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Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (Windows)

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Written by  :  Muresan Catalin (5)
Written on  :  Aug 29, 2008
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Summary

So you want to be a Hero? In VGA?

The Good

The upgraded graphics are gorgeous. They may not be next-gen, but for someone who has played the original EGA version, they are a welcome improvement. The cumbersome interface has been simplified, thanks to the new point and click interface. Combat is now more exciting thanks to the addition of critical hits. The game itself feels like a vacation simulator, most of the time you just wander the streets of Shapeir, train at the local Adventurer's Guild, wander the desert, eat and sleep for free at the Katta's Tail Inn and enjoy the fine entertainment it provides (dancing, poetry). The sounds and music are excellent.

The Bad

Not much to dislike. The pacing is a bit slow, so those seeking an action packed game should look elsewhere. The ending feels a bit unfinished, sometimes you just read a block of text describing your actions (small complaint).

The Bottom Line

The definitive version of a true classic. AGD must be congratulated for upgrading the graphics, sounds, music and control scheme, while leaving the great elements intact. A must own for fans of the original game.