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Diablo III

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
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2.9
PlayStation 3
86
5.0
Windows
86
3.2

User Reviews

Lame start, awesome mid-game, but reward-less grind near the end. Windows vedder (20101)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Macintosh 3 2.9
PlayStation 3 1 5.0
Windows 27 3.2
Xbox 360 Awaiting 1 votes...
Combined MobyScore 31 3.2


The Press Says

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WindowsEurogamer.fr
Les mots ne suffisent pas avec Diablo III. On peut analyser, essayer d'expliquer pourquoi on l'adore, comprendre. À Eurogamer, on aime prendre du recul sur les jeux, toujours proposer des explications, des réponses. C'est impossible ici. C'est viscéral : il nous faut revenir sur le jeu, encore et toujours, entre deux paragraphes. Un truc à vérifier. Passe-t-on de l'envie de jouer au besoin de jouer avec Diablo III ?
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WindowsThe Verge
Games this thoughtfully crafted don't happen very often, and the care that Blizzard has taken with Diablo 3 shows in every facet of its design and execution. It might not be perfect, but after 45 hours, I'm not sure where it missteps, and after 45 hours, I feel like I've only scratched the surface of what it has to offer. Diablo 3 is almost evil in how high a bar it's set for every PC action RPG to follow, and I wouldn't be surprised to see that bar remain for a very long time.
100
WindowsRPGamer
While legacy certainly has something to do with it, Diablo III goes beyond a mere nostalgia trip; it's a fundamentally improved experience that may once again change the ways developers look at creating RPGs. It takes the core experience that made Diablo II great and makes it less frustrating and, more importantly, much more accessible. Where Diablo II encouraged careful planning and forethought, Diablo III encourages experimentation and fun.
100
WindowsJoystiq
Even without those features, however, Diablo 3 is a masterpiece. It advances the classic form of Diablo 2 past the World of Warcraft era, including its own versions of mechanics like crafting and the Auction House that worked so well in Blizzard's MMO. At the same time, it remains Diablo - Torchlight added a pet that will sell items for you, among other innovations, but Blizzard has remained characteristically traditional on that. You go out, you kill monsters and pick up loot, you return to town to buy, sell, and upgrade. Rinse and repeat, forever and ever, amen.
100
WindowsGiant Bomb
It's such a rare thing that my interest in continuing to play a game keeps increasing not just toward the end of the game but past the end, yet somehow the more Diablo I play, the more Diablo I want to play. It doesn't do anything especially new with the action-RPG genre, but it does all the old things very, very well, and sometimes that's more than enough.
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WindowsDigital Chumps
Diablo III is a narcotic substance constructed of ones and zeroes, relentlessly toying with your neural reward center, oozing dopamine and forcing you to abuse caffeine like you’ve never before dreamed of doing. It is the very definition of addiction. It’s everything Diablo II was except better. And in spite of a twelve year incubation period, that ought to be reason enough to believe.
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WindowsActionTrip
Whether you're dual-wielding axes and swords, rapid firing a mighty crossbow, fist-fighting, throwing a spear, casting a powerful spell or indeed summoning a monster of your very own, this game will make you feel like a true hero - one that is caught in the eternal and epic struggle between light and dark. Diablo 3 is a truly memorable experience and one of the best video games we've played in recent times.
95
WindowsGamezGeneration
Ja ich weiß, ich klinge sehr unkritisch oder gar wie ein Fanboy. Aber ich muss einfach sagen, man merkt, dass Blizzard in dieses Spiel über zehn Jahre Entwicklungszeit investiert hat. Diablo 3 ist schlicht und ergreifend, dass was es sein will! Nämlich eine wunderschöne Suchtspirale und erklimmt somit mit Leichtigkeit den Thron der Action-Rollenspiele auf dem PC. Diablo 3 ist mein persönlicher Favorit für das Spiel des Jahres 2012. Jeder muss für sich entscheiden, ob er diesen Jäger- und Sammelinstinkt hat oder eher auf eine komplexe Story, ein ausgeklügeltes Dialogsystem, abwechslungsreiche Quests und eine technisch-hochgradige 3D Welt steht. Für erstere führt kein Weg an Blizzards neuestem Meisterwerk vorbei, alle anderen werden den Hype um dieses Spiel wohl aber nie verstehen!
95
WindowsZTGameDomain
Simply put, Diablo III is a ton of fun. With five character classes, three unlockable difficulty levels and the Blizzard statement that 70% of the loot isn’t available in Normal, there is tons of replay value. Anything bad I could say about the game is, in the end, a minor complaint, and none of it got in the way of my enjoyment. It lives up to the series pedigree and is the best game of its kind. If you like this style of game you should absolutely be playing it, and if you’re new to the genre it’s a great place to start.
95
WindowsStrategy Informer
The true power of Diablo III lies in its replayability thanks to its versatility, which is the greatest kind of ability there is for a game like this. Playing through once from Act I all the way to Act IV’s conclusion isn’t going to be enough for most gamers and that’s perfect because it’s the way it’s meant to be. With all those dungeon randomisations, boss events, challenging difficulty, co-op play, loot gathering and the general mayhem of monster slaying, Diablo III is a ride that may tire if binged on religiously but one that’ll haunt your dreams long-term to get back to it, just like its predecessor.
