So after saying some words about the original two Diablo games, the time has come to give a quick information on the third game - Diablo III.
Released on 15th of May 2012, the game comes as direct sequel to Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (the expansion pack). The story continues some 20 years after the events at Mount Arreat and the destruction of the Worldstone. This time you must face the remaining lords of hell - Belial, Azmodan.
A quick overview of the story would be that something burning falls from the sky and hits the Tristram cathedral (the same one from Diablo I) and our hero arrives to investigate. We are quickly presented with the information that our favorite Deckard Cain is or was still alive and...Read more…
So after writing about the first Diablo game and before dwelling deeper in the characteristics of items, enemies, quests and so on, let me drop a few notes about how Diablo II improved over the original Diablo game and a quick overview of the story.
First the story - It is settled a bit after the events of Diablo, may be a month-two or so. The Warrior hero has become the Dark Wanderer after he nicks Diablo’s soulstone right in his forehead. He becomes more and more obsessed and at some point Diablo seizes the control over the warrior’s body. Diablo’s objective is to reunite with his brothers - the other two Prime Evils - Mephisto - the Lord of Hatred and Baal - the Lord of Destruction (after whom the Expansion pack is named, but I will get into that in a moment). The wanderer travels through Tristram and to Lut Gholein in order to rescue his youngest brother Baal, who has been imprisoned in the tomb of Tal Rasha. So now...Read more…
So in a few days now Diablo III will be released. But before we get to Diablo III let’s dig a bit in the series history.
It all started on December 31st 1996 when Blizzard Entertainment released the first game of the installment. It was one of the first of its kind and defined a whole separate category in the gaming genres - Hack’n’Slash role playing games, where you just point, click and kill the monsters.
The plot of the game is set in the fictional town of Tristram which is located in the world of Sanctuary. The hero arrives the town and must investigate the depths of the town’s Cathedral, where he must face the minions of the Lord of Terror - Diablo (after whom the game is named).
The hero must walk through 16 levels of dungeons under The Cathedral and then enter Hell itself to stand against one of the Prime Evils.
The game is pretty simple in nowadays standards. Non-pretentious graphics, a bit quirky controls and no running give the game hard time in...Read more…