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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 DOS A bit of illegal business (the best looking place of all where you can steal something)...
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Choosing a character type
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS The harem - a scene exclusive to the Thief, and it's "only" EGA!
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Blue Parrot Inn at night

Promo Images

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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

One Thousand and One Details DOS Unicorn Lynx (174028)
Great sequel with a Middle Eastern feel to it DOS *Katakis* (38223)
One of the Top 3 best Sierra games of alllllll tiiiimmmeeee. DOS Jeremy Johnson (736)
I appear to be the only idiot who loathes this game... DOS Indra is stressed (19940)
The best of all the Quest for Glory series DOS SebastianLi (46)
Best Quest for Glory game! DOS Brian Bleakley (3)
Maynap sierras finest hour DOS helm lehm (13)

Critic Reviews

Techtite DOS 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Dragon DOS Oct, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Raze DOS May, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Dec 27, 1999 4 out of 5 80
RPGamer DOS 2010 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1991 9.4 out of 12 78
Adventure Gamers DOS Jan 19, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1991 41 out of 100 41
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 23 out of 100 23

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Remake now available! 2 Unicorn Lynx (174028)
Aug 25, 2008

Trivia

Quest for Glory 2 was the first game to introduce the fourth character class of Paladin to the series.

Related Web Sites

  • GameFAQs (Various walkthroughs and guides for QFG2)
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