Games like diablo 3 ?!

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#1 Posted by We_never_die (223 posts) -

Hello, i'm wondering if it's okay to recommend me some RPG games with point and click type of gameplay, i just finished playing warcraft 3 and i gotta say i liked the RPG elements in it more than the RTS things.. ( you know LVLing heroes and skills , buying better gears ect )

I tired diablo 2 demo but the outdated graphics stopped me from enjoying the game ( i know .. it's my problem ) but i'm 100% sure that i will love D3

Thx

#2 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

Titan Quest and the expansion are the best.

#3 Posted by We_never_die (223 posts) -

Titan Quest and the expansion are the best.

Baranga

That was fast ! , thx buddy

#4 Posted by claytoma (1508 posts) -

[QUOTE="Baranga"]

Titan Quest and the expansion are the best.

We_never_die

That was fast ! , thx buddy

I second what he said

#5 Posted by Baselerd (5104 posts) -

Diablo 2?

#6 Posted by MonsieurX (32023 posts) -

Divine Divinity?

Dungeon Siege

#7 Posted by Zam (2048 posts) -
Give Diablo 2 another try. If you have the expansion pack, the graphics are a bit better. Play it for a bit and you will eventually forget about the graphics and will be totally immersed in the game (the game is very atmospheric). Afterwards you can play its bastard child: Titan Quest & its expansion pack Immortal throne
#8 Posted by ssvegeta555 (2293 posts) -

Titan Quest and the expansion are the best.

Baranga
^This. They're damn good games.
#9 Posted by weirjf (2392 posts) -

You really need to give D2 another shot or two, it is still better than Titan Quest, although TQ is an awesome game as well.

#10 Posted by flyingpigfetus (25 posts) -
If you just want a hack-n-slash RPG that is really really fun, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance / DA 2 were very fun, but were for the Xbox. They have a co-op option, and are very fun to play with a friend.
#11 Posted by TheCrazed420 (7656 posts) -
Sacred/Sacred 2.
#12 Posted by Jinroh_basic (6413 posts) -

Definitely give TQ a try. in fact, i think the franchise is better than Diablo.

#13 Posted by Swizzer-J (41 posts) -
Diablo 2 definitely has the most to offer from anything like that kind of game. Many of today's games try and copy the Diablo 2 item system's fun, but they never can quite nail it.
#14 Posted by Ein-7919 (3490 posts) -

If you just want a hack-n-slash RPG that is really really fun, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance / DA 2 were very fun, but were for the Xbox. They have a co-op option, and are very fun to play with a friend.flyingpigfetus

They were also for PS2, as well. So, if you want to include consoles, check out Champions of Norrath. But, if you want to stick to PC-based action RPGs, also give Marvel: Ultimate Alliance a whirl.

#15 Posted by dnuggs40 (10484 posts) -

Another vote for Titan Quest (with expansion). Best hack and slasher since DII, and in my opinion has some elements that are actually better (like class system).

Another game you might want to consider since you enjoyed Warcraft III is Dawn of War 2. It is a RTS but has a pretty decent leveling and item system. I am primarily an ARPG player (hack and slashers) but DOW2 is excellent fun.

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Funny someone should mention Dark Alliance 2...i am actually playing that for the first time right now :P Pretty fun game, the only problem being on the 360 it has MAJOR slowdowns in certain areas. Kinda wierd considering the 360 is much more powerfull then the regular Xbox...though I am sure it's some kind of emulation issue.

#16 Posted by arijit_2404 (1558 posts) -
I can see plenty of Diablo and TQ war of words !!! I would suggest - get both. You won't be disappointed. How do I know? I've them too! :)
#17 Posted by Sorth_31 (25 posts) -

I'd also say if you've got a little bit of spare cash Dungeon Siege/Dungeon Siege 2 are worth grabbing (pretty sure they were mentioned before). They're not as polished as TQ, but the levelling system is quite unique and in general they're good for a quick blast.

#18 Posted by jedinat (3560 posts) -
Play Diablo 2. It is waaay more fun than Titan Quest (which is incredibly boring). Titan Quest may have newer 3D graphics, but the art is uninspired. Gameplay aside (which D2 completely destroys TQ in) I actually think Diablo 2 is easier on the eyes.
#19 Posted by dnuggs40 (10484 posts) -

Yeah...those 800X600 graphics rock! Not that there is anything wrong with old game's graphics, but I thought that was a pretty silly statement.

