Gabriel Knight III: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Game Over Online
30 December 2015
Excerpt: In a time where first-person-shooters like Quake 3 Arena and Unreal Tournament, or Role-Playing-Games like Planescape Torment reign over today’s gaming world; emerges an innocent 3D Mystery Adventure called Gabriel Knight 3 "Blood of the Sacred – Blood of the Damned".
Conclusion: It feels like there was no consideration for the fans, and no respect for the franchise as a whole. To summarize: + Technically solid + Colourful and silly +/- Surprisingly fun but shallow combat +/- Simple progression - Annoying and cringe-worthy dialogue - Extremely short and overpriced -...
Conclusion: There is no point in comparing Sacred 3 to either of the two previous games in the series, as it unfortunately shares nothing with them. It just feels like a scam meant to chip some money from careless nostalgic gamers, much like shoving dirt into a jar and labeling it "grandma's peach jam.
Pros: + enjoyable if you like endlessly clicking one button and killing tons of meaningless enemies, + action combat system has some good points, + decent visuals, + easy to pick up if you're a casual gamer
Cons: - levels and progression are linear, - it becomes monotonous very quickly, - very shallow and poor overall design, - weak combat system, - not really part of the Sacred series
Excerpt: The Sacred series spawned during a time in the early 2000s when Diablo clones ran amok; a new action RPG fuelled by loot drops and branching character trees was seemingly released once a month.
Conclusion: If you’re bored out of your mind and you need an RPG fast, well, then stay bored. You don’t want to be even more bored. It’s probably best to return to games like Diablo 3 and Divinity: Original Sin, both of which offer ten times the content and ten times the fun.
Pros: Fun bosses, quick-paced action-packed and simple to get into;
Cons: Repetitive and short, but what's more to the point it's remarkably restrictive for an RPG, as it offers little choice in practically every aspect of gameplay.
Conclusion: Fans of Sacred and Sacred 2, be wary in purchasing Sacred 3. It isn’t the same game style that you have come to know with the previous games. Having more in common with Gauntlet than Diablo 3, Sacred 3 lacks any type of talent tree system for customization, or an equipment loot system that makes...
Excerpt: I’m an explorer in uncharted territory. Not often does my ship of gaming fancy sail into dungeon crawling waters, excluding a brief excursion with Torchlight, until I washed up on the shores of Sacred 3.
Excerpt: The future of the Sacred series was looking shaky when developer Ascaron went insolvent after the console release of Sacred 2: Fallen Angel in 2009. Publisher Deep Silver stepped in, taking over support for the final expansion on PC, before giving development duties for a third game in the series to...
Summary: What's in a name? If you take the example of Sacred 3, very little. Publisher Deep Silver may have pasted the name of this action role-playing franchise on its new entry in the hack-and-slash genre, but the game itself is little more than a meticulously mediocre button-masher that strips out the...
Pros: Fast-moving levels loaded with non-stop combat, Inventive, challenging boss fights, Attractive and colorful visuals
Cons: Bland and repetitive level design, Linear exploration lacks the punctuation of quest assignments or item drops, Few meaningful choices when it comes to skills and equipped items, Obnoxious script and voice-acting