So as of yesterday afternoon, Blizzard has allowed the world to download and install Diablo 3 Beta.
|My screen capture on my iMac. Took 1.5hrs to download.|
I ended up playing last night with a couple of friends via Battle.net. I can say this game is already just as fun and addicting as Diablo and Diablo 2! I played as the Monk character for four hours straight and didn’t really realize it. I can see why they put the actual time in the top-right corner of the HUD within the game!
So if I were to give a quick review of this, I’d say it in point form.
- It feels nearly identical to the previous Diablo games
- Because I’m running this on a five-year-old iMac, all the settings are set to low, so graphics-wise… I looks like the old Diablo games! But, with this type of game style, it’s not graphics one should care about.
- You literally feel like you walked into a sequel. Everything felt natural – and that’s after not playing the game for nearly 10 years.
- I’ve only tried the Monk class, but two friends were with me – one with the Demon Hunter, and the other a Barbarian. From what I’ve seen of the three, I think the Monk is the coolest – so far. All that can change with higher levels. The highest level I went up to before beating the beta was 11.