Excerpt: To say that Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is big would be a “big” understatement. Its world is a huge 22 square miles, its quests number in the hundreds and it will take a significant amount of time to see everything that its universe, Ancaria, has to offer. If you can believe it, big doesn’t even begin to cover the scope of Sacred 2.
Summary: Sacred 2 has almost everything a gamer could want from an action RPG. It boasts a solid engine with gameplay that works far better than you could ever imagine a PC to PS3 port being capable of. It has beautiful graphics and a great soundtrack. Monsters are entertaining in both design and voice acting. Multiplayer mode is well done and adds more to the game that mere words can express.
Excerpt: Ascaron's Sacred 2 , a prequel to the 2004 release Sacred , emerged on PCs in the Fall of 2008, to mediocre reviews. After several lengthy delays, Sacred 2 has now successfully jumped the gap and entered the console realm. For fans of Diablo -esque hank-n-slash gameplay, this release was a welcome addition.
Conclusion: As RPGs go, Sacred 2 is likeable enough, but as a console game it doesn’t quite gel. It’s an admirable adaptation, and the menu pages that you navigate through using the triggers work really well, as does the combat, which has been ported perfectly to the Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers. Our only misgiving is the severe lack of personality and character, which ultimately leaves the game devoid of any real propulsion to its action and that just leaves us feeling a little bit...
Excerpt: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is a fantasy RPG that focuses more on massive combats, a huge world to explore and customizing your character than on the story. You can play a solo game or get another player to join you on your PS3 or Xbox 360, or three players can play with you over the Internet. Also, you can have two people locally and two people remotely playing. Those of you with PCs might recognize the title because it came out for the PC in November of 2008.
Excerpt: I have to say, without a doubt the worst aspect of this generation has so far been the utter lack of quality RPGs, both the Western kind and Japanese kind. The list of traditional RPGs available for the PlayStation 3 is slim to none, and the future doesn't hold much in store, aside from a game or two. With that said, games like Sacred 2, while not traditional, do appease a number of RPG fans, even if it's for a short time.
Excerpt: Dungeon crawlers are something of a rare breed these days, but that didn't stop German studio Ascaron from pumping out a follow-up to 2004's Sacred. An action-RPG originally conceived for the PC, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is aiming to amass a new set of converts on the consoles. But if uninspired gameplay and a severely unpolished exterior are fearful premonitions to look out for, then take heed: this sloppy port provides a less-than-heavenly experience.