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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 Fighting
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Title screen
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Naming and assigning values
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS At the ancient temple

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* (37810)
A thrilling experience in the Middle East DOS אולג 小奥 (168989)
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 (19707)
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

Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 88 out of 100 88
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
Power Play DOS Feb, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 64 out of 100 64
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 63 out of 100 63
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 600 out of 1000 60
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1991 56 out of 100 56

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Remake now available! 2 אולג 小奥 (168989)
Aug 25, 2008

Trivia

Quest for Glory 2: Trial By Fire was obviously meant for newly made characters. If you import your 'perfect' character from Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero? one will notice how incredibly easy and virtually unchallengeable the game becomes.

This is due to the fact that newly characters start with lower character statistics than an imported character. Provided that your imported character has full statistics of course. One major factor that made HQ a success was the timeless effort in strengthening the statistics of your character. Take that away...

Probably why I'm the only one who ended up disappointed. (Comparison: See game description and reviews).

Related Web Sites

  • GameFAQs (Various walkthroughs and guides for QFG2)
Contributed to by Eurythmic (2610) and POMAH (33733)