An epic Diablo-like action RPG
Slash'Em is NOT Diablo-like, and is NOT an Action RPG before mentioned.
Slash'Em is an edited and over-powered version of Nethack. For the original game, google it.
Slash'Em features too many functions (covers your whole keyboard) and an adventure you simply will not be able to complete on the first time due to the complexity of the whole game. The point of the game is to complete the dungeon, find the relic, bring it back to the first level and exit the dungeon. Easy you say? Oh, believe me, it is not.
As one who played Nethack for about a year and never has completed it (the original game which inspired Slash'Em) I am most likely sure that you will find some difficulties which are rather annoying. You can die from almost anything. Kicking a wall too often may break your leg if your endurance is too low, making you unable to walk or run... and making you an easy prey to any type of monsters. You may die from hunger, to evade that point, you will need to eat... most likely the corpses of your defeated foes (Undead things are NOT edible!)
The game is an highly strategic game. You move once and every other NPC does their move afterwards, such as in traditional board games... only... way faster that is. To succeed, you will need to count your actions, take risks, be wise and intelligent, learn the secrets of Slash'em (Stone to flesh... Elbereth...) and also, keep playing it long enough.
The graphical interface sucks... However, the game's content is almost perfect. Will YOU be the one to clear this game?
Note: Save games are deleted upon death.
Slash'em (or Super Lotsa Added Stuff Hack - Extended Magic) is similar to games like Diablo in many ways. In that the levels are randomly generated every time you play the game.
You play a rogue and you have to venture your way down to the bottom of a very deep dungeon, grab a ruin that will allow you to exit, and drag it all the way up again.
Along your way, you will encounter many different characters including dragons, shopkeepers, priests, pets and gnomes.
You can purchase/ find a wide array of weapons from swords to bullwhips and there is seemingly no end to the RPG action that this game dishes out.
This game is a must have.
How can you say this game is Diablo-like? If anything, Diablo is like Nethack (which this game is a modification of), not the other way around.
You should play this game! I give it a high five! Scale: 9 out of 10.