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My goodness, this year has been amazing for games. We’ve had some great releases, with Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3 and Dishonored deserving of some very honorable mentions. But hear me out… My choice this year is Diablo 3.
“But Tangerine, we all know how crappy D3 is!”. Oh piffle. There is always room for improvement, and believe me, Blizzard has been doing exactly that. With the 1.0.5 patch coming out recently, and an expansion in the making, it can honestly only go upwards in quality of play and style. Along with some of the largest sales in Blizzards history, helping to boost their earnings, I can happily say that this game has done well as the final installment in the Diablo series.
It’s not just about the game play so much in this case. It’s about the nostalgia.
While I did suffer through the crappiest stages of the games release, constantly getting kicked from servers accidentally, not being able to log in, and a fair few issues before 1.0.5 was released, I still enjoyed playing it. I am not so dedicated as others, to bother spending time leveling all the way to Inferno, but I still enjoyed milling through up to Hell mode.
Also, even though this was the third installment of the series, it did not isolate new comers to this series. While you could have previously experienced Diablo 1 and 2, that only added to the experience, instead of subtracting from the experiences of those not fully aware of the back story.
So yes, while his game has had it’s ups and downs, and has been anticipated for about a decade now, I found it enjoyable to play through at any time of the year, be it for a quick half hour run around, or a full 5 hour escapade. While it does not have the big world feel of Diablo 2, I suspect that the expansion will ether add more areas to explore, and possibly new story lines on the followers you can have.
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