Conclusion: "Diablo 3 on consoles is the same experience PC fans enjoyed." "Again, a welcome addition, but one that undoubtedly makes the game easier." "It’s essentially a really good Diablo clone, but more official than those other games." "Classes in Diablo III progress in a very modern way." "You can still play alone, but you’re forced to do so on Blizzard’s servers.
Pros: The invaluable new dodge, Chaining attacks together with ease, Playing local co-op, offline if you care to
Cons: The over-reliance on fetch quests, The initial lack of difficulty, Plot "twists" seen from a mile away
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.
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.
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. Diablo III , like the Diablo games before it, is really just a lot of clicking. Click. Click. Click. In Sonic games, players just hold right and press the jump button from time to time.
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.