Game Description and Comments
Hellgate: London is a blockbuster action MMORPG/MMOFPS from the same team (when they worked at Blizzard) that made the vaunted Diablo franchise. This game also plays similar to another online juggernaut made by Blizzard known as World Of Warcraft. Hellgate is similar to World of Warcraft mainly in the way that quests are implemented while the intense hack and slash action and level design of the game is more like the Diablo series. There have been countless games that try to copy Diablo’s gameplay such as Sacred and Dungeon Siege but none come as close in personality or addictiveness as Hellgate: London. The personality of the game come from both its setting and its innovative class system. The setting of apocalyptic London is a welcome change from the usual medieval fantasy action RPG. Walking through the dark streets and demolishing demons and trash cans in full 3D with one of swing of a sword certainly beats killing rats and such in a cartoon. The class system is also great because of the dramatic differences in each class. For example the Marksman is a ranged class that plays with a first person view like an FPS while a Blademaster is a melee class that plays in a third person view more like RPGs and wields two swords. In addition there are also two classes that can basically lead their own mini-armies the Summoner and the Engineer. In total there are six classes with the game’s three factions having two classes each. The addictiveness of the game comes in large part from the game’s item system. Items can not only be upgraded but can be broken up for parts that can be used in special recipes. This system gives players the chance to make some incredible gear that can be shown off or traded to other players. The only real downside of the game is that the non-subscription version will not be updated like the subscription version. All in all however Hellgate: London is a must for any action RPG player.
- Similar to Diablo and World of Warcraft.
- Amazing 3D graphics.
- Has a single-player mode and a 1.45 GB demo.
- Free to play online but can subscribe for more features.
- Both MMORPG and FPS elements.
- Three different factions with 2 different characters classes each.
- Each class has its own distinct personality and play style.
- Some classes have a default third person view while others have a default first person view.
- Dynamically generated levels to increase replay value.
- Partially destructible environments such as destroying trash cans by swinging a sword when killing a demon.
- Most weapons can be modded.
- Weapons can disassembled and then used in crafting or just upgrading other weapons.
- Players can trade items with each other.
- Groups can be up to 5 players.
- Supports Vista but is not required to play.
Select Reviews (Edited for Presentation)
Comment: From the same creators of the legendary game called Diablo 2! This is a must buy for me. In fact I am giddy as a school girl for this game. This game looks like a MMORPG with FPS elements since you can go melee style and can cast spells too. Oh yeah did I mention these are the same creators from Diablo 2? I cant wait for this game!
Comment: I know a game like this is not going to be free-to-play but it looks like it would be worth it. I checked out the site on this game and its pretty sweet. A solid 10 from me!
Hellgate: London requires to be bought at full retail price. Players have the option to play for free but subscribing yields more features and content.
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