for me. The problem I had was it took too long to finish each game. I know, I am a very impacient person . But, the rewards were very nice and it was helpful in Fable. Plus, the money was helpful in the begining.
Excerpt: Fable II Pub Games was originally offered up as a free incentive for people who pre-ordered Fable II from select retailers. However, it is now chiefly only available to download from the Xbox Live Arcade for 800 MS Points (£6.80/$10.00), a surprisingly high figure given that it was originally given away as a pre-order bonus.
Excerpt: Fable II: Pub Games has been released for two reasons. Firstly, to raise awareness for the forthcoming Fable II, and secondly to provide a half-decent stream of income from a style of game that has proved to be very popular on the Xbox Live Arcade. That’s right – it’s time to get your gamble on.
Summary: Fable II Pub Games is a collection of three games of chance popular throughout Albion, the world of Fable. The games themselves will feel familiar to anyone with a passing knowledge of common gambling games, and on balance, they're mildly entertaining. Their real appeal lies in their eventual integration with your Fable II game. Any gold or items that you win (or debt you accrue) can be passed on to your hero in Fable II, for better or worse.
Pros: One fun, addictive game, Earn gold and items for your Fable II hero, Great Fable aesthetic, Good tonic for acute Fable II anticipation
Cons: One dull, mindless game, No appeal for non-Fable-philes
Summary: Welcome to Los Santos; the place for moody cops, crying fake celebrities and downright hypocrites. Since 1997 when GTA 1 debuted on the PS1, Rockstar Games have treated us with London, San Andreas, China Town, Vice City and even Liberty City. Grand Theft Auto V takes us back to San Andreas and it's Los Santos roots. With next-gen consoles on the horizon what does Grand Theft Auto V have in store.
Pros: Full living world to explore, Switch control is fantastic, Plenty of things to participate in
Cons: Graphic texture pop ups, Delayed online mode yet explored, Miss the sights of Liberty City