We tried the demo of Diablo III on the Xbox360 several months ago. It was appealing, the ability to play together without a split screen was the extremely appealing. Life intruded and we never pulled the trigger, until this week on the Xbox One when the Ultimate Evil Edition released.
The new game contains the expansion to the game and looks amazing. Blizzard did an amazing job, and the ability to link to your existing battle.net account was a very nice edition to the new release. I can see familiar themes in Diablo and Warcraft. Witch Doctor models are very similar to trolls, spells and animations are familiar as well. Familiarity isn’t a bad thing, it is comforting in it’s own way.
We got our first chance to play yesterday afternoon and late into the evening. He rolled a Witch Doctor and I rolled a Demon Hunter. We are still in Act I but have had a blast. The Witch Doctor is an amazing class with creepy pets and spells galore. He has zombie dogs, spiders, bats, zombies, and soon hex chickens at his disposal. Creepy wonderfulness and fits the name of the class. Demon Hunter is ranged damage that is mobile and a blast. She looks like a grown-up Little Red Riding Hood out for vengeance.
We started together and now I’m three levels ahead because all the gear I got had +experience modifiers and the exact opposite was true for him. I have also been the random beneficiary of gifts from my friends list, although I haven’t been able to return the favor yet. The gifts have been amazing pieces of loot that have made my demon hunter that much more kickass.
I have no doubt that there will be more Diablo III today, so excuse me it’s time to go kick evil in the ass.