Reaper of Souls Revealed
It's been announced! The expansion to Diablo 3, the culmination of all the recent hushed whisperings and convoluted churnings within Blizzard has reformed into this new offering - given to us on a golden platter of cinematic trailers, gameplay examples and lovingly-crafted lore. This time round, Diablo lies defeated, but surprise upon surprise, someone else comes along to ruin the fun - cue Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, or he who now styles himself as Death, to suck the soul of Diablo (wise?) and generally be the next big bad. Alright, classic Blizzard fare, but what's this about a new class? The Crusader.
"Driven by a centuries-long quest to cleanse the corruption blighting their beloved Zakarum faith, Crusaders are warriors of righteousness who have been hardened through relentless, brutal combat with the foul evils plaguing eastern Sanctuary. In addition to wearing immensely heavy armor and wielding a wide range of cruel and punishing weapons, this new playable class in Reaper of Souls uses battle magic to strengthen allies and weaken foes. A natural walking tank, the Crusader adds power and versatility to any party of adventurers."
Yes. Now this is exactly what Diablo needs - new classes, new armour, new fun toys to play around with. The expansion also "accentuates the key features of the Diablo franchise, with a greater emphasis on randomized environments to explore; epic new quests; horrific new monsters to defeat; and substantial updates to the loot experience, enabling players to further customize their characters with new and improved multilevel Legendary items, new Blacksmith and Jeweler item-crafting options, and more."
Need I say more? Definitely a must-buy for those still fully into the Diablo franchise, this just proves to us again that the series lives on, as strong as ever. Let us hope it does not disappoint.