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Diablo 4 | Review: Finally the look of Diablo 2 is back, and fully modernized

Diablo 4 is finally here, after much waiting. The game, successor to Diablo 3, has already exploded in popularity. It sold over US$666 million in less than a week and continues to boast about its achievements in the market day after day.

We had a chance to test the game. And, as an admirer of the franchise that has been playing since the first title (on PlayStation 1), I share a little of what I found. Without further ado.

What is the story behind Diablo 4?

The narrative begins about 50 years after the events of Diablo 3. Now, we have Lilith as the villain. She, who is considered the daughter of hatred, creator of the Sanctuary or Mother of Humanity. In the game, her character is “Infected” by her blood, and thereby develops a connection with Lilith. It’s then up to you to explore what’s going on and stop it from ruining everything.

What types of classes are available?

Barbarian: the brute that blows everything up in the fight. For those who enjoy tanking monsters in the chest, withstanding a lot of damage and being on the front line bringing down the firewood;

Mage: ice, lightning or flames. The mage is usually a little further away, destroying enemies and hordes with powerful spells of the most diverse types;

Necromancer: the master of shadows and curses. A kind of dark mage, who summons armies of the undead to aid in battle and uses shadow magic;

Renegade: can be seen as the “thief”. That agile warrior, full of dexterity that adapts to different types of combat, whether from afar or up close. He wields shadow magic as well as poison;

Druid: master of nature. Can transform into a werewolf or bear during battle, as well as fight alongside wild creatures. Has powers of wind, earth and storm;

the strengths

Diablo 2 weather is back: As soon as we start playing Diablo 4, there’s that good feeling that Blizzard really listened to the fans regarding the last game. We have a very dark environment again. Everything is very similar to Diablo 2, the best game in the series so far. From creatures, to mechanics and narrative in general.

Great and dark graphics: The look is excellent. We have many scenes full of details and with incredible effects and textures. It even gives the feeling that we are in a dark world, taken over by horrifying creatures and an atmosphere of constant terror.

Fluidity, history and very good setting: The gameplay and narrative of the game are very good. Everything happens fluidly and brings enormous satisfaction when following the story. Anyone who knows Diablo will feel right at home. And in the best possible version of the game that invented the genre.

Skill tree: Character skills are very interesting. It is possible to create a multitude of builds, according to your play style. Attack, defense, balanced. All in a way that you can complement blows and buffs in a very personalized way.

Open world with events: This time, the game brings a very vast and open world to explore. Even with a mount. This means that missions will be explored in this big world, and there are still events to be attended to, which happen all the time, making the game’s universe even more alive.

Local or online multiplayer: On consoles, it is possible to play with a companion if you have two controllers. This makes the game much more fun. And it is also possible to play online with friends, including on the PC.

the weaknesses

It can get repetitive: It’s true that Diablo has always been like this. An endless beating in similar molds. You enter a scenario, or cave, eliminate all the monsters there, kill a boss and that’s it. This, for some people, can be repetitive over time. And it will depend on the type of player you are. For those who are used to the genre, there will be no problems. But if you’re looking for more gameplay variety, it might be a little problem.

Is easy: The game, in general, is quite easy, even on the veteran difficulty, which is possible to select at the beginning. It starts with papaya and sugar, and over time, things get a little more difficult. However, it’s still quite easy. The biggest difficulties will only appear after finishing the campaign the first time. Unless you activate hardcore mode, that one you die and lose everything.

Linear story, without much emotion: Despite being well written, with good characters and interesting events, the story is very linear. It basically consists of going to locations, discovering something or defeating a creature, and that’s it. Without many twists or gameplay changes.

Store, Battle Passes: Unfortunately, the game follows the current market trend, which is to make as much money as possible, in addition to sales. This means that, in addition to paying dearly in the game at full price, it also has an online store that offers rewards and items that can be purchased. Of course, you don’t need to buy anything to fully enjoy the game.

Always online, without pause: As the game always works online, there is no possibility to pause. That is, if you’re in the middle of an adventure, you have to find a safe spot or open a portal to “pause” the game and take care of something else. And if you stay still for a long time, the server crashes and you go back to the home screen. This can be frustrating, as if you’re in the middle of a mission, everything goes back to the beginning.

Our Conclusion on Diablo 4

The new title in the Diablo franchise certainly meets everything that fans of the series have been looking for and waiting for a long time. Just bringing a game overhauled along the same lines as the excellent Diablo 2 is already a great achievement.

In addition, the game also offers many improvements in graphics, sound, gameplay and general aspects – which make it an excellent game as a whole. And a must-see for fans of action RPGs, for sure.

It’s really worth entering the hellish world of the game, whether you’re an old fan, or someone who still doesn’t know the franchise.

More about the game you can find on official site.

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