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A work-up proposal for Diablo 1.5 -- Fallen Angels
Ok, assume, for a moment, Diablo 1.5 <g>
What you want is a game that can be generated to run off of the Diablo/Hellfire engine and a game that continues the plot and promise of the end story for Diablo.
"You've traveled long and hard roads and been through many changes. Finally you've learned of a monastery dedicated to Azriel, which may have the key to the puzzle you seek to unlock .... You arrive and find that the forces of hell have overthrown Azriel's citadel and imprisoned him therein. From a lonely monastery/fortress overlooking what was the island paradise of Azriel, brave crusaders seek to free him.
gold value of equipment + level -> player choice if on edge (if player chooses easier level, equipment/level downgraded, if player chooses harder level, equipment/level upgraded).
initiate (new character)
Gameplay area: Island
Boat to Swamp (uses Caves mapping algorithm)
Caves/Tunnels above swamps (bridge shows up from monastery to
Corrupted Cathedral at the top of swamps (portal from monastery to
Cloud Fortress where Quest Angel imprisoned
Final battle ("unholy twins" - twin detuned Diablo-like monsters), entering guarded gateway releases Azrial who takes the soul stone and promises that it will be kept safe at the Monastery of Dread.
You have found liberation and peace. Now you can retire, secure in the knowledge that for now, the world is safe. Until the next mortal succumbs to temptation and releases the dark lord, your work is done.
.... leading up to my revised backstory for DiabloII ....
You awake in the middle of the night with a feeling of dread and despair. Evil power washes over the land. You have a vision of Theopolis, the Hierarch of the Monastic Dreads and Azriel's High Priest. You never trusted him and now you know the terrible truth -- as a result of his corruption, Diablo is free again! You feel twistings of magic and curses warping through you. The world has changed and not for the better.
This is an easy to program, cosmetic shift with extra quests, sort of expansion (similar to Hellfire). Instead of going down into Hell, you climb up into the clouds. Different window dressing, barbarian, bard/ranger (female), monk, fighter, rogue, sorcerer, and probably 30 new monsters (and all the old ones tossed in the randomizers) .... but basically a two-three month project.
And, it provides more consistent script continuity.
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Diablo 1.5 -- Fallen Angels