….And they are actually about to close just as quickly as they opened. I wrote this a meager 5 hours after Blizzard opened it’s servers to the mass public, consider this a ‘ first impressions and beta review’
I have two men in my living room playing the Diablo beta. Both of them true players and fans of the game they are loading. I’m currently writing this on my phone because I loaned the use of my lap to my better half’s brother, that’s right, good deed of the year.
Diablo 3 has been on their mind for 12 years, they played Diablo two during Christmas non-stop because gifts of #3 pre-orders was too much to handle.
Loading two computers with a buggy beta version of one of the most anticipated games of the century took a while for sure. Once done, they hoped on, worked out a few bugs, and started the descent into Hell.
During the first mission its apparent that the graphics could be more awesome. The buildings and scenery may not be as crazy as Skyrim, but the point here is looting corpses and killing baddie hoards, not smelling the roses or breathtaking mountains. If you played the previous games you’ll be satisfied with the look and feel of this one. You may also notice that the environment is a bit more interactive and is, of course, more of a 3-D purgatory than it’s older versions.
When it comes to game play, our faster computer did fine, and it even played tolerably on my slower laptop. Only a few blips of lag here and there, but its to be expected in a beta, or while sharing an internet connection.
There are baddies you will remember and some new creeps crawling around trying to deal damage. The old familiar npc, Deckard Kane, is seen during beta as well.
Looting and combat work in pretty much the same way. Random clicking! But seriously, there are more realistic hot keys for combat and healing: making game play easier and more fluent(instead of constantly refilling inventory slots with much-needed potions.)
Overall the reports from the boys was a good one. I even Had a great time watching! For waiting as long as they did for this game, I can’t believe anything would meet their standards, this did. It was kick ass enough for them to play it two times over to go for all the loot, skills, and levels that they could inside the demo.
We would hope you got to play the beta and if you liked it, we recommend getting Diablo III. It’s a steep $60 for the standard version and $100 for the collectors edition. We consider it totally worth it and you have till 10 am today to play it!
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