Top 10 Coolest Moments in Diablo

The prolific Project XII has written a new entry in his blog at Hellforge featuring what he thinks are the Top 10 Coolest Moments in Diablo and Diablo II.

The Diablo games are renowned for their cool moments. Quests, scripted events, cut scenes and skills: all offering a plethora of fun things for us to oogle and yell “Holy crap!” at.

Time and graphics may have diminished some of them now, but we still have our fond memories. Not to mention a few new ones coming our way, if the D3 gameplay video has anything to say about it. Let’s look at the Top Ten Coolest Moments from everything Diablo related we’ve seen so far.

And remember, if you think you know cooler ones, you’re wrong, and probably thought Transformers was a good movie.

Comments

  • #1 tkrow21
    They got #1 right for sure.
  • #2 Lydeck
    Agreed.

    "Ahhhh, fresh meat!"
  • #3 Sol_Invictus
    Shulgoth in Hellgate London was the promise of a new Butcher. But he sucked! :(
  • #4 biff_exploder
    meh, he forgot king leoric


    THE WARMTH OF LIFE HAS ENTERED MY TOMB! PREPARE YOURSELF MORTAL! TO SERVE MY MASTER FOR ETERNITY!!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=GKDK-L8Q6SU

    skip to 3:24 to see what i mean in case you guys dont remember
  • #5 vilkrang
    As soon as I saw the title I thought to myself "the butcher better be number 1". Good work :). Still can't recall a scarier moment in videogaming, me and my mate were both screaming in genuine terror (we were only 11 at the time).
  • #6 Doppelganger
    The good thing about the Butcher is that even now, if i replay D1, i'm still scared to open up his room too soon.
    I hope Blizz reintroduces an enemy as vicious as the Butcher. (Duriel came close though, he claimed my first life in D2)
  • #7 Macros
    I think he got most of them right, but I'd put some things at different places. So my list would be:

    10. Reading tombs with background story in D1
    9. Trying to get back your corpse for hours to no avail in D1
    8. Finding unique items
    7. Encountering King Leoric
    6. Halls of the Blind
    5. Encountering Duriel
    4. The Siege Beast biting off the Barbarian's head
    3. First time playing hardcore
    2. The cool monsters in D1
    1. Anything to do with the Butcher (Wirt's background story, the encounter itself, Farnham, etc.)

    As for Transformers.. That was a great movie, don't know what he's talking about :)
  • #8 sammas232
    I still remember the first time fighting Duriel, you enter the last chamber of a dark crypt, you look around as the music is soft and quiet, then BAM! You're stabbed many times by this giant slug guy trying to run and all you're summoned creatures die almost instantly and you TP outta there so fast you accidently drink half you potions in the process. You rest in town for a minute or two as your heart races. You finally get back into the crypt only to die immediately... Good times
  • #9 SteelVelocity
    Yep... #1 was my most feared moment for sure.

    "Ahh... fresh meat!!!"---- Dude, WTFBBQ ---Holy Crap--- AAHHH!!!! *dead*

    Edit: My first encounter with Duriel was with an Amazon in singleplayer... I never got her past there. :(
  • #10 Daemaro
    The Butcher was truly what made me afraid to play Diablo 1 :D

    Of course that was some years ago now. I will never forget it though.
  • #11 Lestater
    Haha, the butcher. Like most people, I still curse the heavens when I start a new game and see the bloodied guy next to the monastery. And then, even when I think I'm the right level to face him, I still pee my pants when I hear "Ahhh, fresh meat."
  • #12 biff_exploder
    i know it wont happen, but it would be awesome to meet him again on D3 in full 3d glory, imagine his room even more gory then before in full 3d and sharp textures to see all the messy gore details.

    yes i'm a sick bastard... but so was the butcher!!
  • #13 gyrextt
    yeah the butcher was the shit
  • #14 JNM-illiquid
    nice list i agree with the duriel part aswell :) duriel looks so cool and i love the sound of his voice haha.

    I rkn they should have included 'first time doing ubers' in there. I remember the first time i did uber trist i didnt plan it at all and used my summoner necro lol and ended up needing lots of help from friends who all also had chars that weren't suited to it lol ended up taking us a while but we got it done eventually lol.

    also first time running into diablo clone is intense lol.

    i remember one game i was trying to trade items and then got the soj count, got a friend to check the server and said it was hot so i waited in game. the soj count was going crazy and lots of ppl kept on joining wanting to trade and i kept on saying 'sold thx' really fast so they would leave then one guy joined and saw the soj count. so there it was, both of us in game with our smiters both hostiled each other and running around making tps at the first unique monster and trying to not let the other one know our location lol. this went on for a good 30mins then the msg came up 'diablo walks the earth' and it was on! most intense diablo moment for me lol
  • #15 diacriticals
    Quote from "sammas232" »
    I still remember the first time fighting Duriel, you enter the last chamber of a dark crypt, you look around as the music is soft and quiet, then BAM! You're stabbed many times by this giant slug guy trying to run and all you're summoned creatures die almost instantly and you TP outta there so fast you accidently drink half you potions in the process. You rest in town for a minute or two as your heart races. You finally get back into the crypt only to die immediately... Good times



    This is sooo true, i remember so well the fear, the heart racing Town moment. You read my mind dude :)
  • #16 akse
    I liked the list.. only 1 thing about LOD "finding uniquees".. finding rares would be better :) Before LOD that thing was fun, you never knew the stats it could be total crap or super rare.
  • #17 Sagaroth
    From D1 The Butcher, but I remember very clearly when I fist fought with Mephisto and after I beat him he drop for me Unique Balrog Skin :)
    Very, very cool moment for me...
  • #18 FreshBakedOnions
    Duriel is even cooler in hardcore mode. :D

    I remember when I first played hardcore mode and a party of lowbies battled our way through act 1 and 2 then Duriel ended up killing more the half of everyone. :o I think only 2-3 outa 8 survived.

    He's just so random and probably the scariest of the D2 bosses.
  • #19 Timberlake
    yes i tottally agree they are very col
  • #20 ox5477
    Quote from name="biff exploder" »
    i know it wont happen, but it would be awesome to meet him again on D3 in full 3d glory, imagine his room even more gory then before in full 3d and sharp textures to see all the messy gore details.

    yes i'm a sick bastard... but so was the butcher!!



    This would be crazy... and if your a sick bastard, then so am I cause I would love to see that....
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