Sacred 2: Fallen Angel Review
- Posted May 19th, 2009 at 22:49 EDT by Steven Williamson
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A technically unsound yet utterly addictive action RPG.
- The loot-littered and totally humongous game world
- The wide range of enemies to fight against
- The rewarding and addictive leveling system
- The monotonous traveling between locations
- The inconsistency of enemy A.I.
- The steep learning curve
(continued from previous page) ...hit the higher levels that combat becomes a more enjoyable experience.
Despite Sacred 2 having many of the required elements that we’d expect from any good action RPG, it can be a lonely and monotonous experience when playing in single-player mode. In the early stages when you don’t have access to mounts, walking across the huge map can be a real chore despite the impressively rendered locations. Fighting monsters in two player off-line co-op mode or with four players online is far more rewarding; it’s always nice to share some of the loot and help each other to level up. Sacred 2 is a game that benefits enormously from the inclusion of multiplayer.
Furthermore, the bugs and glitches that have reportedly plagued the PC and Xbox 360 titles don’t seem to be as big an issue in the PS3 version. Though we haven’t compared the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions ourselves, the publisher even tells us that Sacred 2 on PS3 is the superior looking game. Though still technically unsound in places, if you are thinking of picking up Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, then it’s the PS3 version that will do the game the most justice.
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is rough around the edges, but it’s still an extremely addictive action RPG. In a genre where console gamers currently have a limited choice, it’s a solid entry to the PS3’s software library. Be warned before you do rush out and get it, though: Sacred 2 is a game for hack ‘n slash, dungeon-crawling enthusiasts only. Others may tire very quickly of doing the same actions over and over again and find that the steep learning curve is a little too much to bear. Ultimately, while the overall Sacred 2 experience may not always be flawless, the good certainly outweighs the bad.
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- 5:53pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
im buying it.
- 6:08pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
i was this close to buy it ... so glad i didnt
Dave-The-Rave | Dave-The-Rave
- 6:23pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
Looks a bit meh
- 6:24pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
another minus is the lack of any post launch support
- 6:28pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
i bought it and its fun
AsuraOkami | AsuraOkami
- 6:38pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
i was a hoping it was better i wanted to get it,but i will pass i have to get a couple of games(madworld and infamous)
- 6:48pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
This game looks horrible....
- 7:02pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
The one big bad thing about this game as stated is the traveling between locations. Getting from point a to point b is a pain and just when you think your going the right way BOOM blocked. This gets old fast and makes you not want to play the game.
- 8:58pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
im buying it as well. i love looting and stuff, i find it very addicting
- 9:46pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
why are we (ps3 owners) even having this problem? i'm using a mouse and keyboard to type this using my ps3. this is another thing that makes this system better than 360 yet sony isnt letting or not making these guys add in keyboard/mouse controls for these type of games. this would be far better than the dumb down controls they stick us with. exception goes to 'sid meier's civilization revolution'. that was a great game and any company that can do that and have the game still be fun ignore what im sayin but those are the diamonds in the rough.
- 9:46pm EDT - May 19th, 2009
if there werent already so many games i need to buy/complete/play id consider it
- 12:43am EDT - May 20th, 2009
Amazing game. One of my current favorites.
- 12:52am EDT - May 20th, 2009
i bought it yesterday, and although its not horrible , its not very good either. the camera for me is the worst. instead of being behind u so u can see forward, its on top of you looking down. u can zoom in and out but u can only see a small area around you. and also i hate when im trying to hit an enemy half the time it misses, and there is nothing i can do about it. not bad over all. rent if anything. go out and buy demon souls from japanvideogames.com(asian version)
- 12:54am EDT - May 20th, 2009
So far I am loving it. It does have some minor things you may not like but eventually you grow onto them. The freinds that I have recommended it to have also grabbed the ps3 version and are loving it. The no local co-op stuff kinda sucks. If you loved Champions of Norrath you may want to at least take a look at this.
- 1:17am EDT - May 20th, 2009
I`am enjoying the game very much .
- 3:26am EDT - May 20th, 2009
Im buying this one, the coop will be a blast.
"another minus is the lack of any post launch support" There will be support even thou the devs are closing down. Atleast according to the ceo of the dev studio.
- 8:29am EDT - May 20th, 2009
i'm going to buy it anyway
lordAlucard | sympozium_666
- 10:47am EDT - May 20th, 2009
I'll still be getting it, its different from all the repetitive shooting
- 11:04am EDT - May 20th, 2009
The review sounded great so surprised at the score.i think il buy this game now and glad to see ps3 version is the best,360 should just turn it in now,things can only get worse for that machine as games demand even more power.
btw does this have trophies?
- 3:52am EDT - May 24th, 2009
Yes it has Trophies!:)
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