Preview – Sacred 2: Fallen Angel [Xbox 360/PS3/PC]

sacred_2_ba1Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

Genre: RPG
Website: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Developer: Ascaron Entertainment
ESRB Rating: M for Blood and Gore, Violence
Release Date: May 12, 2009
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(As we have been doing recently, we are posting previews of games we have been provided a review copies of)

Here’s the deal: Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is an action-RPG. The press release will tell you it’s, “unlike anything you’ve ever played!” Not true. As much as it pains me to compare it to Diablo 2 (which I think is a cop-out comparison, but I’m making it), Sacred 2 has a strong Diablo 2 vibe. This is not a bad thing AT ALL. Diablo 2 is probably my favorite all-time PC game ever. If a game can emulate Diablo 2 while bringing something new to the game, I’m all for it. Sacred 2 has a lot to offer and does just that. Hundreds of monsters, two campaigns and six unique character classes. Sacred 2 combines hack ‘n slash gaming, roleplaying and story in a magical world.

That’s pretty much all I need.

(From the press release) Key Features:

  • An epic adventure in a massive game world that guarantees countless hours of enjoyment across two amazing campaigns
  • Six unique characters that you can customize with new skills, spells, equipment and loot
  • Join your friends through seamless drop in cooperative and competitive play on the same console or online for up to four players
  • Hundreds of monster types to challenge your character’s magical powers and fighting prowess
  • Stunning graphics in true HD-quality
  • A powerful soundtrack featuring music from renowned Heavy Metal act Blind Guardian

Ehergheiz will have a crack at Sacred 2 and will be reviewing it shortly. If you’d like to check out character models or screenshots, have a looksie at our Sacred 2 Flickr set.

Comments

  1. Be sure to do the mission for the rock band and get them their instruments back.

  2. I think I may get this today. We should try the co-op.

    Hm. I’m not Live Gold. I may have to rethink that.

  3. @Nat – At first, I thought you were kidding about the band mission, but then I just talked an NPC who mentioned “Blind Guardian”. That is too much.

    Definitely pick this one up if you get a chance. Ehergeiz and I will definitely co-oping, and we’d love to have more.

  4. In my hands.

    Yeah, you get their instruments as weapons…and there’s another big surprise.

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