Gladius & Fable
I'm looking at picking up a couple of new games, specifically I hope to find a good RPG--specifically games where you have control over character construction.
Galdius and the soon-to-be-released Fable sound pretty good. Anybody know anything about them?
An epic gladiatorial saga comes to life in this combat/role-playing game with a sweeping narrative, stunning environments, and insanely detailed graphics. In the fantasy world of the game, the darkness of the Great War has passed and the lands of Gladius are peaceful once more. Now combat takes place only in the gladiator arenas, where schools from around the world compete for the title of Imperial Champions. You follow the grand saga of two young heroes, Ursula and Valens, as they recruit and train a team of warriors and compete in the gladiator games. Battle with deadly weapons and powerful magic as you learn vital combat tactics while you enhance and customize your own characters. Strategic possibilities are nearly endless, with 16 character classes and over 100 unique character types from which to choose.
Fable is a remarkable role-playing adventure game from Lionhead Studios and legendary game designer Peter Molyneux. Beginning the game as an inexperienced child, your character will grow into an adult as you gain experience from making choices that will ultimately determine your future. Choose the path of righteousness, or dedicate your life to evil, and see yourself transform into a reflection of your actions and decisions. Age leaves you wizened and battle leaves you scarred. Every action that you take will have an impact on who you become, so you must choose wisely. With experience comes advancement and physical change, whether it be expanding muscles, a keen eye and nimble form, or the buzz of magical energies around your fingertips. As you develop you alter ego, the world reacts to you and your actions. People comment on your successes and failures, your appearance, and your behavior. Their opinions are expressed through applause, mockery, trepidation, panic, and even flirtation if they feel so inclined. Each person you aid, each flower you crush, each creature you slay, will change this world forever. With unlimited possibilities, you will never play the same game twice. So now it is time to enter the world of Fable and decide the ultimate question: Who will I be?