Yep. That’s what I said – Diablo 3.
For people that know me personally, they’d be shocked to find out that in the past, I’ve had bouts of obsession with a certain video game (twice in my life). The most recent one is a game called Diablo 3.
Diablo 3 was released in May of 2012 and is an online Role Playing game, created by Blizzard Entertainment (the same company that created the ridiculously addictive worldwide MMORPG, World of Warcraft).
First off, it’s more than a little embarrassing to admit I wasted much time on computer games at all. If you’re like me, you have a compelling need to “veg” several times per week…to maintain your sanity. For me, Diablo 3 was my veg time for a couple months earlier this year.
The level of attention to detail in the 4 main acts of the game is amazing. Gameplay is very smooth, graphics are great. The difference race options were all interesting to me, I actually worked to level up 2 different races. Travel is quick for the most part – there isn’t a lot of time spent endlessly walking just to try to get somewhere. I liked that.
Where Diablo 3 lost me?
I found that the lack of interaction with other players, especially players of a competing race, made for a much more low key, fairly easy to become bored kind of a game play. It also makes for quick in and out sessions – since there isn’t a possibility of being attacked at any moment by a live dynamic player, starting and stopping is a cinch.
Fight the forces of Evil!
If you have issues with any kind of addiction, Diablo 3 is probably a pretty safe way to blow off some steam…have some R&R…get in some veg time…without becoming insanely addicted and ruining your chance at a normal life.
If you’ve played World of Warcraft in the past and are interested in a comparison, there isn’t really one. WoW has been compared to crack cocaine – Diablo 3 never will be 🙂
I’m grateful that I’ve moved on to much more productive, responsible things. The time I used to spend gaming has been converted to things like monetized blogging, Facebook PPC campaigns, and personal development. My “work” is so enjoyable now that I have nowhere near the old urge to “veg” several times per week. You should try it out!