Leave it to Microsoft to figure out a way to hook a user on downloadable content. The company has released the first chapter of the episodic edition of Fable II for free… before they announced the pricing of each episode to follow.
In other words, you’ll begin your Fable II character in this free version, and then they’ll charge you to continue building it. Smart. However, it is important to note that if you start a character here in this free episode, it can be carried over to the full game on a disc, so you don’t have to pay what will undoubtedly be a ridiculous price for the full game digitally.