ok, so back when fable 2 first came out, I shelled out the extra cash for the collectors edition. it played great, I beat it and I never had any problems with it. that is until fable 3 came out. then suddenly all my saves for fable 2 were "corrupt" so I had to delete them. but, I didnt care that much. it's just a game, I can replay it, and I had just gotten fable 3 to keep me busy. well today I figured it was time I went back and beat fable 2 again. I tried starting a new character (offline) but I couldnt get out of the childhood stage before it froze entirely. however, the 360 dashboard still functioned. I restarted my console and connected to live to see if there were any new patches available. there were not. I tried again and it froze again before I could finish childhood. so I restarted my console again. I thought that maybe the add-ons were possibly the culprit. it was a stretch, but I deleted those and re-downloaded them. once again, the game froze before I could even get to meet lucien. so, after much frustration, confusion and reading outdated articles (from 2008-2009) about the exact same issues that I'm experiencing here in 2011, I cleared my system cache on my 360 hard drive and once again, started up the game. and true to trend, the game froze with me still not even out of childhood.
this is the only game I have ever played on any system or console that I have had this much trouble with. and I've tried making Half-Life 2 run on a pc that didnt have the GPU power of even an Nvidia GeForce 6200.
yesterday I played black ops with nary a hitch. and now I've run fallout 3 and turok without any issues whatsoever.
I've read that the issues could be fixed by installing fable 2 to my 360 hard drive, but I dont have enough space on my stock 14 Gb HD to do so, so that's not an option. (3.9 free)