Summary: Reaper of Souls is a welcome addition to the Diablo 3 game. It’s helped to correct a lot of problems the core game had with better loot systems, more end-game content and a new act for you to explore. While it’s kind of sad that Blizzard “played it safe” with some of the expansions features, the game is still worth trying if you like the experience of monster killing and loot collecting. Now excuse me while I try to farm for a Puzzle Ring and Thunderfury.
Excerpt: The Good : Lots of engine tweaks. New character type. New single player content. The Bad : Variable difficulty. Only about 5 hours of new content. The Ugly : Will likely appeal to mostly hardcore players. To give you some sense of how little I played Diablo III after I had handed in my review, let me relate to you the following story.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls: Better, Faster, More Fun
10 February 2014
Conclusion: Let's be clear: Reaper of Souls is still in beta, which means there's plenty of mechanics that aren't working at the moment. Crafting is still a work in progress. Game balance continues to change significantly from patch to patch. Some new character abilities aren't implemented yet. There are encounters that need tweaking and class mechanics that should probably be revisited. Certain mechanics aren't functional, or aren't functioning correctly.
Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Review | The Devil's Bargain
27 March 2014
Conclusion: The Short Version: Reaper Of Souls costs a bomb, but shakes up Diablo III so drastically that it feels like a different game. A truly superb new act, great new class and useful artisan will be worth the price of admission for many, while Adventure Mode sets the stage for an entirely new addiction over the coming months.
Pros: Act V is excellent - the high point of the entire game, The Crusader and Mystic fit into Diablo III perfectly, Adventure mode is fantastic fun, adds amazing replay value for the long haul, Update 2.0 does the business
Cons: One class. One act. For £30 ., Loot drop rate still needs tweaking, gear can feel one-dimensional, Nephalem rifts can vary in quality and fun factor, Two years too late?