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Diablo III - Mac|Windows

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 343 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Conclusion as a Close Beta Tester

    Posted
    TBone041984
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Being a close beta tester since back in October the game did not have too much to offer only up to the Skeleton King and maximum level 13 across all the characters. So far back story of your character has not been revealed in game, which I'm hoping at full release it will be. The graphics are great in my opinion compared to its predecessor. Characters could be better as far as details are concerned, but the environments are gorgeous. That goes for weapon details,special abilities the characters have, and enchants weapons may be imbued with. The storyline is pretty linear and straight forward, but then again so were the previous titles so no big surprise there. If you want lore and more in depth details read the books. Some cool features they added to this current Diablo title are the action bars other than the primary / secondary attacks with mouse only. Character stat details are nice similar to what they have in WoW. Really enjoy the shared loot stash and gold makes it easy to start up a character and makes transferring equipment via another friend a thing of the past. The automatic gold pick up by running across it is awesome! The less clicks so I can keep the carnage going the better. Your added mercenary that you get to join you on the battle lines is sweet. In beta it was the Templar, which I look forward to seeing their own back story in this game. The switching of skill sets on the fly is a nice added bonus to customizing your character so you can enjoy each and all of your characters skill sets. I do enjoy how they let you see some of the previous NPC's fate in the current game in a subtle discovery kind of way. For instance Warriv the NPC from Act 1 and 2 and that's all I'll say about that don't want to ruin it for people. I may have missed some other points about the game but rather not make a novel of a review so cutting it short. In conclusion my beta experience overall was quite enjoyable and in my opinion this current installment of Diablo will live up to the masses expectations. Happy Hunting on 5/15/12 woot 3 days to go!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great replay value just like the first two games!

    Posted
    Geogon
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is my favorite game to play right now. It's fantastic and so far I have over 100 hours invested in it. I have two high level characters and simply squeel with joy when a unique or legendary item drops on the ground and my power increases because of it! I'm also an active member on the support forums for Diablo 3 and have read it all and have experienced very little of the negatives that this game has. The game has never crashed on me; and I logon at all hours of the day to kick some butt; while sometimes getting my own butt kicked in return but that's expected when you're fighting your way through hell's demons. The storyline is good but I felt a litlte robbed as your main quest is to capture the prime evil and you come to find out that two of them have already been captured for you. The only thing that is cumbersome (in my opinion) is the use of an authenticator for security purposes. I am lucky enough to own a smart phone and the battle.net authenticator is free to download from my app store, and while I can logon at will, it's not safe to do so. I need to always have the autenticator/phone with me. Those players without an autenticator have reported characters deleted, items and gold stolen, etc. But it all could have been resolved by getting the authenticator first, which again, is free and easy to use but must be on your person when you want to play the game. The replay value also comes in the joy of the hunt and finding unique and legendary gear. In my 100 hours of gameplay, I've found only two legendary items but plenty of yellow unique items. If your character is weak, save your gold and head over to the auction house to gain an advantage. Got to love the random instances each time you load the game too. You also have the opportunity to have brand new quests that you've never seen before even after you've beaten the game. There is always somethihng new to enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brings back the memories (GOOD)

    Posted
    Steve18W
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    I am a 54 year old kid at heart that played this series back in the day. It is an uncomplicated point and click killer that is easy to manipulate and very satisfying to play. Unlike games where you need to be a master of the keyboard simply to get your character to move, this one is able be played by virtually anyone. If you played the originals (20+ years ago) it stays true to the original form. I am quite impressed with the work the development team did. Unlike some, I feel that they captured the spirit of the original team amazingly well. If ever there was a game with replay value, this is it. I was sad when I could no longer boot up my D2 due to incompatibility with the new Windows. The server issues have not been near the problem with me that they have been with others although I got mine toward the end of May and they no doubt are working to solve the issues. I have played through with a Wizard and with very few problems. I do have a MacBook Pro Late 2011 and it has plenty of horsepower and, being a Mac, very few issues. On my system it is gorgeous and plays without a hiccup. If you played the old D1 and D2, get it. If you didn't get it anyway. You don't have to be an octopus of the keyboard. It is atmospheric and more fun than you may think. There is a reason why it is one of the most popular, if not the most popular games in history for the PC and now, Mac.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Shaky launch doesn't hinder a great game

