Diablo Three Review
The long awaited sequel has finally arrived!
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Platform: PC and Mac
Genre: Action RPG
After many long years, the sequel to one of the oldest online PC games has been released. Diablo 3 continues the story after Diablo 2. With the Prime Evils defeated the Lesser Evils have risen to power and are ready to destroy the world. Was Diablo 3 worth the wait or is it just another PC game?
Diablo 3 continues after Diablo 2. Deckard Cain is always researching about heaven and hell and finds out that the end of days is upon them, however no one in the town of New Tristram believes him. Even his niece doubts his efforts until a meteor lands right where they study. Since the meteor hit the Earth, there have been demons and monsters lurking everywhere. That is where you come in, the Nephalem. The Nephalem is the player which can pick between one of five classes. It’s up to you to rid the world of the demon plague.
The game looks great in the graphics department. The skill effects and visuals do not disappoint and everything plays smoothly. The characters armors are detailed but there aren’t enough different types of armor. If an armor is from a certain tier it will look like every other armor from the same tier. The only thing that can be done to differentiate them is dying the colors.
In regards to sound effects, it’s perfect. Footsteps, fireballs, and grunts all sound amazing. The downfall is the music. The music isn’t as intense or interesting as it should be in a game with this much hype around it. The voices are all well done for enemies and in cinematics, but during gameplay the players repeat themselves often.
The addition of a skill bar in a click to move game helps out a lot. It allows you to use many skills without having to rely completely on the mouse click. When moving, the character seems twitchy at times and sometimes doesn’t go exactly where you want. Boss fights are definitely interesting and have a lot of running and attacking. The available classes are Barbarian the Warrior, Demon Hunter the Archer, Witch Doctor the Necromancer, Wizard the Sorcerer, and Monk the Priest.
After beating the first difficulty, you unlock the next difficulty until you reach the Inferno difficulty. Once at the Inferno difficulty the game is all about replaying and farming for items. You can either keep the items to get stronger or sell them in the auction house. Diablo 3 has a gold auction house and a real money auction house where players can sell items for real money. Blizzard takes $1.00 plus 15% of every sold item.
Even though the game took many years to be released it still felt rushed. The storyline starts off great, but near the ending it seems as though it was just put together to finish it quickly. The game is also only online, even in single player. Players who want to play offline, well the can’t. The real money auction house is just a way for Blizzard to make more money. Overall Diablo 3 was a way for Blizzard to milk their fans of their cash.
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Overall Score: 72%