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Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (PlayStation 3)

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MobyRank
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3.5
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Category Description MobyScore
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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
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Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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100
Mania
The summer is filled with run of the mill games about mutants, killer robots and transforming aliens from another world. In about two years we will, regrettably, be inundated with those exact same games again. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is a game packed with enough adventures to fill a hundred movies and the best part is that it stars you.
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Gaming Nexus
Sacred 2 is an excellent game that excels in many aspects while not doing anything terribly new or innovative for the genre. The biggest selling point is definitely the game’s abundance of content, which can keep you busy for a very long time, and the ability to play with friends makes this experience even more worthwhile.
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1UP
Sacred 2 turns out to be a great couch game, largely because you can play co-op with a friend at your side. But the real surprise is that the folks at Ascaron managed to create a mostly great interface for the XB360 and PS3 controller, giving you faster and easier access to more combat abilities than you could use in the PC version. I never thought I'd say this, but I don't think I can go back to playing Sacred 2 on the PC. The price paid for more combat abilities is the occasional graphics hiccup and slightly more hassle when it comes to inventory management, but you're going to sell most of that stuff anyway.
90
GameFocus
I have to say that this is seriously in my top 5 RPG’s this console generation and that is saying a lot with such company as Mass Effect, The Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Fallout 3. So saying that I say this is a must buy for role playing gamers is no understatement and I am hoping for downloadable content and a sequel. This maybe a rental for a few but it is a must buy for everyone else.
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Spieletester.com
Sacred 2 hat mich überzeugt. Stundenlang spiele ich das Spiel nun schon und meine Motivation ist ungebrochen. Ascaron hat hier wirklich ein schönes Spiel abgeliefert, auch wenn es so seine Macken und Kanten hat. Allerdings muss ich Deep Silver als Publisher mal rügen. Nach dem katastrophal verbuggten Clear Sky noch so ein bug-reiches Spiel auf den Markt zu werfen ist einfach unerhört. Warum lässt man die Spiele nicht einen Monat länger in der Entwicklung, zahlt etwas mehr, hat aber im Endeffekt die Fans auf seiner Seite? Wenn das so weiter geht, muss ich mir wohl bald noch ein neues Hobby suchen, weil Spiele unspielbar werden. Bis dahin spiele ich aber Sacred 2! Also: Kaufen, kaufen, kaufen!
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Jeuxvideo.com
Sacred 2 : Fallen Angel s'impose sans peine comme la référence du hack'n slash sur PS3, et pas seulement parce que le genre y est peu représenté. L'équipe d'Ascaron a réussi à accoucher d'une conversion superbe, dotée d'un meilleur degré de finition et d'une jouabilité parfaitement adaptée au pad, qui se permet même de soutenir la comparaison avec la version PC. L'univers immense et varié d'Ancaria, modélisé avec une propension au détail qui force le respect, est le terrain de jeu idéal aussi bien pour les férus d'exploration que pour les grosbills à la recherche de la partie manquante de leur set. Disposant d'une durée de vie monstrueuse et d'une rejouabilité assurée, Sacred 2 saura se faire apprécier des amateurs du genre, pour qui il représente une acquisition indispensable.
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GamingXP
Mangels Konkurrenz auf Konsolen schafft „Sacred 2“ einen wirklich guten Start für dieses Genre. Größtenteils fehlerfrei und durchdacht bietet Ihnen dieses Spiel viele Stunden Unterhaltung und über das Entstehen von Internetportalen vielleicht auch die Möglichkeit auf effizienten Itemhandel und Mehrspielerschlachten. Kurzum, ein sehr solides Produkt, das nicht nur bei Fans des Genres Anklang finden dürfte.
81
Game Captain
Bei der Reise durch das bis auf ein paar Technik-Schwächen hübsch präsentierte Ancaria kommt man als Jäger und Sammler oft vom Hundertsten in Tausendste – das typische „Nur noch eine Quest“-Syndrom macht sich wieder breit und schreit nach ein paar Wochen Extra-Urlaub. Leider finden sich unter den Unmengen von Nebenaufträgen aber auch zahlreiche Quests, die wegen mangelnder Abwechslung, unspektakulärer Aufmachung und enttäuschender Belohnung eher wie Füllmaterial wirken. Weniger wäre vielleicht mehr gewesen und davon hätte wahrscheinlich auch die lahme Story profitiert, welche im Hintergrund vor sich hin plätschert. Die interessanten Charaktere und vielschichtigen Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten werden durch eine relativ komplizierte Handhabung erkauft. Der Einstieg braucht daher etwas Zeit, für versierte Spieler bietet das humorvolle Abenteuer im Gegenzug reichlich Platz zum Ausprobieren neuer Fähigkeiten, exzessive Beutezüge und Leveln bis der Arzt kommt.
