Sacred 2 Review
I played single player and the map is HUGE!
I haven't encountered any glitches.
There are 6 player types you can be, and when it comes to appearance, you can only change their hair style and colour on 4 of them, the other 2 stay as they are.
When you choose a character you choose a campaign of good or evil.
Seraphim’s have to be good.
Inquisitors have to be evil.
The other 4 are optional.
The six types are
No matter who you choose, you also get to select what god they worship between these 6
Lumen (good only)
Kybele (a nature god)
Forens (A logic god)
Testa (a Science god)
KUAN (GOD of WAR!!!!)
Ker (evil only)
Each god gives player ability
Lumen- Powerful light from the character, that petrifies, damages and might even burn opponents.
Kybele- Instant healing of damage and afflictionsForens- For a limited time the character can deflect almost all attacks back to the attacker
Testa- Fills the character with energy that’s makes them shoot out T-energy balls that heal allies and damage opponents for a time.
Kuan - Confuses all nearby enemies making them attach each other.
Ker - Summons a demon to fight that is magically shackled to your side.....for a time
There are 2 main modes, campaign and PVP both available to play on one ps3 or on the internet with up to 3 other players and only 2 on the same ps3 (note only one user per ps3 for online).
There are 5 difficulties
Each of these have a level limit, I’ll put the ranges now
Bronze 1 to 200
Silver 1 to 200
Gold 60 to 200
Platinum 100 to 200
Niob 140 to 200
You have to unlock gold, platinum and Niob.
Unlock Gold by completing a silver campaign
Unlock Platinum by completing a campaign on gold.
Unlock Niob by completing a campaign on Platinum.
Bronze and silver are available straight away.
The game is top down view and plays very similar to the likes of titan quest actually.
The controls are a little fiddly but they do work and don't take long to learn, however there’s not much point to the tutorial system as it hardly taught me anything. It never prompted me much.
You CANNOT pause the game even in single player, your either playing or your not. Enemies do re-spawn everywhere after a set amount of time.
When I mention the game cannot be paused, it really cannot, start brings up the option menu (enemies can still attack) select brings up the map and that doesn’t pause the game.
For those that think, I’ll just go onto the XMB, nope game still runs, even if you hold the XMB button down (and you can't see the game) it still runs. There is no pausing.
The game has a drop in, drop out nature; if you had the game running offline it may pause.
Gore is default off.
I recommend changing the camera to static and controlling it with the right stick.
When you level up, you can increase you attributes, learn or improve skills and improve upon combat arts. (Not every level though).
Each character type of there own mounts
Seraphim's have a sabre-toothed tiger
High elf's have a wind serpent
Dryad's have a monitor lizard
Temple guardian's have a mobiculum (it’s like a massive wheel which you sit inside off)
Shadow warriors have a hellhound
Inquisitor's have shroud spiders
As for spell list, no, here’s how it works (this could get a little complicated so bear with me) hold down r1, brings up the selection menu for your character, which there are 6 options
Spells come under combat arms (spells and weapons together).
Your abilities are limited to 3 areas, by which whatever character type you choose this changes (I’ll use the seraphim as my example) you have 3 areas
Exalted warrior (weapon abilities)
Revered technology (magic really)
There is a fourth area for combinations (not sure how that area works yet.)
Of the three areas mentioned above the spell and skill are pre determined, meaning you can’t create spells, only use what’s there (you do need to learn them though)
Battle stance (buff)
Cleansing Brilliance (buff)
Warding Energy (buff)
That’s everything available to the seraphim, these abilities can be upgraded. While doing all that it is all in real time.
If it matters the game supports trophies.
Is it worthy of a purchase? Yes, it will take time and dedication but it is worth it, the collector’s edition comes with a map that is helpful but not essential.