"Reaper Of Souls costs a bomb, but shakes up Diablo III so drastically that it feels like a different game. A truly superb new act, great new class and useful artisan will be worth the price of admission for many, while Adventure Mode sets the stage for an entirely new addiction over the coming months.
It isn't cheap, but if you're itching to get back into Diablo III or willing to give it another chance, Reaper Of Souls will ultimately be a bit of a bargain." - Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Review | The Devil's Bargain (8/10)
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If you own Diablo III on PC, PS4 or Xbox One, you'd better moove fast, because you cud miss out on milking an udderly hilarious opportunity. No bullshit.Click here to read more...
Diablo III finally became a truly exceptional game after the 2.0 updates and Reaper Of Souls expansion, and Blizzard are still adding more content to make sure we can't stop playing the ruddy thing. A new update is new live on PC, PS4 and Xbox One that adds ridiculous new legendary powers, new item sets, new treasure goblins, new seasonal rewards and loads of other tweaks.
Details and highlights below, courtesy of Battle.net.Click here to read more...
Fancy trying out Diablo III for super cheap? Well, the PS3 and 360 versions are only £5.99 for a 'like new' copy.
While, we'd certainly recommend the Ultimate Evil Edition over this version, you're, looking at around £25 last-gen, or £35 on the newer consoles for that one. This deal is more for those of you who aren't sure if Diablo III is the sort of game you'd enjoy. £5.99 is a risk-free price, and you'll probably earn your money back if you resold it as this is half price compared to all other sites at the moment. Take a look at Jon's review of the console version for more information.
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So, you patiently waited for the PS4/XO version of Diablo III, or Diablo III Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition if we’re going with the full name. This new edition is stuffed with extra content, like the Reaper of Souls expansion, but you’re going to have to do some serious levelling before you can look the reaper in the eye.
So for those of you that didn’t play the original Diablo III to death two years ago, we’ve put together seven top tips for all you new adventurers out there to make your life that little bit easier. Naturally, we’d love to hear any hints you might have whether you’re a Diablo regular or a newb with a hot tip.
The Barbarian is the simplest class to start with, as they’re more melee-focused compared to the fancy-pants wizards. Why not take advantage of the Crusader though for added depth? The Crusaders are playable for the whole game now, after previously only being available in the expansion. Go on, they’re pretty badass.Click here to read more...
The latest discount code can be used by new and old customers alike and will knock a fiver off any purchase over £30, saving you £5 off the next best price for the re-release of the dungeon crawler. Diablo III is a blast with your mates thanks to the four player co-op and this edition comes with the Reaper of Souls DLC and some new balances and tweaks.
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Diablo III's first major expansion, Reaper Of Souls, is out next week - and looks really rather impressive. To celebrate, Blizzard will be throwing a bash next Monday night at Meltdown London, involving competitions, swag signage etc, which is open to the public from 21:00.
You can check out the details on the event's Facebook page. Anyone going?
Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls is set to throw us into battle against the fallen angel Malthael and his horrific twisted army, which contains all manner of disturbing mobs. You can mug up on them thanks to a new Battle.net blog post, which acts as a bestiary of sorts, containing both pictures and handy descriptions of the Death Maidens, Ghastly Seraphs, War Beasts and more.
It's just myself and Carl again this week so we rattled through the week's news -- including EA's new CEO, Blizzard's canning of the Diablo III auction house, and SEGA's acquisition of Atlus -- before we settle in and have a nice, long natter about Grand Theft Auto V.
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This week's charts are sitting in the doldrums, the calm before the storm. Something big is coming tomorrow, but in the meantime, the same old faces continue to jostle for attention, with no less than six games retaining the same chart position as last week. Saints Row IV still sits pretty at the very top, enjoying the last few hours of being the only crime sandbox title on gaming campus.
That said, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix has charged into the charts full-tilt, making an impressive second place debut above Diablo III's console port. LEGO Batman 2 and The Lord Of The Rings have also leaped back into the top ten, shunting out the likes of Rayman Legends and Killzone Mercenary.Click here to read more...
Platforms: PS3 | PS4 | Xbox 360 (reviewed)
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Diablo III is now available on consoles, but I still can't work out exactly why.
