Pro-G has cranked out an enthusiastic hands-on preview of Ascaron Entertainment's upcoming Sacred sequel.
On the subject of the game's map, it is immediately apparent from some brief hands-on time and a lengthy demonstration that the world is both vast and gloriously detailed. Realised in full 3D, up to 70% of the game world will be available from the start, and a walk across the complete map without stopping to explore and converse should take around seven to eight hours. This is made all the more impressive when you realise that Ancaria is a completely seamless world, with no loading screens interrupting your game.
If this game world sounds a little large to be any fun, alongside various ports and ships are different and imaginative mounts, each unique to a specific player character. From atop these fantastical beasts you can engage in ranged and melee combat, and each steed has a powerful set of combat skills of its own.