|For those of you who have patiently waited for over a decade for the sequel to Blizzard's well loved Diablo II, it can only be said that the 2012 release of Diablo III was met with an almost frantic line of gamers, all foaming at the mouth for a chance to play. Blizzard learned a lot in the 10 years between releases, and it shows in the game play. On the most basic level, it's still the same game: traverse dungeons, collect gear, and make your hero ever stronger. You start with predetermined classes and level up your chosen hero. However, Blizzard has added some new twists that add much to the replay value. The flexible skill system allows to you to constantly reshape your heroes skills as needed for any circumstance you might find yourself in. At the end of the day though, this is still mainly a loot collecting game.
For the gamers who love a good storyline, Blizzard has added a more in-depth plot and some truly amazing cut scenes between acts that really help move the story along. The way this game works is you move through 4 acts and then start over again, with higher level enemies and better gear the second time around. This process repeats itself until you get to the final level of difficulty: Inferno mode.
By this time you are thoroughly addicted to the never ending quest for better gear, so you don't much care about the boring cut scenes that you've seen 4 times already. You don't even mind that Blizzard keeps putting out patches nerfing the difficulty of Inferno mode and changing some of the abilities you have just gotten used to. You don't mind these things because what you're truly waiting for is the much anticipated PvP update that Blizzard has promised since day one.
So far there is no definite release date for the PvP patch, but that isn't stopping thousands of gamers from grinding away at their favorite character. There is a lot of gear to collect if you want to compete in the fast-paced, brutal and bloody new arenas that Blizzard assures us are in the works. There is no doubt that the Diablo III community is growing and thriving, just waiting for the chance to turn on itself in the PvP arenas.