- Fanon Discontinuity: Most fans of the series refuse to acknowledge the game because of it being an In Name Only Sacred installment with a shift in the gameplay and design under new developers.
- Harsher in Hindsight: The game's tagline being "Victory is ours. Glory is mine." became this with the game's failure.
- Sequelitis: Even although Sacred 2: Fallen Angel was controversial for its glitches and got a clear case of Tough Act to Follow, it did not do too bad overall and has its fans. On the other hand, Sacred 3 got lackluster critical reviews and abysmal audience ratings due to its marked changes from previous installments and unengaging gameplay, and most people don't even count it as part of the franchise.
- They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The game's trailer was admittingly pretty impressive, and it could have been followed by a worthy game had the producers been more respectful to the source material and chosen better their ideas about what to do with the gameplay.
YMMV / Sacred 3