I played this all day yesterday. Game is a whole lot of fun. I like the graphics, way to step it up, and the environments are beautiful. I am really going to enjoy this. Nothing better than Simon Pegg and John Cleese either. I like the new way to change clothes and weapons in your 'Sanctuary.'
One beef, there are definitely some unfinished aspects and programming errors. I was forced to restart a game because there was a dialogue error. Nothing I did would force the next speech, that would allow me to continue my game. Not even going back to the previous save point. That was aggravating.
The upside, if you still have your Fable 2 game save on your HDD this game will 'peek' at it and see what gender you were. I tested it out. I started my first game as a save on my flash drive, it told me my father was a great hero. I restarted it on the HDD with my Fable 2 game and it told me my mother was a great hero. Nifty!
Some of my friends have pretty much plowed through the main storyline (as far as becoming ruler at any rate) in a day but there seems to be much more after that. I haven't gotten that far yet. I am a much more meticulous player and will go through every little thing I can before I continue.
Oh and one more beef, I don't know that I like the way the expressions work. I do like the fact it's a push of the button to do one, I don't like the fact I can't pick which one I want, or at least I haven't figured out how. When you choose to interact with an NPC, it appears to just randomly choose a good and bad expression. You just decide which. The dancing one is a bit awkward but funny. You have to hold the hands of the NPCs for escort missions, which can look ridiculous also.
You can get married to your Xbox Live friends and have a family with them. Neat little twist. PLus you can go into 'partnerships' with them too. I haven't gotten that far yet either.