Diablo (1996)

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It is a horrible era for the formerly peaceful town of Tristram. The young Prince Albrect is missing, King Leoric is dead, and demonic raids are now commonplace. You are one of the heroes, ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Michael Haley ...
Glynnis Talken ...
Rogue / Gillian the Barmaid (voice)
Sorcerer / Cain the Elder (voice)
Warrior / Pepin the Healer / Archbishop Lazarus / Narrator (voice)
Adria the Witch / Wirt the Peg-leg Boy (voice)
Steve Brodie ...
Ogden the Tavern Owner / Diablo (voice)
Mark Schwarz ...
Glenn Stafford ...
Chris Metzen ...
King Leoric (voice)
Max Schaefer ...


It is a horrible era for the formerly peaceful town of Tristram. The young Prince Albrect is missing, King Leoric is dead, and demonic raids are now commonplace. You are one of the heroes, who has visited Tristram, seeking fame and fortune for slaying whatever is causing this horror. However, the sleeping Evil sees in you what it most desires: Freedom. Written by Chris

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Embark if you dare on a quest to destroy the Lord of Terror...


Action | Fantasy | Horror


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30 November 1996 (USA)  »

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Narrator and Pepin the Healer: [reading from the Book of the Blind] I can see what you see not / Vision milky then eyes rot / When you turn they will be gone / Whispering their hidden song / Then you see what cannot be / Shadows move where light should be / Out of darkness, out of mind / Cast down into the Halls of the Blind.
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Another great game from Blizzard.
27 October 2005 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

When this game was released years ago, it was a huge success, tough some game reviews of magazines were not very enthusiastic about it while others claimed it game of the year. The creators of the great Warcraft saga decided it was time to create something different this time. The player has three choices of character, a Warrior, a Rogue and a Sorcerer. Every fighter has his own abilities and weaknesses, but ultimately and obviously the warrior is the definitive of the three. The real fans will enjoy playing and finishing the game with all three characters.

The structure of the game is quite simple, you came to a once splendid town and immediately get involved with the problems of the townsfolk's, their problems involve demons and other monsters, the great evil behind all will reveal while the game progress.

Diablo had an interesting generator of random levels; this made the game interesting for more of one play with the same fighter. The graphical aspect of Diablo is similar to Warcraft but with more realistic movements and very detailed graphics. The main goal is kill every monster gain experience and go deeper into the labyrinth. Almost there's no strategy to be used here, the speed with the mouse (or buttons) is the most important thing in Diablo. Yet this is not a game for fans of unstoppable action, there are tasks to achieve, puzzles to solve, and use the brain before fighting the stronger enemies.

I recommend avoiding the Playstation version of this game, it's extremely slow for loading, uses too many memory card blocks and the game control can not match the experience the simplicity and practice (movement and the use of menus) that the PC version has. One positive detail of the Ps version is the possibility of a two-player battle mode. The best way to play it is with a Pentium PC, the game doesn't require any kind of 3D chips, and also it is not necessary an extremely fast processor. The game can be saved immediately and you can have more than one game saved. Diablo pays a high tribute to the world of fantasy and sword & sorcery, there are lots of the monsters fans of fantasy will enjoy destroying, the living skeletons, dark knight and sexy succubus looks great and at times Diablo is like a video game version of Ray Harryhausen's fantastic adventures.

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