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Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
63
2.9
DOS
80
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User Reviews

Great sequel with a Middle Eastern feel to it DOS *Katakis* (37691)
A thrilling experience in the Middle East DOS אולג 小奥 (168579)
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 (19673)
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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 14 2.9
DOS 82 4.0
Combined MobyScore 96 3.8


The Press Says

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100
DOSDragon
The Coles have created a great follow-up to QFGI. QFGII requires a great deal of player interaction, is highly entertaining, and could quite possibly become a classic FRPG. You ought to check it out at your retailers for inclusion in your PC/MS-DOS library.
100
DOSTechtite
One of the best of the best of the best of the best in graphic adventures --and understandably on Techtite's list of Top 50 Multimedia Classics-- this game was perfect! Music was as good as the original game title, as were the puzzles and storyline.
88
AmigaAmiga Action
The first thing that overwhelmed me about Trial by Fire was the number of disks that sprang out of the box when I opened it. But even though there are eight, the swapping isn't too bad. Even if it had been it just wouldn't have mattered because the game is totally brilliant. Although the animation is quite slow (which is surprising considering the game needs one meg) to begin with, you soon get used to it and it doesn't effect the game in the slightest. The puzzles were just right for me and gave me quite a challenge.
86
AmigaCU Amiga
If you enjoy playing Sierra's trademark games, you'll love this. If you've never tried a Sierra Adventure, here's an ideal starter for you.
80
DOSRPGamer
Overall, QFGII comes recommended, especially to veterans of the previous game. While it is not necessary to have played QFGI in order to enjoy QFGII, since the story is a continuing arc spread over the series, it might be best to start at the beginning if possible.
80
DOSAdventure Classic Gaming
How do you follow a phenomenal hit? That is the problem facing Sierra On-Line when it decides to follow up on its hit game Hero’s Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero. The original game (which has later changed its name to Hero’s Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero due to a trademark issue) has been a critical and popular success, most unusual for an adventure/role-playing hybrid title. The creators of the series, Lori and Corey Cole, are not to be discouraged. Their task is no doubt daunting—to develop a game that can completely satisfy fans of the original as well as attract new fans to the series. Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire not only succeeds in this task but has done much more.
70
DOSAdventure Gamers
Whichever version you play, in Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire you'll find yourself in a richly detailed world that's uncommon in adventure games. And though its pace is uneven and the atmosphere doesn't always feel authentically Middle Eastern, the game still manages to create an appealing story and setting that maintain their appeal so many years after release. Ultimately, it fails to surpass its own predecessor, but Trial by Fire is still a satisfactory sequel that fans of the first game should enjoy.
70
DOSPower Play
Schade, aber von "Trial by Fire" hätte ich mir mehr erwartet. Zwar sind alle Spielelemente vorhanden, die mich im ersten Teil begeisterten, wie die Actioneinlagen und der Rollenspielanteil. Aber ich habe das Gefühl, daß Sierra es sich mit Trial by Fire zu einfach gemacht hat. Prinzipiell ist das Programm fast mit dem ersten Teil identisch - einziger Unterschied ist die veränderte Grafik und das Szenario. Im einen Spiel ist der Herrscher des Landes ein Baron, im anderen ein Scheich. So stolpert man über viele Dinge, die schon im ersten Teil (nur grafisch anders verpackt) vorgekommen sind.
69
DOSJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Von der Sache her haben sich nur Kleinigkeiten geändert, z.B. gibt‘s bei den Kampfsequenzen nun eine andere Perspektive sowie einen einstellbaren Schwierigkeitsgrad. Auch die Zahl der Rätsel bat sich vermehrt, was allerdings auf Kosten der Originalität ging. So ist man anfangs vornehmlich damit beschäftigt, durch die labyrinthische Stadt zu irren, um sich mit lokalen Devisen, Karte, Kompaß etc. auszustatten, Natürlich bleiben auch die monströsen Zwischen- bzw. Überfälle nicht aus, wobei der Schwierigkeitsgrad insgesamt so hoch angesiedelt ist, daß man vom Direkteinstieg in diesen Teil der Serie abraten muß.
(page 16/17)
64
AmigaAmiga Joker
Bei alledem ginge die Sierra-typische Steuerung per Maus/Tastatur ja voll in Ordnung, aber für die Disketten-Inflation ist halt ein hoher Preis zu zahlen - ohne Festplatte ist Quest for Glory II nahezu unspielbar! Solten die kommenden PC-Konvertierungen genauso aussehen, könnte sich glatt der Alptraum bewahrheiten, der mich seit dem Test verfolgt: Schreckliche Monster fragen mich unaufhörlich nach Disks („wo sind Nr. 322. und Nr. 584??!“), und wenn ich sie nicht gleich finde, fressen sie nach und nach eine ganzen Savestände. Brrrrr!
63
AmigaJoker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Von der Sache her haben sich nur Kleinigkeiten geändert, z.B. gibt‘s bei den Kampfsequenzen nun eine andere Perspektive sowie einen einstellbaren Schwierigkeitsgrad. Auch die Zahl der Rätsel bat sich vermehrt, was allerdings auf Kosten der Originalität ging. So ist man anfangs vornehmlich damit beschäftigt, durch die labyrinthische Stadt zu irren, um sich mit lokalen Devisen, Karte, Kompaß etc. auszustatten, Natürlich bleiben auch die monströsen Zwischen- bzw. Überfälle nicht aus, wobei der Schwierigkeitsgrad insgesamt so hoch angesiedelt ist, daß man vom Direkteinstieg in diesen Teil der Serie abraten muß.
(page 16/17)
60
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
After getting stuck in the obligatory boring maze I lost interest; if you enjoy this sort of thing you may want to look out for Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire, but wise old man he say, steer clear of adventure games written by husband-and-wife teams called Lori and Corey.
56
AmigaAmiga Format
On screen movement and action isn't exactly fast anyway, and until you get used to controlling your character it all feels like a clumsy slow-motion dream sequence. You will pick it up after some time, but don't be in any great rush with Trial By Fire: you'll need to time your playing sessions with a calendar.
23
AmigaAmiga Power
This is probably the most incompetently designed and put together Amiga game I've seen in my life, and if it's the kind of thing that you get fun out of, I'd wish you the best of luck but suggest that you find some real people to talk to. Before it's too late.