Thunderbolt is next in line to review Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, giving Ascaron Entertainment's action RPG sequel a score of 8/10.
The main problem with Sacred 2 however is the incredibly hefty system requirements needed to run it. There is a whopping twenty gigabyte minimum hard drive install for a start and a decent dual core set up and powerful grapics card are a must if you want it to run smoothly. To be brutally frank it's hard to see why all that power is necessary. Although the game has some very nice dynamic lighting effects, the character models and environments don't have the same level of detail that the likes of sayEverquest 2 manage to display on a lesser machine. The voice acting is very variable with some suspect lip synching lending the cut-scenes a slightly scruffy quality.
But with that said, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel still manages to be an entertaining romp. Ancaria is an interesting world to explore, with many weird and wonderful creatures to slay along the way. It's not the most original game you'll ever play, but it does what it does very well and if you are twiddling your thumbs waiting for Diablo 3 to come out, this is a more than acceptable way of spending your time until that happy day.