GamingExcellence writes: "When the original Sacred came out, years ago, the term "Diablo Clone" was bandied around a lot. To be fair, back then any top-down hack-and-slash RPG was called a Diablo clone. Sacred did a lot of things differently though, adding a large world to explore at your leisure, a complete lack of a skill tree, and a large variety of classes. It was also riddled with bugs and other problems that made it a minor chore to play at times. So now Sacred 2 has been released, and I'll say this much: this is about as far removed from a Diablo look-alike as you can get.
The game begins with an over-the-top cutscene, complete with fantasy metal rock and guitar riffs, just so that you know it won't take itself seriously. After that you're free to pick your character (and god), name him or her, and get started in the world. The character selection of Sacred 2 is varied, to say the least."