Excerpt: The world has fallen into chaos and two factions battle over the last resources available. In Hybrid, the entire world is open to do battle in, divided into continents and districts to dominate. As you push back your enemies and claim districts, your faction earns rewards and of course, bragging rights. Once you select a faction, you’re locked in for a season, though you’re allowed to switch one time per season.
Excerpt: Hybrid is the fourth title in Xbox LIVE Arcade's Summer of Arcade promotion, and while it many be the game that accumulates the least buzz out of all the great titles offered in the promotion, it is a game that definitely shouldn't be overlooked. You see, Hybrid is a third-person shooter set in a futuristic world on the brink of total destruction.
Excerpt: This is yet another game that you may have missed back in the day but is now SO cheap that you can't afford not to pick it up. Fable 2 is an action RPG with quite enjoyable combat and a branching skill tree where you can focus on magic, melee fighting, or guns/crossbows. One neat thing is your appearance changes based on your diet and your karma among other things. An evil character will start to get a sinister look while good actions give you a benevolent air about you.
Excerpt: This is a good game if you enjoy the rpg type games. It has great sound, ok graphics and good gameplay. The controls are sometimes hard to figure out, and the game sometimes glitches. If the enemies hit you lose alot of lif. It is overall a good game.
Excerpt: Fable for the Xbox was a love it or hate it kind of game. If you dwelled on all the unfulfilled promises and incredibly short length, it was easy to make a case against it. But if you based your thoughts of the game simply on its ambition and overall "fun factor", it was definitely a game you could get behind. With Fable II, Lionhead Studios is trying to fulfill those promises while keeping everything people liked about the first game intact.
Summary: If you enjoyed the original Fable, you’ll love Fable 2. The game’s visuals, gameplay mechanics, story and multiplayer combine to make a game that I really liked and will keep in my personal collection. After I finished the game, my wife told me she was bummed out that I wouldn’t be playing again. I told her that is not the case, because as with the original – while the main game’s story may be over, the story of your hero is not.
Conclusion: Concept: This sequel to one of the premier Xbox RPGs lets you control a character who ages and evolves based on your actions
Graphics: An amazing and colorful art design helps push this game forward
Sound: The game has a great score, but the voice work isn't particularly noteworthy
Playability: The three different combat styles feel a little more balanced with each other, but once you get powered up nothing offers much of a challenge
Entertainment: Even with its simple...