Worth. The. Wait. That’s how I’d describe
Diablo 3 in three words. ****ing Awesome!…. Man, would be another three. I’m never crazy
about the intros I come up with for my reviews but luckily this game needs no introduction.
Over 10 years in development from one of, if not the, biggest names in gaming, and sequel
to arguably one of the best games ever, Diablo 3 has had quite the anticipation in its coming.
I for one am very pleased. People have been griping a bit over this and that, but in my
opinion this game is insanely fun and lived up to the hype, at least in my mind. This will be a two part review, mostly because
I want to show you guys the collector’s edition and just give some first impressions
and overviews during the first week of its release. D3 has stuck pretty close to a familiar
formula of hacking and slashing and dungeon crawling, but added a lot of cool features,
and tweaked a few things that annoyed and frustrated us a decade ago. More on these
in part two… stayed tuned Undertoads. Now for the sweet stuff. The collector’s
edition. This thing is pretty sweet. Included inside is, a large hardcover book “The Art
of Diablo III”, Collector’s Edition Game DVD, A blu ray, DVD combo “Diablo III: Collector’s
Edition Behind The Scenes”, a CD, “Diablo III: Collector’s Edition Soundtrack”,
and my personal favorite, a Diablo Skull and 4GB USB Soulstone. The USB stick is pretty
sweet and comes pre-loaded with Diablo 2 and Lord of Destruction Expansion Pack on it and
sits in this little Diablo skull. It also lights up when you plug it in. The art book
is a close second favorite. Lots of really cool drawings and sketches with little insights
into the art direction and development of the game. The soundtrack is fun, although
I tried listening to it in and the car and I’d say unless you’re racing to get your
pregnant wife to the hospital or it’s actually raining down fire the mood’s not right for
most of the tracks unless you’re playing Diablo 3. There are few in game features too.
Special angel wings for your character that doesn’t make you swing harder or your fireballs
any hotter, they just look cool. Also reusable armor dyes and an exclusive banner sigil. In part two I’ll go over the new features,
what makes this game so awesome, and believe it or not a thing or two that I dislike. But
the longer I’m here talking is the less time I’m playing. So see ya soon… Oh and
stay awhile and listen… For Part two review of Diablo 3!