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  • Summary: Ancaria already awaits you! The mighty realm of the Highelves lies in ruins. The raging war for control over the T-Energy wears down the land and lures its denizens into fear and chaos. The world calls for a hero to end this war. Accompany six characters through the mystic - technologicalAncaria already awaits you! The mighty realm of the Highelves lies in ruins. The raging war for control over the T-Energy wears down the land and lures its denizens into fear and chaos. The world calls for a hero to end this war. Accompany six characters through the mystic - technological universe of Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. Dwell on dreary paths or follow the ways of the light. The decision is yours alone, but be aware this decision will
    change the world. [Ascaron Entertainment]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 41
  2. Negative: 1 out of 41
  1. 91
    Even the stilted voiceovers and off-kilter humor have a distinct charm.
  2. 80
    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel doesn’t really do anything new or particularly better than any other level grinding RPG out there, but it does it all quite well and offers a massive world that will take ages to explore fully.
  3. Sacred 2 has a passable single-player mode, but it comes inot its own online with the right company. [Issue#14, p.52]
  4. Sacred 2 is a pure, old school hack'n slash made for old school fans of the genre. There is no will of experimentation and it uses the classic formulas for player archetypes, combat, evolution or loot. It´s certainly enjoyable if you love the genre, but it doesn't offer anything new and at some moments it suffers from technical glitches and other small annoyances.
  5. Although Sacred 2: Fallen Angel doesn't break any new ground, it does impressive work freshening up an old formula.
  6. 70
    Though it has flaws, Sacred 2 has more than enough personality to make it a solid action RPG.
  7. 40
    What it misses is the nuance, the charm and the challenge that marked both the original games and the best of the Diablo clones (such as Titan Quest). In short, Sacred 2 is a game that's easy to miss without really missing out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 51
  2. Negative: 22 out of 51
  1. WorthPlaying
    May 7, 2009
    10
    If you're a Diablo clone fan, this is a must play. A bit different than the first, but with the same wide-open game world to fool around If you're a Diablo clone fan, this is a must play. A bit different than the first, but with the same wide-open game world to fool around in. As of May 2009, almost all bugs have been eliminated, so if you were frustrated by earlier play, or were warned off by reviewers, give it another try. Expand
  2. AaronBiegalski
    Nov 14, 2008
    9
    As a big fan of the first game, I am quite impressed by Sacred 2.

    It takes many of the strengths of the first game and makes them much more
    As a big fan of the first game, I am quite impressed by Sacred 2.

    It takes many of the strengths of the first game and makes them much more accessible. The UI is much improved from it's earlier iteration, and the graphics are certainly some of the most beautiful I have seen. The skills are expanded and improved upon. The sound design is also a big improvement.

    The one other thing to consider is the speed with which they are patching the game: So far Ascaron and Deep Silver are showing a lot of interest in supporting the game, which will only ensure that the game gets even better.

    Of course, there are a few minor problems with the game. The 3D camera can be annoying on occasion, as it's exact angle is not controllable. Game options cannot be altered in-game, the player must exit to the menu before making any graphic tweaks. But overall, the minor problems are just that... minor.

