Pros: Loot is more consistently great, and more consistently useful, Attributes of gear encourage you to change up your play style, Paragon system lets you continue enhancing your character after hitting the level cap
Cons: Still some hiccups due to the always-online requirement
Conclusion: Diablo 3's biggest problems have been solved, and though there are still some network kinks that need to be worked out, it's finally at the stage where I can recommend it wholeheartedly to any fan of the franchise.
Pros: Loot system is exciting, Strong presentation, Console version is a very strong port
Cons: You won't care an ounce about the story, Network issues persist, years after release, Grinding to defeat harder difficulties lacks the excitement of the quest to hit 99
Excerpt: Honestly, I wasn't sure what to think of Diablo III. Scratch that, actually I was pretty sure it was going to suck so hard I'd end up chaffed. The previews online didn't really impress, and the characters that were shown over about a two-year span were mainly the same old ones as before or just hacks (the witch doctor being an obvious copy of the necromancer, for example). Lots of pretty colors in a more World of Warcraft-styled look.
Summary: The game is pretty on the eyes (especially those jaw-dropping cutscenes), fairly interactive, and much faster-paced and friend-focused than Diablo II. But the hard truths remain: For a game that sat in development for so long, Blizzard’s tunnel vision seems to have significantly affected its ability to transform a pretty good romp into Hell into a legendary sequel. It’s a shame, too; what gamer wants to wait 10 more years for a better Diablo IV?
Pros: Addictive gameplay, beautiful graphics, and challenging scenarios will keep you thinkin’ and clickin’ for a while.
Summary: Blizzard's long awaited Diablo III arrived with much fanfare. If you're a fan of action-RPG click-fests, then you owe it to yourself to pick it up. However, if you've played the previous Diablo games, keep your expectations in check and you'll enjoy the game. If you're not a fan, then Diablo III won't do much to make you one.
Pros: Polished gameplay, Great graphics, Immersive sound
Cons: Constant internet connection, Too easy the first time around, Best gear outside of the world of Diablo, in the Auction House
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. The story, which is constantly being referenced via quests and cut scenes, is average at best and clichéd at worst. Diablo III is not a bad game, though. The core gameplay, which revolves around hitting enemies until they drop items, is still a lot of fun.
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.
Conclusion: The presentation has the same level of quality that Blizzard games have come to be known for. The visuals are excellent, mixing together the game’s in-engine cutscenes with pre-rendered cinematic sequences. While this does work well as a whole, it’s easy to spot the difference in art style between the two mediums. The game itself has a stylized, animated look to it, while the cinematic scenes have a darker and more realistic look to them.
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. How do you feel about the World of Warcraft expansions since the Activision purchase in 2008, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm ?
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. That said, if Diablo III isn’t your cup of tea, there’s still plenty to love.