95
WindowsNZGamer
Blizzard haven't set out to reinvent the wheel with Diablo III, opting instead to release the ultimate version of a wheel that's already beloved by its niche audience. If you come into it expecting something different, there's a very real chance it might disappoint. If, on the other hand, what you want is a brand new, shiny version of a game you played twelve years ago, get set to forget about everything else - at least for a while - as D3 succeeds most assuredly at delivering exactly that.
95
WindowsIGN
Twelve years. Twelve long years of waiting and fans are finally playing Diablo III, and, if my recent marathon sessions are any indication, they will be for the foreseeable future. So many systems from previous Diablo titles have been improved, making for an approachable, rewarding and deeply satisfying treasure hunting game. It's addictive on a level few games can match, so much so that it's easy to largely overlook its flaws. Sure, if you want you could really nitpick Diablo III’s design, but ultimately any minor grievances seem so trivial when compared to the enjoyment I had and will continue to have with Diablo III for years to come.
95
WindowsGamer Limit
While at first glance Diablo III seems to be a step back from it's predecessor, it's actually more complicated, and ultimately, a more satisfying experience.
94
WindowsBGamer
Em produção durante vários anos, Diablo III é tudo aquilo que os fãs ansiavam, ainda que tenham estado à beira de um ataque de nervos devido aos problemas iniciais com os servidores. É mais um título da Blizzard capaz de nos agarrar durante muito tempo.
93
WindowsGamingTrend
Getting back to to answer the question about what I thought Diablo III would deliver, I expected a game that would make me lose track of time, wish for bigger backpacks, and sacrifice real-life relationships. Thankfully, two outta three ain’t bad.
92
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
The console version of Diablo III is different from the PC version, and some diehard fans will denounce it for that reason alone. For me, however, it’s different in all the right ways. With an engaging new control scheme, fewer online hurdles, and all the depth of the original, taking on Diablo’s legion of demon lords has never been more enjoyable.
92
PlayStation 3RPGFan
Clearly, the short version of this review is as follows: if you enjoy hacking and slashing, buy Diablo III on your console of choice, especially if you have someone to play co-op with. The console version is the definitive, Director's Cut edition of this game, and if the online requirements or auction houses on the PC version held you back from buying that version or enjoying it, you can rejoice along with me that they are gone this time around.
92
WindowsAusGamers
Getting online and into the game though, rewards players with one of the most engaging single-player and co-op experiences in the business, so if you have patience and can look past Blizzard’s biggest oversight, you’re in for one of the year’s best games.
91
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Ob Diablo 3 auch auf Dauer so erfolgreich sein wird wie sein uralter Vorgänger, weiß ich natürlich nicht. Was ich aber weiß: Diablo 3 ist ein verdammt gutes Spiel geworden, das fast alle meine Erwartungen erfüllt. Einzig bei der Story – ja, die ist mir wichtig! – hatte ich mir mehr erhofft, die teils lahme Präsentation und die vorhersehbaren Wendungen wären für meinen Geschmack vermeidbar gewesen. Doch mir ist natürlich klar, dass die meisten Leute von Diablo vor allem eine süchtigmachende Monsterhatz erwarten, und in dieser Hinsicht ist das Spiel ziemlich konkurrenzlos: Mit saucoolen Klassen, knalligen Kämpfen, Beute im Überfluss und einer wunderschönen Grafik löst das Spiel für mich seinen ehrwürdigen Vorgänger endgültig ab. Und ich glaube, ein größeres Kompliment kann man einem Hack & Slay kaum machen.
90
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Si on attendait Blizzard au tournant, force est de constater que cette adaptation consoles de son hack'n slash est de fort belle facture. En ayant brillamment repensé le gameplay pour le support tout en ayant soigné la forme, Diablo III rayonne sur PS3 et Xbox 360. Mieux, cette version inclut quelques ajouts très intéressants sans parler des ajustements qui rendent l'expérience aussi, voire plus, enrichissante que sur PC. Une excellente pioche qui démontre qu'un genre ancré dans l'histoire du PC a également sa place sur consoles, s'il est bien pensé en amont.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Diablo III est bien le messie qu'on attendait depuis 12 ans, mais il se fait à la fois ange et démon. Ce nouveau titre de Blizzard, où s'exprime mieux que jamais le souci du détail propre à l'éditeur, procure une expérience riche et jubilatoire qui confine à l'addiction. Mais le jeu a aussi sa part d'ombre, qui se manifeste dans son souci d'accessibilité à tout prix. En l'absence d'une construction de personnage digne de ce nom, ce troisième opus perd même la seule composante RPG que pouvait encore revendiquer le genre. Cependant, vous devriez comme nous finir par succomber au péché : une fois la souris en main (n'oubliez pas d'en prévoir une de rechange), on ne peut plus s'arrêter de jouer, et c'est un signe qui ne trompe pas. Diablo III réussit donc son pari en s'imposant comme le meilleur hack'n slash depuis Diablo II.
90
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Si on attendait Blizzard au tournant, force est de constater que cette adaptation consoles de son hack'n slash est de fort belle facture. En ayant brillamment repensé le gameplay pour le support tout en ayant soigné la forme, Diablo III rayonne sur PS3 et Xbox 360. Mieux, cette version inclut quelques ajouts très intéressants sans parler des ajustements qui rendent l'expérience aussi, voire plus, enrichissante que sur PC. Une excellente pioche qui démontre qu'un genre ancré dans l'histoire du PC a également sa place sur consoles, s'il est bien pensé en amont.
