Blizzard announcesDiablo III: Reaper of Souls, saying the first
expansion for Diablo III will raise the game's level cap to 70, add new
randomized and end-game content, and more, though there's no word that it will
remove the Auction House that
the game. This trailer
is the opening cinematic, with a link in the
description back to the
Reaper of Souls teaser page discovered last week,
showing the action/RPG expansion will focus on destroying the
soul stone that keeps causing so much trouble in a conflict against Death (and
not the sexy Thanos' girlfriend version). There's also
this gameplay teaser clip
which introduces the new Crusader class, new environments, new monsters, and
more. Here's part of the announcement: :
In addition to taking the story
of Diablo III from the legendary city of Westmarch to the unhallowed halls of
the Pandemonium Fortress in Act V and introducing the incorruptible Crusader
class, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls increases the game’s level cap to 70. Players
continuing on with their existing Barbarian, Witch Doctor, Demon Hunter, Wizard,
and Monk characters will benefit from an array of fearsome new spells and
abilities as they advance in level.
The expansion also accentuates the key features of the Diablo franchise, with a
greater emphasis on randomized environments to explore; epic new quests;
horrific new monsters to defeat; and substantial updates to the loot experience,
enabling players to further customize their characters with new and improved
multilevel Legendary items, new Blacksmith and Jeweler item-crafting options,
Diablo III’s Paragon progression system is also being majorly upgraded for the
expansion, adding even more end-game character advancement and replayability.
Two new game modes—Loot Runs and Nephalem Trials—are being added as well,
providing fun and rewarding challenges for players to tackle when they’re not
busy saving the world.
Malthael, the fallen Archangel of
Wisdom, returns as the Angel of Death in Diablo III's first expansion set:
Reaper of Souls. Having seized the Black Soulstone and slain most of the guards
protecting it, it now falls to players to track down Malthael and stop him
before he unleashes irreversible havoc on the world. Fortunately, a new hero is
ready to join the cause and bring Malthael to justice—the Crusader, a fierce
melee warrior whose command of the battlefield is matched only by his unwavering
conviction and uncompromising dedication to the Light.
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Re: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Expansion Announced
Krovven wrote on Aug 22, 2013, 14:27: No it really isn't. I looked up the launch thread, and it's very clear that the majority of people that were bashing it were doing so completely based on heresay and had never even played it.
I don't agree, it seems like a big assumption based on little but you're entitled to your opinion. Basing it off a few Steam stats you have access to doesn't really seem like a solid barometer for painting "Blues" with the same brush. You also don't even need to use Steam to play Marvel Heroes at all, I never actually loaded it on Steam but you aren't taking that into account. As for their hero distribution they later admitted it was flawed so I think those complaints had some validity to them. Many people want to try everything and find their preference, it's also hard to lock people out of their favorite comic book characters. This is as much a business model failing as it is anything else. MH isn't a particularly deep game either, you don't need to play 5 hours to form an opinion on it IMHO.
There is so much to play these days that if a game doesn't grab people right away often times that's the only choice it gets. I've actually started limiting the amount of time I will put into movies and games before I give up on them because life is too short.