Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Its a love-hate kinda thing...
Now, I love RPG's, I mean all of them. Now, I bought this game because my girlfriend just started getting into video games with me. The only game she ever liked was Resident Evil 4 and Crash bash, so her knowledge of games is limited. To be honest, I haven't payed much attention at all to the quests I am actually doing, just look and the map and run to the spot, kill, then run back. Now don't take that the wrong way, I am having a blast, its real simple, nothing that will really confuse you. There is a decent amount of customization for you character. There a good chunk of different classes, so it keeps me playing, seeing what all the classes are capable of. If you are a hardcore RPG gamer, I may rent before you but this one, but it deserves a shot. The world is HUGE, The graphics are not good, but not bad. I am enjoying a nice paced game, that I can play leisurely or seriously. Give it a shot.
PS. I only have sound a 5 because when you are running to your next quest, the random things your character say are just plain hilarious and/or dumb.
This game is amazing!!
This is one of my favorite games i have ever played! If you liked WOW you should buy this game!!!!!!
Good hack n slash RPG
Think diablo 2 in an alternate setting. That's basically this game. Level cap is in the hundreds (200, I think). Game plot is linear and really not all that worth paying attention to. Game play, on the other hand, is enjoyable hack n slash rpg fun. Unlike most RPGs on the market these days, Sacred 2 does not have a short game. I play local co-op with a friend (2 player co-op max). I am enjoying this game. A good casual game for days that you just want to destroy things...
good for those that have some RPG skill
this game was very good. It took me about two hours but i did it on hard or whatever with a dryad. I would recommend the shadow warrior class or the sephrim or somethin like that classes. What i like about this game is it's huge just massive custimization. you cant make the character look like you but with the weapons and armor possibilities its great. Its a good dungeon delving game. the camera views arent great but they arent horrible. the sound is quite frankly... suckish. but the graphics are pretty good i mean i like them very much but sometimes they arent the best. I also really enjoy the character classes. they are so unique its a good relief from the usual RPG classes. this game reminds me of WoW or maybe dragon age. but the world is so much bigger. i would buy this game if i where you. i have only had this game for like three hours. beat it in two. But i have been playing RPGs sense i was like 9 wich gives me 4 years practice
Very well layed out
I was looking for a good D&D type game. And this just hit the spot. I will admit it will take some time to get use to the controls. I will start by say WOW this map is huge!!!! I have to say maybe bigger then oblivion's map even with all the dungeons and catacombs you can explore into. I just love it. And leveling up is great, as higher your level is the harder it gets to level so that is good. You can get mounts in this game which is a plus. I am only level 6, and I have only played for 5 hours. So that already tells me how this game is amazingly long. The character customization isn't as good as oblivion. But the loot is great. The only down fall I see in this game really is that you can't trade weapons with your buddy offline. You can only trade online which is sad, but hey this game is great. So overall buy or rent it check it out give it some time. The graphics is no where near Oblivion, because it is a D&D based game. This game is great for hardcore RPG people.
Bad port over to console
Sacred 2 for the Xbox360 has poor controls, annoyingly unstable camera, fewer interesting character classes to play than the first Sacred game, and less detail than the pc version; all of which makes this a poor game overall. If you loved the first Sacred game (as I did) get it for pc and apply the patches --because Sacred 2 is a bit buggy. But definitely do not waste your money on Sacred 2 for Xbox360. As a port from pc to console, this one is just not good.
WARNING! WARNING! DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!
When I first got this game, I was so siked for it due to how the game looked great and how the front cover just already made it look really epic! It turned out to be the worst $20 dollars I ever spent into my entire life, and I felt like I was being tested to see how long I could stand playing this game. This is my biggest dissapointment in all of my experience of gaming.
Plays a lot like Diablo 2.
This game is great. I have a really short attention span with games. I can maybe squeeze 20 hours or so in the span of a week and I'm bored with it. I'm at 36 hours and some change on my second character. The classes are pretty generic like most console RPGs are, but if you know how to build them from other games you should have no trouble. This game within five minutes started to remind me a lot of Diablo 2, with the way the main story quest line was laid out along with the play style for the classes. Druid in that was brutal at higher levels, Dryad in this is brutal at higher levels. I've got mine to level 29 and I only struggle against a dragon that's a main story boss with over a million hp, whom I have yet to kill. It looks great, plays great, and holds attention fairly well. Overall a solid RPG for the console, just be careful with your mounts, they die too and they get realllly expensive as you get to higher levels. I just lost my lizard at level 28, it cost 265K to replace and it was 45K at first. So just keep that in mind.
I've barely scratched the surface
I am not writing this review based off of my full experience of Sacred 2. I legitimately played for about an hour today before I made myself stop. I know my limits, and I know I wouldn't be able to stop playing if I didn't quit while I was ahead. I managed to grind myself up to level 4, and half the time was just me walking around the map doing some quests. The world is HUGE. I cannot wait until I get my first mount so I can really explore and get the first experience. Alot of people complain about the camera angle, but I think it was patched because it now is very easy to manipulate. This game reminds me alot of WoW. I started playing an Inquisitor, which sort of reminds me of a Paladin/Rogue. Dual wield and magic/AOE damage. I haven't used any magic yet or dual wielded but have read about it. I enjoy aggroing a bunch of monsters and destroying them all at once. One problem I have is my health bar, because in the heat of battle you have to look up at the top right corner, and on a 37" TV it's kind of annoying. Potions are easily hotkeyed to the dpad, but sadly, I did die once. I tried to take on an instance/dungeon a little to early. I had no problems finding gear and weapons for my level. And decent gear/weps too. The loot is amazing. There is so much of it. The experience system is really cool, so it's easy to tell when you'll hit your next level. The abilities are nice too, being able to choose a stem kind of thing like WoW. Plus, you can co-op with up to 4 other people. I didn't try it, but I will very soon. You could get a friend to power-level you if you really want to. Don't feel intimidated if you don't know too much about RPG's or some of the terms I use. I am not the master, either. I played WoW to level 70 with my cousins online. I only played for 3 months and figured it was a waste of money. Money wise, this game is worth it. It is so inexpensive! Definitely, buy it. I would have bought it for 60. I hope there is a Sacred 3 to really show people what this series can do. This upcoming weekend, I'm going to play hard and long on this open world game. I'm 14, and it's a |-|3lla lot of fun. BUY IT!
Greater then the sum of its parts
Sacred 2 is simply the best action RPG you'll find on the Xbox simply because of the staggering amount of character customabilty and the amazing length and replayability of the game. The sound is less then great, the voices are annoying and the story is simply not there yet, quite frankly, it doesn't matter. It's an astounding loot-quest unrivaled by any other game on the 360. With six different characters, four having two different campaigns of five different difficulties (which really make item drops change), all with three different groups of Arts with six different customizations for each art, a number of skills to pick from and a dizzying slew of equipment to choose from, the game will simply never get boring unless all you're looking for is explosions and boobs.