90
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
So, PC gamers, burn effigies if you must, but I enjoyed Diablo III way more on console than I did on PC. There, I said it. This is simply because this version is more focused on the fun of the franchise instead of trying to turn a beloved dungeon-crawler into an MMO. No matter how you play it, though, Diablo III is the pinnacle of its genre, especially on consoles. Unfortunately, I fear that those loyal to PC gaming will never get to experience the game in this form, and that’s a shame. Now, if I can only find that damn cow level…
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PlayStation 3Gamer.nl
Diablo was altijd een briljant spel voor op een LAN-party en dit ouderwetse gevoel kun je helemaal terugkrijgen in de consoleversie. Lekker tot middenin de nacht in kerkers afdalen bij je vrienden op de bank en elkaar een mep kunnen verkopen als ze een legendarisch item voor je neus inpikken. Mocht je dit specifiek als PC-speler bijzonder veel missen, dan kun je een consolekopie overwegen. Voor de rest is Diablo 3 op de consoles vooral een uitgelezen kans voor fervente Xbox- en PlayStation-gamers om kennis te maken met een typische Blizzard-ervaring vol hel en verdoemenis, prachtige cinematics en eindeloos verslavende gameplay.
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PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
Overall, like its 2012 forebear, Diablo III on PS3 is superb, frantic fun. As you explore and fight for your life against waves of monsters, the five classes play differently and their unique unlockable skills really allow you to carve a playstyle all your own. The addition of multiplayer, Hardcore mode, a vast trophy cabinet, surprise encounters, secret levels, and increased difficulty settings all serve to keep you hooked on the game long after your first playthrough is in the books.
90
PlayStation 3Gamestyle
Diablo III is a fine example of how a game that was primarily built for playing on a PC, can be translated to consoles. The consideration taken by the development team to make sure interfaces were rebuilt is great to see. Diablo III is the best example of the action RPG and until you play it, you simply cannot appreciate just how amazing the experience can be.
90
PlayStation 3IGN
The Verdict

On its merits as an action game alone, Diablo III shines. Its weighty, brutal combat is instantly entertaining, and the steady drip of new and interesting ways to slaughter monsters by the screenfull makes leveling each of the five characters a joy. But ultimately, it’s Blizzard’s revitalization of the item hunt with more generous drop rates and transformative pieces of gear that kept me coming back for more. The ever-present temptation of that next sick legendary kept the loot-hound in me rabid, surprisingly turning what could have easily been a lazy port into what is undoubtedly the most replayable, and perhaps the definitive version of Diablo III.
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PlayStation 3Eurogamer.es
Diablo III para consolas siempre es consciente de dónde está y nunca es incoherente con su nuevo contexto. Es cómodo de jugar y se ha quitado de encima algunos de los mayores inconvenientes de la versión de PC. Pese al bajón gráfico, el multijugador local y el resto de ajustes hacen que compense jugar en consola y, además, siempre nos pone las cosas fáciles para que nos metamos en su mundo. No se avergüenza de sus concesiones y mejora al original; no podíamos pedirle mucho más.
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PlayStation 3Eurogamer.se
Diablo 3 är verkligen ett ypperligt actionrollspel och jag kände direkt att trots det var ett tag sen jag spelade det på PC satte spelet klorna i mig direkt igen. Vid ett tillfälle satt jag och spelade och kom på mig själv att tänka att jag inte skulle glömma bort att skriva en text om spelet också. Grafiskt håller spelet en helt ok kvalitet även om upplösningen är lägre, vilket ger en lite mer inzoomad känsla och lite sämre skärpa. Detta kompenseras dock genom att spelet i princip alltid håller en hög bildfrekvens utan några större djupdykningar oavsett hur mycket som händer på skärmen. Har ni valmöjligheten rekommenderar jag datorversionen primärt, men detta är en extremt polerad konsolversion av ett fantastiskt spel.
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PlayStation 3DarkZero
Blizzard has done an outstanding job in bringing Diablo III to consoles, so much so that I was still getting engulfed by its addictive nature even after putting in over 100+ hours on the PC. The controller seems a natural fit, making it a comfortable couch experience. The ease of access this game has, thanks to the controller support, makes it a title that you can pick up and play for however long you like. There’s no dedication needed with Diablo III, be it if you are only playing with your friends an hour a day, or becoming an addict and playing eight hour sessions, you’ll find that Diablo III on console is a port that every console fan would have wished for – a version of Diablo III that plays better than where its roots began on PC, and that’s no easy feat to accomplish in this era of videogames.
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PlayStation 3Push Square
Aside from some graphical and interface niggles, Diablo III has made the transition to the PS3 exceptionally well. The addictive loot loop remains intact here, and it's furthered by the addition of an excellent couch co-op mode. With several classes to sample and a seemingly never-ending supply of gear, this is an impressive port of an already outstanding game.
