Fable 2 - Preview @ Hooked Gamers
A preview of Fable 2 is up at Hooked Gamers. I hadn't realised the dog (apparently) replaces a journal:
Fable 2 certainly has enough innovations to support this lofty claim thus far. The first one is the dog. Whereas most Role Playing Games rely on radars and journals to point you in the right direction, Fable 2 decides to ditch this. Instead they simply give you a dog. According to Molyneux, the dog will have the best AI ever seen in a videogame. Demonstrations thus far have shown it to be intelligent, if not award winningly so. AI aside, the dog will bark to alert you of enemies, sniff out hidden treasure and side quests, and trot merrily along towards your goal in an area.
Information aboutFable 2
Platform: Xbox 360