|The chaos of questing in Diablo III|
|Is a constant Internet connection really necessary?|
|Need better gear? Visit the Auction House!|
You get to choose from five different classes within the game: barbarian, monk, demon hunter, wizard, and witch doctor. While the barbarian is the only class that has been passed down from previous installments in the franchise, other classes, such as wizard and witch doctor, feel quite similar to the previous classes of sorceress and necromancer. These classes are still quite fresh and new, though because they play quite differently from their earlier iterations due to the changed mechanics within the game. In fact, all the classes play quite differently from each other as well. Even though the barbarian and monk may seem like they’ll be similar because they're both melee-based characters, once you spend some time playing each class, you’ll easily see the dramatic differences between the different play styles.
|Customize your character's abilities with different skills!|
|Craft your own epics!|
And that is what you can expect from Blizzard as we have seen with some of their latest releases. Although it takes them years to release any product nowadays, they’re typically polished to a point where only small changes are needed and they’re more than willing to make the small changes if necessary. And also typical of Blizzard is their ability to jam as much as possible into their games with the inclusion of achievement points, which can be earned by completing story quests, difficulty levels, and other such triumphs. While you won’t usually be scouring the achievements list to see what can be had easily, it’s always nice to have your triumphs flashed up on the screen every once in a while.
But in the end, is it worth your hard earned cash? Is Diablo 3 worth the $60 price tag? Of course it is. There is an extreme amount of content and fun to be had with this title. Whether it’s the game for you is based upon what you like and dislike as you’ve read this review, but for what it sets out to do, it does it quite well with only a hiccup here or there. Diablo 3, quite simply, is a game that excels in what it presents to the player. With this title, you can expect hours of fun by yourself or with friends in a truly remarkable and polished environment with more to come as Blizzard still has yet to release player vs. player into the fold. However, per Blizzard, this feature will more than likely come before the end of the year. Quite honestly, if you have any inkling or curiosity about the game, more than likely you’re going to enjoy it.