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Hellgate: London is a game that really did grab my attention. It is a horror based RPG and that right there scores it some major cool points. If you like RPGs, but want something different from the fantasy and sci-fi settings that so many have. Hellgate: London could be just what you are looking for.
Bringing The Horror To RPGs
What really made me take major notice of Hellgate: London is the fact that it is set in a near future London that has monsters from hell running around it! It is not just London, the whole globe is at the mercy of the creatures from hell and you are not taking any of it. You play as a Knights Templar which is pretty cool and you are going to use all your might to send these creatures back to where they came from.
The story is actually really cool and like something out of a big budget sci-fi movie. However, as I say that I must admit I wish there was more story to the game. The world and setting they have created here is so interesting that it left me wanting to know more about it.
Make My Day…. I Mean Knight!
As Hellgate: London is an RPG, you have to, of course, create your own character before you try to take down the forces of hell. The game gives you six different classes to choose from. Take a good look at them as each one has its own play style with different moves, abilities and so on for you to use. You might want to be a more smash mouth style of class or you might want to be a class that is more based around speed?
I like how Hellgate: London makes picking a class nice and easy and not too complicated. It does though have a very in-depth character creation suite which is a lot of fun to use. I am one of those people who likes to make their character as quickly as possible. However, you do have a lot of choices here so you can really get in deep, spend some serious time and make the character you really want.
Take Them Down!
The combat system can be what makes or breaks an RPG for many people and I am one that likes what Hellgate: London is offering in terms of its combat. It has a nice mixture of action as well as requiring you to think before you act. You have hordes of monsters to kill and lots of loot to pick up as you do. I would not say the game is an all-out hack and slash style of game, but in some places, it does feel like that.
As you progress you will be picking up these rare items and that is what you can use to improve your character. I had no trouble getting to grips with the combat or the way the progression system worked. On the flip side of this, I think for some people it may be a little too simplistic. As you get new stuff for your character, you will have to try things out to see what works for you and what does not, but this is part of the enjoyment of a game like this.
Final Thoughts On Hellgate: London
Hellgate: London is a game that I had a really good time with. I really enjoyed how it was more about action than anything else and all of the quests you go on end up with you kicking some serious hell monsters butt. I do wish it had a little more depth as far as the story goes, but still, this is one solid RPG.
- The monster designs are really cool
- Combat is fast paced and action heavy
- Nice selection of classes
- The story of the game is very good
- It is a very well made game
- As good as the story is I wanted more
- Maybe a little too action heavy for some