Originally, I meant to cover FFXV’s latest dlc today. Since I didn’t get a chance to actually play it, however, I figured I’d talk about the recent updates to Diablo 3, namely the addition of the Necromancer as a playable class. I’m not going to get into much detail here about what exactly the class can do, since Blizzard lays that out well enough without me relating that here. I just want to address the question of whether it’s worth it.
I’m heavily into most of Blizzards games, with the exception of Starcraft and Overwatch. I played Diablo for quite awhile, both for the sake of running through story mode and to try and stay competitive for a few seasons (mostly because I’m a sucker for achievements). At this point, I’ve played the game a lot, and the same can be said for most fans of the game I’m sure.
For my part, at least, this update just didn’t do much for me. In WoW, a new class or race is usually accompanied by a huge chunk of new content, so it isn’t just the same grind with a new set of moves. At least not all the way…all the time…hey at least the end goal was new. Here though, the game hasn’t changed. There’s no new content, or expanded story. The new class brings a new perspective, some more lore points, and different dialogue on the part of your character, but that’s it. Running through Sanctuary as a Necromancer is no different then doing it as a Mage. Or a Barbarian. And when most long-standing players of Diablo run through the same content, over and over during each season, the lack of anything to keep that grind interesting bothers me.
When even leading an army of zombies doesn’t feel exciting…
Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure people who play Diablo seriously will be interested in trying out a new class. And new players who haven’t picked up the game yet will have more options if they choose to purchase this add-on along with the game. A new class for $15 isn’t bad from the company that wants just as much for me to gender swap a single toon in WoW. But for a casual player like me who’s already sunk over a hundred hours into grinding through the same quests and stages over and over again…well, this just isn’t worth the carpel tunnel of coming back for another season. Just my opinion at least.
Sorry, I know this one was a bit short but I don’t really have much to say about it. Let me know what you thought in the comments below. Happy gaming, and I’m sure I’ll have plenty more to say about Prompto next week if Gladiolus was any indication. Happy gaming!