There's no denying that it works, that it functions. Last year's dungeon-crawling experience has been faithfully recreated here in its entirety, save for the real money auction house and always-online connection requirement. The former of which we literally couldn't care less about, while the latter forced us to laugh and cry in equal measure. Blizzard should be congratulated for managing to successfully introduce a click-heavy dungeon crawler into a traditionally hostile ecosystem, but can it thrive away from its beloved mouse and keyboard?
Unless you're a Diablo fan who couldn't (or refused to) play Diablo III last year, you'll be thrown into a generic fantasy world with no attempt to explain where you are, what's going on or why you should care. Sanctuary has two games' worth of lore behind it, but the console version makes no effort to bring new players into the fold, making the setting feel flimsy and irrelevant. Still, this probably won't matter for many players, because we're here to get on the loot grinding conveyor belt as quickly as possible. For, dare I say, the hell of it.
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Saints Row IV maintained it's position at the top of the charts, but there were also no fewer than four new entries in the top ten this week. The Creative Assembly stormed into second place with Total War: Rome II, hotly followed by Diablo III, given a boost by its console release. The Vita got some sales loving thanks to Killzone: Mercenary and would you believe it, Farming Simulator 2013 has made the top ten in the console version's first week on sale here in the UK.Click here to read more...
Despite Diablo III's console version lacking an always-on requirement, Blizzard are adamant that their controversial online framework (or DRM, depending on your stance) is absolutely essential for the PC version. In terms of the spirit of the game, not just keeping the Real Money Auction House secure.Click here to read more...
Blizzard officially announced Diablo III's first major expansion pack yesterday, the grimly-titled Reaper Of Souls. Though we already brought you all the juicy details and entire opening cinematic, we now have a teaser trailer showing off some actual gameplay in very fast cuts. You'll get a look at the new Crusader class (who functions like a more aggressive version of Diablo II's Paladin) and the urban setting of Westmarch.Click here to read more...
Platforms: Xbox 360 (tested) | PS3 | PS4
Developers: Blizzard Entertainment
Publishers: Blizzard Entertainment
This isn't the first time that we've seen Diablo on consoles. The first game popped up on the original Playstation back in 1998 and delivered Blizzard's delicious dungeon crawler to a new audience, albeit with one or two little hiccups along the way. Developed in conjunction with Climax, the console version had players taking direct control of the central character, and dropping the online multiplayer in favour of couch-based co-op.
Much of the same can be said of this revival of Diablo III on home consoles. The swift accuracy of the mouse is replaced with twin-sticks now and a collection of face-buttons, and I'm not giving anything away by saying that the console version of Diablo III is a rather different beast than its PC predecessor.
Direct control makes a big difference. On PC, the mouse does everything, and does it well, allowing players to give an array of commands in a single second. Drinking a potion, powering up a buff, moving out of harm's way, and delivering an attack takes four speedy clicks: action is almost as swift as thought. But that's simply not possible on consoles. Now, for example, we have an all-new Evade mechanic. Flick the right thumbstick and your payer character will roll or dash or teleport (depending on your class) out of harm's way. It costs nothing, can be used in repetition to escape large clusters of enemies, and it's essential to your survival on any remotely challenging difficulty level. The Evade does a single point of damage too, so it can be used to trigger traps for enemies or just for a bit of wanton barrel smashing should that take your fancy.Click here to read more...
Diablo III will indeed be getting a new expansion pack entitled Reaper Of Souls, following some expert teasing last week. As we suspected, the Angel Of Death will be our adversary this time around, throwing players into a battle against the End Of Days. At least we'll have a new class, artisan, loot drop system and more on our side.
We've got all the details and the entire opening cinematic below.Click here to read more...
GAME will be holding eighteen after hours lock-ins to let eager demon hunters try out Diablo III's upcoming PS3 version. So long as you register a place by swinging by a participating store or picking up the phone, you'll be able to play it in co-op - and refreshments are provided.
Better yet, one attendee will win a trip to BlizzCon this November.
We've got the list of dates and particiating locations below. Diablo III releases on PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 3rd.Click here to read more...
Blizzard has deployed a teaser site for something called Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls just in time for Gamescom, which currently only displays a mysterious quote from the Book Of Tyrael. Since Blizzard have already confirmed that we should expect some Diablo-related news at next week's convention, the smart money is on the first expansion pack getting a full reveal.Click here to read more...