Excerpt: When Ascaron in 2004 introduced Sacred nobody thought this hack&slash RPG would become such a big success. It was therefore no surprise that the developers some months ago announced Sacred 2: Fallen Angel.
Excerpt: Sometimes the simpler a game is designed and presented the more fun it becomes. From European developer Ascaron, the hack and slash action RPG genre is something that they are trying once again to refine and improve upon. Today we look at Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, their latest attempt at perfection.
Summary: Action RPGs are difficult to get right. At their core, they’re just games about killing tons and tons of enemies and looting the bodies, all the while perfecting that ultimate character build. Most are highly derivative, allowing players to almost mindlessly boot up and dive right in.
Excerpt: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is an action RPG in the vein of such hits as Diablo and Titan Quest. Set in the twenty-two square mile world of Ancaria, you are given the choice of playing as one of six unique characters through either a Light or Shadows campaign.
Conclusion: Most of Sacred 2's character is actually provided through visuals and sound. This is a real looker, with gorgeous sylvan scenes that include flower-strewn fields, dense forests, and babbling brooks, along with mountain and desert terrain reminiscent of postcards.
Pros: Solid, if mostly traditional game design, Wide range of quests, Good variety of enemies and monsters, Gorgeous visuals and offbeat audio.
Cons: Bugs make the game unstable, World map is massive and convoluted, Poorly developed main plot.
Summary: There’s a lot to say about this game, but all told, the simple fact is that it has a lot of content, it’s fun to play and is worth every penny. This is a game that’s sure to last you a very long time.
Pros: -Top-notch visuals, even if a bit standard., -A-grade soundtrack., -Voice acting is superb., -Ambient sounds do a lot to immerse players., -No monthly fees., -Has both closed and open servers for online play., -Very, very long; ranges from 18-150 hours., -Tons upon tons of options for skills, spe...
Cons: -Camera gets a little annoying at times., -Persistant world servers would have been a cool feature.
Summary: Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.