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Diablo 3 Review
|ON OTHER PLATFORMS: PC, Xbox360|
publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
developer: Blizzard Entertainment
|ESRB rating: M
release date: May 15, 12
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We still need to wait and see how Blizzard's item exchange (i.e. the 'Auction House') will work once it finally gets going, but at this point Diablo 3 stands out as an undeniable classic. If you are a fan of the previous games then you need to own this one. It's as simple as that. If you are a newcomer to the action RPG series, then you should really consider giving it a try. There's little to regret with this purchase. Even once you're done with the main campaign, there's a lot to come back to (Expansions. Don't forget about those! - Ed.). Each character class feels unique and it's fun to see them in action, while unlocking the 'Nightmare' and 'Hell' levels certainly gives you a proper challenge. Not only that, but as soon as you jump back into the game when your character reaches level 36 and such, you'll gain access to even more skills, in addition to some truly delicious items and equipment.
God, I hate spiders.
Meet my Barbarian. Looks even meaner now.
Saying something bad about Diablo 3 is like trying to say something bad about Lord of the Rings or the original Star Wars movie trilogy or The Avengers or The Dark Knight. It's almost impossible to do (for some of us anyway). We love nearly everything about it. Sure, there were frustrating moments. Like that time when the game kept logging me out over and over again. My game couldn't last longer than 4-5 minutes. At first I thought it was another sever issue, albeit a quick read through the D3 forums made me realize that using 'Whirlwind' -- Barbarian's tornado-style attack -- is causing this very problem (Made the game dizzy I suppose? - Ed.). As absurd as it sounded at the time, I stopped using the skill and it actually solved the issue. Other than that and the aforementioned server issues, I can honestly say that the game worked perfectly for me, even when I logged into online coop with three other players simultaneously. Joining the game was quick and easy and there was little to no lag, while each of the players seemed to relish in the fact that all of us had their own loot to choose from during the game.
We are keen to find out what Blizzard's plans are for the future of Diablo 3. We are also keeping our fingers crossed for a proper expansion pack or a substantial DLC release, but hey, it's still too early to think about those things, so let's just sit back and enjoy it.
Whether you're dual-wielding axes and swords, rapid firing a mighty crossbow, fist-fighting, throwing a spear, casting a powerful spell or indeed summoning a monster of your very own, this game will make you feel like a true hero - one that is caught in the eternal and epic struggle between light and dark. Diablo 3 is a truly memorable experience and one of the best video games we've played in recent times.
Blizzard's time-honored knack for delivering an incredible atmosphere is shown in this game perhaps more than in anything they've done before, the astounding art, captivating cinematics, cool music, great voice acting and, most important of all, utterly addictive gameplay;
Initial server issues were a major downer, a few annoying in-game bugs, the story could've had more twists and more surprising elements to it, certainly the fact that there's an ending to this game... that's something we don't like.
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