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Description

Trial by Fire is the sequel to Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero. It takes place in the town Shapeir and the desert surrounding it, in a Middle East-like environment. It seems that the powerful elemental spirits have been troubling the Shapeir folk recently. Something, or someone, is behind those troubles. It is the hero's task to find out what is going on, get acquainted with the many inhabitants of Shapeir, and prove once more that he is worthy of his heroic title.

Like its predecessor, Trial by Fire is a hybrid game that incorporates elements from adventure and role-playing genres. It has a text-based interface, puzzles to solve, inventory items, characters to talk to, as well as pure RPG elements such as character growth system and battles. Player character can be either a fighter, a thief, or a wizard, and can also become a paladin during the course of the game if he follows a strict moral code.

Real-time combat is presented on separate screens and offers more options than the previous title. There are several types of high, mid-level, and low attacks, as well as parrying and dodging. The hero raises his combat proficiency and other skills by fighting enemies, training, and performing various actions that influence the corresponding parameters.

Screenshots

Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire Amiga Fountain plaza. One of the places of interest
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire Amiga Stable where you can keep your saurus
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire Amiga Basic selection screen
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire Amiga Raseir - the second town you will travel to.

Alternate Titles

  • "QFG2" -- Abbreviated title
  • "영웅의 길 II: 매서운 시련" -- Korean spelling
  • "HQ2" -- abbreviation of the informal title
  • "Hero's Quest 2: Trial By Fire" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Action Jul, 1991 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jul, 1991 9.4 out of 12 78
Amiga Joker Jul, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 63 out of 100 63
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1991 600 out of 1000 60
Games-X Mar, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Format Jul, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Play Time Jun, 1991 41 out of 100 41
Amiga Power Jun, 1991 23 out of 100 23

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Remake now available! 2 Oleg Roschin (174088)
Aug 25, 2008

Trivia

QFG2 is the only Sierra game which used the Sierra SCI 0.5 interpreter.

SCI0 was the interpreter used for QFG1, LL2 and 3 and other EGA Sierra games, while SCI1 was used for the VGA point and click games.

The only obvious difference is that if you right click on things, it is the same as typing "look thing". Another added bonus is the fact that you can use the MT-32 emulation of the SBAWE32 on it, which you couldn't on SCI0 games.

Related Web Sites

  • GameFAQs (Various walkthroughs and guides for QFG2)
POMAH (37901) added Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (Amiga) on Sep 26, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Eurythmic (2581)