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Review Roundup: Diablo III

Blizzard's best-selling action RPG sequel Diablo III has finally leaped the fence from PC to console, but has the loot-happy gameplay survived the journey?

Game Informer thinks so, with a 9.25 score for a game that is "different in all the right ways". The US mag is especially pleased with the way the game has been properly developed to suit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. "With an engaging new control scheme, fewer online hurdles, and all the depth of the original, taking on Diablo's legion of demon lords has never been more enjoyable," concludes the review.

Eurogamer is also won over, declaring the Xbox 360 version "one of the best co-op games money can buy". Pacing and addictiveness are the two winning elements for this 9/10 review. "It swings smoothly from easygoing to intense, with perfectly paced pockets of downtime, and is capable of swallowing entire evenings in a single, voracious gulp."

The praise is shared equally with the PlayStation 3 version, which the Official PlayStation Magazine awarded 8/10. "The marriage of Blizzard's defiantly old-school dungeon-crawling with its mesmerising craftsmanship works unquestionably," reads the review. "A deceptively simple and expertly constructed Beelzebub-basher, translated smartly for a platform not immediately receptive to the genre."

Diablo III is out now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as the original PC version. It'll be coming to PS4, too.

Published: 03/09/2013

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