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magerette November 1st, 2007 19:43

Sacred 2 - Hands On Preview @ IGN
 
IGN has posted their impressions of an early look at a multiplayer model of Sacred 2:Fallen Angel, Ascaron's sequel to their popular action rpg, Sacred :
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Drop everything and pay attention: in Sacred 2: Fallen Angel you can ride giant tigers…
…So, without further ado, let's talk about not riding giant tigers - because you can only do that in the single-player game, which we weren't allowed to have a go at.

Yes, during our brief hands-on with the game, we didn't get to straddle any big cats. We did, however, sample the game's four-player battle mode, offering a taste of how the combat works in Sacred 2. In multiplayer, each player begins by choosing one of four different characters - Dryad, Shadow Warrior, High Elf and Seraphim. We tried playing as all four and, to be honest, the only significant differences appeared to be cosmetic. For instance, the Shadow Warrior is a brutish bloke with heavy armour while the Dryad is a female warrior dressed a bit like a Native American…
…Anyway, having picked characters, all four players are transported to a randomly selected battle area. We played across both a lush green forest area and desert setting, replete with canyons and dried-up river beds. Once there, players have five minutes to kill as many enemies as possible. You see, the aim of battle mode is to build up your character's strength - by bashing monsters - before heading to a gladiator-style arena and taking on your fellow players in a fight to the death. If you've killed lots of foes, you can improve your abilities (including a magic fireball) and collect better weapons, which all help in the PvP scrap…
…In all frankness, we've played more thrilling things in our time and would have much preferred the opportunity to tackle Sacred 2's single-player mode - if only to ride that giant tiger. However, Sacred 2 could still shape up to be an interesting addition to [the] glut of RPGs available on PC and we're eager for some extended hands-on time with the main adventure.
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doctor_kaz November 1st, 2007 19:43

There's a glut of RPG's available on the PC?

Did I miss something?

txa1265 November 1st, 2007 19:49

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Originally Posted by doctor_kaz (Post 51715)
There's a glut of RPG's available on the PC?

Did I miss something?

Hehe … well, Two Worlds, MotB, Witcher, The Chosen, Loki, HellGate, and so on all within a couple of months … not bad really.

My editor at AceGamez just had a hands-on look at Sacred 2 and said it looks pretty sweet :)

Elwro November 1st, 2007 21:46

Waiting for my copy of The Witcher to arrive, I'm having a blast during a re-run of the first Sacred, as a Dwarf. Forgot how pretty the 2D graphics were :-)

Alrik Fassbauer November 2nd, 2007 14:13

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Originally Posted by Elwro (Post 51740)
Forgot how pretty the 2D graphics were :-)

Of course they were, because they were developed for an entirely different RPG first: Armalion.
Which was cancelled. And the rest became Sacred.

By the way, I've seen a video of a German gaming mag which actually shows a Seraphim riding a tiger - in an Alpha stage of the game, the commantator said.

Looked quite cool, I must admit.

magerette November 2nd, 2007 15:24

Everything I've seen of Sacred2 looks good. I like the Undead Knight character also. Looking forward to seeing this one as it makes further progress.

xSamhainx November 2nd, 2007 20:27

I hope that this Tiger riding is handled tastefully and respectfully

Alrik Fassbauer November 3rd, 2007 21:28

Well, it's an fantasy universe, anyway. ;)


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