As far as gameplay goes, game mechanics are nearly identical to Diablo, except the added things like more attack animations, rag doll physics, better effects, better impact animations, and a ton of other stuff. They also added things like a skill bar which gives players tons more options in battle, pet icons and pet dispositions (aggressive, defensive, ect) and the ability to give orders to your pets. Also, the class system is worlds better then diablo's. The ability to mix 2 different classes to create new classes gives a lot of options, and the number of builds you can make is very cool.

One area I think Diablo does a much better job is in the story and atmosphere department. Diablo is unparalleled in that respect. The music, art, cutscenes, dialog, ect is all fantastic.

And of course TQ major flaw (HUGE!) is it's lack of closed online support.

But as far as Diablo "destroying" anything in gameplay terms...that's just rubbish.

#20 Posted by jedinat (3560 posts) -
Yeah...those 800X600 graphics rock! Not that there is anything wrong with old game's graphics, but I thought that was a pretty silly statement.dnuggs40
I think it's easier on the eyes (not more advanced graphics/effects/whatever), and so it is, to me.
As far as gameplay goes, game mechanics are nearly identical to Diablo, except the added things like more attack animations, rag doll physics, better effects, better impact animations, and a ton of other stuff. They also added things like a skill bar which gives players tons more options in battle, pet icons and pet dispositions (aggressive, defensive, ect) and the ability to give orders to your pets. Also, the class system is worlds better then diablo's. The ability to mix 2 different classes to create new classes gives a lot of options, and the number of builds you can make is very cool. One area I think Diablo does a much better job is in the story and atmosphere department. Diablo is unparalleled in that respect. The music, art, cutscenes, dialog, ect is all fantastic.dnuggs40
I didn't like the class system in Titan Quest. In Diablo when you level up you actually feel like you're getting better. In TQ it takes like 5 levels to even notice a difference (relatively). The classes really felt watered down.
#21 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
Play Diablo 2. It is waaay more fun than Titan Quest (which is incredibly boring). Titan Quest may have newer 3D graphics, but the art is uninspired. Gameplay aside (which D2 completely destroys TQ in) I actually think Diablo 2 is easier on the eyes.jedinat
Yep, even tho TQ looks good it is extremely boring, and it has nothing on Diablo when it comes to gameplay (my opinion, dnuggs, since you like TQ a lot I see why you're defending it). Titan Quest is good, but it's main flaw is that it's shallow in everything it does. If you want to get a good game overall, get Sacred Gold. I also recommend Dungeon Siege 2 over Titan Quest.
#22 Posted by TanKLoveR (5712 posts) -
Play Diablo 2. It is waaay more fun than Titan Quest (which is incredibly boring). Titan Quest may have newer 3D graphics, but the art is uninspired. Gameplay aside (which D2 completely destroys TQ in) I actually think Diablo 2 is easier on the eyes.jedinat
I totally agree with this, i also tried TQ because like u i wanted something like diablo but newer. After 10 hours of playing it i decided it didnt even came close to the fun i had with D2 and LOD, give D2 another shot and i promise u wont be bored. Yes the graphics are outdated, idk if its because im used to them after 8 years but they seem good enough for me and all the new items and stuff like that u find really keep the game alive.
#23 Posted by the_ChEeSe_mAn2 (8464 posts) -
Diablo 2's graphics were outdated even when it first came out. So you really need to look past the graphics and focus on the gameplay :)
#24 Posted by dnuggs40 (10484 posts) -
[QUOTE="dnuggs40"]Yeah...those 800X600 graphics rock! Not that there is anything wrong with old game's graphics, but I thought that was a pretty silly statement.jedinat
I think it's easier on the eyes (not more advanced graphics/effects/whatever), and so it is, to me.
As far as gameplay goes, game mechanics are nearly identical to Diablo, except the added things like more attack animations, rag doll physics, better effects, better impact animations, and a ton of other stuff. They also added things like a skill bar which gives players tons more options in battle, pet icons and pet dispositions (aggressive, defensive, ect) and the ability to give orders to your pets. Also, the class system is worlds better then diablo's. The ability to mix 2 different classes to create new classes gives a lot of options, and the number of builds you can make is very cool. One area I think Diablo does a much better job is in the story and atmosphere department. Diablo is unparalleled in that respect. The music, art, cutscenes, dialog, ect is all fantastic.dnuggs40
I didn't like the class system in Titan Quest. In Diablo when you level up you actually feel like you're getting better. In TQ it takes like 5 levels to even notice a difference (relatively). The classes really felt watered down.

