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Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (DOS)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Great sequel with a Middle Eastern feel to it *Katakis* (37810) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
A thrilling experience in the Middle East אולג 小奥 (169089) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
One of the Top 3 best Sierra games of alllllll tiiiimmmeeee. Jeremy Johnson (638) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
I appear to be the only idiot who loathes this game... Indra is here (19707) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
The best of all the Quest for Glory series SebastianLi (46) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Best Quest for Glory game! Brian Bleakley (3) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Maynap sierras finest hour helm lehm (13) unrated

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (82 votes) 4.0

The Press Says

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The Coles have created a great follow-up to QFGI. QFGII requires a great deal of player interaction, is highly entertaining, and could quite possibly become a classic FRPG. You ought to check it out at your retailers for inclusion in your PC/MS-DOS library.
One of the best of the best of the best of the best in graphic adventures --and understandably on Techtite's list of Top 50 Multimedia Classics-- this game was perfect! Music was as good as the original game title, as were the puzzles and storyline.
Génération 4
Le scénario, assez classique, est accompagné d'une bonne réalisation technique et surtout d'un dépaysement total pour ce qui est du monde. Le plus gros intérêt du jeu reste cependant le fait que pour chaque type de personnage (mago, voleur ou guerrier), l'aventure évolue différemment et qu'il n'existe pas qu'une seule façon pour finir l'aventure.
Overall, QFGII comes recommended, especially to veterans of the previous game. While it is not necessary to have played QFGI in order to enjoy QFGII, since the story is a continuing arc spread over the series, it might be best to start at the beginning if possible.
Adventure Classic Gaming
How do you follow a phenomenal hit? That is the problem facing Sierra On-Line when it decides to follow up on its hit game Hero’s Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero. The original game (which has later changed its name to Hero’s Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero due to a trademark issue) has been a critical and popular success, most unusual for an adventure/role-playing hybrid title. The creators of the series, Lori and Corey Cole, are not to be discouraged. Their task is no doubt daunting—to develop a game that can completely satisfy fans of the original as well as attract new fans to the series. Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire not only succeeds in this task but has done much more.
Adventure Gamers
Whichever version you play, in Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire you'll find yourself in a richly detailed world that's uncommon in adventure games. And though its pace is uneven and the atmosphere doesn't always feel authentically Middle Eastern, the game still manages to create an appealing story and setting that maintain their appeal so many years after release. Ultimately, it fails to surpass its own predecessor, but Trial by Fire is still a satisfactory sequel that fans of the first game should enjoy.
Power Play
Schade, aber von "Trial by Fire" hätte ich mir mehr erwartet. Zwar sind alle Spielelemente vorhanden, die mich im ersten Teil begeisterten, wie die Actioneinlagen und der Rollenspielanteil. Aber ich habe das Gefühl, daß Sierra es sich mit Trial by Fire zu einfach gemacht hat. Prinzipiell ist das Programm fast mit dem ersten Teil identisch - einziger Unterschied ist die veränderte Grafik und das Szenario. Im einen Spiel ist der Herrscher des Landes ein Baron, im anderen ein Scheich. So stolpert man über viele Dinge, die schon im ersten Teil (nur grafisch anders verpackt) vorgekommen sind.
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Von der Sache her haben sich nur Kleinigkeiten geändert, z.B. gibt‘s bei den Kampfsequenzen nun eine andere Perspektive sowie einen einstellbaren Schwierigkeitsgrad. Auch die Zahl der Rätsel bat sich vermehrt, was allerdings auf Kosten der Originalität ging. So ist man anfangs vornehmlich damit beschäftigt, durch die labyrinthische Stadt zu irren, um sich mit lokalen Devisen, Karte, Kompaß etc. auszustatten, Natürlich bleiben auch die monströsen Zwischen- bzw. Überfälle nicht aus, wobei der Schwierigkeitsgrad insgesamt so hoch angesiedelt ist, daß man vom Direkteinstieg in diesen Teil der Serie abraten muß.
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