Thursday, March 16, 2017

Is Diablo 3 a good game?

One of my most frequently asked questions on stream is "Should I buy Diablo 3? Is it a good game?"

Alright it needs to be said: Diablo 3 is not Diablo 2. If you are a person who has fond memories of D2 (who doesn't) then Diablo 3 might not be for you. Path of Exile is probably the closest game to Diablo 2 in terms of deep deep itemization that kept people farming for hours on end.

Now that that is out of the way: Diablo 3 is a good game. It has high production value. Artists, voice actors, story/lore writers, and the backing of a huge company that puts out quality of life changes and item tweaks every season. The game engine is excellent. Gameplay is smooth and responsive. Abilities are distinct and satisfying. Every class has it's own theme which looks and feels different.

I love D3 because if I want to mindlessly slay monsters after a tough day at work then I can do that. If I want to push myself to climb the leaderboards then I can do that too. For a game that isn't subscription based I think it has very good value. (As of today it costs $30 for game+expansion).