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Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
63
2.9
DOS
81
4.0
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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 Crossing a volcanic cave
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Title screen
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Intro
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Choosing a character type

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 אולג 小奥 (171325)
Great sequel with a Middle Eastern feel to it DOS *Katakis* (37823)
One of the Top 3 best Sierra games of alllllll tiiiimmmeeee. DOS Jeremy Johnson (638)
I appear to be the only idiot who loathes this game... DOS Indra is here (19776)
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)

The Press Says

Techtite DOS 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Génération 4 DOS Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
RPGamer DOS 2010 4 out of 5 80
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Dec 27, 1999 4 out of 5 80
Power Play DOS Feb, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Adventure Gamers DOS Jan 19, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 63 out of 100 63
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 23 out of 100 23

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Remake now available! 2 אולג 小奥 (171325)
Aug 25, 2008

Trivia

As with all QFG games, the moose head and 'Maltese Falcon' appear (courtesy of the prop department). The 'Maltese Falcon' is actually somewhat important to the thief character type.

Click around the opening (Introduction, Continue Quest, etc) screen for some funny messages.

All of the Marx brothers make cameo appearances.

Lori and Corey Cole (The creators of the QFG series) make cameo appearances as Katta.

Obviously somebody's a big Bogart fan. While in Raseir, references to 'Casablanca' and 'The Maltese Falcon' abound.

Raseir is an anagram for Sierra.

Related Web Sites

  • GameFAQs (Various walkthroughs and guides for QFG2)
Contributed to by Eurythmic (2584) and POMAH (34772)