Diablo II
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Diablo II is a role-playing simulation type game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The overall goal of Diablo II is exactly the same as it was in the first game – kill monsters to gain items and enhance your abilities so you can face and kill the Lord of Terror, Diablo. Unlike the first game where there is only one town, one act, one dungeon; this game has a really big world, splitting the game into 4 ACTs really makes it large and complicated. The new Town Portal scrolls, improved inventory screen, improved NPCs makes the game more fun to play and easier to interact. Also the new characters make it more fun to play.The four ACTs here have their own towns; the repairing of items is much better in this game.

GAMEPLAY

With really awesome gameplay, this game can easily beat all other RPG games in the world. When travelling through places you will feel like you are really there. Hardcore characters, Difficulty choices make it even more fun to play the game. The on-screen menus have been improved a thousand times for better gameplay. What I felt for this game was like this – When I was going to kill The Butcher in Diablo I felt nothing and headed straight to his room; when I was going to kill Mephisto it was like I will surely die here (I almost forgot that it was a game).

CHARACTERS

Amazon: The worst character of the game. Does nothing but throws some bolts and arrows, javelins and whatsoever. It makes no sense using this character.

Assassin: Expansion Character. Check my Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Review for more info.             

Barbarian: The best character for the game. I completed the game using this one. When its close-quarter-combat nothing is as good as the Barbarian. Skills like Bash or Berserk gives the Barbarian an extra amount of fun. Skills like Natural Resistance, Iron Skin, Increased Run/Walk Speed, Increased Stamina, and Weapon Masteries makes Barbarian the best.

Druid: Expansion Character. Check my Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Review for more info.

Necromancer: A poor choice. Summoning some stupid skeletons won’t make you win the game.

Paladin: With loads of resistance and auras, this character can defeat bosses in no time.

Sorceress: A good choice for mad people. Sorceress can do nothing but throw some fireballs which are nothing if you fight against the bosses. When its close-quarter-combat she can die within a few seconds. Just like the Amazon it makes no sense using this character.

GRAPHICS

This is what we don’t like about Diablo II. The awful 640x480 resolution makes it an awkward game to play. But the expansion version comes with an 800x600 resolution option which makes the game a little more playable, but still the game has a minus point in the graphics area.

STORY

Although Diablo II has a good story but the story is too big and some people might get bored playing the game, but I wasn’t bored of and loved the game very much.

OVERALL

This game has everything needed by a simulation game and by a gamer’s heart. I would recommend this game to everyone who thinks they are real gamers. The game has a cool gameplay, good character choices, great sound effects and a big map; so my scores for the game are –

GRAPHICS – 6/10 LOOKS LIKE REALITY – Yes 10/10

GAMEPLAY – 10/10

DIFFICULTY – 7/10

CHARACTER CHOICE – 8/10

STORY – 10/10

OVERALL – 10/10