80
Gamezone (Germany)
Nach monatelanger Bedenkzeit ist Ascarons Mammutwerk endlich auch für Konsoleros zugänglich. Aufgrund der kaum vorhandenen Konkurrenz steht der Titel recht begehrt im Händlerregal, doch gewisse Vorurteile – vor allem aufgrund der vielen Probleme nach Veröffentlichung der PC-Version – sorgen für Skepsis bei den potenziellen Kunden. Doch wer nur ein wenig was für Action-RPGs mit Schnetzelambiente übrig hat, kommt um diesen Titel definitiv nicht herum. Die offene Welt ist derart gigantisch und mit so vielen Geheimnissen voll gestopft, dass man sich selbst nach Wochen und Monaten noch mit „Sacred 2“ beschäftigen kann. Dazu trägt der übliche Sammlerwahn und die Gier nach immer besseren Items bei, was sich wie eine Sucht über das Spielerverhalten legen kann.
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Game Over Online
The bottom line here is with Diablo 2 ten years behind us and Diablo 3 still off in the distance somewhere, being a mediocre version of the great one is almost a compliment. Almost. And Sacred 2 almost succeeds in its imitation. It has all the critical elements of an action/RPG level-grinder up and working, even managing at times to inject some of its own peculiar personality into the mix. It’s pretty easy to get into the killing and looting and have a grand old time, particularly when doing so with a couple of buds online. Sure it’s a little bizarre sometimes, and the constant barrage of junk can be a little tedious to go through, but for a hack-and-slash’er this ain’t half bad. The best news is if you do get into it there’s a ton of game here, between the huge world and endless quests, not to mention several scaling difficulty levels, you can be at this one for a long time to come.
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Game Chronicles
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is not the perfect console RPG but it’s really enjoyable and highly addicting. I’ve played many action RPGs over the years most of them on the PC, so playing a big RPG on a console is a welcome change. The controls are solid, the interface is simplified and the fighting is satisfying. I recommend giving this adventure a try to anyone that looking for a good action RPG.
78
GameZone
Sacred 2 is a solid game that offers PS3 owners a quality dungeon-crawling game that it was lacking. However, just be prepared to get your hands dirty if you really want to fully understand everything in the game.
78
Game Informer Magazine
Sacred 2 is fun for what it is, but ultimately fails to capture the old Diablo magic. Combat is nowhere near the tight, tactical paradise that Diablo II could reach in its better moments, and the framerate is a constant drag. Targeting spells like meteor showers or teleports is slow and clumsy on a gamepad, and the AI for followers is pretty broken. Still, you’re not going to find a comparable title on 360 or PS3, and Sacred 2 is a decent enough way to get your experience grind on.
75
4Players.de
Visuell mit Schwächen, aber insgesamt ein rundes Action-Rollenspiel, das sich trotz kleiner Probleme mit einer optimierten Steuerung und neuen Modi von der PC-Version abhebt.
75
Game Revolution
Sacred 2 lends credence to the claim that console ports in a genre normally reserved for the PC can work. In fact, with the exception of menu interfaces and loading times in towns, this is actually better than the PC version, if just for the fact that it didn’t crash once during my combined 50 hours of playtime. More than just a slap-dash effort, Sacred 2 succeeds because of its rough but focused and raw attention to the essence of its genre.
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Kombo.com
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is just your typical everyday hack-and-slash RPG title. You'll take on a number of quest and slay thousands of monsters during your journey. On that journey you'll also collect massive amounts of money and become the supreme super being of Ancaria. Even with some technical shortcomings, Sacred 2 is a fun hack-and-slash game for the home console scene. If you have some pals willing to hop online for a few play sessions, this will definitely keep you enthralled into the late hours of the night.
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Thunderbolt Games
At it’s core, Sacred 2 is not a console game. Nonetheless, [sadly departed] developers Ascaron have brought this in-depth and overwhelming game to PS3 with a high degree of success, albeit sporting a lack of polish, an awkward interface and a few PC quirks which sit a little oddly on the console. It may not be an everyman game, but it sits in a genre cruelly under-represented outside of PCs, and is very good at what it does.
70
Console Obsession
Sacred 2 may have its fair share of problems but they’re not enough to truly get in the way of the games achievements, namely its vast world and the largely well executed fighting, looting and menu fiddling facets that make for such a highly addictive game. In spite of this, there’s no getting away from the fact that, free of its problems, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel could have been something truly special.
