Be Kind, Review: Diablo III
Norman Rhodes | On 21, May 2012
I remember the days of playing Diablo II and thinking to myself how awesome that game was. Unfortunately for me it was a demo of Diablo II and ended at a certain point, but it was still one of my most remembered gaming experiences. Fast forward to May 15, 2012, the release of Diablo III, how could I not get this game and play it until I can’t stand it anymore. I am excited to bring you our review of Diablo III and let you know if you should pick this game up yourself or leave it on the store shelves/not click the buy button.
Let’s jump right into the Story, you embark on a journey to find the source of power from the fallen star. However, the story goes deeper than that which you find out during gameplay. I like the story and where it seems to be leading me, it’s not the greatest of all time but it will capture your attention with the detail put into it. It comes with some twists and turns along the way, but so far it has been a pretty good story. Along with the story, I thought the cinematic graphics were really good as well.
Speaking of Graphics, I have to talk about the graphics featured in this game. The graphics outside of the cinematic cut scenes are good for a game of this nature, but they’re not the best graphics on the planet. It will remind you of playing World Of Warcraft and that only because the game is made by the same people who created World of Warcraft, Blizzard. Again, they’re nothing amazing but the graphics are still pretty good. During the beta for Diablo III, there were some things that I felt needed to be fixed. One thing was when my character continued past the point I clicked for him to go. That was fixed in the final release of the game (Thank God).
Controls are pretty simple, you use your mouse to move your character and attack different enemies. You also use your keyboard shortcuts to activate different abilities you’ve learned. There’s no big learning curve..actually, there’s no learning curve at all. You can pretty much pick up this game and enjoy hours upon hours of Diablo III fun. The only real gripe with this game that I have, voice acting. There are times where whoever recorded the voice overs were over exaggerating or sounded too cartoony.
In closing, Diablo III has tons of hours of gameplay for you and your friends to dive into. The ability to carry your stash over across every character is a cool feature, and the story captures you. If you are a Diablo fan, you should definitely pick up this game and play it. Even if you aren’t a fan of the series and you’re just looking for a new RPG to add to your PC library, you should pick up this game.