GD Star Rating
It’s been quite some time since I have wrote something here at GameGoldies, and since Stilgar wrote a review about Diablo and Geocities closed down, I thought I’d share with you my retrospective view on the same game… but played on my favorite console – the PlayStation.
Back in the day even I, a non-PC gamer, have heard of Diablo. I was not sure what type of game it was but I definitely knew it was popular with the PC gamers. Needless to say when I heard that a PSX version was in the works, I was definitely psyched to see what this game was all about. I was also a bit skeptical due to the less than stellar PC to PSX conversions in the past but I knew that if anyone could pull it off, EA could.
I remember Diablo was nothing like what I expected. I figured it was one of those real time strategy (yawn) games that ware the rage on PC. But after checking out the back of the box I knew that this was not the case. What it looked like I bought was a good hack-n-slash adventure game. As it turned out, there was plenty of hacking and slashing (oh yes) but (as I later discovered) that is only part of the game. You may even say that the game has some small RPG influence albeit very minimal. All of this and the Mature 17+ rating really had me pumped to rip into the game. After the first level it became abundantly clear to me why the PC game is so popular.