    I highly recommend Sacred 2 to any fans of the genre.
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  3. ZsheezorB
    Dec 20, 2008
    9
    Yep, this game was released pre-maturely. That is it's biggest flaw that hurt it initially. The Devs have been hard at work and have Yep, this game was released pre-maturely. That is it's biggest flaw that hurt it initially. The Devs have been hard at work and have fixed hundreds of bugs and already better balanced the game and fixed exploits within 60 days of the products retail release. The latest v2.34 Patch is great. Even so, that patch was delivered initially with problems - so what. The devs fixed the majority of the problems within 72 hours of releasing the patch. Other game companies seem to not give a flying care about things like that - quickly, recently in this industry. While some would rather that criticize this games minor flaws and drone on and on about it's frustrating initial problems, here's the bottom line: The Developers genuinely desire to make things right by their fans/customers and so far, in 60 days after release they have done that. If you LOVE Action-RPG's like the Diablo and Titans Quest series and you can handle a moderately deep, yet simple and powerful character development system you will really enjoy Sacred 2. It plays differently than the above listed ARPGs I mentioned and it does it wonderfully if you take a few extra moments to read and follow the in-game tutorial hints. The tooltip instructions are pretty good in the game too. There is a reason why this game got "Best International Game of the year" in Europe. Try the demo. If you like it, you will like the game. If you want the English version of the game, purchase the International English Collectors edition (UK collectors - Deep Silver) - its not much more than the regular english edition and works in all international english speaking countries like the USA and Canada and the UK. Do you like mounts in ARPG's? Sacred 2 has them, and unique ones at that. Plus you can fight on your mount in combat. How about humor? Sacred 2 has a lot of that too. Some might even complain that Sacred 2 uses SecuROM - well yes it does. What others don't investigate is that the version that they use allows you to have it installed and not have the DVD in the drive. They even inform you of this on the box on the European editions. It was the US distro-houses that tend to hide that fact. You can even have it installed on two PC's with the same installation key and play on your own home network and not have to buy two copies of the game - legally. The exception to that is that if both people on both PCs with the same key want to play multiplayer-online at the same time, they cannot. Multiplayer online only - requires a key for each PC/account. If you uninstall the game, this version of SecuROM releases your key back to the master servers. Not a big deal compared to more aggressive versions. If you have problems with your key or activations its pretty easy to solve via a simple email or telephone call. Ascaron has done a pretty good job of balancing DRM and customer service issues, imo. Try the demo, read the reviews, buy the English UK editions for the best-sourced-distribution if interested. I live in the USA and have both versions, UK and USA. I like the UK distro best (Deep Silver), they gave more to the fans for almost the same price as the US versions and more specifics and better explanations of the game. If you love ARPGs you will love Sacred 2, just do your research before you buy. Expand
  4. RémyLLx
    Oct 10, 2008
    7
    A nice Hack'n'Slash game, not as powerful or deep as the old Diablo 2, or even the great Titan Quest, but really fun, withA nice Hack'n'Slash game, not as powerful or deep as the old Diablo 2, or even the great Titan Quest, but really fun, with good-looking graphics, and lots of silly dialogs, and huour.

    The World is wide, and you can go anywhere you want, there's no predifined path / story. That's quite enjoyable to do what you want.

    As far as gameplay is concerned, it is average, and fights aren't as precise and tactical as I would like.

    Anyway, there's hours of fun, and tons of respawning monsters !
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  5. HubertW
    Oct 21, 2009
    4
    The last (and seemingly final) patch for this game was in April of 2009. As of October 2009, this game is still a buggy piece of junk that The last (and seemingly final) patch for this game was in April of 2009. As of October 2009, this game is still a buggy piece of junk that will crash at every opportunity...even on systems with specs well beyond its recommended requirements. This is really too bad, because the game itself is not that bad in the rare moments you're not cursing it out for making you slog through the same places you've already gone to because your last manual save was 30 minutes ago (for a game this buggy, not having auto-save is doubly damning). When the game is not busy crashing to the desktop, you'll get a diablo-style hackfest that is not altogether original or inspired, but it will at least satiate your need for the action 'RPG' du jour until something better comes along. Unless you're extremely desperate for a mediocre diablo clone, buy a game that actually works. Expand
  6. HaydenC
    Oct 7, 2009
    3
    This game is full of bugs. There i said it. from the ridiculous secu-rom piracy protection to the unplayable singleplayer and the uber buggy This game is full of bugs. There i said it. from the ridiculous secu-rom piracy protection to the unplayable singleplayer and the uber buggy multiplayer. The game has already had an enormous amount of patches, and considering i live in a country where we don't get unlimited bandwidth i have almost gone over my limit just patching it! I was a huge fan of ascarons games from port royale to sacred 1 but this has let them down. It requires more testing before it is released. Shame on you ascaron. Expand
  7. JimmyB
    Dec 7, 2008
    0
    this game is buggy even after 1.1 gig of patches. Moreover, it introduces new bugs every day. Currently it impossible for the majority of the this game is buggy even after 1.1 gig of patches. Moreover, it introduces new bugs every day. Currently it impossible for the majority of the online population to CREATE A GAME, and they are therefore stuck to play on public ascaron server, also unable to progress their online campaign status. The enemies are also bugged, they will disappear underground, and you will not be able to target them unless using AoE attacks, if your class has one. Amazingly, this happens also with bosses that are 20 times bigger than standard enemies, they will get stuck underground, they will not attack you, and it will take 30 minutes to kill them with AoE attacks. This still happens after the latest patch changing what should be a thrilling fight into a snorefest. Be careful; this game may look pretty at the start, and it takes a good 20 hours of game to realise how many flaws and bugs there are. You will lose items, your stash once filled with precious equipment will inexplicably become empty without nobody touching it, and countless other problems. Currently there is a bug that completely wipes your inventory. This game is, as of today, effectively unplayable online by a large part of its customers, and there has been zero support from the devs. They do not know what is causing the bug and are not doing anything to improve the problem. Save your money for another game, even if you find at 20$ this game is not worth the stress and frustration it will cause you. Expand

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