The long, long wait is almost over. The May 15th release date for Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo III is just around the corner. Although it didn’t take as long as Duke Nukem, it seems like this took forever.
Blizzard had an open Beta the other week that gave this NerdBastard a chance to take a look at the lower levels of the new game. The overall feel of the game was good. The old Diablo feeling was there with some new twists that will probably anger some old fans and delight others. That’s pretty much the way these things go.
In Diablo III, players take on the role of one of five heroic characters — barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk, or demon hunter — and engage in pulse-pounding combat with endless legions of evil. As they undertake an epic quest to rid Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells, players will explore diverse and perilous settings, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who’ll join them in battle or aid them in other ways.