Diablo 3 has been a somewhat bleak and murky road for the folks at Blizzard Entertainment, much like the roads depicted within the game itself. With a long and rough development process and a release that consisted of the most hardcore of fans shunning almost all of the changes the team had made to the games systems, Diablo 3 has received a negative stigma among the gaming community, one I feel is completely unwarranted. Diablo 3 may be a little different from Diablo 2, but it is still a damn fine game.
Now almost two years since the games release Blizzard Entertainment have unleashed the games first Expansion Pack, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. While the game has received numerous updates since launch, Reaper of Souls brings with it the most tweaks to the games systems yet and delivers more content in the form of new regions, modes, and the new Crusader character class. Update 2.0 (free for all) has revamped the games classes, scrapped the auction house and completely retooled the way loot works within the game, one of the core frustrations for fans of Diablo 2.
With Reaper of Souls Blizzard is showing fans that they are working hard to make Diablo 3 the game they had wanted it to be from the start, and while the team has had to suffer through rough waters to get to this point, it may be worth it in the end. Many gamers have been praising the alterations Update 2.0 has brought and have seemed to turn around on the game, even if their hatred was unnecessary in the first place. If you have held off diving into the world of Diablo due to fan backlash, now seems the perfect time to jump back in.
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls is available now on PC.