Diablo III is a slick product, crossing addictive design with production values that grab you from the very start. It’s lengthy missions are complimented by some fantastic characters – aid significantly by high quality voice acting – and the variation of it’s environments proves that not every videogame has to strive for photorealism in order to achieve suspension of disbelief. That being said, the cutscenes featured in Diablo III do push the envelope, with some of the best skin textures and animation yet scene on current-generation consoles.
The hero recovers the sword pieces from the Khazra Den and the Drowned Temple, opposed by the witch Maghda, leader of the local cult known as the Dark Coven. Maghda, however, recovers the third piece before the protagonist does and attempts to force Cain to repair the sword. Buy Diablo 3 Gold Leah, however, kills the cultists with a surge of magical power, forcing Maghda to kill Cain and flee with the stranger. Cain, before dying, repairs the sword and tasks the protagonist with returning it to the stranger, revealing that the sword is angelic in nature. The protagonist pursues Maghda into the bowels of King Leoric’s dilapidated torture chambers underneath his manor, rescuing the stranger and returning to him his sword after a violent fight with the Butcher, a powerful demon. The stranger’s memories are recovered, and it is revealed that he is the Archangel Tyrael, the Aspect of Justice. Disgusted with his fellow angels’ unwillingness to protect humanity from the forces of Hell, Tyrael cast aside his divinity to become a mortal and warn Sanctuary about the arrival of the demon lords Belial (Lord of Lies) and Azmodan (Lord of Sin).
A fantastic and wholly enjoyable action-RPG experience, Diablo III leads the pack on console. It’s a deep and addictive videogame which never cheapens the experience with unnecessary frustration or poor design. It parallels the PC version in such a way as to remove its foibles and instead delivery a solid experience at the top of its game. Diablo III stands as one of the best console releases this year, and despite arriving so long after the PC debut, it’s most certainly been worth the wait.