Game play is what I expected, mindless fun to be had by most. The last difficulty level (Inferno) is a whole different kettle of fish. All the previous difficulty settings you could find the gear you needed to progress as you were happily slaying monsters. However in Inferno that pretty much ends right there. The gear you find is not going to do it, so you have a choice of farming gold for days on end, hopefully getting the odd good drop that you can sell. Do this for a while to buy the gear you need. A lot of people make the game an Auction House simulator type game, they gear themselves up by monitoring the auction house for days and buying low and selling high. This is by far the most efficient way to make gold. Well, other than using the real money auction house, where you spend you real life currency on digital in game items. It is extremely unlikely progress through the finally difficulty setting without buying your gear, and unless you get extremely lucky with a drop that is worth a lot to sell it will take a major amount of farming of gold (or spending real money) to complete the game. Some got lucky at first and managed to bash their way through the game before the nerfs hit, so you will hear varied opinions about all this. Overall, this is a Trade based game, you got to enjoy the buying and selling of items. Have a look at the class forums, instead of builds and tactics and other useful discussions you will see 90% are Want To Sell (some bit of gear). So to sum up, fun game play until you get to the final difficulty level, then it all changes and then it becomes a merchant simulator that requires days and days of farming to get gold. Then play the auction house game so you can afford to buy a bit of an upgrade so you can farm faster. To me the game is a 5/5 until you hit Inferno, then it becomes a 0/5. I will be generous and average that out to a 3/5 for old time's sake.
Few games have been as anticipated as Diablo 3, and over the years Blizzard has gained an excellent rep for delivering games that are outstanding in every way. Diablo 3 is no exception, but for one major, and for many players fatal, flaw. This game requires players to remain connected at all times to the server if they are to play, including single player. You may, like me, be one of the lucky ones who can freely play this awesome game whenever you like, barring of course the server-down-for-maintenance times that seem to occur every other night. But thousands of players, who have otherwise excellent internet connections, are nonetheless frequently dropped from the server as often as every ten minutes, making it almost impossible for them to progress through the game. Hopefully in time Blizzard may address these issues, but for now they deny that there is any problem with their D3 server. Shame on you Blizzard, you may have just destroyed your previously untarnished rep.
A great game with a lot of new content. The only issue I have is the badly implemented patch system Blizzard as come up with which means not being able to play the game for 20+ hours at a time and full servers.
Highly recommend The Collectors edition (if still available) is phenomenal, loving the Skull with USB, and the game itself is much better than I had initially anticipated what with all the new features its even better than Diablo 2, however I'm keen for expansions to bring back some of the old characters from D2 like the Necromancer and Paladin.
And after some thought about how much I wanted to play it, cause its an online game, I decided I HAD to. Im loving it, although I get kicked out after about 2 hours of game play. Not so good. But at least it means im not sitting on the computer alllll nite :]
loving this game and thanks to the good people of mighty ape I was able to enjoy on the day it was release onto the earth, the game is amazing, everything I love about number 2 and a whole load more. Loving the classes, the combat, the graphics, the skills.
I was fortunate enough to be given a guest pass by a friend so the only outlay I have made for this game is 10 GB of download and updates. Looks nice enough but even on my quad system i had issues playing the cinematics – very jerky playback. I agree with another review further down that made some comment about rainbow coloured WoW. The requirement to be online to play even the singleplayer is distasteful. If I'm going to pony up for the game I would want to be able to play offline. I have no intention of ever playing it online. It certainly isnt a quantum leap forward, but I suspect the fanboys will like it regardless of its issues. I am 95% certain I wont be buying it until it hits the bargain bin.
Straight line game, only go in one direction played the whole game in 12 hrs,hard to load because of internet registration bye Torchlite for $10, 50times this game,this game is a ripoff and way overpriced avoid like the plage
Really awesum game love it, been playing this all day long with my friends on the hardest difficulty, it gets soo mch fun. :)
As a fan who has been playing all of Blizzard's games since Starcraft 1 (except recent WoW expansions following Wrath of the Lich King) this game has been much disappintment comapred to how much I was expecting out of the game.
