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Diablo III Feedback

Posted by s0undwav3, 25 April 2012 · 205 views

Played the beta over the weekend. I created all character roles - barbarian, witch doctor, demon hunter, monk and wizard.

I don't think I'll buy this game, I wonder what other feedback is on it. The best character I though was the witch doctor, because it had some abilities that were different from all the others. Raising 3 pets that lasted almost the entire way through to level 10 was awesome in itself (I only had to rez them twice). The worst one I thought was the demon hunter. If you equipped it with anything other than a bow, you couldn't even do combat. And the secondary weapon was a joke (a dagger?).

I hated that the Monk you could not even heal through the demo. You got that ability after you beat the beta end boss. That sucked. And that character was too weak to solo the end boss without healing.

The building tree for character customization is pretty much plug and play, it's not really a system you can tweak.

But I was impressed about the game itself, it could run on a very old system (3 years) at all High settings for graphics and at 1080p resolution.

I have a AMD X2 (unlocked to X4) B55 3.2 GHz AMD No overclocking
12 Gig 1600 DDR3 RAM
2 x Crossfire ATI 4850 PCI Express Running 12.1 Drivers
Windows 7 Ultimate with SP1 and all patches.

The game actually (in full screen mode) showed ATI Crossfire mode and it was butter smooth. The only thing was that my card fans kicked in at 100% fan speed and made the room quite loud.

So even for an older system Diablo III didn't kick my computers behind at all.

But you know, after all this, I think Diablo III is just a high rez version of Torchlight. It's kind of sad. Really it is. I mean the only fun thing I found with Diablo III was playing with 2 of my closest friends in our own game instance. And we needed voice chat. There was no way to play this game without it. So they should actually build in a VOIP client because we relied on skype for it.




Played the beta over the weekend. I created all character roles - barbarian, witch doctor, demon hunter, monk and wizard.

I don't think I'll buy this game, I wonder what other feedback is on it. The best character I though was the witch doctor, because it had some abilities that were different from all the others. Raising 3 pets that lasted almost the entire way through to level 10 was awesome in itself (I only had to rez them twice). The worst one I thought was the demon hunter. If you equipped it with anything other than a bow, you couldn't even do combat. And the secondary weapon was a joke (a dagger?).

I hated that the Monk you could not even heal through the demo. You got that ability after you beat the beta end boss. That sucked. And that character was too weak to solo the end boss without healing.

The building tree for character customization is pretty much plug and play, it's not really a system you can tweak.

But I was impressed about the game itself, it could run on a very old system (3 years) at all High settings for graphics and at 1080p resolution.

I have a AMD X2 (unlocked to X4) B55 3.2 GHz AMD No overclocking
12 Gig 1600 DDR3 RAM
2 x Crossfire ATI 4850 PCI Express Running 12.1 Drivers
Windows 7 Ultimate with SP1 and all patches.

The game actually (in full screen mode) showed ATI Crossfire mode and it was butter smooth. The only thing was that my card fans kicked in at 100% fan speed and made the room quite loud.

So even for an older system Diablo III didn't kick my computers behind at all.

But you know, after all this, I think Diablo III is just a high rez version of Torchlight. It's kind of sad. Really it is. I mean the only fun thing I found with Diablo III was playing with 2 of my closest friends in our own game instance. And we needed voice chat. There was no way to play this game without it. So they should actually build in a VOIP client because we relied on skype for it.
I'm still going to pick it up, but after the beta I'm more interested in playing Diablo 2 again. I dislike what they've done by removing the skill trees. As you point out a built in VOIP is really a must. I'll probably had to resort to using XBLA party chat to communicate with my friends.
I'm probably one of the biggest Diablo II people here on CAG, played it for most of my middle - high school career... Highest character I ever had was a 93 (hammerdin), leveling was a bitch in the 90s.. baal runs got way too repetitive.

Diablo III shows how much game design has changed in the past 10 years. So many things were different in diablo III than they were in Diablo II. The whole stat system is gone, instead it auto does it for you --- although this isn't bad, Diablo II was always enough strength for gear, then the rest into vitality unless you needed 75% block or doing that ES sort built that required mana.....

I'm not sure how i feel about the skill system. The rune system thing could cause diverse builds, but only allowing me to level 13 in the beta didn't let me see how it will really work.... a lot more play time will be required.

It almost seems that for everything they removed, they added something new... to kind of counter balance it. There's probably many other customization things that are for later levels that we didn't see in the beta. Customization will without a doubt be different than diablo II, it's just a matter of whether it's for better or worse. From the beta, it did seem that we wouldn't be doing any dramatic different builds (like a windy druid vs a fire druid.... or a hammerdin vs a zealot... etc.)

The whole "everyone needs an enigma if your not a sorc. from diablo II" system seems rather irrelevant... Walking through the level seems much easier than it did in the previous game. Everything seems to flow much better overall.

I only had time to try the Barbarian and the Demon Hunter. I liked the barbarian much better... Demon hunter was just okay to me..

Game ran on almost all high settings...

specs:

iMac (Late 2009 model)
8 GB RAM
3.06 GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo
256MB VRAM
I enjoyed the open beta weekend a great deal. I tend to prefer the single player game and didn't really care so much about multiplayer. The game looks great and I can easily put in some hours on it.

I'm not a fan of the changes such as in the skill tree but I don't find it that disconcerting. The ability to break down items to make rare/magical items has me intrigued, and not having to carry around a town portal scroll or an identify item scroll while I'm milling about are welcome changes.

All in all, should make for some interesting times ahead. Not to mention my rig is old, and it still looked good enough to play.
I liked it for the most part did remind me a little too much of torchlight which I found interesting.

Might as well join the group of people recommending this, Don't agree with all of it but definitely worth reading if you are interested in some of the differences between Diablo II and Diablo III and why they exist.

Character Customization Explained - Updated!!
http://us.battle.net...11455085?page=1
I was unable to try the witch doctor and wizard, but of the three I tried I really liked the Demon Hunter.

Since you guys shared specs
MacBook Pro (late 2010)
4GB RAM
2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
NVIDIA GeForce 320M
256MB VRAM

The only thing I had to turn down was the physics. Other than that everything ran as smooth as a baby's butt cheek.