Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
65
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 "The smell of victory"
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Keapon Laffin's shop
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Meeting the astrologer - a reference to "Hair"! :) (the line comes from the musical/film's opening song "Aquarius")
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Shameen's place of business

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 Cor 13 (173892)
Great sequel with a Middle Eastern feel to it DOS *Katakis* (37879)
One of the Top 3 best Sierra games of alllllll tiiiimmmeeee. DOS Jeremy Johnson (737)
I appear to be the only idiot who loathes this game... DOS Indra is stressed (20015)
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
Techtite DOS 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amiga Action Amiga Jul, 1991 88 out of 100 88
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Raze DOS May, 1991 83 out of 100 83
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
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 64 out of 100 64
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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Trivia

In the very end of Quest for Glory 2 it says that the next chapter in the series would be called "Shadows of Darkness". The third chapter, however, was called "Wages of War" and "Shadows of Darkness" was the title of the fourth game.

Related Web Sites

  • GameFAQs (Various walkthroughs and guides for QFG2)
Contributed to by Eurythmic (2581) and POMAH (35864)