Quality wise, the game is excellent – the graphics look neat, and the gameplay is simple and fun. However, this game doesn't work out very well for casual gamers once they hit infernal difficulty.
Diablo 2 was a game you can play with your friends without needing to have fixed roles for everyone. But the insane numbers in inferno difficulty creates some problem – you often run into situations such as monsters like Guardians from Act 2 who shoot missiles at you before you can see them and killing you instantly or monsters such as Nagas that have ability to negate damage while they get into melee range killing you in one hit.
In the end the game forces you into the traditional MMO roles of tank/dps/healer where melee classes stack health and defense to soak up the damage for ranged classes – except there is no healer, and ultimately doesn't work out to be very fun when your whole party is wiping over and over again.
Me and my friends farmed over and over until we realized the only real viable way to progress through inferno for casual players seem to be to farm lots of gold and then spend them on Auction house so that you can buy items from more hardcore players or players who were fortunate with their loots.
It is one thing to provide challenge – but to make the game difficult enough that you can't progress without having to rely on auction house isn't exactly a fun game.
Me and my friends were looking for a fresh break from the recent flood of MMOs – we had been hardcore WoW players – but this has been a huge disappointment for us.
Game is well put together, stunning graphics and a must have. Only downside I can find is the requirement for constant clicking and lack of a Druid class, but guess there is always the expansion to look forward to =)
Awesome game. As per usual. Diablo kicks some serious a$$. Highly recommended to all RPG players..
A lot of fun to play, its one of the only games I have played twice! not overly difficult which is a plus!
Easily meets my expectations. Thankfully I don't seem to be affected by the lag issues that others are having.
Despite the shaky launch what with the now infamous Error 37, I'm having a decent time with this game.
This game is Blizzard's biggest failure. DO NOT BUY.
I've played every PC Blizzard title since Warcraft 1. All of them have been enjoyable except for this piece of crap.
Story = bad Gameplay = bad Graphics = dated but acceptable Future design direction = bad
Their online player base has dropped by 90%+ from 20,000+ public games to about 1,500.
This is Blizzard's Daikatana.
Very disappointing. Has be dumbed down for the masses and made colourful for children, I will celebrate the day blizzard NORTH reunites to create another game. Not this wow like rainbow bollocks.
As mentioned in the title would love to review the game but there is massive issues with even trying to install it. I am currently dealing with Blizzard support and are still unable to even install the game. I am not the only one who has been having these problems as there are alot of posts on the Blizzard forums regarding several problems with the game. These range from installing the game to graphic issues and server problems. Having the game online only is a massive mistake. I fully understand the future is all about online gaming but you dont aways have access to an internet connection, plus with the massive ammounts of lag being reported and the severs being shut down on a regular basis you wont even be able to play the game when you wont too. Having these kind of problems on a game that has been so long in production is extremely poor and I am not impressed.I have been looking forward to this game for a long time and if I wasn't such huge Diablo fan I would have giving this game a miss. Even if I get this game going in the future with no offline playablity it will never get over 1 star.
Have not had the connection issues that people are takling about, but the story line is poor, graphics are realy bad, not worth the wait.
Do yourself a favour and avoid this game like the plague. It is nothing more than a number generator that has been rigged by Blizzard so that you are basically forced to use the real money auction house to do anything at a high level.
Story was short and lame, Graphics are garbage especially given how long it took them to make it. Gameplay was ok, physics was good and some effects were neat like the Monks 7 point strike.
1st playthrough on normal difficulty with friends was ok but after that it's just a chore and nothing interesting.
Grinding is boring as hell and that is all the game is about. A carrot on a stick, but that carrot can only be reached if you pay $10 for an item.
