Saturday, August 06, 2005

Diablo II

It's the turn of Diablo II to be introduced now. A classic role-playing game far simpler than NWN (see previous post below) so may be an easier route into role-playing for the combat player. If you like the look or idea of role-playing games but fear the complexity, try this. There's a playable demo freely available for you to try before you part with your cash that should give a good idea of the gameplay and mechanics.

As with Freelancer and NWN it's not exactly a new game and again there is a huge online community of Diablo player's with all of the resulting benefits that that gives a game. The Tomb of Knowledge is an excellent resource as is Diabloii.net where there is a large, booming, active and well - moderated community.

Of course it's a dis-service to claim it's only useful as a kind of non-complex NWN. That is blatantly not true and Diablo is a very good game in it's own right. The replay value is particularly valid getting progressively harder until you're on a Hell setting. There's also great humour with a secret cow level (really) and lots of little things within the game. The fact that there's no shortage of combat and a not overtly-complex plot or character development lends it very well to a meeting between primarily role-player's and primarily combat player's.

Not that I'm knocking the plot. When the Lords of Destruction expansion was released there was enough of an option just to add to it. Ok, not a hard trick to pull but the fact that Blizzard could do it shows the strength of the plot in the first place. In short, it's a very worthwhile game as a stand alone and with it's expansion. Although again I would advise playing/buying both to maximise your enjoyment of the game.

6 Comments:

At 9:50 pm, Blogger Professor Peach said...

Another good thing about the Diablo series is that due to their age, they work well on lesser machines...I used to
play it on a PII 233, Voodoo 3, Soundblaster Pro!
Even so, the graphics are pleasing to the eye and the music is good

 
At 10:03 pm, Blogger 'Thought & Humor' said...

We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose. A
time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Howdy
Editor
http://ilovehowdy.blogspot.com/

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

'Thought & Humor' by Howdy
http://ilovehowdy.blogspot.com/
http://howdyhumor.blogspot.com/
http://enewspaper.blogspot.com/
CyberHumor, CyberThought
CyberRiddles for your divertissement!!!

 
At 10:19 pm, Blogger Netr said...

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At 1:01 am, Blogger FuzzBuck Fuzz said...

@ Wes. U are SO right. That's another important aspect to the game. I'll try to remember to include it in a future Diablo post.

@ Howdy...-Pandora- Coming soon to a blog near you.

@ netr ...um, ok, thnx. Chocolate cheesecake, eh? Nice ;)

 
At 1:16 am, Blogger donl said...

Keep up the good work. Time waits for no one.

Post to mine lemon cheesecake recipe if you wish.

 
At 3:03 am, Blogger FuzzBuck Fuzz said...

u ever tried apple pie?

 

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