12/29/2011 09:38 PMAny fond memories of bosses in previous games?
Posted by Grug
Ah, this reminds me of a true story.
There was a day when my brother and I were enjoying a run-through of Cathedral level 3 on my Sorcerer and his Warrior-- The Skeleton King's lair, we were in.
We slayed through waves of demons and skeletons without hindrance, rummaging through barrels and loot on the way.
Suddenly we came across a room... a rare spawn lied in wait. My brother and I convened in thought.
"Let's get him!" we said.
We rushed in, full charge to slay this worthy foe-- then, suddenly, a door to our right had flung open. It was King Leoric and his skeletal army! A trap, we found ourselves in!
Leoric had us surrounded with his army pouring in. Leoric continued to circle the room. It was I who had his attention. My brother managed to reach the doorway, but I was caught in the gaze of Leoric and his army. I frantically fired swarms of charged electricity in all directions to stave off the assault.
Leoric though... Leoric pushed forth. Death seemed imminent Yet just as the fearsome Skeleton King lurked forth to swing for my head-- a glimmer of hope, I saw. My previous attempt at slaying and countering the prominent army had left a cut path in the back.
Immediately, I dashed forward, heading for the gap in the army. Success! Now circling the army was I-- army following. Using his own army against him, I dodged Leoric, dashed through the entrance of the room and reconvened with my brother.
A moment of relief we had, but it was not over. Leoric and his army quickly poured after us, but we were ready now. In an immediate counter, both my brother and I laid forth a final assult.
Finally, King Leoric and his army have found rest; and we have found victory.
Yes, this actually happened. Was one of the most hilarious and epic times I ever had with the game. I still love playing D1. The AI always seemed better in D1 than in D2, for some reason. lol