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Diablo III (PC/Mac DVD)

by Blizzard
Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (643 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B0030DH9R6
  • Release Date: 15 May 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (643 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,189 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Diablo III is the definitive action role-playing game, and a true continuation of the Diablo series.

Players will create a male or female hero from one of five distinct classes - barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter - each equipped with an array of spells and abilities. As these heroes adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, they’ll grow in experience and ability and acquire items of incredible power.

The game takes place on Sanctuary, a world of dark fantasy. Unbeknownst to most of its inhabitants, Sanctuary was saved some twenty years ago from the demonic forces of the underworld by a few brave and powerful heroes. Most of those warriors who directly faced the armies of the Burning Hells - and were fortunate enough to survive - went mad from their experiences. And most of the others have buried their haunted memories and pushed the horrors from their thoughts. In Diablo III, players will return to Sanctuary to confront evil in its many forms once again.

Diablo III will be a fitting sequel to Diablo II, with the easy interface, fast-paced action, and visceral gameplay that Diablo players have come to expect and enjoy. It will also include many new features that will take the Diablo action-RPG experience to the next level.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Five powerful character classes to choose from, including the barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, and demon hunter.
  • Brand-new 3D graphics and physics engines enhanced with spectacular visual effects.
  • Numerous indoor and outdoor areas detailing new regions in the world of Sanctuary.
  • Completely unedited and uncut gameplay.
  • Interactive environments with dangerous traps and obstacles, and destructible elements.
  • Randomly generated worlds bolstered by scripted events for endless and dynamic gameplay.
  • Vast assortment of fiendish monsters, with unique attack patterns and behaviours.
  • New quest system and character-customization options for the ultimate action RPG experience.
  • New runestone items that let players change how their abilities look and function, allowing for nearly limitless skill customisation.
  • Multiplayer functionality over Battle.net with support for cooperative and competitive play.
  • Four different difficulty settings - Normal, Nightmare, Hell, and Inferno - that progressively increase the challenge and reward players with more powerful armor, weapons, and runestones.
  • Hardcore mode for players who seek the thrill of constant peril that comes with the possibility of permanent death for their character.

PLEASE NOTE: Diablo III requires an always-on Internet connection for both single and multiplayer games.


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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY playable! 15 Mar 2014
By r88my
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I bought this on release having never played diablo however unlike most people I didnt really have an issue with the gameplay/story as I didnt have the previous games to compare it to.

My biggest problem with the game and why I lost interest after a while was that everything was centred around the auction house, and for a casual gamer like me it was awful. In order to get decent equipment, crafting materials or blacksmith plans you needed to go to the auction house. The loot drops were farcacal, so much so that after playing with all 5 characters and levelling 4 of them up to level 60 I didnt have any legendary loot or items of real worth to show. I had to go to the auction house to get my gear, which in turn meant having to spend alot of gold (or real money) which in turn made the game a grind and i felt i was just playing the game to earn gold to spend in the auction house. The loot drops for my characaters were so weak and not suited for the character class that i had no choice or the game became too hard as i moved up the difficulty or participated in multiplayer.

Fast forward to patch 2.0 and what a difference. No more auction house, the loot drops are fantastic and relevant to the character class. Having spent a couple of hours on each character I have already had multiple legendary drops, various (inc a green very rare) blacksmith plans, and every other item dropped has stats which are relevent to the class being played. This is the way the game should have been from the beginning, its actually a joy to play now and loot hunting is my favorite aspect. There are also some other minor tweaks too. I would say to anyone who has played this game casually in the past like me but put off to give it another try, I guarantee you will see a difference.
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356 of 394 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Like many people, I was excited about the upcoming Diablo 3. I wouldn't call myself one of the core fans, but I liked the first two Diablo games, and this game had been a long time in the coming, and from what I saw in the video previews was interesting.

