Diablo III was released on the PlayStation 4 back in 2014, however the game is a few years older than that since it was previously released on PS3 & Xbox 360 in 2013 and PC way back in 2012. So why am I posting about what is essentially a 4 year old game? It’s because it’s an awesome 4 year old game and I’ve gone back to playing it again recently.
Diablo III is an action RPG set in the world of Sanctuary and beyond. You can play as either a Barbarian, Witch Doctor, Monk, Crusader, Demon Hunter or Wizard. Each class offers different skill trees and styles of play and can easily be tailored to your play style. The Barbarian, Monk and Crusader are primarily melee based characters, the Wizard and Demon Hunter mostly rely on projectile based attacks and the Witch Doctor allows you to summon different creatures to aid you.
The game takes place over 5 act being split up over many different areas complete with their own set of monsters and bosses to battle. During the game you will pick up various books giving you some back story on the world and progressing the story.
I don’t want to spoil the story but it revolves around Diablo and his fellow evil doers continuing battle against the forces of heaven and the humans who live in Sanctuary.
During the game you will be picking up lots of loot. This loot will be dropped by enemies and can also be found in chests and various other containers in the world. You will be picking up weapons, armour, gold, gems and crafting materials. Weapons and armour can be upgraded by attaching gems or enchanting them to alter the magic attributes. You can of course sell them for extra gold or even salvage them for additional crafting materials.
Diablo III can be played by up to 4 players both online and in local co-op. Having the ability to have 3 of your friends around the same TV to play a game together is rare these days and is an option only available on the console versions.
The console versions of Diablo III have been expertly tailored to the console gamepads. Each equipped skill is on a different button, you move with the left stick and can roll out of the way with the right stick. It’s a great system and makes the game simple to play.
Diablo III is one of my favourite games on the PlayStation 4. I keep coming back to it over and over and am still finding new things do, apparently there are still events that I haven’t come across yet and I have been playing it on and of for 2 years.