Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - hands-on

Dec 12, 2007

Pack up your plasma rifle because it’s time for us to don the wizard’s cap and break out the dice. Sacred 2 doesn’t have a lot of competition on the 360, but then that’s because its closest rival is the average superhero romp Marvel Ultimate Alliance. You’d have to go back to Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance II on the original Xbox to find something vaguely similar. Newcomers to the series fear not: Sacred 2 takes place 2000 years before the first game, so no experience is necessary.

It’s a hugely ambitious project for the German-based developers, primarily due to the incorporation of Live. The entire world is built using a multiplayer engine, so while it’s possible to complete the quest on your own you can invite friends into your game at any point to lend a hand. Up to six players can cooperate in any one match, although this can only be achieved by linking three consoles; each with two players.