    Posted
    skacore99
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    By the time you're reading this, the vast majority of the server issues will have been settled. What we're left with is a great game that takes the core elements that many of us loved about Diablo/Diablo II and brings them into 2012. If you are looking for a game with a great story, excellent cinematics and engaging combat, then Diablo is definitely a good fit. Many people will boil down the gameplay to "click, click, click," but Blizzard has managed to move the game outside of that- while also still staying true to what made the game great in the first place. Yes- you'll be clicking your mouse a lot, but you'll also be mixing other skills in to your rotation to keep things interesting. Some old school Diablo players may lament how the game feels so "easy," but this is the gamer equivalent of telling the neighborhood kids to "get off my lawn!!" Some of the parts that we used to love about Diablo II simply wouldn't translate all that well to today. Endless level grinding, "inventory Tetris," potion-stacking and the like may seem fun through the lens of nostalgia, but those mechanics would get old very fast. Blizzard has taken out the stuff that used to get in the way and boiled the game down to its essence. What we're left with is a great experience that delivers the never-ending pursuit of loot, a dangerous environment (people who claim the game is "too easy" don't really remember what DII was like) and an engaging story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Diablo 3 delivers, although 12 yrs was a bit much

    Posted
    OmegaCrew

    Although many people rag on it for having major connection issues and terrible bugs plagueing the servers, many also fail to realize the scope of this game. Yes it took twelve years, yes it had a bit too much hype. However, when there were over 3 million copies were sold in the first day, double that within the week. It doesn't matter how long or hard you work on a game in a studio, there is no laboratory stress test to figure out how your servers will react to such heavy traffic. Now that that issue is set aside, the gameplay and artwork of Diablo 3 are what make it stand out in my mind. Scaled back from the ages of Diablo 2, skill customization is still a nice touch that allows you to play a wide variety of builds all while still leveling your character up. When you hit the cap, the game changes significantly, its not so much about variety as it is optimization at this point. If you are a gamer who loves perfecting characters, maxing out damage to enemies and keeping your armor upgraded to ensure at least some resilience to the horde, this is the game for you. I love it. (To get some perspective, I first saw Diablo 2 when I was very young and I am fairly sure that it laid the groundwork for many of my gaming preferences over the past decade). Anyways, I think this is a must play for pc gamers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game!

    Posted
    e46mook
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I've read all of the horrible reviews that this game has received due to Blizzard's poor performance in the initial weeks after release. I experienced these issues as well, including basically not being able to play the game until 2.5ish weeks after release. There were horrible lag and crashing problems which made it impossible to enjoy. However, over the past few weeks, I have not experienced any problems and have been able to enjoy the game for what it is. While still very similar to D2, I really enjoy the new skill system that allows you to try out different skill combos on the same character which was impossible on D2 due to locked skill points. I also really like that the loot system has been updated so that everything each player sees and picks up is their own individual loot....no more mad rushes to drops in boss runs. The gameplay is great and retains the classic feel that all of the Diablo games have and the story line is great. Aside from the initial issues with Battle.net and issues that I'm sure will pop up in future patch updates, the game as a whole is great and in my opinion was worth the long wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The 3rd game of the Diablo saga lives to its name

