Great Game with Annoying Flaws
This game is highly addictive with five different classes and four different difficulties. The cutscenes are amazing looking and the overall graphics are pretty good, but I often experience framerate and lag issues, especially when I first start playing. The voice acting is good but the sound effects are superb. For core mechanics, the controls are responsive up until Inferno when there is a lot of clicking in which occasionally some commands will not register. As is the case with the Diablo franchise, the story and characters are only mediocre, which is more apparent after playing some games with great stories and memorable characters like the Mass Effect series.
On the negative side, this game requires always online DRM for all gameplay, which is horribly frustrating when the servers are down for maintenance for 12 hours and you cannot even play a single player game. Almost three months into launch, Blizzard is still working on some latency issues, but for the most part you will not experience much lag and this should only improve in the future considering their experience with the world's largest MMORPG. Blizzard is continuing to work on patches to improve gameplay, implement PvP, add features (better drop rates and better legendary items), fix technical problems and ban cheaters/hackers/botters. Unfortunately, Blizzard has failed in communicating effectively with gamers and has appeared slow in fixing simple problems, bugs and exploits.
The Auction House is fun in that you can buy better equipment that could take hundreds of hours to find on your own and sell unused items you discover. Right now the Auction House is clunky and not terribly user-friendly, but Blizzard has been addressing these issues since launch and plan on making it easier to search for items. In the Real Money Auction House you can buy and sell using PayPal, which can be a slow process but it is rewarding to make some money off of an item you found in the game.
In summation, I think this is a great game that suffers from some annoying flaws, and while it lacks the usual polish one expects from Blizzard, I believe they will fix the problems based on their reputation for great games.
This game is the best i have played all the other diablo games and this was the best. My grandfather played and he is 81 years old and he said it was easy to play so I give the game a 10.
This game is definetly worth the money.
Once I bought this game I though it was going to be just like the first two. I was wrong it was better. Once I first started playing I noticed they had some similar classes to the previous game (Barbarian excluded). This game introduced an extra playthrough mode and a monster power 1-10 scale. Making this hardcore game into an even more epic experience. The Auction house is an easy way to make gold. This game also has an awesome multiplayer mode. You can play with your friends or other people on your server. This game also has a hardcore mode. Which makes the game even harder than ever. On hardcore mode once you die, you lose your character forever. This game is way better on the PC (matter of opinion of course. As there is no possible way to prove that the PC is better than console. Cuz it obviously is.) I wasn't disappointed with this game at all and I hope I had convinced people to play this game.
Don't buy this is complete trash.
Diablo 3 graphics remind me of a Spooky Scooby Doo cartoon horrid. Diablo 3 has no skill talent tree. No free world travel. The items are boring and broken. Every person in the game wears the exact same thing in the end game no item diversity what so ever. Online only FAIL. And I will say it again DIABLO 3 HAS NO TALENT TREE (NO TALENT TREE) Stay far away from this and absolutely do not support blizzard in this garbage.
i will recomend to a freind because its the only 4 player game i have so i can play with my family and it also has great sound,graphics,gameplay,and great lasting apperal.
This game is awesome!!!
This game is a fun and exiting game and i would reccomend it to all of my friends and all those other gamers out there. GO DIABLO 3!!!!!
Allow me to begin by saying that D2 expansion has exceeded what D3 hasn't. What i mean't by that is... Point of Diablo is to explore and find better gear improve you're character while doing the story line.. Diablo 3's Auction House ruined the game entirely, My entire gear is from the auction and mind you that you can even use real $$$ to buy gear for a shortcut. The one thing i really miss about D2 is rune words, Jewels, Charms, runes, horadric cube, doing monster runs and GUARANTEE that you will find a unique item. in D3 they have failed miserably. Yet, if D3:Expansion was to fix some of these minor things and add charms, jewels, etc THEN it would be a decent game. But still, D3 will NEVER be like D2.
I like it
I could have done without it using an internet connection during single play, but it doesn't hinder playing most of the time. If there is a problem with connection, it is usually fixed really quickly. It is kind of annoying to have to go through all the acts for every new level with the same story line, but with all of the achievements, along with how hard each difficulty becomes, it makes it relatively worth it. Honestly, I have fun just going around killing a bunch of demons with my demon hunter. It's one of those games that is perfect if you are in the mood for it. I think the sounds, graphics, and music are really well done. I have a feeling that an expansion will make the game even better than it is.
Great game. IGNORE ALL THE HATE
Never having played the diablo series or a "dungeon crawler" type game ever. Playing diablo 3 was a new kind of experience. I played through most of the game with a friend. I personally think the game is meant for cooperative play. I read that in diablo you could select how your character levels up with "skill points" but in Diablo 3 the game does it for you. This does not bother me personally because I would hate building my character and get "stuck" because I put to many points into say...power. I personally could see this being a reason why die hard fans of the series were disappointed...but it is far better than what all the people are acting like it is. The graphics and voice acting/music are amazing. I also love the gameplay..it is very simple and easy to learn and pick up. I highly recommend this game...you can atleast give the demo a shot. Have fun!
Blizzard has redeemed itself!
I agree that this game had many flaws at release, but the game has been polished and massively improved upon and is quickly becoming one of my favorite games ever! Tons of fun. Warning to new players: DO NOT use the gold auction house before you beat Normal difficulty, and perhaps even Nightmare. Think of it as equivalent to typing in a cheat code. Once in the top two difficulties, have at it.