Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (QFG2) has you playing the role of the hero from the original Quest for Glory. The story goes that after doing in all the baddies in the town of Speilburg you fly off with Abdul to the middle eastern town of Shapier – where bad things are about to go down – and they are desperately in need of a hero.
All in all – I quite like QFG2. It offers a larger play world with many interesting aspects to explore. There are, however, two things that I dislike about this sequel. The first is the fact that (unlike in QFG1) there are a number of events that are ‘time triggered’ (meaning that after x days of game time – something will happen). I dislike this as it means that I do not have as much time to wonder around and explore. The second thing I dislike is that the city of Shapier is a labyrinthine maze of boring brown tunnels (shown in my third screenshot) and even with the printed map that comes with the game it is too easy to get lost / frustrated.
But even with these two gripes, QFG2 is a great game – and it runs perfectly under Virtual PC: