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Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (DOS)

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Written by  :  Brian Bleakley (3)
Written on  :  Jun 03, 2001
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Best Quest for Glory game!

The Good

This is truly a great game, the best RPG and/or Adventure I have ever played. It is has the best combat system of all QFG games (why did they ever change it?), the best setting, the most epic feel, and aside from Dragon Fire, it has the smoothest animation (when played from the CD of a modern computer any way). The different character types get to do more different stuff than any of the other games. It has the best conclusion, the funniest secrets, and so many different things to do you can play it again and again!

The Bad

I didn't like the maze-ish layout of Shapier, and it was a major turn-off at first, but I soon got used to it. Also, when in Rasier, there are times when you have absolutely nothing to do for 10-12 minutes, even when the game speed is on the fastest. They should have had a gambling table or something. Also, the fighter doesn't get to solve very many problems, he just smashes them apart.

The Bottom Line

Quest for Glory II is a true classic, the best I've seen to the series or even the whole genre. Don't let the maze keep you from finishing it!