I have just finished the Nightmare mode on Diablo 3. Wang!
In my naivity, I didn’t stop to consider that the game would evolve beyond the ‘normal’ difficulty that I was already satisfied with and was really impressed on how the developers cranked the game up a notch when going from ‘normal’ to ‘nightmare’.
In ‘Nightmare’, the various enemies within the game have a greater array of attacks which focus upon your reduced resistance to cold, fire, lightning and plague (poison). Furthermore, ‘boss’ badies have some seriously badass attacks like ‘molten’ (which does constant fire damage) and ‘shielding’ which can be a real bastard if you are attacked suddenly by a hoard of demons with big pointy weapons. Slags!
Diablo 3 really shows it’s teeth in ‘nightmare’ and I found it a big challenge! I know the ‘Hell’ mode is going to be a tremendous challenge and my cojones are on display in response! Behold my Gulab Jamuns!!!
I also like how the ‘crafting’ aspects have evolved along with character development and all that jazz. You really can really create a unique character within a class by tinkering with skills and runes that you unlock with each level, my Wizard is the Mohammad Ali the Arcane realm let me tell you!
Anyway, here are some more screenies of my time in ‘Nightmare’.
I’ve just completed the ‘normal’ difficult of the game; there’s nothing normal about it, Diablo is an absolute bastard to kill!
The final boss fight is incredibly tough, I was in a party with 3 other people and it only served to make big D even stronger (the bigger your party, the tougher the enemies!).
Diablo has a vast array of attacks and the old ‘Flash’ attach is back. that Diablo annoyed us all with in Diablo 1. You know the one!?! Where Diablo is constantly hitting you, regardless of where you are on the screen? I really liked the ‘Realm Of Terror’ stage within the boss fight ; The ‘Shadow Diablo’ looked really cool!
To sum up, act 4 was fucking tough. I feel a great sense of accomplishment having battled through the large amount of sub-bosses like Izual (The fallen Angel from Diablo 2) the Betrayer and all the other prime evil wannabes!
Ultimately, I got some nice rare items for my troubles and now I’m catapulted back to Act I again to face the same story in ‘Nightmare’ mode. No doubt it’s going to be even harder due to the increased difficulty that justifies why it’s called ‘Nightmare’ in the first place!
I’m coming for you again Diablo! You fuckface!
I have loved how the story has unfolded, the cut scenes are immense and seeing Diablo reborn was done to perfection.
I am now on Act IV, based in the heavens and right in the middle of the conflict between the celestial protectors and the forces of hell.
I’ve enjoyed taking my time with the game, playing through an act each night rather than trudging through and not absorbing everything. I will hopefully try and complete Act IV over the weekend with any luck, watch this space!
This game just gets better and better doesn’t it??
Act three was immense, I absolutely loved how you are under seige throughout this part of the story. Having to light the beacons reminded me of ‘Return Of The King’.
Azmodan was even more difficult to best in combat than Belial, again, the boss fight totally blew me away in terms of the sheer scale of the foe and variety of attacks. Spot on Blizzard.
Act 2 was fanatstic!
Blizzard have really hit met my expectations with the boss characters; Belial was an absolute beast.
The boss fights really remind me of how difficult it was to kill Diablo in the first game, and Lazarus. Bastards both!
I died a couple of times attempting to cut Belials throat; in the end I triumphed! Fucker!
Hooray! Finished act 1. Fantastic!
Absolutely loving the story so far, clearly drawing more upon ‘Paradise Lost’ for inspiration methinks?!
I’m now in Act II, just thought I’d be extremely geeky and post a screenshot of the log in page. The background changes according to the act you’re in which I thought was a nice touch (Act 1 is very dark and gothic, Act 2 is bright and vibrant in contrast!).
Leoric, the Skeleton King is no more (again!). I kicked his old boney arse and now he’s being gnawed on by rats. Fool!
Absolutely loving the levelling system in Diablo 3, very simple and extremely customisable. The emphasis is really on the story this time too which reminds me of Diablo 1 more than the 2nd game.
Got a few rare items already which is funky, I also like the way you can train the merchant artisan to enable you to craft items.
Check out my pimp Wizard hat!