Excerpt: Following this trend, Southbend Interactive has released Sacred Citadel , a side-scrolling brawler with RPG elements set in its Sacred universe and retailing for a mere $14.99. Boasting slick, cell-shaded graphics, three-player coop and tons of action, the game looks to carve a niche for itself in a...
Pros: Beautiful cell-shaded graphics, Satisfying combos and combat, Characters compliment each other in coop
Cons: Coop can get a bit frantic, Difficulty can ramp up quickly, and bosses can seem cheap
Sacred Citadel Review: Arcade Brawling at Its Okay-est
14 May 2013
Excerpt: There’s no shortage of beat ‘em ups currently available across digital download platforms. Still, despite the genre’s profound availability, some games are definitely worth playing while others can be disregarded like an unwanted acquaintance.
Excerpt: There was a time when dungeon-crawling Diablo clones rampantly made their way through the PC and console market. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath saw some great success on consoles, while games like FATE , Titan's Quest , and Sacred serviced the PC community.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, some of the drawbacks with achievements circle back to that pesky DLC. If you don't get it, it could take forever to max your character's level. With it, the last 5 levels get you fairly close to the top mark with not much exp. grinding to do.
Excerpt: At face value Sacred Citadel looks like a dream fantasy RPG beat ‘em up. It’s got four unique character classes, three player co-op, character development, a multitude of killer weapons to discover and plenty of scenic levels to conquer.
Excerpt: If you aren’t familiar with the series, Sacred is a series of hack and slash action RPGs reminiscent of Diablo . Sacred Citadel is a spin off title meant to bridge the gap between Sacred 2 and a yet to be released third title, and interestingly, it strays from the action RPG style that the series is...
Conclusion: Sacred Citadel is a decent 2D action platformer, with good RPG elements. It pails in comparison with the likes of Golden Axe, Castle Crashers, Konami's X-Men, Streets of Rage, and others, but it is some cheap fun.
Excerpt: For nearly a decade, the Sacred series has chased Diablo’s tail, yet never quite reached the towering heights of Blizzard’s beloved action RPG. The newest game in the franchise, Sacred Citadel, demonstrates how refreshing it can be to break free from chains of the past.
Pros: Co-op strategizing, Risky environmental hazards, Vibrant fantasy art style
Cons: Annoying enemy types, Overpowered special moves, Loot drops too infrequently