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PlayStation 3Eurogamer.pt
Para simplificar tudo o que foi dito, Diablo III nas consolas é mais do que recomendável. A única dúvida que permanece diz respeito ao apoio da Blizzard. No PC as atualizações são regulares e existe uma grande comunidade de fãs estabelecida, enquanto nas consolas essa comunidade ainda terá que crescer. Desde o seu início que a Blizzard é uma companhia dedicada ao PC, e não será surpreendente se assim continuar no futuro, e esta deverá ser a única razão para preferir a versão original de Diablo III.
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PlayStation 3TheSixthAxis
The console port of Diablo III could have been a disaster. From the control scheme, to the online play; there were so many things that could have gone wrong. Blizzard really has put the effort in though, and it shows with an absolutely fantastic port that plays brilliantly, looks good, and will keep you interested for hours on end. No, it won’t convert those who aren’t particularly interested in the genre, but if you’re after some dungeon based brawling it doesn’t get better than Diablo III.
90
WindowsGamesCollection
Mentre scrivo questa review da Blizzard arrivano scuse ufficiali ai fan per aver trascurato il carico di accessi al lancio (abbondantemente calcolato, visti i preorder confermati) e considerato tutto, metterei da parte le polemiche e ringrazierei Blizzard per averci restituito un titolo che farà giocare milioni di persone ad una delle più grandi lotte tra il Bene e il Male che si siano mai viste su PC. Diablo III avrebbe potuto essere una rivoluzione, ma non la è stata: dobbiamo accontentarci di un titolo dall’altissimo spessore artistico e con centinaia d’ore di giocabilità all’ultimo sangue. Vorreste rinunciarvi?
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WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Diablo 3 is more than slick, and more than deep. It's a turbo-charged romp through the conventions of action, role-playing and online games that plays to the gallery but tears up the rulebook on the sly. It has been awfully compromised by its launch and by the lack of an offline mode, but it deserves better than to be remembered for that. And I'm certain it won't be.
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WindowsMeristation
Diablo 3 es el mejor juego de mazmorras mata-mata que ha aparecido hasta el momento, cogiendo al juego estrictamente por lo que ofrece y sin tener en cuenta nada más. Es equilibrado, accesible, profundo, intenso, adictivo, variado, pulido y con capacidad para enganchar muchos años. Son las decisiones que rozan transversalmente al título las que lo alejan de la obra maestra que debería ser y que, por poner un ejemplo cercano, no estaban en Starcraft 2. A pesar de la temporal ausencia de PVP – aunque el título llega perfectamente preparado para asumirlo – nos encontramos ante un producto que ha venido para quedarse y que firma su candidatura a juego del año sin pestañear. A todos los fans del género y de los buenos juegos de PC en general, altamente recomendado.
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WindowsUOL Jogos
"Diablo III" é uma sequência polida e afiada de um dos melhores jogos do gênero. É um RPG de ação levado ao extremo, reduzido, de certa forma, à sua essência: destruir os inimigos, coletar tesouros, ganhar experiência e ficar mais poderoso. A partir desses conceitos simples, "Diablo III" captura sua atenção e com pequenas, mas constantes, recompensas e um sentimento de poder e evolução ininterrupto, mantém você envolvido, jogando por horas a fio, voltando aos mesmos estágios para fortalecer seu personagem, seja com itens melhores ou com o puro ganho de experiência. Para os não iniciados, parece até um desperdício de tempo. Mas vamos admitir, é um tempo muito bem desperdiçado.
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WindowsGameOver (Greece)
Το single player προσφέρει δώδεκα με δεκαπέντε ώρες ποιοτικού dungeon crawling, ακολουθώντας γραμμικά την εξέλιξη της ιστορίας, χωρίς διάθεση να ρισκάρει, ξεφεύγοντας από τα κεκτημένα. Η ποικιλομορφία των κλάσεων, τα διαφορετικά επίπεδα δυσκολίας και το κυνήγι εξοπλισμού αποτελούν καλούς λόγους να επιστρέψουμε ξανά και ξανά στον τίτλο. Η πρόκληση στα ανώτερα επίπεδα δυσκολίας, παίζοντας online, αποκαλύπτει το πραγματικό πρόσωπο του παιχνιδιού, προσφέροντας πάμπολλές ώρες ποιοτικής διασκέδασης. Εν αναμονή του PvP update και περιμένουμε να δούμε αν θα αντέξουν οι servers της Blizzard.
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WindowsCheat Happens
Diablo III is bound to have its doubters, and that's to be expected after twelve years in development. Boiling the game down to its core mechanics and most basic principles though, there's no way to deny it - -Diablo III is one hell of a good time. Not everything works, but the majority of it does -- and splendidly so if you've got friends joining you in the process. But hey, you didn't need any free time did you?
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Xbox 360NZGamer
It’s not perfect - one of Blizzard’s least perfect, perhaps - but it is still a great game. If you like third-person ARPGs, a genre that’s been under-served of late, you won’t find much better than this. Yes, it’s disappointing to see so many bugs, but at the end of the day you’re here for the dopamine reaction that hits when you see those legendary drops, and there are absolutely no issues with that part of the game whatsoever.
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PlayStation 33D Juegos
Ni el mismísimo Aquelarre desatado por las fuerzas del Infierno podría despegarnos del mando si delante tenemos a Diablo III. Un titánico juego de acción y rol que peca de ser bastante conservador en lo jugable, aunque suple este y otros pequeños defectos con una fantástica jugabilidad que lleva a la máxima expresión el lema: diversión en equipo.
