04 April, 2013
#atozchallenge: [D]iablo 3
One of the first games I was introduced to was Diablo 2 (for the die-hard fans, yes, I eventually played the first one, as well). It should come as no surprise, then, that I was psyched about Diablo 3. But, like, most of the gamers I play with, I have loved it, hated it, thrown tantrums at it, complimented it, insulted it, abandoned it, and revisited it...over and over.
I could tell you it's the worst game in the history of sequels since it can only be played online - which means that every time the Blizzard servers have any sort of malfunction, you can't play the game for which you shelled out $60.
I might also tell you that it is one of the stars of recently released games because of the beauty that the developers put into every level - each region is as lovely as a piece of concept art while the backdrops are, many times, absolutely stunning.
But I won't tell you either of these things. Because for every common, tantrum-inducing malfunction and each rare, jaw-dropping success, there is one thing Diablo 3 is fantastic at: its familiar nostalgia that brings back memories of late-night dungeon-looting and monster-bashing with parties of friends.
For that, I will keep playing it and I will encourage others to play it. Even if it does occasionally inspire computer-throwing rages.
If there are any fellow gamers out there, what is your take on Diablo 3? Love it, hate it, or something in between?