We’ve reached week four of the Gaming A-Z series of posts! This week’s post was actually a bit more challenging, as I’ve already spoken about Days Gone and Dragon Age: Origins. Fear not, as there is still other games that begin with the letter ‘D’ that I can talk about. So, let’s take a look at the game I picked!
For this week’s game, I’m going to talk about the action RPG, Diablo III. Diablo III: Eternal Collection, for the Nintendo Switch, was actually my introduction to this longstanding game series. I can safely say that it was definitely a solid intorduction!
In Diablo III, your hero arrives at New Tristam, a town with some serious problems. A star has fallen on the cathedral and the dead are now starting to rise and attack the town. Fortunately for the town, you more than capable on taking on these issues and getting to the bottom of them. As always in these adventures, things are not as they seem and tend to escalate quite quickly. Your hero will end up emboiled in a plot concerning an ancient prophecy, the way between heaven and hell, as well as having to fight hordes of enemies that want nothing better than to tear you limb from limb. Well, I’m not sure who thought naming this world Sanctuary was a good idea but I think someone needs to tell them the definition of the word sanctuary!
Speaking of the world of Diablo III, all I can say is I absolutely love it! The developers really achieved the right atmosphere for a world teetering on the brink of ruin. It is dark, grim and foreboding. Yet, its not all gloomy swamps and sprwling ruins. Over the course of your adventure, you will travel to desolate deserts and frozen landscapes. These varied locations definitely help keep you engaged as you battle the swaths of enemies standing in your way to your next location. But it is not just the visuals, that impress me, the lore behind the world is fantastic. As long time readers of this blog know, I love lore and world building which Diablo III has in spades. As you journey through Sanctuary, you will come across these notes which provide further depth to the world and the characters that rside in it. I love it when developers take the time to add these bits of lore into their games as it just shows how much thought they’ve put into the world they created.
Let’s not forget onf of the biggest things about Diablo III– your character and loot. There is so much flexibility in creating the character you want to play as. Firstly, there is your class of which you can choose from Barbarian, Demon Hunter, Monk, Witch Doctor and Wizard, as well as the Crusader and Necromancer classes, if you have the Reaper of Souls expansion. Each class also has a plethora of skills to choose from. Then you have your equipment and skill runes, which means that no two characters will be the same, even if they have the same class. I’m not going to lie, coming across new equipment is pretty exciting, as the its always interesting to see how it will change your appearnace, as well as the way your character plays.
Overall, Diable III is an incredible action RPG and one that I suggest RPG fans at least give a go. The amount of detail that has been put into the world and characters is incredible. And you certainly get your monies worth, as the level of replaybaility is crazy and that is why Diablo III is my pick for this week’s Gaming A-Z. What game would you choose? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll talk to you soon!