Diablo is a one in a time game which affected a whole generation of gamers and submerged them into a world of darkness & adventures. This unique action roll playing hack & slash game dives you into a tiny town called Tristram where you pick one of the classes available to you and start to figure out whats going on, just to discover that hell itself has opened up on the church’s steps and you must go in to solve a quest, good luck with that!
Diablo as a game does one thing great, which is the atmosphere. You are literally in a corrupted church, heading down to Hell itself, and the areas grow constantly creepier as you travel reach new lvl’s.
The gameplay of Diablo is very simple, go get a quest, search for the objective given and destroy anything which hinders you to comply with it, even if it would be Diablo himself, which at some point is going to be the case. The game designer’s made it not easy, because as you progress into the deep’s of the game and his dungeons, hordes of monsters will assault you and with each lvl you descend, new challenges await for your champion to be conquered.
The addictive part of the game for sure is the hack and slash action, which leads you into a frenzy of destroying your mouse button to an extend, that your index finger will literary bleed. Also the possibility of finding new weapons, spells or armors will be a big chunk of fuel to keep you playing this marvelous game, since having the opportunity to choose between electrocuting your enemy’s or simply cast a flame wall and see them all burn down by trying to reach you, is legendary!
The game delivers you an mystic but involving soundtrack and with a deep notion of darkness trough some quests and written texts, like the iconic Butcher poem.
Randomness is what keeps this game on a constantly discovering tour, by finding new weapons or armor with each open chest or slain of an enemy. A good thing also is that passing the game each time will let you see different monsters, since the game has an established set of monsters, so only a few will be seen during each completion, which gives the game a great replay value.
Diablo is overall still an outstanding game if you’re willing to look at this through the lens of 1996 rather than 2017, but even then a couple of things will really are getting used to. That said, for those of you, who never have tied Diablo and want to play the whole series ( I + II + III ), but are unsure if you should play the first game of the series, the answer is a a big screaming YES!!