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GF Rating
8.2

1127 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Feels Like a Different Genre... In a Good Way!

posted by _Gryphon (EAGLE, ID) Dec 19, 2013

Member since Dec 2013

On PC, Diablo always felt like a very specific sort of dungeon crawler. It was unique and iconic and you could recognize it right away, and games like Torchlight were created to mimic it. On Xbox 360, this newest iteration in the series has not only jumped platforms to console, but feels like a different sort of dungeon crawler.

The look and feel of Diablo 3 is a little different from previous entries in the series, and the game looks a bit different on console than it does on PC. It feels more like a play-with-your-friends hack and slash crawler akin to Gauntlet Legends or Dungeons & Dragons Heroes.

The atmosphere is a little lighter than I expected, and the boss battles are more exciting. The world is large and the game emphasizes replaying levels or even the entire game. The different character classes are incredibly diverse, and you can play with your friends and feel useful no matter which class you choose.

The story is more involved than previous Diablo games, and the narrative changes depending on which character class you choose, which keeps things fresh and interesting even when you are replaying the game.

The only complaint I have is one that applies to the genre as a whole: it's a little tedious. Hacking and slashing gets a bit boring after 12 hours or so. The game combats this flaw by adding in-game challenges and achievements, as well as slightly different objectives on each level (protecting an NPC instead of just killing everything, for example) but there is nothing entirely new to keep things fresh. I'm willing to spend a multitude of hours on this game, but I can see where it wouldn't be for everyone.

But if you like hack and slash dungeon crawlers, or are looking for a modern version of play-with-your-friends games like Baldur's Gate (ps2) or Gauntlet Legends (N64), this will be a welcome addition to your collection. I'm buying it.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Quick Play Through

posted by kyoung1995 (YORK, SC) Dec 12, 2013

Member since Dec 2013

This was a very good sequal to the game, but I feel that it is very limited and too simple. I wish they would have kept the old stile inventory, but am glad they still make multi-player rpgs. Overall good game. Great for people who like quick play throughs.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

diablo fantastico

posted by whytemic2009 (MESA, AZ) Dec 11, 2013

Member since Aug 2013

all I can say is wow it is unlike any other game I played oh except warcraft but times better I love this game it brings back the originality to pc gaming as well as new gen it has a fantasy like no other I don't usually play magic base games I thought it would be more like skyrim but not at all it is a great game and I am giving it a ten for originality and pure excitement you go blizzard!!!!!!!!

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