I managed to put around 90 minutes into this last night and here are my impressions so far... The first thing I will note is that it doesn't seem a vibrant as Fable II but not being very far in this could change. One of the things I liked about Fable II was its use of bright colours as too many game this generation have been a combination of nothing more than Grey and Brown, so far its been quite dark. While I am on colours I may as well talk about graphics and overall they feel a bit meh. I have notice screen tearing on a number of occasions and sometimes the blur makes it feel like my eyes are completely out of focus. The characters are nothing special and I don't think I have come across a single point yet where the mouths actually move in time with the voices. They seem to have used a few generic mouth shapes and just dumped the voices on top, leading to points where the mouths don't even move when they talk. Another massive annoyance I found last night was that they seem to have mapped 2 things to the start button. Not only does it bring up the menu but it also moves you back and forth to your 'base' area. Trying to save the game last night took me around 5 minutes as I only got it to bring up the menu twice and the first time it told me I couldn't save. Interacting with towns folk is a complete bore. You have to press A to do anything with them which fades the screen and then pulls it up again with you standing with them. When you want to finish and go back to wandering you have to press B which does the same thing, screen fades and then comes back with you being free to roam. Overall this feels very clunky. I was asked to spread money around the poor last night in some mountain village but got bored and gave up. If the first 90 minutes are anything to go by then I won't be digging up anything unless I REALLY have to. Every time the dog found something and I chose to dig I had to sit through a 10 second scene of my character shovelling dirt. Seeing as the dig spots are not too far between this ended up being very boring and felt like they had just put it in to waste my time. I don't remember it taking that long in Fable II but its been a while since I last played it so I could be mistaken. As I am not very far in I haven't done too much as far as the story goes so I can't really comment on it overall but it seems your typical kill the bad king plot. I feel I need more time with it before I can say whether its worth playing or not but so far I can say that the graphics are probably 3 or 4 years behind everything else and time didn't simply disappear as I was playing it.