Diablo IV
◉ ◉ ◉ ○ ○(3/5: decent)
Playstation 5
Blizzard (2023)
I apologize in advance to the devs, but I fell asleep a couple times while playing Diablo IV.

Of all the Diablos, this is definitely one of them. Likely the fourth one of them (if you ignore the mobile one of them). I mean, look, what are you really expecting from this game? Something different? Or just more Diablo? Because you're going to get more Diablo. That's not necessarily bad, it is just pretty uninspiring. It looks better than the previous Diablos, it has many quests and challenges, and it has a massive map. However, combat is pretty tedious and the quests are all just "kill x number of things" or "find a pretty obvious trinket". I FELL ASLEEP. (Full disclosure: probably because I'm old).

I played through the story as a Rogue because I tend to like stealth and shooting things from a distance. I must have messed up my build because there was no stealth and shooting things was supremely tedious. That's on me, since I didn't read anything about how to build a character or any of that because I figured winging it would be more fun. The character building was not particularly exciting but you're not overwhelmed with choices, so I think they found an okay balance there.

As with the rest of the Diablos, my main reason for playing is the story progression, so I was disappointed to be very bored for the first four acts. I very much liked the snake part of Act 5 and Act 6 finally hooked me in a bit, just in time for the big boss fight. Overall, the story wasn't my favorite part of Diablo IV. The combat wasn't either. Finding randomly generated items... not it. I'm struggling to find my favorite part, actually. After being a minor Diablo fan for 20-some-odd years, I'm actually starting to wonder if I like the Diablo games at all? I mean, this should have been the greatest one, right? But... I don't think it is!

Also, Activision Blizzard is on the naughty list for treating workers terribly, gender discrimination, and being owned by microsoft now.

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Last updated: 12/19/2023
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