I fired up my Xbox 360 last night to dive back into Fable II, which I had put on hiatus while finishing Oblivion. I’m not very far into it, but so far it’s been quite enjoyable. There’s just one slight problem with Fable II though. For whatever reason, not long after I start playing it, I get incredibly sleepy. After about half an hour of playing last night, I opened my eyes and saw my on-screen character running into a wall. What the hell?
It was getting late in the evening, but no later than when I normally do my gaming. It also wasn’t the first time it’s happened, in fact, my eye lids seem to get heavy every time I load up Fable II. I know it’s not a matter of the game being boring, because I genuinely enjoy it. Maybe it’s the soft music and peaceful vistas featured in the game. Maybe it’s the British accents… I don’t know, but something’s up. Something in Fable II is putting me to sleep.
Oddly enough, this has happened to me before with the Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance series on my original Xbox. My wife and I would play co-op, but for reasons unknown, I could only play for an hour or so before my eyes started closing on their own. It was the first time I’d ever experienced anything like it. Now that I’ve discovered another game that has the same effect on me, maybe I can somehow link the two to figure out what’s going on. If I can stay awake long enough that is.