Gives you some mindless fun times, reliving the old Diablo Days! Nothing ground breaking but still a fun game. The always have to be online is not a feature I like but can live with.
I loved diablo, and diablo ll. This was a bit of a let down. Not letting you reach max till you have played through the same levels, same game 4 times in a row.. Yes the levels may have more mobs on them. But you are doing the same thing. I played through twice before losing interest. Even with the real money trading house.
Its alright if you are easily amused. However it consumes alot of time for the low level of enjoyment you get in return from it.
Received my copy early this morning, and I've spent the last five hours going around in circles trying to get this game to install. I've tried everything bar reinstalling windows (not practical to try, and no guarantee of working) and no luck, this piece of DRM-locked crap is headed for the rubbish bin. Blizzard is absolutely no help, and I curse the day their piece of crap company was created.
Customer relationship excellent, Diablo 111 Superb.
Not as challenging as Diablo II – LOD.
First it didn't want to install kept coming up with “The Fire from the sky still falls” error but found on forums that I wasn't the only one. The solution to this error is here https://us.battle.net/…79449-page=5 Then after playing for one hour the US server just turned off so I couldn't play anymore so I have to change server to the EURO. Then I could finaly play after 6 hours stuffing around. Wow Blizzard get your shit out you've had many years to work on this. Not a good look.
diablo 3 is a epic game..... on console the computer one is same things slightly harder u get greater rifts and all sorts of weird goblins and things but what they don't tell you is 1 there is no offline single player you have to be connected all the time 2 don't expect patches to be small i installed d3 and ros and before i could even play 6 gig download and the next patch they are changing the mpq files to another format (mpq is what blizzard use for all important files) so expect that to be around 10 gig easy so basically good game insane company ideas forced on you
Not quite what I was hoping (I had rather high expectations), but when I look how many hours I actually put into it I certainly got my moneys worth
I've read quite a lot of criticism about how this game lacks replayability (think was one comment somewhere), and lacks the transmutation cube that Diablo II had, which made playing that over and over possible. I'm a wee way into Diablo III and I absolutely love it. It's still a great game and I can see myself replaying it again anyway.
An excellent game.I never played D1 or D2 so I had no preconceptions when I bought this.I bought it because my buddies did it is fun playing together.I hears there were launch issues but I missed them as i bought 3 weeks after release and the game has run fine.Its a nice change from the usual fps and mmos we seem to have at the moment.
game very short, excellent gameplay and visuals, can get boring quickly if you continue to replay game on higher difficulty lvls, only incentive to do so to get better gear and hit lvl 60 cap i guess.
Eleven-ish years ago Blizzard made a little known game called Diablo 2… errr, actually this is the third instalment of the Diablo series and one of the biggest game launches of 2012. And it's very very good. But you probably know this because you bought it already. If not and you like fast action rpg games with plenty of loot collecting – basically if you liked Diablo 2 – then this is your game. Blizzard seem to have fixed most of the launch issues and now actually playing is a breeze, and playing with friends is a lot of fun. Just remember to turn on Advanced tooltips in the game options.
Fast delivery and cheap price!
Its been a long time in the making and they have done a fantastic job of keeping the feel of the original game. The cut scenes are a step above any CGI I've seen
Hav waitting for this for 10 years, it's worth the wait however when I first got the game couldn't load in because of the time differents then the bug…delay another 4 hours or so. Other then the it's a great game. Every level u play is got somthing new to it. Like stronger items and better items love it!!
You know when you wake up and realize you had no sleep.
You know those moments where you start to lift your hand and lift your index finger furiously in a clicking like fashion at someone you don't like.
You drink your coffee like its a health potion.
When a patient passes away in your hospital and you yell “oh why didn't you have enough health regen!!”.
When you start to think of rehabiliation as a means of leveling up.
When you see your supervisor as yellow mob.
That is when you love this game why too much and you suffer because of such a great game........