70
TotalPlayStation
If you like dungeon crawling and slaying hoards of wild boars in hopes of obtaining that Blowgun of Treasure Destroying, you’re going to overlook all the negatives I’ve laid out here. In truth, I’m ignoring them as well. This game is fun. If it weren’t for the limited local multiplayer and general lack of polish, it would be a lot more fun. A few meaty patches and this would be a must buy, but I don’t see this game selling enough copies to warrant that kind of support. As it stands it really is hard to recommend at 60 bones. You owe it to yourself to at least give it a rental. There are better games to spend your money on this summer, but none that will scratch that random loot itch quite like this.
70
GameDaily
Play at your own pace and forgive the technical quirks, though, and you'll appreciate this game for what it is.
70
Playstation Universe
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is rough around the edges, but it’s still an extremely addictive action RPG. In a genre where console gamers currently have a limited choice, it’s a solid entry to the PS3’s software library. Be warned before you do rush out and get it, though: Sacred 2 is a game for hack ‘n slash, dungeon-crawling enthusiasts only. Others may tire very quickly of doing the same actions over and over again and find that the steep learning curve is a little too much to bear. Ultimately, while the overall Sacred 2 experience may not always be flawless, the good certainly outweighs the bad.
70
GameSpot
Sacred 2 isn't the greatest hack-and-slasher, but it's a slickly put-together one with tons of quests that will give you dozens of hours of playing time both online and off. Even with its repetitive missions and other design issues, like so many other reasonably well-crafted kill-loot games it has a way of getting under your skin and keeping you entranced for hours at a time.
65
Play Magazine
Fun combat, crazy depth, and varied character classes outshine clunky menus and complex interface issues. It’s certainly no Fable or Fallout, but it does stand out in a season marked mostly by mindless action titles and furry critter-starring titles mirroring the summer’s big screen blockbusters.
65
IGN
For players looking for an action-RPG loot grind offering plenty of gameplay hours, enemies to kill, and numerous ways to kill them, you'll find it in Ascaron's Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. You'll also find an inconvenient interface, mediocre visuals, and a few technical drawbacks that keep this from really being a standout experience. The story and the game's eccentric, seemingly random sense of humor could provide satisfaction for some, but ultimately it lacks the character and strength required to keep any solo-type of player engaged. The true draw here is the combat and class customization, so if you've got a few friends around, it could serve as a solid distraction for a while with its options for online play while you wait for something better to come along.
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GamePro (US)
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is a mindless blend of walking, jamming on the attack button, and repetitive objectives -- but it still ends up being a lot of fun, provided your patience can tolerate the crippling halt after a technical meltdown. It's not a deal breaker, but it'll certainly tip the scales in the wrong direction for anyone using Sacred as a genre stepping stone.
60
PSX Extreme
Sacred 2 has the potential to be a good game. Ultimately, it's combat, boring story, convoluted world map, and lack of character customization drags it down considerably. With just slightly more fluid gameplay, this could've been a fairly enjoyable experience that fans of the genre would like. But unfortunately, all of those flaws coupled with bland visuals make for a game you're better off passing.
60
TheSixthAxis
The game looks nice and as a hack ‘n slash adventure in single player is a great experience. Take it online or register another pad to the console, and the fun to be had in multiplayer is plentiful. The looting and levelling up provides that addiction to grinding through hordes of creatures, and trading with friends online is genius. I would like to give this game a higher score to reflect this, but the bugs mentioned in this review are unforgivable and can ruin an otherwise great gaming experience. If you have a lot of patience and don’t mind restarting the game a couple of times each time you play it, then sure, pick it up. Otherwise I would wait to see if Ascaron pull their finger out and fix the crushing bugs hampering a game that would otherwise be a must-buy.
40
HonestGamers
Me? I did the only sensible thing. I hit the power button and never looked back.
40
Boomtown
Sacred 2 is an experience that gives a good first impression but falls apart under scrutiny. There are too many flaws to really recommend it and the only redeeming feature I could draw your attention to is that there exists comparatively few action RPGs for next gen consoles at the moment. As a multiplayer game, it can provide some entertaining moments with some like-minded friends. As a single player RPG, it is deeply flawed.
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UOL Jogos
"Sacred 2: Fallen Angel" é um RPG de ação que pouco inova a fórmula celebrada pela série "Diablo". Embora o repertório de poderes dos heróis seja bacana e quatro jogadores consigam fazer um bom estrago em partidas online, a interface complicada e os problemas técnicos diluem boa parte da empolgação, especialmente nos consoles. Na falta de outros exemplares do gênero pode ser uma saída, mas não espere nada equivalente aos clássicos da Blizzard.