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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 Amiga Choose a character you would like to impersonate in.
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Leaving Shapeir
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire Amiga The inn in Raseir. You can sleep here only in the night.
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire Amiga Basic selection screen

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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 (174079)
Great sequel with a Middle Eastern feel to it DOS *Katakis* (38317)
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 (19935)
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

Dragon DOS Oct, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Raze DOS May, 1991 83 out of 100 83
RPGamer DOS 2010 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1991 9.4 out of 12 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Power Play DOS Feb, 1991 70 out of 100 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

Forums

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Remake now available! 2 Unicorn Lynx (174079)
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)
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