Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls is finally here Even as a fan of Diablo “vanilla”, the game reeks of a desperate need of patches and content. The lack of content jus feels like the developers are waiting to release more expansion to milk the franchise, which I’m so willing to pay for a game like Diablo. Reaper of Souls is all about the dark and terrifying new chapter in the ongoing conflict over the mortal realm of Sanctuary.
The new expansion Reaper of Souls adds an Act V to the campaign, and introduces the new Crusader player class, and an increase in the level cap of all characters from 60-70. The main campaign objectives are as are quest and all the side quest makes the game feel like a long and hard adventure. The characters you’ll meet in your four to five hour journey are interesting, and Malthael is a badass. So who the hell is Mathael!? Malthael was an enigma even to his own kind. In the years following the destruction of the Worldstone, this revered member of the Angiris Council grew increasingly distant and withdrawn, prone to long periods of isolation. Malthael’s eventual disappearance led to his transformation into the Angel of Death—a cataclysmic threat to the people of Sanctuary.
The expansion also builds upon several key features of the Diablo franchise, with a greater emphasis on randomized environments, horrific new monsters, epic new quests, and substantial updates to the loot experience. The redesigned loot system in Reaper of Souls focuses on rewarding players with even better treasure through targeted “smart drops,” new and improved multi-level Legendary items, and a third artisan, the Mystic, who can augment an item’s power and appearance.
A new Adventure Mode has been added as well; with all Waypoints unlocked in this mode, the entire world becomes the player’s battlefield! Included in Adventure Mode are two new game features, Bounties, a randomised objective system, and Nephalem Rifts aka Loot Runs, a randomised dungeon system, provide fun and rewarding challenges for players to tackle when they’re looking for new ways to test their might. Diablo III’s Paragon progression system will also be receiving several updates for the expansion, adding even more endgame character advancement and replay-ability.
Diablo 3 feels great, like it’s always felt great, and teaming up with three buddies to careen through mobs is a good old time. There’s so much incredible loot to find that anyone with even a top tier character at 60 will spend eons perfecting them at 70. Adventure Mode creates a non-boring way to find all this gear, and additional customisation options from the Mystic allow even more diversity in terms of what you can find or create. I am certain both past and present Diablo fans will be very happy with Reaper of Souls, and with how the game has improved a thousandfold since launch.
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls is an expansion done right. Exciting new content without rendering old material useless and offers existing players new quest to play around with.
So what are you waiting for? Buy now!