Diablo III is the much anticipated third installment in the action role playing Diablo series, it has been 12 years since the release of Diablo II which was only available on the PC, and I have to say the game does not disappoint. It is also the first time the game has been released on gaming consoles since the first Diablo game was released on the Playstation in 1996.
For the gaming purists that believe video games are better on PC’s, you don’t need to worry because everything available in the PC version is also available in the console versions, and the graphics are just as good.
Diablo III picks up 20 years after the events that occurred in Diablo II, you get to choose between five character classes, the Witch Doctor, Demon Hunter, Monk, Wizard, and Barbarian. You are charged with defeating Diablo, the Lord of Terror. The characters are quite fascinating and have their own different set of skills; they can also be modified and customized as you go.
Unlike the previous installments, you can choose the gender of your characters, which makes sense because females also play video games. The gameplay is very easy to pick up, so people who are new to the franchise will quickly get a hang of it. You can also adjust the game difficulty during gameplay, a welcome addition that comes in handy on those pesky levels that are hard to finish.
Diablo III does not have the auction house where you get to trade, instead it allows you to loot fallen enemies for gold and weapons which I found more convenient.
There is a new co-op mode where you can play with three other people on a local network, and unlike other multiplayer modes that use split screens; you can all play on a single screen. It is a fun new addition to the game because it you get to kill and loot with your friends and it also makes the game easier.
Diablo III is not a game that you will finish quickly, after going through it the first time, you will not get to the maximum level of 60 which you need to be to play some other levels like the Nightmare mode and Hell and Inferno, where you also have to beat other bosses.