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May 23, 12 at 9:18pmRabidChinaGirl

Neo writer bluexy takes a look at Diablo III and, to no one's surprise, really enjoys it. Story isn't really stellar, but given how fun the game is, who cares?

Diablo III PC Review

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Jun 3, 12 at 2:14pm

i totally agree with Plotsome... i mean when i watched some streams from inferno act 3, it doesn't really matter how much hp you have as a Demon Hunter, you still get 1 shot by allmost everything so why to bother putting points in Vitality?
it's a waste... and a really huge one, cause DH gets 2 pts Vit every level so on lvl 60 you have 118 points in this stat... :/

May 31, 12 at 1:31am

I think it's a fun game but it didn't really meet my expectations.

I don't have any complaints about the graphics and the story telling, cause I never really played diablo 1 or 2 for it's story telling and graphics either. I still play diablo 2 from time to time and crappy graphics (compared to current day games ofc) really don't bother me aslong as the game is fun.

There are a couple of remarks that I have though that kind of disappointed me.

--> The skill system is something new but I kind of preferred the skill system of diablo 2 where with each lvl you could make a big difference. Here they just unlock. It's nice that you can have all skills available and all but since you can only equip 6 of them at a time it kind of misses the point imo. I also find it kind of disappointing that you can reach the max lvl so quickly. A lot of the skills I use at lvl 60 are still the exact same ones that I used when I was lvl 25-30, maybe I switched out a rune or a passive but that's about it.

--> The loot system is rediculous. I don't really mind that bosses drop crappy loot (allthough it annoyed the hell out of me that diablo only dropped 2 blues on nightmare mode) anymore and that it's more focussed on elite/rare mobs. I would have liked them to make the story bosses harder but also made them drop nicer loot though. But the one thing that really annoys me is the loot itself. Legendaries aren't even that good. In Diablo 2 there were sets that could be found during lvling and there were a couple of high end sets aswell that were awesome for some classes. There were slight differences between the legendaries back then, like a skill point more or less or a couple of % lesser resistance etc... but legendaries were still most of the times some of the best items around. Now there is a huuuuge difference between the stats a specific legendary gives and even the best ones can be outclassed by a rare on many occasions. Also why did they add normal items? They are worthless (in hell mode they still only sell for about 10gold) and nobody uses them after lvl 10 or so.

--> The crafting system is worthless. The gemming is ok but the Blacksmithing is just pointless. You have to disenchant all those items and then you have to get lucky that you get an item with the right stats for your character, which if you're unlucky can take up to a lot of tries and cost you a lot of money. You're better off roaming the AH and buying an item than crafting and hoping it'll work out. They could fix this by making it possible that items crafted give stats usefull for your class or by reducing the cost of the crafting.

I still enjoy the game but it won't keep my attention as long as diablo 2 did and still does I think.

May 31, 12 at 12:48am

My only problem is the crappy customization, i mean, what were they thinking when they decided you can't choose where skill points go?

May 31, 12 at 12:22am

Despite some balance issues and a clunky storytelling, Diablo III proves how good a classic formula can be renewed: It's fast, fun and has a lot of replay value. Definitely worth the wait.

May 24, 12 at 10:44pm

I think they did a good job optimizing the graphics but the memory leaks are retarded. At the very beginning of the game, on the cliff above Tristram, I was hitting about 10 I turned my graphics down, put them back up again in Act II, dove into a fight and didn't chop at all, pretty much a perfect 60 FPS. Sometimes my FPS just takes a nosedive for no reason, and it's really painful and needs some work.

May 24, 12 at 10:22pm

quote jerm1974
Graphics is poor for a 2012 edition game that requires a radeon HD 4870 video card.
I disagree, the graphics are extremely detailed with very little fuzziness. Every shadow, movement and detailing can be seen clearly. It was built for high resolution gameplay, so if you're playing with a smaller monitor screen, you're not going to like it as much.

May 24, 12 at 5:26pm

Thanks for the complimentary comments, all. Great games are always fun to review, as they basically write themselves. Well, with some healthy editing from RabidChinaGirl, at least.

If anyone was wondering, I've got a Witch Doctor in Hell, a Demon Hunter in Nightmare, and my Monk and Wizard are making their way through Normal still. Waitin' for a friend to start playing before I try out the Barbarian. They're all so much fun.

May 24, 12 at 3:49pm

Thanks for the great review - it was exceptionally detailed. I literally had no idea it sold that many copies (3.5 million in 24 hours). Agreed fully on the mouseclicks comment too, unfortunately.

May 24, 12 at 10:18am

Gameplay = 8 (supposed to be 10 if not for its faulty server)
Graphics = 6
Agrgregate score = 7

As I mentioned above Diablo 3's skill mechanics and skill balances fro each hero class are excellent. Also its allocation of certain skills to numbers 1-2-3-4 and certain skills to left click and right click is a very good (more like excellent) game design. But its battlenet servers really suck.

Graphics is poor for a 2012 edition game that requires a radeon HD 4870 video card.

May 24, 12 at 4:20am

Great review. I haven't gotten the game yet since I'm trying to find the Collector's edition and I'm strapped with cash. Played the demo when they released it for the weekend and liked it. But I loved the Review and the score looks decent to me. 8 or 9 off the little bit that I played.

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