|
Your continuous donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Sacred 2 - Hands On Preview @ IGN

Default Sacred 2 - Hands On Preview @ IGN

November 1st, 2007, 19:43
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 :
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.
More information.
magerette is offline

magerette

magerette's Avatar
Hedgewitch
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,929

Default 

November 1st, 2007, 19:43
There's a glut of RPG's available on the PC?

Did I miss something?
doctor_kaz is offline

doctor_kaz

Keeper of the Watch

#2

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 622

Default 

November 1st, 2007, 19:49
Originally Posted by doctor_kaz View Post
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

— Mike
txa1265 is offline

txa1265

txa1265's Avatar
SasqWatch

#3

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Corning, NY USA
Posts: 11,410

Default 

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 :-)
Elwro is offline

Elwro

Elwro's Avatar
Filthy Codex Spy

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 482

Default 

November 2nd, 2007, 14:13
Originally Posted by Elwro View Post
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.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR

#5

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 15,966

Default 

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.

Where there's smoke, there's mirrors.
magerette is offline

magerette

magerette's Avatar
Hedgewitch
RPGWatch Team

#6

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,929

Default 

November 2nd, 2007, 20:27
I hope that this Tiger riding is handled tastefully and respectfully
xSamhainx is offline

xSamhainx

xSamhainx's Avatar
Paws of Doom

#7

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 4,664

Default 

November 3rd, 2007, 21:28
Well, it's an fantasy universe, anyway.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR

#8

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 15,966
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Sacred 2 - Hands On Preview @ IGN
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 18:01.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch