Originally Posted by dlconner
In my opinion, the combat system is how Fable should have been. I mainly did exploring last night, and crawled through a dungeon. I really enjoyed all of the detail put into the world. Even the doors were unique. I loved finding the lore stones and learning little bits about the world as well. I can easily find myself sinking many hours into this game, to my wife's dismay
I know this demo is only the beginning of the game, but based on this short time with the game I'll have to give a nod to Fable2's combat. I liked F2's three-charge spell/attack system, where you hold down a button and the force and range of the attack grows. I don't know why they messed with that in Fable3! Reckoning had a bit of this with holding the bow for a more powerful attack, and playing as a rogue w/ daggers I got a powerful multi-hit attack that, if button hits were timed properly, could be chained up to 5 times.
But watching the movie at the end of the demo, I get the impression that combat in Reckoning is much more varied and deeper than Fable's, so I'm optimistic.
The detail in the world is very impressive, encouraging exploration. And the lore is fun - not overly serious, again ala Fable. I like the multi-step quest system, and Reckoning does a good job keeping me on track with a quest and knowing what to do. Also, most importantly, the l00t is nice, plentiful, and easy to determine what item has enchantments, and what is better than items currently equipped.
I saw a couple visual glitches in this demo - some ground textures missing, looking like strange holes in the ground or odd stretchy triangles. A conversation with a character or two was missing. Also, audio cut out during one battle with bears, playing only background birds tweeting. I'm certain these are all demo glitches that will be fixed in the final release.
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