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MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
So, to summarize, Diablo 3 has issues with connectivity, no option for lag-free gameplay, potential hackers in every public game, and removes even more control from the player than Diablo 2 did. Unfortunately, the game is simply too much fun to stop playing over even those annoyances. The gameplay is engaging and full of action, the bosses are much more interesting than their Diablo 2 counterparts, and the addition of the auction house makes it much easier to find the uber gear you need. It also looks and sounds amazing. Whether that translates to being worth $60 is up to you, but for the millions still playing, there's no doubt. Diablo 3 was worth it.
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PlayStation 3Vandal Online
Sea de una forma u otra, Diablo III en consolas sigue siendo un juego muy divertido, con muchos contenidos, adictivo y especialmente recomendable para pasar el rato en compañía, por lo que si no lo habéis jugado ya y sois de los que preferís matar demonios tumbados en el sofá de vuestro salón, esta se convierte en una buena oportunidad para hacerse con él
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PlayStation 3Digital Chumps
Diablo III on the PS3 has its issues, but it certainly excels in some of the areas the PC version simply failed on. Gamers will be happy with Blizzard Entertainment's well thought out efforts to bring home a solid console version of their PC hit.
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Xbox 360XGN
Het is duidelijk dat Blizzard er goed aan heeft gedaan om Diablo III naar de consoles te porten. Met drie vrienden op de bank op een verloren zaterdagavond kerkers afstruinen opzoek naar loot was nog nooit zo verslavend. Wij durven dan ook te zeggen dat Diablo III dé co-op game is op de consoles. In je eentje is de game echter ook erg vermakelijk, dus laat je zeker niet tegenhouden als je ook maar een beetje interesse hebt. Diablo III is gewoon nog steeds de bom!
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PlayStation 3PlayStation Lifestyle
Diablo III for home consoles has everything diehard fans have come to expect of the series, with a few very well-placed changes. The subtraction of the battle.net account and inclusion of couch coop add an easier online experience with fewer hurdles. A pacier combat system does wonder for the game’s transition to home consoles, as does the fluid control scheme and great depth to be found. With four acts and four difficulty settings, Diablo III is a game that will easily take up hours upon hours of your time without you even realizing it.
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PlayStation 3IGN Italia
Ho giocato Diablo III sia su PS3 che su Xbox 360, grazie a due copie del gioco fornite a IGN Italia da Blizzard, trovandole francamente indistinguibili. Ho giocato moltissimo in single player, intrippandomi non poco, e ho provato anche la co-op online, apprezzandola molto sia dal punto di vista tecnico (funziona perfettamente), sia per il divertimento che è in grado di generare. Non ho avuto modo di provare la co-op in locale, che però avevo apprezzato in due precedenti occasioni, prima all'E3 e poi in un minievento organizzato da Blizzard a Milano.
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PlayStation 3InsideGamer
Speel je echter vanaf het begin af aan met een co-op maatje, dan is er niets aan de hand. Zoals gezegd kun je zijn personage opslaan en later gewoon verder spelen. Ook kun je jouw groep aanvullen met online spelers. En dan hoef je niet eens bang te zijn dat ze je loot stelen, want ook dat systeem is aangepast: iedereen krijgt online zijn eigen loot. Net dat legendary wapen voor je neus weg gegraaid zien worden, is er dus niet meer bij. Het lijken eigenlijk allemaal maar kleine aanpassingen, en dat zijn het ook. Maar als collectief zorgen ze ervoor dat Diablo III op de console beter aanvoelt dan op de pc.
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PlayStation 3GamingXP
In die Quere kommt man sich dabei Loot-technisch nur beim Couch-Coop. Im Online-Multiplayer dropt für jeden Spieler sein eigener Loot, was lästige Streitereien erspart. Gerade diese Zwiste und Verhandlungen machen aber den Reiz einer Old School-Partie vor demselben TV-Gerät aus. Leider hat Blizzard beim Single Screen Multiplayer keine Option eingebaut, die es den Spielern erlaubt, gleichzeitig ihr Inventar zu managen. So ist man dazu verdammt, seinem Coop-Buddy Däumchen drehend beim Item sortieren und anziehen zuzusehen. Trotzdem macht Diablo III am meisten Spaß, wenn man jemanden hat, mit dem man nicht nur zusammen jagen und sammeln, sondern auch Gegenstände tauschen kann. Vielleicht macht das Kerngameplay von Diablo gerade deshalb so süchtig, weil es unsere Urinstinkte anspricht – auf jeden Fall hat es selten so Spaß gemacht, dem nächsten Lootdrop entgegen zu fiebern, wie in Diablo III.
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WindowsHasta los Juegos
En resumen, 'Diablo III' no va a defraudar a nadie. Se trata de un juego extremadamente divertido y adictivo que, a pesar de sus muchos defectos, va a seguir vendiendo sin parar. Además, tras los muchos problemas aparecidos durante su lanzamiento, ahora sólo puede mejorar.
