I played Fable II on Xbox. It didn’t really grip me as much as I had hoped. The premise is good in that you get to ‘shape the world’ through your actions, but too many minigames and the whole ‘winning approval’ by giving gifts to people just annoyed me. I probably didn’t give it a fair chance, as – at the time – I was playing a lot of Warcraft. Fable III… not sure. I do like the artwork at least ;)
Dragon Age. It was a very good game – top notch for storytelling and characterisation. I also liked the origin stories, thought that all worked really well. If I had criticisms, I would say some of the areas were very linear, the combat got repetitive (mage nuke ftw) and yes… I agree about the A.I. I was playing on PC so at least had the advantage of using the turn-based system, but even then I would often have Alistair and Lelianna just charging ahead like loons, even if you had Storm of the Century and every other AOE spell going… Even with the tactics system, I had to constantly micromanage, as characters often never did what you wanted them to do. (Lelianna, why are you just standing there… AGAIN?!) Still, minor niggles… very good game. I played some of the DLC (Shale is about the best of it) but wasn’t blown away. Haven’t touched the expansion.
Fallout 3… I guess that is one that just passed me by. And I regret that. Thinking of maybe going back and picking it up, particularly as New Vegas has just come out. I suppose, because I have so little time to devote to gaming these days, I’m just getting more picky about what I buy.