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  • 5 / 5
    • The good:
      Simple and rewarding gameplay; Great graphics and sound; Fun storyline; A myriad of options in character and item progression offer fantastic replay value; Addictive
    • The bad:
      Internet connection required at all times; Changes in art direction have not pleased most of the old player base of the series; Addictive

    The Diablo III PC is the third installment of the popular role-playing action video game of Diablo franchise developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is one of the defining video games series of its genre and remains a popular choice for every gaming enthusiast. It was initially developed for Microsoft Windows and OS X platforms. The Diablo III is one of the most anticipated and fastest selling video games of all times, selling over 3.5 million copies in the day of its release.

     

    The Diablo III PC is an action role-playing game whose minimum system requirements with regards to Operating System are: Windows XP/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c. The minimum requirement of a processor for this game is the Intel Pentium D 2.8 GHz or alternatively an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+. Also required are video cards equivalent or better than popular models NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT or ATI Radeon X1950. The game requires at least 1 GB RAM if running on a Windows XP and 1.5 GB RAM if the operating system is Windows Vista / 7 / 8. To have a smooth performance even at the most convoluted passages and be able to play the game at the highest graphics settings, however, a considerably better set of components is recommended. As of September 2013, Blizzard North’s prodigy is also supported by MAC, PS3, PS4 and 360 platforms.

     

    The look scope of the game is similar to that in the previous installments of the franchise, with an isometric look which is produced due to the raised camera angle. The art direction, however, has changed considerably, going from the more adult and somber looks in Diablo I and II to a more bright and vibrant approach, similar to that in World of Warcraft. This change was a daring attempt at enlarging the game’s reach in the consumer base, and a successful one at that; but while the final result is quite pleasant, a very large share of players who have been fans of the franchise since the previous two games miss the old “gothic” and harsh visuals, which were unique and captivating in their own way. The developers have kept the controls fairly easy between the mouse and certain designated key; as a result, gameplay becomes instinctive very quickly. The game starts relatively slow with the initial act lasting up to six hours. However, with the gradually accented levels, the enemies start getting smarter and much stronger. The different difficult levels and constant item and character progression – with the first owing it to Diablo’s nearly infinite generative formulae, and the later owing it to the Paragon Levels which have been patched into the game – make sure that the game has a near-infinite replay value. Moreover, Diablo III consists of total 5 character classes: the Monk uses his fists and divine assistance to purge their enemies, balancing melee offense and support spells; the Witch Doctor, much like the Necromancer in Diablo II, relies on summons and damage-over-time effects from their voodoo magic to impair and incapacitate monsters; the Wizard is a classic approach at D2’s Sorceress, and uses magic powers to rain heavy damage over large areas; the Demon Hunter is a distant relative to D2’s Amazon, always keeping a distance and attacking with bows, crossbows, and an array of anger-fueled powers of deceit; and finally we have the Barbarian, a class that was left pretty much untouched in concept since Diablo II. They rely on melee prowess and heavy resistance to bash through enemy hordes.

     

    The presentation of the game is high class accentuated with rich music and visuals. As compared to its predecessor, Diablo III has some interesting new added features, such as an online auction house where players could trade weapons associated with the game through real as well as in-game gold. Through this online auction a player could also create new items with the help of artisans on payment of required money. Due to player feedback, however, this Auction House is scheduled to be taken down soon – both the real money and in game gold versions of it. Other interesting features in this third installment of the series include full support for Player-versus-Player battles through the Brawling mode (which is, according to Blizzard, to be expanded soon) and Monster Level options for players who have reached the final difficulty level but are looking for something more challenging. It is reminiscent of D2 “/players x” feature, but, this time, it is an actually dedicated function and offers great rewards in terms of character experience and potentially great items – which are the heart of the game.  

     

    Overall, Diablo III is a game that has very few negative things going on about it. Having to be online at all times to play it – even in single player mode – is one of them. The rest are subjective comparisons to the previous games of the series, which are two of the most critically and publically acclaimed games of all times. With constant upgrades from the Blizzard team, who have been keeping in close contact with their player base, Diablo III is definitely a game that is worth owning and playing for a long time to come.