Excerpt: The Good : Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, here I come! Addictive Diablo formula remains strong. The Bad : But, like Starcraft 2, Blizzard has taken the safe route, changing very little. The Ugly : Always online DRM. No way to play without an Internet connection.
Conclusion: Diablo III is a bit of a disappointment. We would have liked to see more choices available for character development instead of the “use any skill at any time” gameplay mechanics that are in place.
Pros: The combat is fast paced and satisfying., The sound effects really hit the spot.
Cons: Diablo III ’s story falls flat., Every character will have the same skills at the end of the game – only items differentiate you from others.
Excerpt: The economy here is very unstable, yet a required element of the game. It has not gone well so far. The question, then, is this: do you have faith in Activision Blizzard’s ability to make this into a game that is good for players? You can discover whether you do by engaging in a thought exercise.
Pros: Slickly done, smart simplified class-management system, great soundtrack and look
Cons: Economy is fragile, necessary, and untested; short and cheesy campaign
Review: SteelSeries Diablo III Gaming Mouse And Headset.
4 June 2012
Conclusion: For $69.99, we think the Diablo III branded mouse is a pretty decent deal for the Diablo-loving gamers of the world. The custom design, great design and awesome performance of the mouse mean it’s a potent weapon in any gamers arsenal.
Excerpt: “It’s just clicking,” they harp, they being the collective mind called The Internet. It’s not true, of course, at least not strictly speaking, as there is plenty of tapping the 1, 2, 3, and 4 keys, and sometimes even Q. If we’re not speaking strictly, then yes, it’s very true.
Pros: A refinement of the familiar, Action-RPG satisfaction that feels personalized
Cons: Always-online DRM is as belligerent as it gets
Conclusion: Has Blizzard created a game that can last as long as Diablo 2 has? I don't know, but Diablo3 is an absolutely stellar game that everyone can enjoy, provided they've got a stable internet connection, and the time to find all that sweet, sweet loot.
Excerpt: Blizzard first released Diablo III on May 15, 2012 exclusively for the PC. This followed the popular Diablo II that was released twelve years prior. Blizzard released Diablo III on the consoles (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3) on September 3, 2013.
Excerpt: If there is one game that many PC gamers were looking forward to for quite some time now, it’s Diablo III. The hype machine kicked in years ago (right after Diablo II was released…) and somehow kept the momentum going.
Conclusion: The amazing thing is that no matter how much I’ve played Diablo 3 on the PC (and it was a lot, believe me), it was just tremendously entertaining on the Xbox 360, even though I knew what to expect around every corner. Same enemies, same environment, same bloody story.
Pros: Smooth and almost flawless gameplay that's still hellishly addictive (almost diabolically, in fact), a game you'll enjoy from start to finish and you'll probably start playing it again once you're done, plenty of class-specific loot awaits this time around;
Cons: It's been a long time since the PC version and still no fresh content, they could've at least put a new class in; interface issues in local co-op.