Looking for a Diablo-like game...(That my parents will approve of!) (in Off-topic)

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 19 2007 1:28 PM EST

I would probably just play...Diablo...But one look at the cover of Diablo, and all hope was gone. As in, my parents didn't like it. Rofl...

So help!

Thanks! =)

Aargh [Closer to the Stars] November 19 2007 2:21 PM EST

What don't your parents like about Diablo?

All Diablo-like games I know of have violence... and most of them also have demons and magic (I've been told religious people find demons and magic very offensive).

There's a new game out called Hellgate: London which is kind of like Diablo (it's made by the same people as Diablo), but I've heard nothing but bad things about it, and it also has demons and magic and violence.

My favourite Diablo-like game is/was Sacred. The gold edition contains both the original game and the expansion and should be pretty cheap if you can find it. The online communit is all but dead, which is a damned shame because it was the best online community I've ever been a part of, but the singleplayer is still worth giving a try. It also has violence, magic, and demons, but there is no big evil face on the cover in case that's what scared your parents.

I hope you don't mind asking, but how old are you? If you pick a game with a rating that fits your age category you might be able to persuade your parents it's allright no matter what's on the cover...

Brakke Bres [Ow man] November 19 2007 2:24 PM EST

get titan quest, its almost like diablo. Alot better on the graphics

[RX3]Cotillion November 19 2007 2:29 PM EST

I second Sacred... It was a very fun game when I played and the ability to always level up your skills and such (I'm not sure what the cap is, if there is one at all) made me want to play even more.

I haven't played it in a very long time so cannot say how the online community is, but I remember being able to trade runes that you don't want/need to people that have what you want.

8DEOTWP November 19 2007 2:33 PM EST


[RX3]Cotillion November 19 2007 2:35 PM EST

I think Marlfox is looking for a hack-n-slash.

Does the game need to be for the PC? There are a lot of other Hack-N-Slash's, like Baldur's Gate 1 & 2 and others like that.

[P]Mitt November 19 2007 2:50 PM EST

NeverWinter Nights (and sequels)

Stephen November 19 2007 5:51 PM EST

Isn't there a game based on Rapture that allows evangelicals to slaughter lost souls in Manhattan before ascending to heaven to hang out for eternity with Jesus? Your parents may like that one.

AdminShade November 19 2007 7:26 PM EST

Guild Wars :) not too much Diablo like, but much better...

Iluvatar[NK] November 19 2007 8:15 PM EST

Of the previously mentioned games, NeverWinter Nights is most closely related to Diablo in terms of playstyle. That is, it faithfully retains the hack-and-slash element while following a decently crafted plot.

However, if you're looking more for a good story to play through, there are better options. Planescape:Torment, Baldurs Gate I/II [I prefer II], Fallout II. There's senseless violence if you're looking for that, but also more human interaction and less closed storyline.

If you're going for something that combines a little bit of the best of everything, I reckon one of the Morrowinds is the best bet. God, I loved those games.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 19 2007 9:59 PM EST

I would try Dungeon Runners. It's basically a diablo clone in 3d and online form. (It's an MMO, and is free.)

www.dungeonrunners.com if you wanna give it a try :P

Hyrule Castle November 19 2007 11:21 PM EST

yea go show them WoW and they will beg you to play d2 :)

QBOddBird November 19 2007 11:21 PM EST

Mitt's on top of it. Neverwinter Nights and its sequels are untoppable.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] November 20 2007 11:00 AM EST

Neverwinter nights is great and I definitely second Planescape:Torment although there is a lot of mindless running around doing non-combat quests in the beginning, the best part is that the cover is 100% inconspicuous.
Dungeon Siege is also a pretty good game for that sort of gameplay.

QBOddBird November 20 2007 11:15 AM EST

Dungeon Siege was a one-time-play-through game for me. I'm not much for games where you only have one very restricted, narrow, set path you can take...

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] November 20 2007 11:44 AM EST

Meh, was a cheap thrill, same as Nightstone and Prince of Qin.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 20 2007 1:07 PM EST

Yeah, big ugly face(s) scared 'em off...They don't care about much else about it, but they -always- judge a book by its cover.

Thanks for the suggestions, still looking for others :)

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 20 2007 1:08 PM EST

Ah, and yes, I'm looking for a Hack-N-Slash. Most definetly NOT WoW.
I really hate WoW.

48xVanished48 November 20 2007 3:08 PM EST


Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] November 20 2007 3:21 PM EST


chuck1234 November 20 2007 3:28 PM EST

i played runescape for a couple of hours, its not everybody's cuppa tea, but Diablo is good, nvm the cover that's just for kicks, try telling your parents that ;)

48xVanished48 November 20 2007 3:29 PM EST

Yeah, The game itself is nothing like the devil picture on the front. Thats for sure.

[RX3]Cotillion November 20 2007 4:06 PM EST

Neverwinter Nights is a fun RPG, but it's not a hack-n-slash. You have to actually use a bit of strategy to win your battles.

It's still a good game and all, but it doesn't fit in the hack-n-slash category as good as other previously mentioned games do.

48Zach November 20 2007 6:05 PM EST

Hmm.. I had to use A LOT of strategy to beat Diablo 2.. You couldn't just go around slashing things, or else you would never win.. EVER

[RX3]Cotillion November 20 2007 8:27 PM EST

What? ... How much strategy can a WW barb have? lol ... Right click, right click, right click and maybe another right click for good measure.

Granted, there are some bosses which you need to teleport away from or something, but that's not strategy like setting up traps with your halfling rogue, hitting an enemy with a sling to lure them into it, then proceeding to stab them with your weapon.

Unappreciated Misnomer November 21 2007 12:51 AM EST

maybe Flyff (fly for free)
acclaim made 2moon and on their site you see plenty of other online mmo's
and i second WoW

QBOddBird November 21 2007 12:56 AM EST

True RedX - even with a Barbarian with loads of ST and 2 bastard swords, I couldn't hack-n-slash my way through all the battles. In fact, mages were killer.

NINAbuser November 21 2007 1:33 AM EST

Actually WW Barb does need skill to build you cant just right click anymore and hope to kill without the proper item management or skill set up.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 23 2007 2:25 PM EST

Thanks for suggestions, my parents let me try it.
Thanks again!

48xVanished48 November 23 2007 3:02 PM EST

Try D2? Thats good. The only thing your parents should be worried about is the In-game-chat. Thats about it. :P
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