The Good And Evil Of Diablo 3
Like many Diablo 3 players on the PC, I’ve been playing since the original game came out. It’s the game that made Blizzard a mainstream name, though it’s now more known for WOW (World Of Warcraft). It was the first Diablo game that started their accelerated rise.
They haven’t disappointed their fans with this latest game in the trilogy, either. As they did in many ways with the first sequel in the trilogy, Blizzard has pushed gaming technology to its limits. The graphics are bold and clear as if in an animated movie or lifted from a graphic novel, immersing you in the game and story. The sounds and background music combine wonderfully with the graphics. The random generator for how the game ran encounters has evolved immensely with this sequel as well.
Though that means nothing without decent playable characters, which, as in the previous sequel, have only gotten better. Similar to Dungeons & Dragons, you have several classes and basic abilities to start with. As you level up and get more treasure you are able to strengthen and individualize your character more, making it so that in a public game you can meet someone who is playing the same character class as you yet is completely different from your character themselves.
While I do understand the logic in having players be on the internet when playing the game, the servers do need upgrading or expanding to reduce the frequency of disconnection. It can be extremely frustrating at times.
When the game is functioning right, though, it is a blast to play. And that is only in the story mode since I have yet to explore the other modes as I am writing this. But, from what I hear from a trusted friend who plays it more than me, they are even more fun.
Even with the server annoyance in Diablo 3, it succeeds in doing better than the previous two games in the trilogy. The combinations of aesthetics and a redesigned user interface make it impossible to say otherwise. It evolves while keeping the simplicity of the game from the previous two games in the trilogy intact.
This, along with the extended playability time, makes it the most successful game in the trilogy to date. Not that the previous two games are not high in my book mind you, but this one goes above and beyond what they have accomplished before, which is why I give this entry into the trilogy a 4.5 out of 5.
Now only one questions remains: are you tough enough to beat The Prime Evils?