Just finished Act 1 on Diablo III. I recently bought the game and the (true!) expansion on sale, so thought I would plow through it. Haven't played it since close to vanillas release, and they apparently changed a LOT in the mean time.
I can't really remember if the game played much differently since then, but I am having a good time, and that despite playing on Expert which is pretty darn easy still.
The game still looks *amazing* in my opinion - I really think they nailed the look of it! Gameplay is fun, yet I still don't think it is better than D1 and D2 (I recall act 4 being especially bad). Looking forward to the expansion content though, as that should be quite nice. I don't expect it to be as good as D2 act 5 though, because that was awesome.
Playing as a crusader, since he's the character I can relate to the most (I'm a really good and righteous guy you know!), and I can really say he plays differently than my vanilla run - Very aggressively, with skills that make you attack quickly. Maybe it is the changes, or maybe it is just the character?
My only major complaint, and that is still unchanged, is the skill selection interface. It is absolutely horrible, and a chore to dive around in! I can't believe this is the best they came up with.. And to think how awesome D2s skill tree GUI was.. Sigh. Whenever you level up, you get these floating announcements that you now have this or that skill improved. Great you think, but I have no idea which one it is. Then I go to the interface, and see several "New!" tags in the interface, okay, so it was this and that skill that was improved.. Then I have to go through each new skill to see how it was improved, and then compare it to whatever skill I was previously using. Again, and again, and again, on almost every level up... >_< Give me a freaking skill tree where I can see what I should go for from the start!
And for some reason I keep getting these floating popups telling me of new banners for my character, and pets, wings and what not, but I can't select them in any way.. I don't get it. They really messed up with the UI in this game. (Yes, I know where in the interface to select them, they just don't appear there)
"They're everywhere!" -And now, time for some Legend of Zelda.
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