Diablo 3 – First impressions since launch

I’ve just played my first hour of Diablo 3 and thought I’d jot down my first impressions!

I normally hate cinematics in a game, however, I REALLY enjoyed the animated introduction film.  Bloody fantastic! The artwork is really stylish and completely sets the scene.

I have acquired the full soundtrack and listened to a few tracks.  I briefly touched on this in my entry regarding the D3 beta, but the full soundtrack is immense.  Not only does it nicely capture the essence of Diablo 1 and 2, it also sounds like Jimmy Page dusted off his plectrum and got busy with the fizzy.  That is to say, it sounds like he played guitar.  I really hope they release a soundtrack CD seperately, it’s only available as part of the collectors edition and I can’t justify paying out that kind of money for a load of chintzy crap.

It was fun to see so many people running around the two in the game, firing off weapons and fnding their feet.  I could not wait to try the 1-9 numerical keys to see what my player would ‘say’ when pushed in sequence.  I think my favourite is 6, basically, you insulting someones mother, I think that’ll come in very handy!  Nice touch!

I created a Wizard (which seems to be the most popular class online) called….yes, you guessed it?

Antikrish!

The screenshot below is taken just outside of Tristram, I really love the ‘hanging tree’ dungeon that you can click into and explore a sub-level on.  Really reminded me of Conan the Barbarian?

First impression.  Pukka!

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