Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Give it a chance
I first tried the game for the computer and thought it was awesome, but when I heard it was going to be released for 360 I thought there might be issues with controls due to the fact that you use a million hot keys. I decided to try it out and at first I was extremely disappointed with the hot keys and menus, constantly getting lost and pressing wrong buttons, but after I got the hang of it I realized that the creators actually did a great job trying to create the equivalent to computer hot keys. The combat arts are easy to access although you are limited to 12 slots to the best of my knowledge, and they are extremely customizable: you can create combos, modify your arts to excel in desired areas, and master the skills that govern them to create a masterfully skilled and extremely deadly character. Also the game world is huge and there are many difficulties you can unlock, which will keep you interested for a long time to come. So if your an RPG fan I say to you give it a chance.
I pre-ordered this game for the Xbox 360 and thought I would have a new game to play like Champions of Norrrath or Baulders Gate...boy was I wrong! There are statues in the game that are not explained in the book and you have no idea what they are for. The difficulty level you have to start out on is easy and you have to build your character up inorder for the fighting to be challanging enough. Its gonna take a while to do that because the fighting is not very good and the storyline isnt much better. You have to go all over the land and do side quests and main objectives, much like any other game, but in this game its just very disappointing. I dont really know how else to explain this. Like I said, I pre-ordered it and when I got to finally play it on the weekend after work, I played for about 6 hours and turned it off. I tried to play it again a few days later but just couldnt get my mind into it so I traded it in towards a new game. Hope this helps whomever reads it!
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.
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.
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.
what a great game!
This games is MASSIVE! Huge world and two storylines to go through not to mention to 500+ side quests. The camera and works fine because of just how big the world is. If the camera were different it would be harder to see the massive mobs attacking you. The side bosses alone will have you playing this game for a long time not to mention trying to get to level 200 awesome! I will admit it does have its flaws like when you join multiplayer games and get frozen in place (happens once in a while) and the horrible PvP system but the singleplayer and co-op make up for all of that. Also the first couple of hours are very confusing and boring but then you realize how great this games is and spend the next week playing nonstop. Each character has around 15 skills to learn and there are many different ways to use your character, like making them a fighting machine or making them a powerful magic user. I recommend this game to anyone looking for a game that will take up good time and is fun to play with your friends. 8.5/10
The way i bought this game was because i wanted an rpg i could play with my friends. we all agreed to take a risk and buy this game for the 4 player co-op story. the first few minutes were boring it was really hard to realize what the main story was and the hit recognition is horrible. after an hour or so this game filled us all with a joy that we are still enjoying today. the four player co-op story is amazing the characters are well balanced. the weapon combinations and different abilites are amazing in depth and number. the side quests are amazingly varied and give you reason to finish them. now the few things that bother me are persistent throughout the game. the text is extremely small on a small tv. the hit recognition is horrbile and the targeting is weird and broken. but the games story coop, multiplayer, and long story keep you coming back for more. the charcaters are varied and offer many different playthroughs with different beginnings.
Great Way to spend the summer
I was scared to drop ** bucks on a game where I saw a lot of bad reviews. However, the bottom line is I need to make my own decisions. I am glad I took the chance because I would have missed out on a game that's a blast to play. If you're a fan of griding levels to level up your character, looking for loot to customize your character and trade online with others, 4 player co-op etc. This is the game for you. Is the game perfect? Far from it, but it makes up for the things people are nit-picking about like the frame rate and loading time. I have put about 10-12 hours into the game so far and it seems like I just only scratched the surface. The world is huge. I just bought my first mount and it makes getting around much faster. (You can also teleport very early in the game, but where is the fun in that? hehe). You have 6 character classes to level up each with a separate storyline. Great value you could easily spend hundreds of hours playing this.
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
Not Diablo 2 , but good none the less
I bought this to play while I waited for Diablo 3 to come out. There are some parts of the game that remind me of the glory days of Diablo2. The best part of the game is collecting drops. I'm glad to finally see a game that will allow co-op play and let you trade items with others as Diablo 2 had done. It has been 8-9 years since Diablo2 and I cannot believe for the life of me a game had yet to come out with a similar style of play. Trading items found with others is what sold me. The open ended world is great. Its like a Diablo 2 combined with Elder Scrolls. Even though a great game it could have allowed for more people to play co-op. The graphics were not that that great and the characters were lacking in over all design. The whole Christmas get up is dumb. The different animals you can ride are stupid as well. The tiger is cool, but the dragon? It looks like I'm a street sweeper when I ride it. Over all its a fun game to go through with friends, but to all the hardcore Diablo2 fans I say wait for Diablo3 unless you are board like me.