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    Diablo 4 review: Off to a hell of a good start / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 30 May - 16:00

Diablo 4 review: Off to a hell of a good start


When Diablo 3 released 11 years ago, it was a mess.

Put aside the action role-playing game’s infamous server problems at launch—a product of the series going online-only for the first time—the game itself had fundamental issues. At core was its ill-conceived and universally reviled real-money auction house , which changed the thrust of the series’ loot hunt from “look at this badass helm I got from killing an elite demon” to “look at these practical pants I bought from an in-game spreadsheet for $2.99 USD.” Difficulty and balance were all over the place, and, perhaps worst of all to long-time Diablo fans, the previous games’ dark horror aesthetic was replaced with a more colorful, cartoony vibe.

Two years and a management shakeup later, we got the Reaper of Souls expansion, which completely revamped Diablo 3 ’s loot and endgame, giving us the game we should have had from the beginning . Art direction notwithstanding, Diablo 3 ended up in a good place, and I played a ton of it, largely due to its genre-leading combat. (Lest we forget, Diablo 2 also had a game-changing expansion in Lord of Destruction .)

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    Le Voleur rejoint le casting de Diablo 4 / Numerama · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 23:22

Blizzard Entertainment avait une information de taille à partager sur Diablo 4 durant sa conférence BlizzCon diffusée en ligne. Une nouvelle classe rejoint le casting : le Voleur, qui sera une femme. [Lire la suite]

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    Diablo II Resurrected tops BlizzCon announcement flurry / ArsTechnica · Friday, 19 February, 2021 - 22:59 · 1 minute

Long rumored, finally confirmed.

Enlarge / Long rumored, finally confirmed. (credit: Blizzard)

Blizzard's latest BlizzCon event sees the longtime PC game maker at perhaps its most beleaguered yet. Game delays , notable departures , botched remakes , smartphone-gaming backlash , and an anti-protester reputation have weighed down what was once a sterling RTS/RPG reputation. That led us to wonder: Can today's streaming-only BlizzCon showcase of games and plans show that the company's recent hires and behind-the-scenes reshuffling are paying off?

In at least one respect, the outlook is optimistic, thanks to an impressive reveal of Diablo II: Resurrected . This long-rumored remake includes everything from both the base 2000 game and its 2001 expansion, Lord of Destruction . At first glimpse, this top-to-bottom remake seems to get everything right that WarCraft III: Reforged got so very, very wrong—and we won't have to wait very long to come up with our own impressions. Sign-ups for D2:R 's technical alpha are now live ahead of the game's launch on PC and consoles "in 2021."

The right balance between preservation and polish?

We've grown increasingly skeptical of Blizzard's sales pitches in recent years, but everything about D2:R strikes us as the right kind of " Blizzard Classic " approach, including the following sales pitches:

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    Diablo 4 ne sortira pas en 2021 / Numerama · Friday, 5 February, 2021 - 08:43

Activision Blizzard ne veut pas donner de faux espoirs aux joueurs. Dans son dernier bilan financier, l'éditeur a annoncé qu'il ne faudra pas compter sur Diablo 4 en 2021. [Lire la suite]

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