Games he has loved in the past include:
- Crystal Caves
- Dune (the first one, adventure/'rts' hybrid)
- Diablo 2
- Mario 64 + Sunshine
- Zork Series
- Myst + Riven
Out of those games the one he loved the most by far was Diablo 2. So what I've been trying to come up with over the past week is a game that is pretty similar to Diablo 2 but more recent.
The game I've come up with is Sacred 2, and looking through the forums and a bit of googling it seems a lot of other people make the observation that the Sacred series is kind of a Diablo clone.
I've played and enjoyed the first Sacred, so I can definitely see that it's similar.
But before I go ahead and buy it today for him, I figured I'd ask around here first, does anyone know of any recent (within the last 2 years~) games that are similar to Diablo 2 (that are also decent)? And if anyone has any thoughts about the suitability of Sacred 2, that would also be appreciated!