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Gamecenter Diablo II Review
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Our Gamecenter Alliance partner has posted one of the first reviews of this action-oriented RPG from Blizzard Entertainment, which recently went gold for Mac OS. Their review is based on the PC version, of course, and cites several bugs which may or may not be present in the Mac version; you may want to wait for a review of the Mac version before making a purchasing decision. However, the GameCenter review presents a solid overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the game, along with several new screen shots. Here is an excerpt:

More than three years have passed since Diablo first appeared, and Blizzard has finally unleashed its sequel, Diablo II, upon the world. And though there is little argument that Diablo II is one of the most anticipated sequels in the history of computer games and that it will probably go on to become one of the best-selling games of all-time, there's still the matter of the game itself. Does it live up to its enormous hype? Does Diablo II deliver the kind of gameplay that warrants three years' worth of development? The short answer is yes--Diablo II is a blast to play. The long answer is that despite three years worth of development, Diablo II is Blizzard's buggiest game to date.
In related news, PC Diablo II players have suffered greviously the past few days with Battle.Net outages and crashes, due to the incredible burden on the online servers - Blizzard has shipped over two million pre-orders of this title, and sold over 100,000 additional copies in the first week. However, Blizzard is working around the clock to bring additional servers and bandwidth online to compensate, so hopefully by the time the Mac version arrives, these server problems will be squashed. For more details on the Mac OS version of this game, be sure and read our two-part preview by Bart Farkas, author of the Diablo II Official Strategy Guide published by Bradygames.

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