Sacred 2: Fallen Angel

 
Vast, violent, hack-and-slash treasure-collection game.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Players choose from one of six character classes and from that choose a campaign of light or shadow. The game then has quests based on the campaign of choice, the shadow campaign having the more adult themed quests naturally.

Violence

This game contains a lot of violence in the form of combat. The violence is mostly with swords, lances and energy weapons. One spell in particular,  called Eruptive Desecration, creates a shower of body parts and blood when used. When activated, corpses of fallen enemies around you explode in a red fountain of blood and meaty chunks damage other attackers around the character. There is an option to turn off the gore, which removes the body parts and blood splatter from the game, but will leave small pools of blood in some circumstances. 

Sex

Female characters are dressed quite provocatively, some quests make references to spouses with negative connotations and adult themes around marriage.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Characters will interact in bars and some quests will involve some medicinal herbs or potions.

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.

 

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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the appeal of games such as Sacred 2. Without a driving story to keep your attention throughout, what is it about the loot collection that appeals to gamers around the world?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows
Price:$59.99
Available online?Available online
Release date:May 12, 2009
Genre:Role Playing
ESRB rating:M for Blood and Gore, Violence (PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360)

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Teen, 17 years old Written byHopeless July 9, 2009
age 15+
 

Excellent RPG..

To begin with, i love RPG's..this game gets you hooked as soon as your character starts leveling up...there are multiple aspects as to how your character fights, various different weapons, a great array of spells and armor...the environment is breathtaking as well...The violence here isn't that bad at all, blood is seen on the floor and chunks of blood fly across the screen when certain minions die but nothing overly graphic...there's no language, the sexual content, unless your kids or something search out specific types of armor it wont be provocative in the least, even then its really nothing bad. One of the quests in the game involve getting ingredients for a cook who states that "women give their virginity to try the pudding" and thats the extent of references as far as i've seen. Overall..if your an RPG fan you'll love this game with its environments, weapons, armor, large world and huge assortment of enemies to fight.
Parent of a 16 year old Written bySirMarkus June 22, 2009
age 15+
 

Started slow, ended up fun

I've always been a RPG fan! so I tried this game, and at first I found it really boring as the character didn't have many moves, nor did the game include tutorials. So knowing what to do or where to go wasn't obvious. But I sticked with it, read the instruction manual, started leveling up and advancing in the game quest (lots), then finally I was hooked. Top view camera angles can be something annoying, even for the most experience player, but in the end it has some fun factor. Definitely this game is better as coop, so find some friends (4 online). As for age to play, for starters you need to know how to read, there is allot of it. Lots of gore, which make it visually fun. Other then that, it's a very average game, a good pass time, but nowhere near game of the year.
Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 March 24, 2012
age 13+
 

Have this for my PS3 and Xbox 360,great game.

Yes,whenever an RPG comes by,I always perk up and this wasn't a surprise,When I first heard about this,I was all for it,I don't know about you,but I immediately got this game.And great RPG and cinematic game effects it had.If you,like me,have played Sacred 1,you'll love this.Guaranteed.
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Too much violence

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