Monday, October 10, 2011

Diablo 3 Beta - That Funky Monk-y

So I get the chance to take to the 4th class in Diablo 3 the Monk and I was pleasantly surprised by how fun it was!  First off you get to kick, punch, and crazily attack like a paladin without a sword.  Second off it uses a system similar to the Barbarian in which you gain a spirit metre with certain attacks, while using it with others.  The spirit gaining attacks were fluid and had a special animation for every third hit with special effects.  From snaring, to dizzying there were tons of effects.  The Monk also had options to run dodge and other auras which I didn't use to great effect but I could see how they might be pretty strong later and especially when running a team, not to mention nice utility like a aoe heal!

So that's all great and dandy, but how cool does he look?  Well let me show you.

You want Fist?  Oh we got fist... dipped in lightning

How bout kick?  Yeah eat some of these.

Oh, not enough fist?  Sorry lets let the aoe fly.

And the thing that made the Monk a sweet super fast crazy karate master and my favorite thing that made me love the class was the fact he got a crazy blink charge move.  Flys through enemies and allows him to zing around the map like a crazy bald mad man.  this my friends is the Barbarian equivilent to leap, u need this!

All in all really cool melee class, going to be hard to choose a main with all these great designs.  Demon Hunter up next, and then a recap!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Diablo 3 Beta - Wizard Time!

Heya big Mr. Skeleton King, lil Wizard here has got something for ya.

Diablo 3 Beta test char number 3.  The wizard has been a great and fun class.  Focusing mostly on lightning powers in the low levels it sure has been a lot of fun cracking out burst after burst of pure electric fun.  Of course there are many classic spells below such as magic missle, ice armor and frost nova so don't fear, electric isn't the only way to go.  For that matter it seems there may even be a possibility for a melee wizard option, the class comes with a weapon dmg buff, a great armor/slow buff, and a spell that cuts the air in front of them for weapon dmg.

Melee Wizard?

 Oh, did you want to see some of that Juicy Electric power?  Ok, you got it.

So yeah, the wizard is a total powerhouse of power and a ton of fun to play.  Don't believe me?  Enjoy this last supernova of complete and crushing knock back psychic pwnage.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Diablo 3 Beta - Barbarian first look

So you want to smash some enemies into bits with a in your face, barbarian shouting, fury generating, tough guy twist?  You've come to the right class.  Barbarian brings back all of your favorite feelings from Diablo 2 all rolled into one massive brute.  I found the class a little slow until you got leap, and then it was just so much fun leaping all over the place onto unsuspecting enemies and pummeling them all.  You could esily switch betwen an aoe style of hitting multiple enemies or a more single target approach.  He was beefy, he was berserk, he was a Barbarian.

Fist meet Face - Zombie meet wall


He leaps through the air with the greatest of ease
Who dat?  Miniboss?  Me smash...

Hey Mr. Skeleton man, you no longer the king sorry.