During the past few weeks my Facebook wall was completely full of posts and pictures about Diablo III, so I started to look around and I realized that also game shops had posters about this topic. But I started to think about it when my friend also started the countdown for Diablo III. At this point I was really curious and I started to play Diablo I and Diablo II.
Diablo is an action game with role-playing game elements and action. It was produced by Blizzard Entertainment and the first version was published 1996. Its success is due to the fact that it gave way to a new subgenre of action: RPG.
And now, after 12 years they finally published the third chapter of this saga. The most interesting thing is that, as in all the role-playing games, you can basically choose your classes and your character. There are three principal classes: the warrior is the most physically able of the classes; the rogue, very quick and sensitive; and the sorcerer is expert in magical practice and spells. The monk and another female character the bard were added later.
Diablo is set in the Kingdom of Khanduras in the world of sanctuary, an imaginary medieval world. The player runs through six levels, below the town of Tristram where it faces Diablo. The levels are developed in a monastery built many years ago to accommodate Diablo prison.
The character learns the long struggle between good and evil, a war without end. The combatants of the forces of good, the Seraphin and Angels, fought against the demons of hell who live in the Underworld.
I played Diablo and I realized that it is a very good game, most of all if you like role-playing games. So I asked some Diablo fans why they really like this game and they told me that basically everyone likes the role–playing games, that it is very fascinating and the graphics are very good. It is also very popular because people never know if they can trust the other characters and this makes the game more and more real.
It’s true that most of the player are male. I suppose that is because it is an action game and is not so “girlish”, is not what the girls are expected to play but is a very interesting game even if most of the characters are male characters. It is also possible for the girls find themselves in some powerful figures. The point is why are there so many differences between male and female games?
Is this a cultural facts or biological one?