Even though the first Fable wasn't as good as creator Peter Molyneux claimed it would be, it was still a fun action-RPG to play through. The same could be said for the sequel.
Once more there's a massive, fantastic looking world to explore and once more everything feels very restricted. The world is devided into different sections, which takes the player out of the game instead of making the player feel he is really there.
But there's a lot to be said for the countless customising options (clothing, hair, weapons), the various job you can make yourself useful in, all the houses and shops you can buy, the women you can marry and make a child with, the dog that stands besides you at all times and helps you in finding treasure and the story, which isn't very engrossing but still does the job of pushing you forward.
Fable II is a great fantasy game with incredible graphics and fun gameplay, but nowhere does it become deep enough to really satisfy the hardcore gamer. Still, there's a lot of fun to be had, even moreso for the casual player.