Diablo III picks up the story twenty years after the events of
Diablo II. Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal have been defeated, but the
Worldstone, which once shielded the inhabitants of the world of
Sanctuary from the forces of both Heaven and Hell, has been
destroyed, and evil once again stirs in Tristram. Playing as a hero
from one of five distinct character classes, players will acquire
powerful items, spells, and abilities as they explore new and
familiar areas of Sanctuary and battle hordes of demons to
safeguard the world from the horrors that have arisen.
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Mon, 21 May 2012 | Review by: David G
My biggest dissapointment with Diablo 3 is it is a client only game!!!
You play on a remote sever and not on your local machine.
You do not own your own game.
In the case of non US contries Blizzard force us to be affiliated with Europe, however, most South Africa's networks go via the US first.
So in general we have to connect by passing from South Africa to the US the from the US to Europe.
This means you recieve a poor response on internet playing.
If you work out the physical distances they are huge especial if you are unlucky to go via Satalite.
This means that the latencey from South Africa to the Server in Europe are very high.
I feel the US games companis are only developing for first world nations and could not care a less about other nations.
I bought Diablo 3 on my experiences with Diablo 2.
There there is both a local playable game on your own computer and the possibiltiy of connecting to Battle Net.
I have never used Battle Net for the reasons given above. When a player attacks you you are already hit before you can respond.
I have never used Battle Net, although I have played Diablo 2 extensively.
I feel the Blizzard misrepresent them selves in the adviertising of Diablo 3.They did not specify there game was a client only game.
In a nutshell I have not bought Diablo 3 but have bought a license to play unstatisfactorily on there servers.
In future I will not purchase another game from Blizzard as I no longer trust them.
In fact I wil not purchase any gate that requires that you have to have and internet connection.
With the high cost of bandwidth in South Africa you pay several times more than the cost of the game.
America game manufactures are obsessed with the idea of social networking and cannot get this into their heads
that not all countries have internet access that the US has.
Also a person plays a game for the sake of playing a game and not joining a social club.
I can do with out this type rubbish.
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Sat, 26 May 2012 | Review by: Jaco D
To be fair, it is stated multiple times that a permanent internet connection is required. You connect straight to the region's servers you choose( US, EU, SEA etc ) and connection is NOT rerouted from the US based servers.
-Responsive and intuitive controls
-Skill system is implemented very well, although different from the previous games in the series
-Seamless switching between single and multiplayer modes, join your friend's games with ease, play alone if you prefer to do so
-Immersive storyline for those interested in the lore
-High replay value; multiple difficulty levels, classes are very different in how they're played, randomly generated areas actually feel randomly generated, even after the 4th and 5th playthrough
-You will not enjoy this if you have a horrible internet connection. My advice is to find a friend with a guest pass, and try the game out for a couple of days before you purchase it.
Buy this game, even if you're not that into dungeon crawlers, it represents the genre very well and provides an incredibly fun gaming experience.
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