Diablo II


               One of the most addictive game of the decade, Diablo II have been a huge success from Blizzard Entertainment. It is also followed with an update namely 'Lord of Destruction', with a whole new Act, 2 new Character classes, and lot more items to fill into your inventory(I mean it!). I should say no one would get into this game on their first shot. Either your friend should force you to play the game, or you should be really into RPG games, to give a shot on Diablo. But once you get into it, it will be difficult to go away.
              Now what makes Diablo II so addictive? Is it the Graphics? No! Reality? No! Its all about the Gameplay! Filled with Magic, monsters, dungeons, and a never ending Weapon and Item list, you'd keep playing the same act just to collect the items, and Gems specifically!(Love the sound of it!) You have 5 Character Classes to chose with, each with their own awesome abilities. I've completed the game with 3 of the classes, and yet havent stopped playing it(I guess it has been 5 years since I began playing it!). The five character classes are Amazon- you would love her if you like attacking from a distance using Archery, Sorceress – as the name suggests, filled with Magic, Paladin – concentrates on swords and aura's, Necromancer – with the power to rise the undead and finally Barbarian – with brute force to thrash up monsters.
              Let me introduce you to the game; if you are an Amateur, I’d suggest to begin with Sorceress. You begin with literally nothing in your hands, and fight your way through monsters. As the game progress, you collect items, sell them, buy new ones and also increase your Experience levels in Combat. On every Experience Level updation, you get to update one of your unique skills as well. You can browse through these in the menu found on the bottom of the screen. Now to survive, you need to keep track on the Red and Blue meters which indicate you Life, and Mana(to use Magic). As the game progresses, you get to collect Gems, which when combined with weapons and armors give special power to them. For example Ruby adds fire power when combined to weapons, adds fire resistance when combined to armors, Topaz is for lightning, Sapphire for Ice, Emerald for poison and certain other Gems as well. I’m not adding any spoilers to this article, the story itself is a charm. Play the game to find it out.
If you have tried out this game (based on this review), as a beginner, the first thing you would think is that Im crazy. But try on the game for a few days, its guaranteed that you would be addicted to it. You would crave for more powerful and more unique items, and unlock powerful Magical moves. The world is out there, for you to explore. And keep in mind, the world is expanding with Diablo III to be released by 2011.

Finally I would like to put a note on how it worked on my laptop the HP Pavilion dv6000 with specs
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T5750 @2.00 GHz
  • 3.00 GB Ram
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard(64 bit) edition
  • NVIDIA Gefore 8400M GS - 1518 MB(256 Dedicated)
  • 150 GB Hard Disk
        Being an old game, it works fine with the settings maxed out. No issues here :) except some graphic issue you might face some issue because of the Operating System.