DescriptionTrial 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
- Game Engine: Sierra's Creative Interpreter (SCI)
- Gameplay feature: Character development - Repetition
- Gameplay feature: Hunger / Thirst
- Gameplay feature: Importable characters
- Quest for Glory series
- Setting: Middle East
The Press Says
|CU Amiga||Amiga||Jun, 1991||86 out of 100||86|
|Génération 4||DOS||Feb, 1991||84 out of 100||84|
|Adventure Classic Gaming||DOS||Dec 27, 1999||4 out of 5||80|
|RPGamer||DOS||2010||4 out of 5||80|
|Adventure Gamers||DOS||Jan 19, 2007||70|
|Power Play||DOS||Feb, 1991||70 out of 100||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|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Remake now available!||2||Cor 13 (172214)
Aug 25, 2008
TriviaAs 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)