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  • Summary: After decades of peace a new shadow is cast over the world of Ancaria. Only if the clans from across the lands combine their skills the glimmer of hope left within the resistance will ignite a fierce battle for peace.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 47
  2. Negative: 9 out of 47
  1. Aug 1, 2014
    80
    Yes, the game isn’t perfect but it’s a lot of fun.
  2. Aug 1, 2014
    71
    Sacred 3 doesn’t do a whole lot wrong other than having lackluster writing. However, as has always been the case with the series, the action is very standard. There’s not a great deal of depth, but if you want to spend a few hours hacking and slashing your way through hordes of enemies, you could do a lot worse.
  3. Aug 28, 2014
    69
    Calling Sacred 3 a desecration might be a bit harsh but the new direction this series has taken is questionable at best. It’s a decent but overtly simple action RPG. Probably not the sequel Sacred fans were waiting for. [Aug 2014, p.61]
  4. Aug 1, 2014
    60
    Considering the scope of its predecessors and how far the genre has come since the series’ inception a decade ago, that’s as unnecessary as it is unwelcome. Still, there’s potential here and approached with the right mindset and a group of friends there’s some fun to be had. Streamline your expectations, in other words, and you’re more likely to view Sacred 3 as slick rather than shallow.
  5. Aug 20, 2014
    55
    Sacred 3 could’ve been a very good game, but it falls short on many levels. The co-op mode can be fun for a couple of hours if you play with a buddy, but there’s a big chance you’re already bored by the awful humor and cliché story. Sacred 3 is far from a worthy sequel to the series.
  6. Aug 20, 2014
    50
    Sacred 3 is a very mediocre role-playing game. It’s not the looks and even the gameplay has its moments. It’s the fact that there’s little content, and the content that is present feels bland. The porting to pc is handled poorly as well. Furthermore, Sacred 3 tries to be funny, but unfortunately isn’t.
  7. Aug 1, 2014
    40
    Sacred 3 has the skeleton of a fun co-op hack 'n' slash experience, but it's marred by too much repetition, balance issues, and the worst comedy routine this side of Open Mic Night at the Middle of Nowhere Comedy Shack.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 139
  1. Aug 1, 2014
    10
    Only thing why people hate this game is that it is so much different from old ones. People just cant handle it. I loved old ones and now iOnly thing why people hate this game is that it is so much different from old ones. People just cant handle it. I loved old ones and now i really love this one. It is different, but who carez ?! Expand
  2. Aug 2, 2014
    7
    First couple of hours, this game is definetly different then it's predecessors. But in a good way in my opinion.

    It focuses on action and
    First couple of hours, this game is definetly different then it's predecessors. But in a good way in my opinion.

    It focuses on action and hack'n slash rather than endless grinding. Mosr people will not like this idea, but I love it. I don't have as much time as I used to have, this game packs a punch in little amounts of time.

    The voice overs are nicely done. The game has a good sense of humor. Graphics, physics and animations are slick and smooth.

    There is another thing that might bother most people. This game is designed for consoles. Meaning it's better played with a controller. But I have one, I finished D3 on x360 so I had no problem getting used to controlls.

    What I understand is this game is not open world. It's more like an action game where you go thru chapters rather than running all the time around. This might again upset a lot of people, but I don't mind the change. Hype of the action takes all the attention, I realised I don't want another running simulator.

    I might update my review since I didn't finish the game yet. But for now my score is 7 out of 10. It's definetly a great game, but if you were expecting huge grinds, it seems you won't find it here. This game is more like an action game, rather than an rpg. An action-rpg wtith action side coming forward.
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  3. Aug 3, 2014
    4
    The Sacred series in the past contained rpg elements, open world, and tons of loot and missions. Sacred 3 has none of these. Not even remotelyThe Sacred series in the past contained rpg elements, open world, and tons of loot and missions. Sacred 3 has none of these. Not even remotely close. This looks more like Sacred Citadel 2, and I can only assume the company decided to base Sacred 3 off of Sacred Citadel rather than the Sacred series. This is a pathetic attempt of a game and they should be ashamed of what they TRULY did: trick us into thinking they made another Sacred title for the sake of GREED. Expand
  4. Jan 20, 2015
    0
    They f**cked up a decent RPG game turning it in a ARPG for booring consoles. 90% of the game features of sacred 1,2 are gone in this waste ofThey f**cked up a decent RPG game turning it in a ARPG for booring consoles. 90% of the game features of sacred 1,2 are gone in this waste of money of a scam. The custumers aimed here are little kids of 10 years old, that like flashy and easy gameplay. The atrocity is not the downfall gameplay but it's dialogue which killed my brain cells in just 6 min, I swear cartoons are Shakespeare's plays compared to the story of sacred 3. If you were dissappointed with Dungeon Siege 3, be prepared to lower your standards with **** 3. I mean drop them in a deep dark pit of dissappointment. Expand
  5. Aug 5, 2014
    0
    This is a great example of how a developer takes a successful franchise and destroys it.
    Why did they have to named Sacred 3?, this should
    This is a great example of how a developer takes a successful franchise and destroys it.
    Why did they have to named Sacred 3?, this should have been a totally stand alone game. I can't think in any other reason to use the Sacred name on this game then to guarantied some sales from the Sacred 1 & 2 fans. It's a shame.
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  6. Aug 1, 2014
    0
    After seeing so many friends falling into the death trap of pre-ordering this game. I come here to try to save some people here.

    This game
    After seeing so many friends falling into the death trap of pre-ordering this game. I come here to try to save some people here.

    This game is charged at around USD 50. You may probably expect this would be an AAA ARPG title, considering Sacred series is a well known ARPG series, right? NO. This game is now downgraded to a poor console port game, in which its quality is only on par with an action game in tablet or smart phone.

    Yes, this game is no longer an ARPG. There are no character customization, stat or skill point allocation and equipment system. Instead of the open world in the Sacred series, you now play the game on a stage basis. And this game simply become an action game like those in smart phone, you have to clear one stage with limited move sets, fighting hordes of monsters, then you move on to the next stage.

    According to the steam store page, this smart phone game requires 25 GB harddisk space and USD 50 from you. So, please just say no to this game, in order to save your money and harddisk space.I hope everyone disappointed by this game will find some interesting games to play with in the mean time.
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  7. Aug 4, 2014
    0
    Sacred 2 killer ... and a whole lot of Sacred !!!!
    Give Sacred development studio CD Projekt RED!!
    Wretched management, poor plot ... please
    Sacred 2 killer ... and a whole lot of Sacred !!!!
    Give Sacred development studio CD Projekt RED!!
    Wretched management, poor plot ... please return the money publishers !!!
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