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Ships Ahoy - Diablo III

Battle.net announces the extended wait for Diablo III is now over, and the action/RPG sequel should now be available worldwide. For anyone getting error messages from the game, this article may help you work out what's wrong, and here's word on the release:

Twenty years have passed since the Prime Evils were defeated and banished from the world of Sanctuary. Now you must return to Tristram and investigate rumors of a fallen star, an omen that the End Times have begun.

Diablo III is now live and available at a store near you -- or you can click here to purchase a digital copy directly through Blizzard. The game is available at retailers in both a standard and Collector's Edition. Visit our Diablo III game information page or search the Game Guide to learn more about this highly anticipated third installment in the Diablo series.

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274. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 18, 2012, 02:18 Quinn
 
Prez wrote on May 17, 2012, 21:36:
Half of those reviews were undoubtedly "heat of the moment" reviews by people who couldn't play a game they've been anticipating for a decade. For those people, chances are all will be forgiven once Blizzard finally gets their shit together, and they'll end up wishing they hadn't written those reviews at all.

Exactly. Was gonna say that but read your post just in time.

As for the game itself... well, it's almost a kind of on-rails feeling, however ridiculous that sounds. It's because of the character development. In the first, what? 20 levels? there isn't really any thinking involved considering how you want to build your character.

At those "early" levels you only have 4 skills to use during battle -- which is probably why my wife enjoys the game. And, worst of all, you can't really customize your character to how you like to play and screw it up in the process. I know there's some simpletons out there shouting "CHOICE IS AN ILLUSION!" kind of utter bullshit, but being able to choose permanent upgrades with the possibility of screwing up in the process are what made these kind of games extra fun to me. It was that danger of screwing up that made the cogs in my brain turn a bit, which is a nice sensation in a game with such mindless gameplay.

That being said, the game is good fun. Was the hype justified? NEVER that. Maybe one day even some of the zombie fanboys will admit that.
 
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