Fable II Review Suggestions

Variety takes a closer look at the letter that comes with review copies of Fable II, and the requests made therein.

I have a favour to ask you — we build this game not only to appeal to gamers like yourself, but to appeal to anybody. So please, please, please, please, pleae find somebody who doesn’t play games, watch them play it and see how their world turns out, because I think it’s only when you see those differences that the unique experiences comes through.
Molyneux also devotes two paragraphs to explaining how great online co-op is going to be, but how we won’t be able to review that until after the game comes out, perhaps in the first week, via the promised Xbox Live update. Which brings up an interesting question: Should reviewers wait until online co-op is enabled to run their reviews? Or run a review with the caveat that an important feature isn’t yet working? I’m actually not sure of the answer. On the one hand, it seems like readers would be well served by a review that includes an analysis of one of the game’s key features. On the other hand, reviews (at least online) can be updated just like games and wouldn’t readers be well served by a review that’s available when the game comes out, perhaps with an update when that feature is added, rather than having to wait a week or even longer to get a review?

Thanks Joystiq.

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