The video games that I’ve played in the last decade are popular, fun games that many have played. The four RPG games that I will mention are ones that I’ve spent many hours playing and find them still a challenge. These games have come out in the last decade and so are fairly recent and still popular.
1. Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction – This game came out in 2000 by Blizzard and starts a new RPG game rage that thousands of people play. There are three levels of experience that you can play starting with Normal. After defeating that level, there is Nightmare, and then Hell. You have to defeat everything in order to move up to the next level. In the game, you earn experience points that build up your character’s strength, dexterity, health, and energy. The stronger or better you are the better the monsters are for you to fight. What is so difficult in the game is progressing through the different quests and building up your character. The higher up you are in level, the higher skilled the monsters become. What you are capable of killing in Normal level, is much more difficult in Nightmare or Hell. Right now, I’m in Nightmare level and in the fifth act. The monsters that I’m fighting to reach my goals in the quests are much tougher and more in number making it harder to move along the game and not die losing experience points and gold. This is the farthest I’ve managed to get in the game. Other gamers have played and dominated the game with characters of level 90, which is as high as you can get. They play runs of certain monsters to gain better equipment and then join other players to defeat the beasts. In all, the game is fun; it just gets more complicated as you play.
2. World of Warcraft came out in 2001 by Blizzard. It is also a challenging RPG game that makes play a bit difficult. My first challenge in the game was getting used to play the buttons asdwx to control the movements of your character. In the game you also have quests to accomplish with certain monsters to kill. As you play the game and build up your character, the monsters and quests become more challenging. When you play, you are given rewards for meeting your quests. Many of these rewards are pieces of armor, gold, and things you might need. I’ve not played a lot on this game as it costs money to play each month. Sometimes it’s hard to budget money for gaming, when you’ve got other more important necessities. What I have played on the game, I’ve enjoyed. Its challenges make the game better and inviting.
3. Dragon Age: Origins by Bioware came out 2009. By this time, RPG games have become more challenging and difficult. The quests are quite difficult and not very well explained. Basically you are told to kill or defeat certain monsters, but little is said about how and the directions are generally given. You have to play it a while and discover what it is that you are fighting. As you play, the game gets tougher and more complicated.
4. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel by Ascarion came out in 2009 too. The biggest difficulty I have with the game is that the quests or speech between your character and others is too small to read. It gets better with a bigger TV, but then the graphics look worse. The quests and monster fighting is a challenge, but not too difficult to accomplish. I like the game since it adapts to your character. Dying is easier with the more challenging monsters or villains. You don’t lose too much when dying like in other games.
As you play these games you become used to the genre of RPG and can easily figure out what to expect in a game. This past decade has shown a growth in gaming and challenging technology that makes games fun. This May 2012, the next series of Diablo comes out. I’m truly looking forward to that game and the challenges it represents to the player. Best of luck in your gaming and hopefully you will find the challenges well worth the game as I have.