A few months back, Blizzard launched its first Diablo 3 expansion, Reaper of Souls. More recently, RoS launched on consoles. My last article prior to the release of Reaper of Souls on PC summed up a lot of the amazing changes they brought to Diablo 3. RoS just had its first major content patch, 2.0.1. Blizzard also released a hot fix to previous issues. So, with all these recent developments, let’s dig into the gooey center of the Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls expansion.
Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Review | Inital Impressions
When Blizzard announced RoS, I was happy to get an expansion. It was especially exciting to know they would be updating the game play overall. When I finally got my hands on Reaper of Souls, I was blown away. It seemed Blizzard eliminated the elements that hurt the fun factor of Diablo 3. My favorite change was the removal of the auction house. The first thing I noticed when I started playing the new act was that the monster count had been raised. I must say there is no better feeling than wading through hundreds of enemies. It was as if Diablo 2 and Diablo 3 had been fused together. I started out on Torment Difficulty thinking, “Hey I can hold my own pretty well, this should not be too hard”. Well, I was wrong. I ended up dropping to expert difficulty because how much damage the mobs hit for. I worked my way from level 60 to 70. To be honest, I actually did not max out my level when killing Malthael. I was still at level 69 because I dropped down in difficulty.
As I was playing through the game, I was impressed with the dark feel of the game compared to what was first released. The way the narrative continues into the expansion fits so well. I was really excited to see the return of the Horadrim. As the story unfolds, you find out why Malthael is doing what he is doing. He wants to destroy evil all together, but since the human race is part good and part evil, they begin to die. That being said, NO MORE SPOILERS. Anyway, the story line is great and the game play is Awesome.
Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls Review | Final Thoughts
From the rifts to the bounties, Reaper of Souls is amazing. With all that was wrong when Diablo 3 first came out, it was a relief to play a better, fixed game. After ROS had been out a few months, greater rifts and seasons were introduced. Regular rifts now drop legendary items called key stones of trials. Using them allows you to get greater rift keystones for running greater rifts. They are numbered, so when I ran my first trial, I got keystone greater rift 2. After beating the guardian in a greater rift you get ranked in the current season and loot drops. The season is like laddering from Diablo 2. You might be able to guess I’m way at the bottom. Oh well. They are fun and a great way to get some good gear.
Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls | Rating
It is not a full 5/5 because figuring out how to do some of the rifts and bounties is daunting. You should definitely go… GO and get this game. You can do no wrong by picking it up. Thanks for reading and enjoy killing some demons.
4.5 out of 5
by Matt Undercoffler