All I am hearing is hyperbole...how are the classes watered down compared to Diablo II? Random Titan Quest class: http://www.titancalc.com/TitanCalc.asp?mastery=Champion&master1=4&master2=3 40 Skills total 8 active skills (with many complimenting/augmenting skills for each) 8 Passive/pet skills (while skills in each line to compliment/augment them) Random Diablo II class: http://diablo3.ingame.de/spiel/skills/calc/index.php?char=pal&lang=en 30 Skills total And I don't want to count active/passives because I can't remember off hand which is which (been years since I really played), but I know it's almost identical in number. Also, maybe you did something wrong because you gain skills/power pretty much at the same rate as in Diablo II...I would even say it's a bit faster as they condensed the levels down to 75.
#25 Posted by dnuggs40 (10484 posts) -
[QUOTE="jedinat"]Play Diablo 2. It is waaay more fun than Titan Quest (which is incredibly boring). Titan Quest may have newer 3D graphics, but the art is uninspired. Gameplay aside (which D2 completely destroys TQ in) I actually think Diablo 2 is easier on the eyes.DanielDust
Yep, even tho TQ looks good it is extremely boring, and it has nothing on Diablo when it comes to gameplay (my opinion, dnuggs, since you like TQ a lot I see why you're defending it). Titan Quest is good, but it's main flaw is that it's shallow in everything it does. If you want to get a good game overall, get Sacred Gold. I also recommend Dungeon Siege 2 over Titan Quest.

Shallow in everything is does? What a hyperbole lol! It doesn't really matter...I just think people are a but blinded by Diablo II because of how great it was when it came out, and it pretty much started the genre. Plus, it's online is so much better then TQ's which i think added to the replay value of DII. But realistically when looking at the actual gameplay mechanics of both, they play so damn similar and Titan Quest has a lot of actual gameplay improvements over DII that really denying it is silly...much less saying D2 "destroys TQ gameplay wise". Anyways, this opinion brought to you by someone who loves and plays/played both extensively. I understanding people preferring the lore/story/atmospher/online of D2 by far over TQ...complete agreement. But when we talk gameplay mechanics...I think the people who make these huge gross exaggerations really are just making them because they love D2 so much...
#26 Posted by gamer620 (3367 posts) -

I have always wondered. Does titan quest have randomized dungeons?

#27 Posted by naval (11109 posts) -
I would say give Diablo 2 another try or wait for Diablo 3, which is better than playing shallow diablo clones. Also you can try DoW 2 which is a bit like Warcraft 3 in the sense you can level up your troops and obtain gears for them
#28 Posted by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -
I preferred the way you built your character in Titan Quest over Diablo 2. By picking any 2 from 9 specialties you could create a much more unique character that had the strengths you wanted rather than just the preset skill trees of D2. Both were excellent games, but in recent years I have been playing TQ much more than I have D2. It's a shame that Iron Lore went out of business :(
#29 Posted by dnuggs40 (10484 posts) -

I have always wondered. Does titan quest have randomized dungeons?

gamer620

Nope, unfortunately it doesn't...Diablo is pretty unique in that regard. Hellgate London tried to do it...and failed miserably. Those guys at Blizzard are really some of the most talented folks out there.

I preferred the way you built your character in Titan Quest over Diablo 2. By picking any 2 from 9 specialties you could create a much more unique character that had the strengths you wanted rather than just the preset skill trees of D2. Both were excellent games, but in recent years I have been playing TQ much more than I have D2.

It's a shame that Iron Lore went out of business :(Avenger1324

Yeah I agree...really sucks. Some of the head guys have created a new studio called Crate Entertainment, and they purchased an undeveloped IP from Iron Lore called Black Legion. Right now they are trying to get a publisher and are very early in it's development.

#30 Posted by Gooeykat (3375 posts) -
I'll throw my hat in the ring for Titan Quest and it's must have expansion Immortal Throne, which in my opinion turned TQ from a good game into a great game.
#31 Posted by jjtiebuckle (1856 posts) -
The title of this thread is Extremely misleading, since Diablo 3 is no where and I mean NO WHERE close to being released. Although, by including Diablo 3 in the title, a lot more people seem drawn to this thread than if labeled "Warcraft 3 Hero-leveling like game." Anyways, I second the few people above who said Titan's Quest can't compete with Diablo 2. If you want, I'll even list every hack n slash game I've played so far on every system that comes close to D2. Okok I'll do it anyways - 0. If they ported D2 on PS2 or Xbox, I may have said that lol. Diablo 3 will be a whole new game, so just keep playing WC3 for now...
#32 Posted by arijit_2404 (1558 posts) -
This topic has turned into D2 vs TQ system war. Stop it guys. To, OP - Get both DII, TQ and you will be happy.