More than two years after its initial release, Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition has made its way to the current generation of consoles. The Ultimate Evil Edition not only brings with it the original Diablo III release with specific console features, but Ultimate Evil Edition also includes the Reaper of Souls expansion that released earlier this year. Does the addictive nature of Diablo III’s gameplay carry over to the consoles? Yes.
Ultimate Evil Edition will probably contain more content than any other game to release this year. Along with the base game, which features four acts, multiple characters, and a list of difficulties, the Ultimate Evil Edition also has the Reaper of Souls expansion. This brings with it a whole new act, a new characters, and possibly most importantly the Adventure mode.
The Adventure mode opens up upon completion of the base campaign and essentially offers unlimited gameplay for you to jump in and play through small missions in the areas found in the campaign, taking away the cut-scenes and jumping back and forth to base meaning it focuses on the moment to moment gameplay.
And that gameplay is the same oddly satisfying routine of killing, levelling, equipping new loot, and selling what’s not needed. From the outside, it can look repetitive, dull, and simplistic but diving in for some time, Diablo III really shows its true colours.
The normal difficulty is really just for getting to grips with the basics, the many difficulties following is when things start to get really interesting. Jumping into an encounter under-equipped and under-prepared will likely lead to death. Longevity comes in taking on the multiple difficulty levels, finding the best loot for your class and ultimately trying out the hardcore mode.
Hardcore mode asks you to make your way through the game never dying. Should you die, your character is deleted. It’s an adrenaline-infused mode that can see you lose dozens of hours in progress in just a few seconds and mistake. It’s a risky but exciting mode that will truly create some of the most frantic multiplayer moments seen in any co-op game really.
Diablo III seems to fit perfectly on a console with movements, dodging, and limited available skills. With the power of current-gen consoles, no compromises have been made in terms of visuals with the game managing a native 1080p and 60 frames a second for the most part.
Diablo III’s gameplay is one that, for lack of a better word, is addictive. The constant persistence of levelling and the prospect of getting incredible loot in the next enemy encounter is like a dopamine rush each time you see a new group of enemies.
The Ultimate Evil Edition carries a massive amount of content with the base game and its expansion Reaper of Souls. The multiple classes add variety and changes to enemy encounters as well as many difficulty levels allow Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition to be played for hundreds of hours and still, somehow, remain fun to play.