Diablo 3 - Official Trailer (HD)
Diablo 3 Official Trailer: Leah battles her inner demons.
A fallen star has crashed into the New Tristram Cathedral, trapping Diablo series veteran Deckard Cain within the cursed building’s recesses. Your witch doctor, demon hunter, wizard, barbarian or monk hero must venture into the depths of the ruined church to rescue the old man, initiating a chain of events that will lead you to the gates of the Burning Hells and beyond while you lay the smack down on hordes of demons.
Blending a cast of familiar and unfamiliar faces, Diablo III promises to take the game’s storyline in new directions, with an ending that certainly won’t leave you disappointed. Expect a sequel sooner rather than later!
Diablo 3 Official Trailer: Leah battles her inner demons.
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Diablo 3, the latest title from Activision-Blizzard, which has had gamers slavering in anticipation for over a decade. Does cleaving your way through hordes of demons with swords and spells offer players a hell of a good time, or does the game simply crash and burn like a fallen star?
Diablo 3 lets players choose between five classes, each with their own entirely unique set of abilities which they will ultimately use to kill Diablo, the Lord of Terror, who has arisen to wreak havoc on the world of Sanctuary for the third time.
Witch doctors puke acid on Diablo’s minions while summoning collapsing towers of moaning zombies. Monks zip around the battlefield at lightning speed, dropping giant church bells on their enemies. Feel like pulverizing devil brains with an absurdly oversized hammer? The mighty barbarian is for you. Ever wanted to make pincushions out of yeti corpses? Pick up a demon hunter with not one but two crossbows and volley away to your heart’s content. Wizards have a whole slew of powers rivaling any X-Man, slinging fireballs and laser beams from bodies hard as diamond.
The abilities in this game are freaking crazy, and Blizzard does a great job allowing players to do what they want with their characters. Previous games in the series locked in every choice you made when customizing your hero, forcing you to reroll if you messed anything up. Diablo 3 lets players switch up their abilities at any time, allowing for immense build diversity. Across the five classes there are exactly 8,421,583,874,457,600 possible build combinations. Holy shit (or should that be unholy shit?! I’m sorry.) This is a huge improvement over the other Diablo games: players will be fooling around with builds and skill combinations for years to come.
While build diversity is one of Diablo 3’s greatest strengths, it also marks one of its glaring weaknesses. Many of the abilities, while pretty cool-sounding, are actually useless in comparison to others, stifling the game’s potential. Witch doctors, for example, can turn into angry exploding chickens. Sounds great, right? It’s funny for like thirty seconds then you’ll never touch it again. Luckily, Blizzard has committed to a constant series of patches for the game, which will hopefully address some of these problems.
The graphics in Diablo 3 caused some controversy among the game’s more diehard fans, but the game manages to look fantastic without forcing your computer into overdrive. The game’s four acts are lush and diverse: heroes travel through environments including creepy forests, arid deserts, and even the gardens of heaven. One of the coolest locations is an area called the Tower of the Damned, a giant, lava-encrusted staircase surrounded by what can only be described as bondage giants. Blizzard sure has a twisted imagination—I love it. Visually, this game is full of surprises.
The game looks great, but it feels even better. Slaughtering demons in Diablo 3 is incredibly satisfying. Ragdoll physics ensure that when you’re smashing your enemies, you’re really smashing them: body parts fly all over the screen, and the game’s sound effects create a real sense of impact. This is a huge part of the game’s immersiveness. While the game isn’t unlimited in its ability to entertain, it takes a while to get old.
Diablo 3 has four acts and four difficulty levels: normal, nightmare, hell, and inferno. The game isn’t that tough until the final difficulty, but man do things get hard by that point. As players progress through the game they encounter elite and champion monster packs, which have extra abilities that make them more challenging to fight. Some can teleport, others create illusions of themselves, while the toughest shoot fireballs or summon laser towers that can quickly melt an unwary hero. The number of possible extra abilities increases as the game moves towards its climax. By inferno, monsters can have up to four extra abilities, which can be overwhelming for the inexperienced. While the game is too easy on the lowest difficulty setting, players might want to revisit this mode after a heated inferno session just to boost their confidence—or to take out their pent-up frustrations.
Ultimately, Diablo 3 is a title that lives up to Blizzard’s high standards, and future patches will only improve this exciting, imaginative game. The gameplay is both fun and fluid, with a balanced learning curve that, while initially very easy, ensures players get the hang of things before they attempt the game’s brutally challenging final difficulty level. Diablo 3 isn’t the best Blizzard gaming experience I’ve ever had, but it’s pretty damned close, earning a Z-Score of 91/100.
Development Hell is a secret area in Diablo III. In Act I during the quest A Shattered Crown, there are three areas named Defiled Crypt you can go into, one of which has the quest goal. When going into one of these there is a random chance it will instead take you to Development Hell.
In Development Hell the normal Risen Dead enemies are named after the Diablo III development team, with their descriptions being their job title. The game director, Jay Wilson, is an elite monster, and killing him grants the hidden Feat of Strength achievement Smash! Jay, Smash! along with a Banner Sigil.
Whimsyshire is a Secret Level, or secret land, in Diablo 3. When you enter the Secret Level of Whimsyshire a Feat of Strength along with a Banner and Sigil are unlocked.
You must create a Staff of Herding to find Whimsyshire.