I could almost give this game an excellent rating but for a few issues
I have with the game. PROS = Terrific graphics and eye candy throughout the
game. Great main quest, even if it gets way hard in some places. A multitude of
side quests will keep you busy as, as well. I usually hate doing quests on
games, but this is the first game that I have really enjoyed, most times, doing
quests. The rewards are commensurate with the quest. So if the reward is really
good; then the job will be just as hard to achieve. Even if you have a full set
of heroes and henchmen helping you, plus pet, some are beyond me, at this time.
The makes have factored a lot of elements into this game, but when in a fight
and you are busy as trying to survive a large group of mobs, who has time to
start looking at what spells or hexes have been applied by the mobs. Let alone
run through your spell bar and counter it. And if you dispel hexes, the mob
replaces it at the same time and you have wait for your spell to regenerate
before you can use it again. I have found the game to be well balanced for any
profession you decide for your character, and having a choice of a 2nd
profession is a real bonus.
CON = Mobs can use magic attacks from outside your range, which is a real
pain. If you are a healer you need to be within range of the henchman/heroes you
wish to heal. Most times this draws you close enough for mobs to attack you,
which they ALL tend to do at the same time.
There is a deplorable lack of helps/hints/tutorial at the beginning and
throughout this game. Thank goodness for other gamers being nice and helpful. My
hat is off to them;thank you. One upgrade gives you an item that allows you to
summon a Fire Imp. Great, terrific, wonderful, but once you reach level 20 you
also lose that ability. And nothing is said about that side of things until
after you purchase the upgrade. You do reach level 20 easily too. I took about
60 hours game play to reach it.
I do recommend that getting some of the upgrades at the right time is worth
the extra $'s as well. Do not allow the lack of info in and about this game put
you off getting it. Frustrating it can be, but if you like Sacred or Sacred 2,
then this is the next step upwards. And a better step up could not