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Diablo 3 Review, + Reaper of Souls

The gates of death are most tantalizing in wake of the newest DLC Reaper of Souls. The intro to ACT V for popular title Diablo 3 starts us off were the original left off. Tyrael attempts to hide the soul stone. Efforts to hide the stone failed, Malthael AKA “The Reaper of Souls” barges in like a complete badass and takes it away from Tyrael, challenging the Nephalam to try and stop him.

What we have heard so far?

This is what we hear about Reaper of souls. The game is intended to be what Diablo 3 should have been from the start. The Reaper of Souls DLC adds in additional content to the game, including but not limited to. A new class, the “Crusader” class which is intended to be a balanced Crowd Control, Low – mid range class with a wide variety of skills and ability’s. Adventure mode has been added to the content. Once you have beaten the game you will be able to go through all of the dungeons and levels with free reign. This is hailed as one of the most promising updates. The paragon system no longer has a cap so you are able to perk yourself up infinitely. New difficulty level has been added to the game. Plus, a multitude of additional features have been made available.

What I think about Diablo 3 before the update?

Diablo 3 certainly has it’s flaws as a core game. It is very basic, offers little more than the face value that you get at the beginning. There aren’t other modes, and this is a bit of a turn off for some players. For all it’s intents and purposes, Diablo 3 is nothing more than a casual hack n smash dungeon crawler. Don’t get me wrong. I love Diablo 3, and it is exactly because of these mechanics that I find it appealing. It is simple, it is the click that monster game (Unless you play via Console).

Throughout the game you will come across a cut scene at the beggining of each new act. These cutscenes are very well detailed and incredibly enjoyable to watch. Of course, each act will be throwing you into a new dungeon new level, new creatures, etc. Level and Character design is well done. You will see similar creatures throughout the game, but rarely will you see anything completely new.

Throughout each level there are numerous side quests, and doors you can travel through to explore parts of the city.  This is full filling and changes the run of the mil content in Diablo 3.

Reaper of Souls

Yes, you do come across the same type of content but it is far more abundant in Reaper of Souls.  The pop culture tied into some of the doors, rooms, and dungeons is humorous and will bring back old memories you thought you forgot.

The boss content is amazing.  I shuddered at the sight of one of the newer bosses and found myself for one of the first times, having to dodge and weave out of attacks.  This greatly changed my strategy towards opponents, and drew me deeper into the game creating a much stronger form of game play.  Which brings me to the next part.  The games begins to bring to a close the chapters from Act IV.  This creates closure and a sense of ending.

Reaper of Souls is a must have, and I agree that the content is well worth the wait.  Do I think it fits the price tag Blizzard has put on the content.  Probably not.  But if you have the cash, and the time.  Reaper of Souls brings the extra content to the game and shows the player that there is more to it than just hack n slash.

Last Note

Reaper of Souls is a fantastic expansion and combined with adventure mode will keep you coming back for more.  I do find Diablo 3 very repetitive, but I highlight the Adventure Mode.  This certainly increased the replayability for the game and I wanted to note that this is the most important part of the puzzle for me.

 

Diablo 3       7/10

Reaper of Souls     8/10

Pros
* Adventure Mode
*Patched Features

Cons
*Price is High
*Offers Little New Content

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