Better than expected, weel worth the long wait.
C'mon… It's Diablo… There is no need for you to read the reviews… Just insta-buy it. Stop stalling. You are going to end up buying it anyway… Might as well do it now.
One of the great games. Falsely highly under rated by many. Ever since the server troubles have cleared since launch day, the game has been nothing but top notch.
So if you have played any of the Diablo series, this is a definite must get!
Fun to start with but then I lost all interest to play. Unfortunately it didn't replace the love I had for Diablo 2. It is a grindfest and very little social multiplayer.
The game is great, Blizzard knows how to make good games. Only issues can arise if you have bad internet. The game is always online, but other than that, no problems. Good fun.
Fantastic game, cant wait for the PS4 release.
Visually impressive with deep under the hood mechanics and fun for a while. Ultimately it's click kill loot. And if that's enough then get it.
Fan of the past diablo games this one is still pretty awesome but im more of a console gamer and not a pc gamer so I never really got stuck into it as much as I would have liked.
Awesome game and highly addictive. An ideal way to kill a wet weekend when the wife's away!
Nothing new here, it's just the same old Diablo rinse and repeat as the last two games. Same gameplay, same garbage storyline, same cheesy voice acting, same gameplay-on-rails action and same boring cant-get-lost maps. Even the same graphical engine with the same little ‘idiosyncracies’ (glitches). The target market seems to be undiscerning pre-teens with a lot of time on their hands. It's basically Titan Quest without the Greek mythology.
This game aims to be Angband with a graphics engine, but it is a long way off target. Ho hum.
Despite taking ages to download this game is very addictive and me and my partner enjoy it. It was worth waiting all these years for it!
well first off it was a c**t to install, it would say invalid blahblah cant install. I did everything correctly but I had to download diablo else where and install it that way, the game is ok but I think I'd rather play Diablo II then III
Thanks Mighty ape for my copy of D3, ordered and then I was playing the next day
Only reason I did not give this an excellent is that the game was over to quick. The beginning round was reasonably easy to finish. Nightmare is a better difficulty. Love the game though, story is a bit obvious, but monsters are great, cut scenes are awesome. Well done Blizzard.
Recycling the Diablo plots, but less clicky than D2. I still like it very much.
Very addictive the first time through but not quite the replayability factor of past diablo games…it could be that I have come to expect more…
Worth the wait
Diablo 3 feels similar to past Diablo games, but also feels very new too. I have been playing is consistently since release and am still thoroughly enjoying it. Combat and hunting for loot is very addictive. Playing with friends is a so easily accessible.
However it does have it's short comings. The Auction House is embarrassing in the state its in, especially with all the bugs and lack of decent UI. Lag can be a huge issue for Aussie/NZ players so playing Hardcore mode is not recommended.
To anyone who wants to have a challenge and/or find another game to play with friends this is definitely worth your time and money.
This is a great game for fans and new comers to the RPG field or if you have played any of the first two. Over ten years in development and it is the best one yet.
Blizzard have done a great job on this game. If you enjoyed Diablo 2 then you will enjoy this.
Mighty Ape served well with their courier service, they were prompt and professional, and good with prices – always have been.
Well done Blizzard… you have taken the great parts of Diablo one and two and made improvements (such as, character development and changes without having to re-roll a new character)
The story thus far has been awesome as well, I am deep into Act 3 and am really enjoying it, and you can bulk the story out even more if you take your time and listen to all the NPCs etc and their “extra” conversations give the story more depth.
Addition of crafters is great as it means you can actually have good gear in all slots instead of running around with one “let down” piece.
Overall a great game, good story and was worth the wait. Thanks Blizzard!
Fantastic! The classes, skills and enemies are so well thought out and SO imaginative, theres a million things to Love about D3 and little to hate on.
This game is great even though it has taken ages to come out it is worth the wait I recommend it to everyone.