    Posted
    Arkalis

    And in the end of days, justice shall fall for the Diablo franchise. Diablo III continues the story with the same core feeling of its predecessors but adds up new mechanics and elements to the gameplay to make it much better. Blizzard listened to the players' feedback of Diablo II and adjusted many of the failing parts of the game effectively. From story to lore, through music and sound effects, the game is enjoyable and can run in many computers regardless of specs. While the engine could use a tune-in, especially in textures, it is reasonable considering all the years this game has been developed. While the game has great replayability, the difficulty ramps up unevenly through the 4 game difficulties which then demands the user to buy better gear through the Auction House. While this AH is good but not great, tis dependency can become a nuisance if you don't invest enough time to grinding. Overall, this has been my favorite game of the franchise contrary to what many "fans" may stake; it's a must-buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's Diablo

    Posted
    Lucidlife
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Please disregard all these fools who are down voting the game because it launched with some connection issues and DRM. Those issues are absolutely irrelevant to the game itself now that things have stabilized. It's Diablo. If you like level progression and loot you will love it. Nothing has changed in that regard. And that's really all you will ever need to know about this game. If you like killing thousands of monsters for thousands of items, buy it. It basically uses a login screen and chat interface that is identical to WOW. The only downside, again, is that you need an active internet connection the entire time you play the game, not just at startup. Luckily if your internet drops you will keep all the loot you acquired. It of course resets any dungeon progress back to the last actual checkpoint that it saved. But loot is saved when you get it, regardless of checkpoint. So if you have shaky internet I wouldn't buy this game. Period.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game, pros and cons over D2

    Posted
    mrmessma

    Mana generation and spending is interesting, and fun. Online servers are dependable but that you need them is frustrating even though it is to prevent hackers direct access to their own 'playground(server)' of testing. Auction house is silly because to make valuable weapons well valuable they must keep drops very low. Team play is awesome. Rough startup, but now everything is rock solid stable which is good. I would completely recommend this game to a friend. Character creation is more 'forgiving' than D2, encouraging experimentation but doesn't rely on spell choice for shaping a character. Sadly, everything concrete comes down to items, hence driving the auction house. That aside, it is an awesome game, and I have gotten along fine having a blast while still completely ignoring the real money auction house (used the gold one twice). Kids 13+ Violence is gory, and well detailed, but I wouldn't say it's shocking, it's just not realistic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GOTY 2012 prime candidate

    Posted
    Limoc3

    This game has been seriously underrated by most people. The gameplay is the most immersive I have ever seen in any Diablo game, having played the entire series. The fact that there are 4 difficulties for the campaign adds a lot more of content to play through, and the 5 new classes are really cool. So what if it's not D2? That game is 10 years old, and the combat system there was quite primitive, and too much like WoW (too many spells/abilities to choose from). Things have to change eventually, and here they have. I believe it to be awesome even though it is still in Beta. For any RPG/Blizzard fan, this is your game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    http://eu.blizzard.com/diablo3/

    Posted
    Uniquemarka

    http://eu.blizzard.com/diablo3/ here is the diablo 3 website Diablo 1 and 2 are good rpg games which many people play and realy enjoy it but Diablo 3 will be totaly different than diablo 1 and 2 . To sum up diablo 3 have a good story as u can see the website above and the story is that the game takes place on Sanctuary, a world of dark fantasy. Unbeknownst to most of its inhabitants, Sanctuary was saved some twenty years ago from the demonic forces of the underworld by a few brave and powerful heroes. Most of those warriors who directly faced Hell’s armies -- and were fortunate enough to survive -- went mad from their experiences. And most of the others have buried their haunted memories and pushed the horrors from their thoughts. In Diablo III, players will return to Sanctuary to confront evil in its many forms once again. i wish they will put the release date of diablo 3 =) thumbs up for first writing review

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    Posted
    Demon7607

    I, among just about every other Diablo fan, have been waiting for this game with baited breath. After the decade long wait, I thought there would be no way they could live up to expectations. Having said that, I can honestly say that I am not disappointed. This is an amazing game. Sure, Blizzard had all sorts of technical issues at launch, but now I'm not having hardly any problems. The game itself, well....you'll just have to experience it yourself as no words can really express how really good of a game it is. The only bad thing I've yet discovered is that you have to be online all the time, even if you're just playing the single player campaign. That SUCKS!!! Everything else is shiny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game!

