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|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||DOS||Dec, 1990||9.4 out of 12||78|
|Power Play||DOS||Feb, 1991||70 out of 100||70|
|Adventure Gamers||DOS||Jan 19, 2007||70|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||DOS||1993||69 out of 100||69|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Jul, 1991||64 out of 100||64|
|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|
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|Remake now available!||2||Cor 13 (171953)
Aug 25, 2008
TriviaKing 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)