Diablo III - Video Review

Carolyn Petit goes in search of gold, gear, and glory in this Diablo III review.

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47 comments
Zekethompson22
Zekethompson22

Coming from someone who never played a Diablo game before. I am still have a blast playing this game.

advanracer
advanracer

Never played the "PC" version. But hey this is pretty fun on the PS3.. along with FREE Multiplayer. It's a win win. 

snake8304
snake8304

One of the best games ever, simply AMAZING!!

hwrdstrnsbals
hwrdstrnsbals

I think my expectations were too high for this title.  It feels too much like D2 or Torchlight.  

The Boss fights were completely uneventful for me.

The loot system is nicely paced and is rewarding but the skill system is uninteresting to say the least.

The more I played the game the more I thought about the fact that I paid the same amount of coin for this as I did for Skyrim.  Maybe it's not a fair comparison, but it just seems like in 2013 games should deliver more than grinding endless mobs while staring at the ground.  

What am I grinding for anyway?  Once you complete your quest for gear, then what?  Endless loot grinding only makes sense if there is an endgame in which to use it.  I don't consider harder modes to be an endgame.

Sure, the game is highly addictive.  People keep saying that like it means something good.  It doesn't.  It just means you have emotional deficiencies. Cocaine and heroin are all sorts of addictive, and although they are fun at the beginning, they just become necessary to feel "normal", if you will.  Is that a good gaming experience? I want to play games because I have fun playing them everytime, the whole time, not just for those fleeting and shallow moments of victory that are filled with huge voids of mindless action.

That brings me to my  biggest gripe of the game: the lack of content and story length is almost unacceptable.  Have any of the guys at Blizzard played a modern action/rpg?  There huge compared to this game, in every way.  Hell mode is not more content.... Why the hell did it take a decade to make this game...I'll never know.

I would have been happier to pay $30 for this game.  Thats all I feel I got out of it.  ...and I buy new games all the time and never complain about the $59.99 they cost, even the ones I dont like.

Onwards and upwards though.  I played it and now I'm moving on.  You'd be a fool to spend a hundred, or even 50 hours playing this game anyway considering everything thats out right now and coming soon.  We are all very spoiled.


Zekethompson22
Zekethompson22

Its so crazy because I did not think I would like this game at all. Honestly I have separated myself from Blizzard games but I have to say that I am hooked at this game. I cant stop thinking about and how I want to find new and exciting treasure and level up. I am at work on a CPU I am not suppose to be on just to watch this review. that's how good it is.

pulamata
pulamata

never played Diablo b4....D3 excedded my expectations. What an amazing game. Its now 6:30 in the morning and i have to stop myself from playing. Good thing im doing a late shift at work later. Ive finish it in normal ( hard) mode and on nightmare and it just got even more amazing!!

dipdish
dipdish

I played the demo on PS3 half an hour ago. It was great. And, God, it was a long demo. Loved it. = )

sickzero
sickzero

Carolyn is the modern day Greg Kasavin. So well done

karin_2049
karin_2049

Does anybody know if we have to be online all the time for the single campaign? (just like the PC version).

Arachnofunk
Arachnofunk

Can't believe how cool this game is. Sorry butthurt PC fanboys but this one rocks on console.

Xanitra
Xanitra

Please gamespot, turn off the commentary field. All this hatered towards a fellow reviewer makes me sick.
Great review Carolyn, I'll pick this up as soon as I get the money tomorrow.

Gitano
Gitano

Great review Carolyn

Roland3710
Roland3710

I never felt interested enough to pick up D3 for the PC (despite have been a big fan of D2) but with local co-op I may pick this up for the Xbox. It could be a nice break from Borderlands 2.

Fordy22
Fordy22

Horrible and irritating voice :/

nomailx
nomailx

Can't believe they "8" this piece of shit. Did Kevin approved this review?

GrayFlare
GrayFlare

I'm sure Carolyn Petit is a nice person, but man I just can't stand her voice >_<

eBentl
eBentl

May be in the written review but I am surprised offline play and no auction house weren't mentioned here. Those two facts alone may convince me to re-purchase this and actually play through it, also being able to choose your difficulty from the start

miranda246
miranda246

Ah, Diablo III. I was ecstatic hearing that this entry was making its way to PC originally, as Diablo II was near and dear to those good kinds of memories in my head (ignoring the fact that I didn't finish it, lol). Until my heart dropped when I found that an internet connection was constantly needed to play even SOLO.

