Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Hellgate: London - Out of the Box

Ok , it's a Diablo clone. But it's a high fidelity clone, and that's all that really matters. It caters to two key game mechanics - kill monsters, get better loot. It has classes and skills, and even a pseudo MMO mode, but that's not what it's about. Kill monsters, get better loot.

This key formula can keep me enthralled for months.

Yes the concept is a somewhat interesting post apocalypse. Demons have invaded. From hell. It's not as ridiculous if you say aliens from another dimension? Any ways, I haven't played through the campaign so I won't give my full comments yet. I also haven't tried all three character types fully, so I'll reserve on that as well. But if you have a machine that can run it, and it's fully Larry compatible by the way, it's got shed loads of style. An loot. Lots of loot.


David said...

I've seen some of the cut scenes and while they do look fabulous, I have concerns about the distance firing system.
I am not sure if the big axe princible would work on it. Maybe we'll just go back and play more Diablo.

Wayne said...

There is definitely something to be said about a game you can start up and start hacking at things for hours ... or months. I enjoy those games even more when you can have one or two of your friends join you in the carnage.

JP said...

Everybody should just go back and play more Diablo. At least twice a year.