Product Type: Vivendi PC games
Newest Review: ... third game in the series. Diablo is based in the town of Tristram that is beset by the evils of the Demon Diablo and his minions who have... more
Beginnings of Blizzard's Greatness
Member Name: ariochish
Advantages: Still has excellent gamplay
Disadvantages: Dated but still quaint graphics
A video game classic in every sense of the word and a game that introduced many gamers to the world of action role-playing games. Somewhat dated now Diablo was a trail blazing game in the mid nineties from the ever constant Blizzard Entertainment who also released Starcraft, the many Warcraft games including World of Warcraft and the sequel Diablo II with constant rumours of a third game in the series.
Diablo is based in the town of Tristram that is beset by the evils of the Demon Diablo and his minions who have taken liar in the many dungeons beneath the nearby Cathedral and the many caverns below. There is a choice of three classes Warrior, Sorcerer and Rogue in specialising in a particular form of combat Warriors excel at melee combat, Rogues are good shots with a bow and Sorcerer's (surprise surprise) excel in magic. Initial choices aside you can tailor your character to be more apt at any of these style of combat should you wish too.
The game play is mouse based with clicks to move your character about and attack the many denizens of the dungeons you explore. Along the way you will receive quests, find gold and other loot whilst exploring the depths. Each game is randomly generated meaning every time you play with a different character the dungeons will be substantially different.
Various magical items will be found along the way which boost your charters prowess is numerous ways in amongst these are rare unique items that are difficult to find making it all more the more rewarding when you do.
Sadly the graphics are very dated due to the leaps and bounds made by technological advances but the game play still remains intact and it is still a highly playable and compelling game. It is also good to see where many of Blizzard's other games had there basing.
Summary: Excellent gameplay though dated mid nineties graphics