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WindowsGameSpot
Once upon a time, the Diablo series defined the hack-and-slash action role-playing game, setting the standard by which all games in the genre were measured. Now, Diablo III feels more familiar than genre-defining, relying on refining the same hooks that have always made this series so compelling. But what a refinement it is. The controls are responsive and pleasurable; the diversity of character classes and skill customization options is impressive; and the constant stream of gold and treasure you earn is irresistible. Blizzard has the recipe for crafting a habit-forming loot-driven action RPG down to a science, and in Diablo III, the results of that recipe are more exciting and more addictive than they've ever been.
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WindowsJeux Vidéo Network
Diablo III est un excellent jeu, référence ultime du hack'n slash en ligne. Il aurait mérité d'ailleurs une bien meilleure note mais on ne peut que sanctionner la politique online de Blizzard. Entre deux erreurs 37, il est très difficile de décrocher d'un tel jeu !
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WindowsGamingExcellence
As much as I've played and want to keep playing this game, I've had a hard time rationalizing why. The fact is that this game isn't really as impressive as the vast majority of fans, myself included, were expecting.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Ich bleibe dabei, dass Blizzards Monsterhatz auf den niedrigen Anspruchsstufen einen Heidenspaß macht und die 90er-Wertung verdient. Im Endgame mutiert Diablo 3 aber zu einem anderen Spiel. Genauer gesagt: zu einem schlechteren Spiel. Nicht etwa wegen des Item-Farmings, bei einem Action-Rollenspiel gehört die langwierige Sammelei dazu. Auch ins erste und zweite Diablo sowie in Titan Quest habe ich Monate, ach, Jahre investiert, nur um bessere Ausrüstung zu ergattern. Doch genau hier liegt der Diablo-3-Hase im Höllenpfeffer: Blizzard hat das Item-System offenkundig nicht durchdacht, neben ausgeglichenen Fundstücken fehlt einfach die Abwechslung. Schon klar, das war in Diablo 2 kaum anders, doch das bot zusätzlich noch Levelaufstiege. Und inzwischen zeigt fast jedes MMO, wie’s besser geht: mit facettenreichem Crafting, mit Upgrades, mit Verzauberungen.
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PlayStation 3Impulse Gamer
Though very linear in most respects and repetitive in its battle controls there are enough tweaks in this mostly the same game as Diablo II to make the experience oddly addictive. Diablo III Is a solid sword and sorcery dungeon crawling adventure. Just push the direction you want to go and then hack 'n' slash... how simple and fun. A PlayStation 3 success!
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WindowsComputerGames.ro
The difference between Diablo III and II isn’t as big a leap as the previous iteration, but again, nobody can say it’s a surprise. The modern Blizzard plays it a lot „safer” and they’ve mastered that art. The final product, however, was lighter than I expected and a lot more shallow in points where I’d hoped for more from one of the biggest juggernauts in the videogame industry.
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Windows4Players.de
Für das Solo-Erlebnis alleine würde ich nicht einmal 80% geben. Unter anderem, weil ich mit der Charakterentwicklung und ihrem vorgegebenen Fortschritt nicht warm werde. Ebenso wenig wie mit dem Onlinezwang, der bei Serverausfällen dafür sorgt, dass auch Solisten auf einen schwarzen Bildschirm starren. Erzählerisch und mechanisch bleibt man zudem meist blass. Die Geschichte wird mit Ausnahme der hervorragenden Render-Sequenzen nicht spannend genug inszeniert, das Kampfsystem ist von der simpelsten Sorte. Dennoch verbringe ich aufgrund der stimmungsvollen Gegenstands-Sogwirkung gerne meine Zeit mit dem Ausflug in die Hölle. Allerdings geht Blizzard kein Risiko und hat trotz viel versprechender Ansätze im zweiten Akt die Chance verpasst, das Genre wie seinerzeit mit den Vorgängern neu zu definieren. Man begnügt sich damit, "eines von vielen" Action-Rollenspielen zu sein. Und das ist gut gelungen.
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PlayStation 3Realm of Gaming
Overall, Diablo III is a good game and it was expertly ported to the consoles. If you haven’t already purchased Diablo III for the PC for whatever reason, the console version is a fine way to go.
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PlayStation 3PlayFrance
Bien plus sympa en coopération que seul dans son coin, Diablo III offre des heures de dépaysement dans un monde gothique qui ne demande qu’à être exploré. Si la profondeur du jeu n’est pas à la hauteur des précédents volets – et de certains autres représentants du genre – le titre de Blizzard reste un bon divertissement accessible et prenant. Le portage perd quelques artifices graphiques au passage mais la prise en main très correcte à la manette donne raison au confort d’un bon canapé. Armez-vous d’amis !
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PlayStation 3Official UK PlayStation Magazine
Starbreeze’s Syndicate, Ninja Theory’s DmC and 2k Marin’s original design for its Xcom shooter were all lambasted for taking liberties with their source material, somehow missing the point of their prequels. Diablo 3 by contrast is nothing if not the essence of the original games, and the anachronisms it displays in everything from an absence of character customisation to low-rent animations are more endearing than underwhelming. It’s an ancient evil residing in a new place, and the marriage of Blizzard’s defiantly old-school dungeon-crawling with its mesmerising craftsmanship works unquestionably. A deceptively simple and expertly constructed Beelzebub-basher, translated smartly for a platform not immediately receptive to the genre.
