The netbook can be a very cool little gadget. In something just a little larger then a cell phone you have the ability to watch movies, do office work, and even play video games. If you are a fan of role playing games it can be the perfect platform to take your gaming on the road. Most netbooks run off of the Intel Atom Processor. While it is very power efficient and great for many tasks such as surfing the Internet, creating documents, or even watching movies it lacks the serious horsepower needed to power most of today’s games. However, if you look just a few years into the past and find many classics that while not having the latest graphics make up for it with game-play, story, and heart. Even better, most of these games can be purchased and downloaded for less then $10 from distribution sites such as Good Old Games and Steam. Here are three treasures that any netbook owner would do well to own. The role played through this awesome. To enjoy the benefit, there will be a requirement to buy league accounts at reasonable rates. The treasures will be available for the players to win bonus and gold coins for the winning.
- Fallout and Fallout II ($5.99 each on Good Old Games)
It may not have the first person shooter type game-play of the third installment but these two RPG’s are considered by many to be a couple of the best games of all time. In the Fallout universe players take the role of a Vault Dweller and explore a huge world filled with strange characters and creatures all trying to survive in a post-nuclear holocaust. Fallout games feature the perk system which allows you to customize your alter ego with many different abilities which increases the replay value considerably. The graphics in Fallout 1 and 2 definitely show their age but do a good job portraying a bleak twisted future and run very well on a netbook. The combat is also turn based so if you need to leave your netbook for a few moments the game will wait. If you are a fan of Post Apocalypse settings and dark humour you really can’t go wrong installing these classics on your netbook.
- Divine Divinity ($5.99 on Good Old Games)
This is a great netbook game for any fan of hack and slash RPG’s like Diablo II even if the title sounds like a bad fantasy flick. In Divine Divinity you get to choose from three classes(the general mage, fighter, and rogue archetypes) but after that you can build skills from any class to create a truly unique character. On your netbook you will get to explore a giant world (it spans 20,000 screens)while partaking in an epic story to save the 7 races of the land of Divinity. The action in Divine Divinity is just as good as the Diablo series and many would argue that the story is better. There have been two more games in the Divine Divinity series but the first one has remained the best of the bunch. If you want a good story, hack and slash action, and plenty of character building then you want Divine Divinity on your netbook.
- Betrayal at Krondor (5.99 on Good Old Games)
Betrayal at Krondor is the oldest game on this list so you know it will run fine on a netbook. This game is a true classic and has been called the best RPG ever created for the PC. While the graphics are primitive by today’s standards, Betrayal at Krondor’s exemplary story more then makes up the difference and don’t tax the limited capability of the netbook. The story was so good that the author of the series it was based off of (Raymond E. Feist and the Riftwar series) actually wrote a book based off of the game. Betrayal at Krondor can almost be described as reading a fascinating story on your netbook. You will be constantly be reading engaging novel quality writing whether you are examining a sword or being ambushed by a group of sell swords. The action is turn based so you can step away from your netbook without fearing certain doom. Once you install Betrayal at Krondor on your netbook you will be in for an adventure that you will not soon forget.