    Posted
    Sheekago
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This game improves on the character creation of the previous games. You can now pick a male or female version of a character. It would have been better if you could pick their physical attributes (hair, face, body shape, etc), but maybe in the next game. I wished they brought back the Druid from the second one, but I am loving every character class I've tried so far. The Witch hunter does the most damage so far. The world is beautiful to look at, though I was hoping for something more realistic instead of stylized art style. It works, regardless of my expectations, to create a truly beautiful game. The music creates the mood of the atmosphere perfectly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Classic

    Posted
    pcgamer007
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    ok, I gotta say I love this game, from the none stop action, to the hunt for gear upgrades to the steady increase in difficulty as you go from normal to nightmare to hell to inferno. The setting and the music are wonderful and really immerse you in this fantasy world. Graphics are good for the genre,As well as replaying the game as each of the available classes, the random events and dungeons.The tradeskill and gold AH help to fill in slots where you can seem to get good drops. I just love it. Only con of the game is no offline single player mode but if you can get past that, I highly recemend this game to any action-rpg fans. or heck anyone that just loves a good game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Could have been better, but nothing else beats it

    Posted
    patert
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    I'm too old to be playing these games, but I do play Diablo 3 on occasion. I can't seem to get into similar PC adventure games, but this one I did. The light splashing graphics and sound are addictive, though it can be somewhat annoying to pick up absurd item drops -- e.g., barbarian belt with no strength characteristics on it. The developers did a fine job, but I think they left a bit too much of the game to 100% random-generated items. They should have skewed the loot drops a bit so they were a bit more appealing for the character you chose to play in game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best game EVER!!!!

    Posted
    iDante
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    I "LOVE" this game i play it everyday. Graphics are crisp, the music is awesome, perfect storyboard and awesome World Wide Multi-playing action. If you don't like this game something is wrong with you. If you want to play this game with me my username is iDanteUSA. As i said before this game takes up hours of your free time. I played this game for 8 hours straight when i first got it!!! Yeah, convinced my friends to buy it and they are big on Call of Duty and Battlefield. If they liked it you will took!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This a must have for an avid RPG gamer

    Posted
    Schwabo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Overall I'd say the game is very well done. I haven't ventured into the online aspect of the game, but overall its very well done. The story is great, the sound track is just second to none and of course the graphics bode well on my GTX 580 at 2560x1600. I am very happy with my purchase and if you're looking for the likes of Torchlight (I and II), Bastion .. this game is it. I am fairly new to the single player RPG games but this game is well worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So much fun!

    Posted
    Scruffy
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    This game is very fun. Yes you can beat it really fast if you keep it on easy mode as far as the story line goes. But there is much more to the game than that. If your not into gear grinding games then this is not for you though. It involves doing a lot of the same thing over and over in order to max gear but I find it fun. Its a lot simpler than most games as their are only a few buttons to hit. Worth a try if your into these types of games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So addicting!

    Posted
    Rcmdawg
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I remember playing Diablo II and how addicting that was. Diablo III is just as addicting. The graphics are great, the sound is great and the gameplay is just as addicting as before. The only real problem i had was disconnection issues since you have to be online at all times even when playing the single player campaign. I was using my wireless connection and once i ran a ethernet cable and used the wired connection i have had no disconnection issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    tatertot1826

    if you loved diablo 1 & 2 you will love diablo 3. it is wonderful. as the previous games included, its wonderful you can play the campaign solo or choose to play it mmorpg style. fantastic. graphics are wow-esque but better than wow's. gameplay is the classic gameplay. also yay gold doesnt take up inventory, and weapons and armor never exceed more than two slots of inventory! and theres tradeskilling!

    I would recommend this to a friend