Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire
DOS - 1990
Also released on: Amiga
Description of Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire
Zeal commented :I played this when I was a wee lad, bout the age of 6... back where the screens where green and your hard/drive was a floppy 6inch disk. The IBM machine old 486s where upgraded to the 886s and man those were the days... the dial tone rang true to life as you waited to type in every command.
Enough of my rambling of the good old days thinks I am only 27!
Anywho, Quest for Glory! The best game by far when it came to the imagination, It was a book that you played. What a an amazing adventure it was and still is. I find myself reading this game/book over and over again as I develop my character from QFG1-QFG5.
Be aware this isn't a slash game by any means, there is brain work involved. The typing commands and taking the time to read through conversations and figuring out certain puzzles sometimes frustrating!
Be also aware this kind of RPG requires patients, take your time, to let the game take you to a world not your own.
Best advice? Play to save! Hit F5 lots and it will bring up your save screen, use this often! the more you save the less tedious this game will be for you.
Look around for objects that are out of place, in this game for example your only hint will be when you leave the city go left about 3 screens worth and you will see a griffon in the rocks. If your a warrior and have enough skill type /fight griffon... be aware that beast will tear you a new one if you aint ready. If you are working to be a paladin! DON"T fight the beast! How dishonorable! get how the game works? old fashion morals
Then you will notice a rock move your dude over to the rock and type /move rock. You move the rock, and you will notice a feather which you will need for a potion later on in the game. As you can see everything you pick up and involve yourself with throughout the whole game will be used later. Ave fun gamers!
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Comments and reviews
Spectik 2017-10-15 0 point
I didn't play any of the QFG games back in the day, so the nostalgia factor may make me a bit unforgiving. The plus side: one of the mos mysterious, interesting uses of sound in a game and really pushing the limits with the graphics.
You get the sense there is a lot to do in this game - that there is a good game in here somewhere but ...
What seems like a point and click adventur/RPG (and yes, it is an RPG as there are stats involved) but you have to type in text. I've been sick and tired of text adventures since the early 90s, as they are far too picky with commands, and what is more the controls are horrible in certain places, and what is more the geography is illogical (which could actually make it more interesting).
Based on the glowing reviews (even if they're biased as one is to a long-loved sibling) I will give this a second glance.
I'm not taking a shit on QFG, as I'm glued to QFG III.
Thanks 2016-06-29 0 point
It's so good to see other people as passionate about this game as I am. I think it's influenced me positively towards arabian culture and everything. The creators of the anthology are absolute geniuses
Raz 2016-06-21 0 point DOS version
Quest for Glory will always have a special place in my heart because I and II were my first games that I ever had for an IBM 386. I really thought this game was too hard as a 5 year old, simply because "navigating" through a city with those mazes was completely bizarre and very hard to grasp (took a few weeks before I realized I could buy a compass/map).
I recommend you play QFG 1 first to build up a character because it gets some pretty huge advantages over a default character from 2.
Tron 2015-10-27 -1 point
Second best installment of the qfg series, after qfg 4. Both of them have the best scope for my favourite class, the thief.
Paulo José 2014-10-10 -3 points DOS version
this game is adventure graphics not role play :) but is a good game ...
Jer 2014-01-04 1 point DOS version
The second Sierra game I owned (bought after Conquests of Camelot).
Probably the best Sierra game, ever, IMHO.
The VGA games beat it in graphics, of course, but nothing is better in diversity of characters and game-play.
BigBird 2013-07-05 1 point DOS version
This game is great, especially if (no spoilers) you play it right after finishing qfg1 (hq), watching the closing scene & then play this.
Also you import your qfg1 character into qfg2 which was unheard of at the time.
Got to say though, it's worth cheating to get gold to buy the map rather than going through the fiendish task of trying to find the money changer !!
Sword0fTheSpirit 2013-03-31 0 point DOS version
They made a remake of this game,...
Fey 2013-03-11 0 point DOS version
You named the character Home Slice? LOL
I only played Shadow of Glory, which I guess is the 4th one? I don't know, I loved that one though. I've been digging around this website for an hour or 2 and have found the first 3. This one looks bad for some reason. I wonder if it's as good as the others? Would love an in-depth review
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