Regardless, it's awesome to see an isolated port transition to other means, and even though I won't buy it (I'll wait 'till I drop for Blizzard to let me play solo "Offline") I know that people everywhere are rejoicing and scrambling to get it on with their buds. 

And to me, that's all that matters really. 


monicker
monicker

@dipdish I agree, addictive and the reason I'll pick this game up.

monicker
monicker

@sickzero Yeah, she's good. Unlike McShea who anytime I see one of his reviews, I skip it.

hwrdstrnsbals
hwrdstrnsbals

@Xanitra not alot of hatred.  some, but not alot.

people don't like her voice.  many it seems.  enough to make their claims valid I would say.

You wouldn't hire someone with an unpleasant voice to host a radio program and it isn't acceptable for other "speaking" professions either.

Disliking someone's voice is difficult to ignore, no matter how respectful you are, and the readers can't choose who reviews the games they are interested in.  

One might suggest going to other sites "if you don't like it".  Do you think that's what Gamespot would recommend you do?  I highly doubt it.  Besides, patrons are owed something as well...and maybe they do deserve more professional video reviews. 

some have suggested having someone with real commercial quality voice/speaking capabilities narrate all the video reviews.  Thats quality constructive criticism in my book.

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

@Fordy22 I'd like to hear your voice in comparison. I'm sure you sound like a fucking angel.

Inlex
Inlex

@nomailx I can't believe your English teacher didn't kill you.

Fandango_Letho
Fandango_Letho

@Bexorcist It's okay, don't worry. Some people, like you, are more simple than others and won't always understand the many challenges of life.

Hendrix_75
Hendrix_75

@GrayFlare totally agree. petit seems to do so many reviews now. whenever i hear that voice its just just painful and uncomfortable.

Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

@GrayFlare Gamespot should think of doing what Gametrailers does and have one person with a good audio voice narrate all the video reviews. That doesn't mean they have to write all the reviews, simply narrate them.

italiano72
italiano72

@eBentl

I agree completely, what a let down of a review...I was here only to hear if that scam perpetrated on the PC was gone on the console version so I can finally buy this game, but no mention of offline play and no auction house

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@McGuirex3

PC gamers need to get over themselves.  When does it sink in that paying 2-3 times more for that little extra resolution isn't all its banged up to be.  Think about it...7-8 year old consoles successfully pulled off a current PC title...better in some ways!

Xanitra
Xanitra

@hwrdstrnsbals @Xanitra So if enough people hate, that makes it ok then? Hahaha, good one.

LeCage
LeCage

 @Fandango The f**k is it to do with you what other members think of the reviewer's voice? Are you Carolyn's lover? no? then mind yer frikkin business. 

Bexorcist
Bexorcist

@Fandango_Letho @Fordy22 Dandango, did you have a faulty surgery that mutated your voice, or something? You sure are on a crusade vs. the people that have an actual auditive recognition system, because his/her voice is really EXTREMELY annoying.

Bexorcist
Bexorcist

@Inlex @nomailx Seriously? Just because he added a d? Pathetic!

Aval0ner
Aval0ner

@Warlord_Irochi @eBentl It is impossible to ignore the AH as it currently stands on PC since the loot system is designed to be totally random so you very rarely find items that are worthwhile for your class/build. They are working to change that though. 

b0sse
b0sse

@italiano72 @eBentl The auction house has been removed for the console version, and instead better loot and more frequent legendary items have been added as drops.

A lot less crappy loot will drop on consoles, so they've improved that aspect quite a bit. And there's also no "always-online" thingy, so you can play offline just fine.

All this is covered in the IGN review.

paulsifer42
paulsifer42

@Xanitra I know it sounds awful, but in an entertainment (and news is nothing more) industry, it does make it okay.  Not okay to hate her, but okay to hate her voice.


As an aside, I don't mind her voice, and really like her reviews.  From what I've seen she's very fair and informative.