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Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire

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Platforms
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 Title screen
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Keapon Laffin's shop
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Resting
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS The harem - a scene exclusive to the Thief, and it's "only" EGA!

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

Great sequel with a Middle Eastern feel to it DOS *Katakis* (37818)
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 (19705)
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
Dragon DOS Oct, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 88 out of 100 88
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 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 69 out of 100 69
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 600 out of 1000 60
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1991 56 out of 100 56
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 23 out of 100 23

Forums

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Aug 25, 2008

Trivia

King Arthur--from Cindy Marx's game, Conquests of Camelot--sometimes makes an appearance in the desert. He is dead and lying on the ground. If you walk near him, the body will fade as if it were an illusion. If you right-click on the body before it disappears, it will say something about how he should have visited a Camelot before going into the desert.

There is also the Persian Golfer, who makes occasional appearances in the desert as well.

Related Web Sites

  • GameFAQs (Various walkthroughs and guides for QFG2)
Contributed to by Eurythmic (2600) and POMAH (34176)