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Disclaimer - I do not own Sacred 2, I have played the game via Steam family share and the hours recorded on Steam is not accurate either.
Sacred 2 is an action role playing game part of the Sacred series. The PC version of the game was released in 2008. This was my first experience with the sacred series, having not played the original release either. I went into the game expecting it to be a little like Dungeon Keeper or Diablo.
The gameplay is top-down style, clicking on the world where to move and the traditional left and right click attacks. This to me is one of the best control systems out there as it is easy to grasp and you are able to do everything you need to do with just your mouse. Sadly a lot of Sacred's 2 important menus are not bound to keys so you have to click on your UI in order to bring them up, such as inventory etc. I also did not like the fact there was hardly any tutorial to the game; you get told how to move and attack; that's it.
Upon starting the game for the first time and creating your character, you are greeted with a humongous amount of information straight away. Although the game tries to explain what everything does, I found it a little overwhelming that I was being fed this amount of information on the first screen.
The graphics are dated since this game came out in 2008, you can easily see polygons and sharp edges on everything in the world. There is a small amount of voice acting in the game too which is done very well, would of made the experience even better if all NPCs had it though.
I have been playing Sacred for about seven hours now; and I am barely even scratching the surface on the amount of content in this game. I am seeing sources online telling me there are about thirty four hours worth of content on offer here which is a huge amount. There are around 100 quests to complete in the main campaign as well as plenty of caves and dungeons to explore, there are said to be about 600 side quests out there too.
I am having a number of technical issues in my playthrough so far. The main one is that my UI will randomly disappear at points, which is extremely difficult to work around as I am not able to see my health or use potions etc. The only way I found to fix this was for you to either die, or reload the game. Sadly this one becomes very annoying very fast. Secondly there is quite a few areas which cause lag spikes and stuttering. I should not be playing a game that is almost seven years old and experience stuttering at all.
Do I recommend Sacred 2? Personally I think I may of been spoiled by recent RPG games. Back in the day I would bet my life on Sacred 2 being game of the year material; but compared to current and recent day RPG games, it just isn't the same. People who have played the game will probably disagree, but since I didn't grow up playing this game when I was younger I can only go off my first experience playing it. So for me I won't recommend it since I am not having as much fun on this as I do other games. Old school gamers which love having tons of information to immerse and delve themselves into will love this game, it's just not for me.
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