It’s been quite a while… I haven’t played a role playing game since my senior year of high school. That however, is really about to change. Diablo 3 is now available, and it’s available on a computer near you.
Diablo 3 is a role-playing game that takes place in the fantasy world of Sanctuary. You play through a hero – a barbarian, demon hunter, monk, witch doctor or wizard. Your character interacts with other characters and players and the goal, is nothing less than the saving of the world from the fiery demons of hell.
Your hero engages in fast-paced combat that tests your reflexes and rewards your tactical decisions. As you hack and slay your way through hordes of monsters, your character grows in experience and ability, learning new skills and acquiring items of wealth and power.
The game can take months and months to get through. You can play with teams or with just a single character. At some point, Blizzard Entertainment is going to implement a real money auction house so you can buy and sell items for dollars or euros, or the real world currency of your country of residence. You can even sell off your character’s possessions, take the money and move on if you wish.
Diablo 3 is by far, one of the most highly anticipated games of 2012. While I am truly not a gamer and don’t pretend to be one, this game and the graphics and video behind it have impressed even me. If you like fantasy role playing games even a little bit, you must give Diablo 3 serious consideration. Its perhaps one of the most impressive games I’ve seen in quite a while.