Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Diablo III

Platform: PC
Game Price: 49.99
Developers: Blizzard
Genre: Hack And Slash Rating: Mature

Diablo III is an upcoming dark fantasy/horror-themed action role-playing game developed by Blizzard, making it the third installment in the
Diablo franchise. The game, which features elements of the hack and slash and "dungeon roaming" genres, was first announced on June 28, 2008, at Blizzard's World Wide Invitational in Paris, France.

I have been waiting a very long time for the release of this game. Blizzard still is not saying an exact release date but they've been releasing alot of game clips and information on stuff. Diablo II was one of my first online RPG type games and I was hooked for a very long time.

Diablo III is similar in style to its predecessor, Diablo II. The proprietary engine will incorporate Havok physics and feature destructible environments with an in-game damage effect. The developers are aiming to make the game run on a wide range of systems, and have stated thatDirectX 10 will not be required. Diablo III will use a custom 3D game engine in order to present an overhead view to the player, in a somewhat similar way to the isometric view used in previous games in the series. Enemies will utilize the 3D environment as well, in ways such as crawling up the side of a wall from the depths into the combat area.

As in Diablo II, multiplayer games will be possible using Blizzard's service, with many of the new features developed for StarCraft II also available in Diablo III.[7] Players will be able to drop in and out of sessions of co-operative play with others.

An enhanced quest system, a random level generator, and a random encounter generator are slated for use in order to ensure the game provides different experiences when replayed. Overall, the game will include both static and randomly generated levels. Additionally, there will be class-specific quests to go along with the main storyline quests. Blizzard originally planned to have in-game cutscenes, but decided these would divert from the gameplay and decided against them. Two new armor pieces will be available: shoulder plates and leggings.

Character classes

There will be five available the Barbarian, the Witch Doctor, the Wizard, the Monk, and the Demon Hunter. The Barbarian is the only class that Blizzard is planning to bring back from Diablo II for the initial rel

ease. Blizzard has also stated that the Monk is not related in any way to the Monk class from the Sierra Entertainment-made Diablo: Hellfire expansion. The Archivist was presented on April 1, 2009 following Blizzard's April Fool's Day joke tradition.

In the previous two games each class had a fixed gender, but in Diablo III players may choose the gender they would like to play.Although Blizzard initially revealed only one gender per class, the alternate gender has been revealed slowly in the lead-up to the game's release. Currently, four of the five announced classes have had both their male and female form revealed. The fifth class was revealed at Blizzcon 2010 to be the Demon Hunter, but as of 27 October 2010 only in female form on the official website.


Artisans are NPCs who sell, craft and enhance equipment. Three types of Artisans can be acquired by completing a quest for each: a blacksmith, a mystic, and a jeweler. Artisans create items using materials the player can gather by scrapping acquired items and reducing them to their component parts. Unlike Diablo II, rare and magic items can be enhanced, not just basic weaponry and armor. These materials are used to create items which will have random bonuses. Crafting can also be used to train and improve the skills of the artisans rather than create new items. When Artisans gain new levels, their shop reflects their higher skill level. The process of salvaging items into materials also make inventory management easier. Blizzard stated that this crafting system was designed so that it would not slow down the pace of the game.