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    Fable II Pub Games

    Game » consists of 3 releases. Released Aug 13, 2008

    A collection of the three pub-style games in Fable II, originally released as a pre-order bonus for that game. Players transfer gold and exclusive items for their Heroes in Fable II.

    Favorite Pub Game?

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    #1  Edited By Aaron_G

    So far what is your favorite pub game, keystone, spinnerbox, or fortune's tower?

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    #2  Edited By jimbo_n

    Id have to go with Fortunes Tower. But really, all of them is really fun in their own way and they are all so luck based that you can really find equal enoyment in all of them.

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    #3  Edited By Aaron_G

    I find it hard to win. I mean it is a guess if you want to keep on going in Fortune's Tower.

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    #4  Edited By KingBroly

    I don't think any of them are very good to be quite honest.

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    #5  Edited By CheeseFanatic

    I agree KingBroly, that was the worst $10 I have ever spent.

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    #6  Edited By mike

    I can't believe people are actually spending $10 on this game.

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    #7  Edited By fox01313

    I prefer the tower card game & the keystone over the random luck spinner game. Overall I'm really enjoying it because as a fan of the first Fable game & knowing that I'll be getting the sequel. I really like the ability for the developers who might put a minigame on XBLA for unlocking special items in addition to giving you more money in the RPG. The better you do on the pub games, the higher items you can unlock in the retail game when it comes out. The trick on the two gambling games (not the spinner) is the same as any casino games which is to not go all mad crazy with the bets & keep it a the same amount (you win little over longer period of time over winning big occasionally). Overall I'd agree with the views of some of the people that I've heard from elsewhere that if you hate Fable & have no interest in the sequel then yeah, try the demo if you want but use your MS points somewhere else but if you're a fan of the Fable games then give the demo a shot & grab it from there if you like it. Not like you are going to be penalized when you buy Fable2 but not ever playing the pub games.  

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    #8  Edited By dendoofer

    the tower game. it's the only one that actually requires any strategy. and yeah,  if you haven't bought this game yet, don't spend $10 on it. I got it for free with my preorder, and that's about what it was worth.

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    #9  Edited By MisterMollusk

    I be using this to set up an interesting character: alas, a swarthy young lad who's gambling habits have plummeted him into debt and forced him to rob traveling merchants for cash.

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    #10  Edited By Aaron_G

    I got it for free, so for free it is okay. 

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    #11  Edited By Bennyishere

    I downloaded the trial, looked at the tutorials and quickly removed the game.

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    #12  Edited By pause422

    If you reserve fable 2 thats one thing..but no one should spend money on this. Anyone who's reviewed this arcade release will say the same.

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    #13  Edited By KingBroly

    Yeah, there's no point to getting this game unless you're getting Fable 2.  And if you pay $10 for it, you're a moron.  Seriously.  At $10, this game makes Yaris look good.  For free, it still isn't good, but it's manageable.  I still got a couple of Achievements somehow, but I'm probably not going to play it much after I get around 500 gold.

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    #14  Edited By Aviar

    I'd have to say the card game is probably the most interesting and does have a little strategy to it.  The other two games are nothing more then games of pure chance and luck.

    But I did find myself playing spinnerbox for most of evening yesterday.

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    #15  Edited By and333

    I dont know why eveyrones being weird about the games 1 you can get them free easily and 2 the game was never ment to be a full game but a comlipment to fable 2. My choice would be fortunes tower can't wait to get the full game so I can get the bigger decks!

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    #16  Edited By Doc_Zaius
    KingBroly said:
    "Yeah, there's no point to getting this game unless you're getting Fable 2.  And if you pay $10 for it, you're a moron.  Seriously.  At $10, this game makes Yaris look good.  For free, it still isn't good, but it's manageable.  I still got a couple of Achievements somehow, but I'm probably not going to play it much after I get around 500 gold."
    dont  you start out the game with 500 gold?
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    #17  Edited By fox01313

    You start off with 500g in the game & about 6 characters to choose from. I'm guessing if you go broke with one you can switch over to someone else, I've not gotten that far in the game yet. If you hit 0 for money in the game you can always enter in the first stage of the tournaments which are free to enter to get some gold if you place first to fifth in the tournament. The tournaments are the closer to a casino where you are playing against many opponents to have more winnings than they get, If you place high enough you can unlock items in the game (whole list in the menu of the game) going from special foods, tattoos, skill/strength/will boosting potions & more. One thing if the reader is playing this is to hit A to speed up the play which works well for the keystone & spinner game, it works for the tower game too but I'd advise against using the button to speed things up until the end when the game shows the rest of the cards until the game is over.  For the tournament spinner game might be the easiest way to get money/items for as all you have to do is start it up & keep pressing A as it only seems to cut through the spinning animation to get to the results of if you won or not.

