This Ultimate Evil Edition contains both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, together in one definitive volume. Rise as one of humanity’s last defenders – crusader, barbarian, witch doctor, demon hunter, monk, or wizard – and collect legendary loot while mastering devastating new powers and abilities. Play solo or form a party of up to four other heroes, either with local players together on the same screen or online. Lay waste to hordes of evil throughout all five acts of the Diablo III storyline, or explore the open world in Adventure Mode to hunt bounties on the elder evils that lurk throughout the mortal realms.
Diablo III Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is packed with a ton of content that blew away my expectations. I am coming in as a noob playing this type of game, and I was surprised about how easy it was to learn.
From the get go the world-famous Blizzard Entertainment team does not disappoint. The cut scenes and the animated storyboard-type pages used to tell the story are just simply mind-blowing and detailed. If you are anything like me, you despise leveling up in games. Maybe because I am in that point of my life where I have a ton of responsibilities, and I would love to take shortcuts when it comes to playing video games. But, as is in real life, you have to work for what you want.
The control layout has been modified to fit console versions. The best part about this is that with the flick of the right analog stick, you can have your character do back flips, rolls, or side steps in order to avoid incoming projectiles or damage – something the PC version did not have. Just to give you a simple rundown for beginners who are unfamiliar with this type of genre, the game is pretty much a top-down brawler. A “kill everything you see” style of game. Depending on what class you select, you get a set of weapons and magic. I started with the Demon Hunter as I wanted to shoot arrows into the souls of the damned and watch them squirm in pain. The game is pretty simple and straight forward. Go here, go there, talk to people. Find this, find that. Along the way you encounter random stuff to help you get better weapons and enhance your magic. If it has a higher damage output, take it. Use it.
Now this is where it gets tricky. You can power up your weapon with Gems if the weapon has a Gem slot. There’s just endless customization with your gear and weapons its ridiculous. Also, there are little “home base” or areas in the world where you start off. While there, you will find Artisans, Blacksmith, and a bunch of other folks that can aid you. If you play solo, you can get some A.I. helpers along the way. The A.I. helpers can also be modified. You simply find weapons or loot that they can use, hand it to them, and there you go! By the way, your A.I. helper DOES NOT DIE. You will see him (or her) constantly picking off targets or sword fighting with some zombie as you go and slay your way through the objective. Now this game is meant to be played with 3 of your friends, or if you don’t have anyone around, you can join in someone’s game and kick ass with them, or you can allow someone to join your game. When someone joins your game, your A.I. helper teleports back to town, and the enemies become a little bit harder. The more online co-op partners you have in a game, the harder the enemies become.
Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is a game meant for those who love to farm loot and level up their characters as much as they can. You can change the difficulty if it’s too easy, and there’s even a difficulty mode where if you die you lose everything, and you pretty much have to start a new character. I would’ve loved to have seen a “zoom in” button where you can get to see how intricate the little details are. I mean seriously, this game is DETAILED. You are going to notice so many little things that the developers put in that will make say “Wow!”
From it’s great presentation and amazing design, Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is a must buy. Easy learning curve, endless loot, and endless customization raises the stakes of any would be title that dares to challenge this genre.
|Excellent all-in-one version|
Lots of content
|Can feel repetitive for some people|
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Written by: PAUL FIERCE
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