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PlayStation 3Gameblog.fr
Même si les joueurs hardcore sur PC crieront à l'hérésie, Diablo III sur Xbox 360 et PS3 est une véritable réussite. Le titre a été intelligemment aménagé sur ces supports, certaines modifications apportent réellement un plus et assurent le confort et le plaisir de jeu. Alors si vous êtes fan de hack'n slash et que vous êtes en manque sur console, vous pouvez vous lancer dans l'aventure Diablo III sans vous poser de question, vous ne pourrez qu'être satisfaits. Mais malgré toutes ces qualités, une question subsiste : pourquoi avoir attendu 16 mois avant de voir débarquer Diablo III sur consoles, n'est-ce pas un peu trop tard ? Et enfin bien sûr, si vous avez déjà largement pratiqué le jeu sur PC, inutile de vous pencher sur cette version. En effet, il n'y a rien que vous ne connaissiez déjà, à moins de vouloir partager l'aventure entre amis en direct dans votre salon...
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PlayStation 3Hardcore Gamer Magazine
If you and up to three friends are in the mood for a finely crafted, loot-driven, hack-and-slash RPG, look no further than Diablo III. The story may not be as exciting as a name like Diablo would suggest, but it hardly takes away from the overall experience. With fluid combat, huge areas to explore, dungeons to conquer, loot to lust over and friendships to be strengthened or destroyed by an able co-op mode, it’s surely the best of its kind on consoles. Diablo III was good when it launched in 2012. Now, it’s great.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
On console as on PC, Diablo III is a very safe game. It never diverges from the path carved by its predecessors and the numerous loot-driven hack-and-slash dungeon crawlers they inspired. But Diablo III also proves that when done well, the classic formula can still be absorbing. The powerful abilities of the diverse character classes are fun to use, the world is varied and enticing, and the constant promise of more riches and better gear makes conquering that next group of foes an alluring prospect indeed. Don't take up arms against Diablo because you care about saving the world. Do it for fortune and glory.
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MacintoshMacworld
As I said before, Diablo III is a bit like meeting old friends. But over the last ten years, dungeon crawlers and RPGs have changed dramatically, and so how much you enjoy the charms of Diablo III will be ultimately dependent on how much you like its comparatively narrow focus, its simple story, streamlined upgrade system and its linear path. But even if you’ve outgrown certain elements of the Diablo series, Blizzard does a great job of reminding you why these games are fun.
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WindowsLegendra
Diablo III s'avère au final bien être le digne successeur de la saga. Les multiples références et monstres des épisodes précédents sont là pour nous rappeler que nous somme bien de retour dans le monde de Sanctuaire. Si à bas niveau le système de compétences tend à n'être qu'un système simplifié pour joueur casual, les modes plus difficiles obligeront le joueur à prendre le temps de réfléchir à la meilleure relation skills/runes. De même le système de craft contraint le joueur à passer du temps pour trouver l'équipement ultime, et nous change du simple équipement à droper ou à acheter. Le seul gros défaut que l'on peut reprocher au titre de Blizzard, c'est l’aspect mercantile qui vient s'installer avec l’Hôtel des Ventes, et surtout l'obligation de disposer d'une connexion Internet (et d'un compte Battle.Net), même pour se la jouer solo.
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WindowsGameSpy
As long as you are aware of and accept Diablo 3's online limitations, I wholeheartedly recommend it. A week after launch, the servers are up and running smoothly, though "scheduled maintenance" still brings them down from time to time, usually in the wee hours of the morning. But solo players who would rather live their gaming lives offline -- or have less than perfect faith in the stability of their internet connections -- should probably hold out for the offline-friendly Torchlight 2 instead.
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WindowsPCActu
Diablo 3 est un titre agréable, beau et plus que plaisant à jouer. Il tout aussi accessible pour le néophyte du genre que pour le « hardcore gamer », resté axé sur Lord of Destruction. L'histoire se taille ici une part belle et prolonge sans accrocs une histoire marquée par des personnages charismatiques, issus pour certains des précédents opus. D'autant que le contenu -armes, armures, etc- est gargantuesque! Cependant, le jeux accumule quelques bévues qui entache l'impression finale, tant par des bugs ou des oublis que par des choix peut être un peu faciles. Ainsi en témoigne la perte de l'orientation RPG du jeu, puisqu'il est par exemple impossible de personnaliser son héros.
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WindowsFactornews
Il aura fallu beaucoup de temps à Blizzard pour sortir ce Diablo 3, mais le résultat en valait la peine. Que ce soit au niveau des nouvelles mécaniques de compétences, du dynamisme du gameplay ou de la brutalité et du sentiment de puissance inouï des combats, le bonheur est complet. Enfin presque : dommage que le jeu souffre de ce choix stupide du tout en ligne, entraînant de fait des problèmes techniques difficilement excusables pour un jeu qui aurait parfaitement pu s'en passer.
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WindowsCanadian Online Gamers Network
Granted, Diablo 3 launch day did not go quite as planned and was a bit of a fiasco. Server issues and connectivity problems plagued all 3 regions. I am sure Blizzard will, or may have already by the time this review is posted, resolved the issues; however, considering how long I have waited to play the game the last thing I wanted to do was stop playing because of server problems. In the end however, Diablo 3 is a great addition to the series. The storyline is well-written and captivating. The game looks and sounds absolutely amazing and the countless hours players can spend exploring, collecting and achievement unlocking is endless. While the lack of character customization and reduction in the amount of players you can have in a room is a bit of a let-down; the reality is Diablo pushes the series forward in the right direction. I cannot wait to see you all in the world of Sanctuary!
