- Transformation abilities to power the characters gives a refreshing dynamic to combat
- Open world play with diablo style gameplay
- Addictive fast-paced combat
- Initial customization options are locked and the visual appearances of classes are not unique
- Badly written and boring voice acting on the cut-scenes/quest load-outs
- Generic enemies that you
Devilian is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role playing game that follows the style of popular games such as Torchlight and Diablo.
The game is set in the world of Aelkeina where players must hack and slash their way through beastly enemies that lurk around every turn or use its rather nifty evolution system that transforms your soul in more powerful versions in a pinch.
Players start out by choosing from one of four classes of fighter armed with guns and swords and from there they can choose to go straight for the player vs player option that features massive brawls of up 20 on 20 with players from around the world, or play the campaign in classic MMO style by exploring the environs and completing quests that lead into scary dungeons.
As players progress through the game, exploring their devil forms they are given a wide array of upgrades to choose from letting them take down the legions of monsters however they enjoy the most.
Combat is the reason players will pick up this game and they won’t be disappointed. Devilan is rather easy in the campaign mode (with the exception of boss battles which can especially taxing for solo players) and you run through the process of leveling up rather fast. The spells and transformation powers work well into the game however the individual quests are not unique and they get a little repetitive after a time.
Devilian’s world is extensive which will please sandbox game lovers who want to explore the entire environment. However if all that you care about is completing quests and leveling, then you can check the map for vital quest start points and fast-travel points for easy navigation.
The enemy AI doesn’t do a lot to bring the ‘intelligence’ to the table. Enemies will gang up on you, but don’t offer any real advanced tactics to overcome. Players can simply hack and slash their way to victory and should have no problems overcoming regular enemies because of this. Since action combat like this is the crux of the, whether or not you enjoy mindless, powerful feeling slaughter will help determine if Devilian is a game for you.
Devilian wouldn’t truly be a free-to-play game if it didn’t have a cash shop. Every so often the game takes the opportunity to remind you that there are things to buy. You could make it through the entire campaign without spending money on them but you can’t help thinking how nice a few more inventory spaces or more character slots would be.
Devilian is what I would call a solid game. The combat is engaging and the graphics are good but not great. It is fun to play however it is not the kind of game that you want to replay or that will stick with you for years to come. What could have helped to set this game apart would have been a better delivery of its story-line or at least making the playable characters stand out from the rest of the NPCs.
Devilian is what I would call a solid game. The combat is engaging and the graphics are good but not great. It is fun to play however it is not the kind of game that you want to replay or that will stick with you for years to come. What could have helped to set this game apart would have been a better delivery of its story-line or at least making the playable characters stand out from the rest of the NPCs. As is, it’s a good alternative to Diablo and is a fully functional hack and slash MMO.