Even my tempered expectations for this game however have not really been met. Don't get me wrong, I think that it has its place in the gaming industry, but when compared to other games currently on the market, there just isn't enough to it, nor are some of the core elements of it actually functioning as I believe they were intended.

Nostalgia:
This game is primarily built on nostalgia. I loved that. There is so much of the old games in this new one that there wasn't such a great leap, and you certainly KNOW you are playing a Diablo game. It has the same style of play, the same camera angle, the same way the maps work, but the graphics are updated to modern standards, and I was really impressed with that. So many games these days have dumped the old gaming history dealt out by Baldurs Gate and Icewind Dale, and indeed Diablo and Diablo 2, but this game is certainly living up to that without it feeling dated right now.

Character Creation:
One thing should be mentioned is that you don't get to customize your character, at all, except in what way you dye your gear, or what you put on. There is no way, even minimally, to change how your character looks. I was disappointed at first by that, but as soon as you start the game it becomes obvious why that is the case. They have made stories for each of the classes, and the voiceovers and stories with them are illustrated.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars never again! 31 July 2014
After the newest patch and the closure of the auction-house, Diablo 3 is finally playable! (at least when they don't screw with their servers and you are not allowed to play the game you payed for).

The Drop-Rate is ... now more fluid. I don't know if its really better, there are too much golden Items in my opinions and I had a run where I found 3 legendaries in a simple run. Rewarding? Yes, of course but it lessens the worth of it.

The game itself deserves good 4,5 Stars or at least a 4. Its addicting like you would expect and the interactions between the characters (the dialogues) are often nice to hear. The rest is common and masterful created addiction for slay and loot.
The "new" implemented "Paragon-Level" allows you to set your skill-points freely and the rune-Skill-system is still a very nice Idea for switching and testing a mindblowingly number of Skill-Sets!

The music is... unfortunately very forgettable and boring. It sounds like the Soundtrack to a Michael-Bay-Film without the extreme fine nuances and atmosphere-pumping originality of the Diablo 2-Tracks.
It is even more a regrettable decision by blizzard to implement this trumped-flat-bore-Music-track (that you will hear in every other "big bugdet"-title nowadays), because ALL people I know turned the music down after max 2 weeks. It's a shame that there is no way to implement the great Soundtracks of Diablo 2 or Warcraft (yes, these fit surprisingly well!).

Like I said: The game itself deserves a nice amount of applause. The rest of it - especially the poor support! deserve a hateful middlefinger!
Direct Support for Connection-Errors, Suggestions or Mod-Support (I know... what where I thinking?) or other simple questions are IMPOSSIBLE to get!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
amazing game:)
Published 2 days ago by Przemyslaw Zamroczynski
3.0 out of 5 stars Very pretty to look and enjoyable play
Very pretty to look and enjoyable play. Unfortunately it didn't feel like the complete game to me. The options to upgrade available are responsible for that I think. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Sundodger
4.0 out of 5 stars The game looks great and the monster killing aspect is there as it ...
The game looks great and the monster killing aspect is there as it is in all other diablo games. The story is pretty horrible, however. Read more
Published 3 days ago by MattG
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
perfect!
Published 13 days ago by Rafal Kolodziej
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this game!!!
Fantastic game. Glad I bought it after the changes though. Just bought R.O.S. now after having this for a week. Just brilliant!
Published 17 days ago by mr p shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars As useful as what was expected and suited it's purpose
As described. As useful as what was expected and suited it's purpose.
Published 18 days ago by J
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Today the game is better than it was when it was released by a huge margin.
Published 19 days ago by Fire. M
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great
Published 1 month ago by ms kim ridgway
3.0 out of 5 stars Good game, but bad DRM features.
Always loved the Diablo games, but this one only gets 3 stars because of the stupid way Blizzard decided to control the players. Read more
Published 1 month ago by C. A. Cipcigan
5.0 out of 5 stars what is not to love!
scantily clad heroines beating up demons, what is not to love!
Published 1 month ago by nick
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