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WindowsMana Pool
This is a really good game, but Blizzard put its success in some jeopardy by their bizarre insistence that you can only play it online. What does this add, other than frustration? Security? I suspect not, I don’t think anything stops hackers forever. Starcraft 2 needed a Battlenet account to sign in and activate the game, but after that you could play offline quite happily. It’s a much better game for it. Enforced online play adds nothing at all for the player. I ought to give this nine or more out of ten for gameplay and value. It’s huge, challenging, detailed, beautiful and complicated. I won’t, because of a single stupid production decision. It’s still a great game, but not worth the current price. Stay your cash awhile, see if Blizzard listens to the community, and maybe you’ve got one of the best games of the last couple of years. But not until then. Right now you’ve basically got an averagely buggy launch of a high-profile new game, which you should not pay a premium rate for.
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WindowsOMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Diablo III is far from perfect. It’s got myriad questionable design decisions and logical fallacies keeping it from the greatness of its predecessors. But, that said, all games ultimately boil down to one question: “Is it fun?” And the answer is yes. All my curmudgeonly grousing is merely that -- empty words. When all is said and done, I’m still playing Diablo III. Maybe that’s enough.
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PlayStation 3RPGamer
Diablo III has been a long time coming, and in that time there have been many others to use the franchise's formula. There have been so many that they approach being a sub-genre unto themselves as opposed to just "Diablo clones", so this specific instance feels less like a new Diablo and more like another Diablo. This is not a great game, and it isn't really all that special. It is a good game, though, especially if you have some friends around to share it with.
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PlayStation 3Edge
Since before Diablo III arrived on PC, Blizzard’s public statements contained two contentious opinions. The first was that the game required a real money auction house and an always online internet connection to function according to their vision; the second, even before this console version was announced, was that the game felt even better on a pad than a mouse. Now that it’s here, the console release turns out to be fig. 1 in proving both of those statements false. Diablo still contains enough impulsive monster-slaying to entertain, but the trek from its home on PC has left it diminished.
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WindowsCPU Gamer
Knowing that Diablo III is going to have the backing of Blizzard’s dedicated post-release support puts the game in a great position to fully realize its enormous potential. The game we have now isn’t going to be the game we’re going to have by the end of the year. It’s a fun game that takes too long to get going anywhere, but its combat is so slick and refined that everything else around needs to step up to that level of quality. The universe of Diablo is most certainly destroyed, but the game is far from it.
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WindowsLevel 7
Diablo 3 levererar en mycket genomarbetad men också väldigt gammaldags och statisk spelupplevelse. Att spelet blir en rolig flerspelarupplevelse efter 20-talet timmar förlåter inte att de inledande stunderna är dåliga med Blizzards mått mätt. Potentialen finns att framtida ändringar kommer höja upplevelsen och livslängden.
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WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
So is this a game worthy of your hard-earned money? It depends how much you enjoy the franchise, versus what other games you might have in queue. I enjoyed my return to Sanctuary, despite Diablo’s quirks. At least the first time. Despite playing to half the level cap of 60, I admit I lost interest in going further. The game is beautiful, and it’s easy to become distracted by all of the color, action and addictiveness of the gear hunt. There simply isn’t enough to keep me coming back for more of the same, not even the promise of that magic piece of gear. I had full intention of creating at least one level-cap character, but despite the beauty of the game, the gameplay itself has to maintain your interest. In my case, one playthrough was enough. There are simply too many other games out there awaiting us, especially this time of the year.
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WindowsCalm Down Tom
It's great when a massive game comes along and all your friends play together. When it comes with a strong community focus like in Diablo 3, this gets even better. The sad thing is that the underlying game has not been prioritised as highly as everything that surrounds it. When financial concerns override creative ones the result is content and not art. With a focus on an auction house no one wants, a scant, lowest common denominator storyline and a difficulty curve that keeps you in a coma-like state, Diablo 3 could have been so much more. Its a good game, but it has been engineered to keep you playing, not to entertain you. When I had finished with it I started playing something else and had the strangest feeling. “What is wrong with me? Why do I feel weird?”. Then I realised what was happening. I was starting to think. My brain was coming back online. Games can challenge, engage and excite us. Diablo 3 is gaming carbs; it fills you up and keeps you satisfied, but that’s all.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Все это, включая встроенный аукцион по анонимной купле-продаже игровых предметов, не дает ответа на главный вопрос: почему на Diablo 3 положили не два-три года, а 11 лет? Да, проект лихорадило — массовый исход персонала из Blizzard North, несколько «перезапусков», — но то, что появилось в итоге на прилавках, ни технически, ни идейно не оправдывает столь долгий цикл разработки.
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WindowsArmchair Empire, The
There is absolutely no denying that Diablo III continues to maintain the high artistic standards that it has kept over the years. But the dumbed character and inventory systems, coupled to the ridiculous always-on connection and the breathtaking arrogance of the"you'll play how we tell you to play" attitude makes playing this title a damned shame instead of a hell of a good time.