Diablo 4 review – a hell of a good time?
news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 13:00
PlayStation 4/5, Xbox, PC; Blizzard Entertainment
Behind the screams and stunningly-costumed demons, this is escapist junk food for gamers – which may be exactly what you’re after
Diablo 4 wants you to know that it’s very serious indeed. From its gripping introduction, evoking Blizzard’s Warcraft 3-era heyday of best-in-class cinematics, to the richly macabre backdrops that host its continuous loop of demon-slaying ultraviolence, this is a game with a mission statement: please don’t make fun of us for being too cartoonish, like you did with Diablo 3 .
It’s done well, for the most part. The writing harkens back to Diablo’s original two outings; a gothic, low fantasy miasma of hopelessness and intrigue. Most impressively, this version of Diablo’s world feels, well, like a world again; a place with history and tension, rather than a collection of maps strung together to facilitate dungeon delving.Continue reading...