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The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this game is a "M"-rated title where violence takes top billing. Although the basic attacks don't cause massive amounts of blood on screen, some of the magical spells in the title do, including one that causes bodies to explode and chunks of flesh to collide with others. While there is a story line and hundreds of quests to complete, the fighting and treasure collection are what draws people to the game. Players can play this title online with people on Xbox Live or the PlayStation Network – so they can be exposed to foul language and poor sportsmanship there that isn't part of the game. There is an option to turn off most of the blood.
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What's it about?
SACRED 2 FALLEN ANGEL takes place 2000 years before the events of the original Sacred game and helps form the back story to that earlier title. Players choose from one of six distinct classes before embarking on the adventure which plays out over a massive game land. With quests dotting the landscape of over 22 square miles, this title will keep people busy for hours upon hours.
Players choose to play with dark or light force. The story deals with a powerful life force called T-Energy, with both light and dark forces wanting to harness the power for their own reasons –- either for controlling the chaos that T-Energy has caused, or to help throw the world deeper into chaos.
Is it any good?
When first starting the game, the sheer amount of information presented can be overwhelming, even for experienced gamers. The highly detailed instruction booklet is quite helpful in figuring out some of these details. The meat of the game is an entertaining hack-and-slash title, not unlike the Diablo or Dungeon Siege series, where the emphasis is simply on amassing an astonishing amount of gold and more and more weapons and armor.
While there is a main story thread throughout the title, because of the amount of quests (nearly 600), the narrative gets lost. Nonetheless, the massive amount of enemies to dispatch combined with all the weapons and magic you get to try throughout the game keeps the excitement levels high.
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