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I'm in a mood for a Diablo-clone / favorite Diablo-clones

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by nomask7, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. nomask7 Arcane

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    Are there any enjoyable ones that I missed? Here's a list of Diablo-clones that I know more than by name:

    Dungeon Siege 1&2 (plays and feels kind of like NWN1; I'm trying the second, and damn that's hard without providing much opportunity for grinding - still I'm able to progress but I don't particularly admire the game)
    Titan Quest (didn't really like it but perhaps I should retry)
    Divine Divinity (got stuck in the first dungeon cause it was too hard iirc; seemed like an OK game)
    Dragon Knight Saga (here I should have used walkthrough but didn't; only played through the beginning or so, which I didn't particularly like - beginnings are important, dammit, look at Sacred 2 which I love to replay a little way and would even further if it was freer)
    Sacred 1&2 (only played 2 - love the anti-storyfag minimalism and like the relative freedom and opportunities for exploration and grinding, although there could have been more)
    Diablo 1&2&3 (only really liked 1, haven't tried 3; with respect to 2, the jungle level just kills it for me - what an annoying shit, plus the darkness quest in desert level is annoying)
    Loki (didn't like it)
    Din's Curse (just not that satisfying, something lacking, maybe the focus was in the wrong place for a game of this type, like solving a quest/beating a level fast instead of doing careful exploration and intelligent grinding)

    Borderline Diablo-clones:

    Two Worlds 1 (I think the prominence of loot and the numerousness of monsters make this a borderline case, even though combat is twitchy; great game either way)
    Borderlands series (feels like fps Diablo; only played the first one so far but it's OK)
    Hellgate: London (I got stuck, or something; that's pretty much all I remember)

    There's something like a list here but the thread is short on actual recommendations:

    http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/list-of-all-diablo-clones.62183/

    So far I'm in the embarrassing situation that I've really only properly played & enjoyed Sacred 2, Diablo 1, Two Worlds, and Borderlands. Perhaps I should man up and play through Divine Divinity, but I feel like trying something less Codexian.
     
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  2. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    I assume you're already familiar with Prince of Qin?
     
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  3. rashiakas Savant Patron

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    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing is an okayish diablo clone.
     
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  4. mastroego Arcane

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    No Torchlight?
     
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  5. Exxos Educated Patron

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    Torchlight 1/2 scratched that Diablo itch for me.
     
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  6. Berekän #11231 Patron

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    Path of Exile? Give it a try, it's free!
     
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  7. deuxhero Arcane

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    Xseed registered a domain for Xanadu. Those games are supposed to be pretty good.
     
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  8. nomask7 Arcane

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    Not really. I'll check it out, thanks.

    Never tried it. I get the impression people aren't that into it and it's like old. I didn't mention it but I'm actually more curious if I missed something recent. But I'll try anything at least once. At least if it's single player.

    Online only? Do I have to interact with anyone, ever? I don't like online interactions in games.
     
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  9. Berekän #11231 Patron

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    It's online only yeah, but you don't have to interact with anyone ever, aside from watching them run around on the cities.
     
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  10. Nomask ignores me, but I'll still suggest something for those who can't stand Diablo 3 and shitty art style of Torchlight:
    Cybermerks. Diablo gameplay + Fallout environment.
     
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  11. abnaxus Arcane Patron

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    Kult Heretic Kingdoms

    Also got sequel not too long ago
     
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  12. GrainWetski Arcane

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    You should probably play the first Sacred. An absurd amount of items and levels to grind. There's like 7 sets per character and a ton of uniques.

    Shadowflare? You can't buy it any more, so just pirate it and give it a try.
     
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  13. Ivan Arcane

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  14. Morkar illiterate

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    Throne of Darkness
     
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  15. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Divinity 2?

    It uses typical TPP perspective and controls, but it's an excellent H&S.
     
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  16. Lord Azlan Arcane Patron Shitposter

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    Titan Quest with Immortal Throne - very cheap - superior to anything else
     
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  17. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    Just remember to set Torchlight 1/2 difficulty setting to highets. Lower one are painfully boring and I'm not even a good player (well, I played Diablo: The Hell but that's not much).

    Migh&Magic VI-VIII you mow down outstanding amout of mobs, if that count.:troll:

    Plus - Cybermerks, Restricted Area and Sigma Games titles - Alien/Zombie Shooter, if that count.
     
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  18. Sykar Arcane

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    Restricted Area is pure dog shit...
     
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  19. AbounI Colonist Patron

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    Perhaps you should follow this still in dev project, made under the Cry Engine


    It looks very dynamic :salute:
     
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  20. Sykar Arcane

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    It looks promising and might breathe some fresh air into the genre.
     
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  21. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Were hardcoded resolutions ever fixed in Throne of Darkness? Choosing between 640x480 and 800x600 is hell either way.
     
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  22. Hiisi Savant

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    Nox is fun, not exactly a Diablo clone but close enough to count. The story a bit goofy and lighthearted so you might miss that from Diabolo but it has atmospheric parts of its own. Very different playing styles for the three classes. The combat kicks butt, with nice line of sight and interactive objects mechanics; there's a cool magic system; character development is limited in comparison to Diablo if I remember right.

    Vampire: Redemption... the gameplay is simplistic and the writing painfully sappy and melodramatic. The faux old English whiny monologues go on forever. As for myself, I am the sort of faggot who is actually moved by this, so I love it naturally. Has a lovely Gothic atmosphere thanks to the art style and music.
     
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  23. Siveon Bot

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    Divine Divinity is cool. Open world Ultima VII-lite with ARPG gameplay.

    Also the game gets piss easy after you hit level 15 or so.
     
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  24. Branm Learned

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    In addition to those already mentioned (Divinity is a must), there's Revenant and Silver.
     
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