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    #18  Edited By Homes

    You can reset your character but it takes away all gold, rating, and points along with your debt. I like it but then again I got it with my preorder. Spinner Box is just stupid but I like Fortune's Tower.

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    #19  Edited By MisterMollusk

    DAMNIT I WANT THAT MAGIC RING!!!!!

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    #20  Edited By Out_On_Bail

    I don't think it's that bad at all, when considering it is only a compliment to the actual game.  I'd probably be upset though if I expected it to be a great XBLA game, but I got the preorder and I knew to expect it to be nothing more than a pub game associated with Fable 2.  

    edit: To answer the OP's question: my favorite is the tower card game!

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    #21  Edited By mclakers

    i got it free with my pre-order. its definately not worth 10 dollars, but i played it for about 3 hours last night, i as up to 8000 but i ended up at 2150 , and fortune towers is the best of the 3

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    #22  Edited By Doc_Zaius
    MisterMollusk said:
    "DAMNIT I WANT THAT MAGIC RING!!!!!"
    well you have a 1 in 5 chance of getting it.
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    #23  Edited By KingBroly

    Hey, I wanna let you guys in on a bit of a secret.  There is a game exploiting glitch to get EASY money (basically impossible to lose money) as long as you enter a game with different betting limits.  Bet the lowest amount, hit A, then immediately hit LB.  You gotta be somewhat quick, not impossibly quick.  You'll only lose 15, but your bets will be multiplied so a bet of 15 (if max was 60) with a row of 5 would pay 20.

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    #24  Edited By Homes

    They'll probably patch that exploit soon...

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    #25  Edited By KingBroly

    People would just play it offline then.

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    #26  Edited By jimbo_n

    I was more than happy to spend 800 points to get me some early concept art, music and overall taste of the universe from Fable II in addition to 15 items and money when I start playing the real game. In addition to that the games are easy and luckbased but extremely addictive and should NOT be written of as "crap". Thinking about the 100s of hours I will put into Fable 2 I feel this is amongst the best 800 points Ive spent. If youre waiting for Fable 2, make sure to pick this up. Just because its easy to pick up gamble games people automatically write it off as crap just because they feel like thats the right thing to do. For me, Fable II pub games is about 10 times as fun as Braid..how about that for a flamestarter.
    People shouldnt expect games to offer things theyre not trying to do, an all to common gamer sickness.

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    #27  Edited By Ghostfish

    My view only comes from the downloadable demo so it might be a little different from the full download, but after playing it for the better part of a day trying as hard as I could to like it because of my fanboyism for Fable, I thought all three games were terrible.  Spinnerbox is easily the least enjoyable of the three; the game instructions should read, "Have you ever seen a movie where gross old people are playing slot machines and appear to having nothing left to live for?  Well that can be you!  Just keep hitting the A button until life loses all meaning and enjoyment, it's just that easy!  ...Because there's nothing else to do in this game."  Keystone and Fortune's Tower weren't much better, with such low odds of winning back more gold than I bet that I literally gave up on seeing any profit and, instead, came up with my own little game to see how long I could make my always-dwindling pile of gold last before running out.  Needless to say my game was awful, because a game based on losing frequently for a long time is an awful idea, but it was more fun than trying to win at the pub games.  Maybe if the payouts were a little better or the odds of winning slightly increased I'd be less inclined to label the pub games as such a heap of garbage, but they aren't.  If I was interested in realistic odds and low bet-to-payout ratios and house advantages, I'd go to Vegas - at least then I could catch a show or see some good old-fashioned female nudity.  But this is a video game, and I'm very NOT interested in playing something Fable-related that requires serious strategy in order to win minor rewards.

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    #28  Edited By KingBroly

    I think the consensus is thus:

    Great: Fortune's Tower
    Meh:  Keystone
    Horrible:  Spinnerbox

    Also, no one should pay 800 points for this game.  No one.  Pre-order the game, get the code and play it.  If you can't get a code, don't waste your cash.

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