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PenguinJim
02-16-04, 08:06 PM
Oooh! There's a demo of Sacred out :) I was looking at this just the other day, as it seems to be a Diablo clone with potential. Hopefully. Of course, it's bound to suck :D but here's hoping! ;)

Downloading it now at http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=4575 - but am sick and ill and feverish, so I probably won't play it till tomorrow, bah :mad: .

Nephilim
02-17-04, 03:56 AM
Oh neat....

Hey, wait a minute....the demo is in GERMAN!

Argh....

Well, I ran around for a bit, seems like it could be a lot of fun. I'll have to check it out again when an english demo comes out.

RAY16
02-17-04, 05:27 AM
Originally posted by Nephilim
Oh neat....

Hey, wait a minute....the demo is in GERMAN!

Argh....

Well, I ran around for a bit, seems like it could be a lot of fun. I'll have to check it out again when an english demo comes out.

Err... I just got done playing the english demo a few hours ago. I got it from www.actiontrip.com .

Nephilim
02-17-04, 05:42 AM
Huh, that's odd. I downloaded mine from Fileshack. Oh well, guess I'll d/l it again from your link...

demonized
02-17-04, 07:00 PM
gamespot has it as well. looks like a good diablo type of game.

Nephilim
02-17-04, 08:03 PM
It is actually kind of fun. More emphasis on the RPG aspect but without losing any of the action. Plus, the different character types look like they'll be interesting to play with. I can't wait to give the vampire and dark elf a try.

MikeC
02-24-04, 08:23 PM
Played about an hour or so testing various graphics settings. Eventually got my arse kicked :)

http://www.nvnews.net/images/news/200402/sacred_01.jpg

http://www.nvnews.net/images/news/200402/sacred_02.jpg

http://www.nvnews.net/images/news/200402/sacred_03.jpg

http://www.nvnews.net/images/news/200402/sacred_04.jpg

http://www.nvnews.net/images/news/200402/sacred_05.jpg

PenguinJim
02-24-04, 08:53 PM
Hey MikeC, big thanks for mentioning me on the front page :D.

Regarding the Sacred demo, I kinda got distracted by the Painkiller demo. I played Sacred for about 5 minutes before it hardlocked my system.

A couple of days later, it was either try the Sacred demo once more, or do work, so I disabled AA and AF in my ATi driver settings, and tried once more. I was a Gladiator, and started running around the World. I found my character picking up (as in, bending over and picking up for about 2 seconds) each item individually, which annoyed me royally. But, I found an option to switch it off in the options!

So I continued my trek, and was all like, blah, blah, blah, seen it all before. I completed a couple of quests, and was mildy entertained. I bought a horse, and was mildy impressed with the difference (and the uniqueness of buying a horse to ride around on in a single-player RPG). So I kept playing, wanting bigger and shinier stuff for my Gladiator, and to see what was going on in the world. I decided at this point the game was good, not great. Then my housemate came home, and I realised I'd been playing for about 4 hours straight. I thought it had been about an hour.

So... yay! Sacred demo rocks :) I finished playing as a Seraphim yesterday, but as so much time had passed, I wasn't going to bother reviving the thread. However, after MikeC showed such interest :p, I thought I'd share my views. Also, after looking at other Sacred comments on the WWW, I picked up a copy of DivDiv today for a fiver :).

If you like Diablo II, and want a lil' more RPG thrown in (with the talking and the NPCs and such), then I recommend you at least check out the Sacred demo :). Full game due out in March. (I haven't played DivDiv yet, but if I'm feeling rambunctious later this week, you might just hear my thoughts! :))

MikeC
02-24-04, 09:39 PM
Originally posted by PenguinJim
Hey MikeC, big thanks for mentioning me on the front page :D.

No problem. I was in the same situation as you were in as time just seemed to fly by while I was playing the demo. When that happens, I feel that a game is worth mentioning. But since I don't have the time to play as many games as I would like to, a game like Sacred might impress me, but to others it might be more of the same.

GlowStick
02-25-04, 03:55 PM
As i am now a Mercery member of FileShack (yay) ive been downloading demos like they are gong out of style (all at 400k might i add)

this demo is very good, and i cant stand diablo type games, but i like this one. I think ill be picking it up when it comes out.

Nephilim
02-25-04, 04:23 PM
Yeah, I'll definitely be getting this one when it hits the stores. My fiance and I have been needing another game to play co-op, as we're kinda burned out on Diablo, and she doesn't really get into FPS's.