Summary: The company that made this game is out of business. So there are no servers hosting the game anymore. Such is the way of things w/pay-to-play games. So many games going bad or being dropped. Fortunately this game has a viable single player option unlike many other games that can't be played except with an online connection. As a single player game it is pretty good. Install it, type in the key, and go. Just don't look for any updates.
Summary: This game is pretty fun in tbe beginning(for a few weeks) but after that, i just stopped playing it or played it quite less. Iono, i guess the randomized levels and repetitions are way to similiar that you feel like you've done that already. I know this game is supposed to be repetitive in term of gameplay but I played diablo2 for more than 5 years and i still find the game enjoyable to play even to day. In tern of graphic-wise, hellgate has some good gfx.
Summary: I bought this with rather high hopes, having known about the game for a long time. But it didn't live up to my expectations. It was made by the same people who made Diablo 2, so you would think it would have the same feel. Unfortunately not. It feels more tedious than D2, with so many NPCs giving a "joke" greeting when you start up a conversation, it kills the immersion. The gameplay is repetitive, and it doesn't feel like it goes anywhere.
Summary: Hellgate: London was one of the most highly-anticipated games of 2007. Developed by the same people responsible for Diablo and Diablo II, it promised something that games in the similar genre could not: randomized levels in an online environment and instanced play where players could bring in a teammate after the group had already entered the instance. At the same time, the game's business model was never clearly defined.
Intriguing, but highly flawed. Not worth full price.
Anne Nonomous, Amazon
10 January 2008
Summary: This game has great potential, but does not live up to it. The backstory is confusing, poorly fleshed-out, and can't seem to decide if it is serious or farcical. Gameplay is a great deal of fun at first, but rapidly gets extremely repetitive. In the end I was rushing through it just so as to finish. I will not play it again. It's worth picking up at greatly reduced price just to play for a few hours, but not worth the present-day value.
If World of Warcraft and Halo got shot out of a cannon into a swarm of bugs. . .
Chutzpuh "The last PC gamer", Amazon
10 January 2008
Summary: Unlike many reviewers I have seen, I actually managed to install this game and play it. So, instead of simply reviewing the crash process of starting the game, I get to actually review the game itself. The game takes place in a near-futuristic London. Essentially, demons have invaded London (not sure if they got all of the earth actually) and the cities population has retreated to the subways.
Summary: What an odd game Hellgate is. One the one hand I am terribly dissapointed. On the other hand...I can't stop playing it. I am playing as a marksman. I shall begin with the Pro's. It has all the things which made Diablo great. A wealth of cool items and awsome stuff you can do with them. You can modify them, enchant them break them down, build them up, level your guns...the list goes on and on. And this is great fun.
Summary: Preface: I downloaded the demo before buying the game. The demo lets you try out 2 classes, the marksman and the blademaster. I loved the demo (with the exception that it never told you when it was over, you just kept trying to find the next area until you realized there was no next area) and was convinced to buy the real game as I liked what I saw and was a huge fan of Diablo II (to the point that I played every class through all 3 difficulty levels and some variants as...
Summary: Hellgate: London was an impulse buy. I succumbed to peer pressure, and bought it after 4 of my friends did. I knew it was buggy, but I was curious to see what the creators of the legendary Diablo 2 cooked up under Flagship Studios. First things first. The game is BUGGY. I have a fairly powerful machine with 2 gigs of ram, and I occasionally get a "memory exhausted" dialog box, which crashes the game.
Summary: I remember playing Diablo 2 for a very long time and I just couldn't get tired of the game. I'm now level 25 and I'm thankful that this game was a gift and I didn't spend the 50 on it. My main complaint with this game is the repetitiveness. Every act has taken me to the same street, same huge building, same train tunnel and the same basement type level. Redundant? Yes! Very much. Granted they get shuffled around every time you go in, its still the same damn place!