In the last couple of weeks I had the chance to pick up Diablo III again, after spending some months with my Xbox 360. At the moment I only have my PC with me, so starting to play Diablo III again seemed a legitimate choice.
I bought this game not much time after it first came out, and i have played with it for some hours before putting it aside, mainly due to lack of free time. The moment I started playing with it, though, I realized that it was still Diablo, and that it had all the great things that made the previous two episodes amazing: action-packed combat, endless grinding for better equipment, fascinating atmosphere and great multiplayer. I though that the long wait had been worth it, after all.
I know that Diablo III has been harshly criticized by many fans, especially because of the Auction House (and especially because of the Real Money Auction House, which is going to shut down on March 18, 2014), which decreased the challenge in the game. Well, I can agree with that, but after all it was our choice whether to use it or not.
After spending about 30 hours in the last two weeks with this game, I can say that this game is awesome like its predecessors. I can see myself playing with this for many, MANY more hours. Currently I am playing with my level 54 Demon Hunter through the campaign at Hell difficulty, and I can’t wait to start playing it at Inferno.
I recently finished Bioshock Infinite and, even if I am not the biggest FPS fan out there (anymore), I enjoy the occasional run with an FPS. Of course, when a game like Bioshock came out first, I immediately understood that we were dealing with something much better than the usual FPS: great atmosphere, amazing storyline, fantastic characters (both human and non-human) and fun combat system. This is one of those gems that come out once every few years.
When I purchased Bioshock Infinite I knew that Iit was going to be somehow different from the previous two episodes, mainly due to the change in the setting (sorry guys, no more Rapture), but I wasn’t expecting to like it so much more.
I mean, Rapture was really great, but it could also become a little
bit too claustrophobic after a while. Columbia is much brighter and wide and open that Rapture, which allowed me to feel a bit more lighthearted while playing. The storyline, though, is great as usual, with unexpected twists and turns.
Unfortunately, like every Bioshock game (and like every FPS, for that matter) it doesn’t last very long, but you are left with a feeling of completion nonetheless. I will not go for all the achievements because I am sane enough not to frustrate myself playing an FPS at ridiculous difficult with a gamepad, but I think I will be playing through it once more in the (not so distant) future.
Overall I think it might be the best of the series. What do you think? Do you still like Rapture more? 🙂