Ok, the OP is a fan rant. Here is the proper thread.
GENRE: Dungeon Crawler/RPG
In 1996, Blizzard Entertainment, a fairly new company, released a game called 'Diablo'. It was a dungeon crawler, i.e., exploring dungeons, killing monsters, completing quests while gaining levels and getting stronger. With 16 levels of dungeons (with the last four in Hell!), the player explored the depths of the city named 'Tristram' in the world of Sanctuary. A great evil had befallen upon the country and the hero (wizard, warrior or rogue) had decided to investigate the disappearance of missing crown prince and defeat the Lord of Terror, Diablo.
It was an amazing hit as people were drawn to it through its eerie music, variety of skills and the new concept of dungeon crawling. Its fame grew so much that Blizzard hired Sierra Entertainment to create an expansion pack, Diablo:Hellfire.
In 2000, Diablo 2 arrived, continuing the story of Diablo, where Diablo won control of the hero who sought to contain the Lord of Terror in himself and began his journey to the East to free his brothers, Lord of Destruction, Baal and Lord of Hatred, Mephisto. Once again, a new band of warriors arose to defeat the Lord of Terror but while they succeeded in destroying the soulstones, stones containing souls of the Prime Evils, of Diablo and Mephisto, Baal managed to escape with the intention to complete his mission of domination over Sanctuary.
2001 saw the release of Diablo 2 Expansion Pack Lord of Destruction, in which two new characters joined the battle at Mount Arreat to stop Baal from corrupting the Worldstone to favor Hell, as it was the only thing which managed to hide Sanctuary from both Heaven and Hell. Baal fell but the Worldstone was already corrupted and so it had to be destroyed. Twenty years have passed since that battle and the legends are only folk tales to the people now...
Deckard Cain, the last of Horadrim, a group of mages who originally imprisoned Diablo underneath Tristram, has supported the group of heroes who fought the Lord of Terror both times and this time, along with his 'niece' Leah, he has uncovered Hell's plans of invasion which begins with the fall of ill-boding meteor at the exact place where Diablo once rose from and must get new heroes to fight this new invasion. This is the start of Diablo 3.
Diablo 3 offers both single-player mode and multiplayer mode but an online connection is a must for playing. A Battle.net account is also necessary. It is available for pre-order on the official site for $59.99 ($99.99 for CE). The digitally downloaded version would be unlocked for play on midnight on May 15. It offers five new classes and a whole variety of customizable skills to make sure that no two play-through are same. Along with main story quests, there would be many class-based quests and gender of the characters can be chosen in this game too. Another new feature is Real-time Auction houses where items can be bought for real as well as in-world money.
Minimum System Requirements
# Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c
# Intel Pentium® D 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
# NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800 GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
# 1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)
# 12 GB available HD space
# DVD-ROM (required for retail disc versions only)
# Broadband** Internet connection
# 1024x768 minimum resolution
Recommended System Requirements
# Windows® Vista/7 (latest service packs)
# Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
# 2 GB RAM
# NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better
** Be advised that some wireless connections do not meet the minimums required to be a true Broadband Internet connection. Wireless results may vary.