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I've Finished Diablo IV - The FINAL Review

  • Published on Oct 1, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • Diablo IV is finally here. After spending over 100 hours with the game, here's my final review of what we're getting at release. While there are some pain points and I do wish Blizzard took some bigger swings, overall I've really enjoyed the game. I'm pumped to jump back in and play with everyone else at launch.
    00:00 Diablo 4 Review: A Few Notes To Start
    01:54 Campaign (Spoiler Free)
    03:43 Open World: It's Massive
    07:03 Unlocking End Game
    12:11 End Game Explained: What Is Everything?
    15:47 Paragon Board: Your Power Progression
    17:45 World Bosses: Not Much Here
    19:42 PvP & End Game Loop: Here's What You'll Be Doing
    22:16 Monetization: It's Here and It Aint Cheap
    24:00 Complaints: The Biggest Concerns
    27:17 Final Conclusion: How Long Will Diablo IV Last?
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  • 阿滴英文
    阿滴英文 4 months ago +156

    thank u for this detailed review

    • 宸隐
      宸隐 4 months ago


  • shocktop
    shocktop 4 months ago +66

    A review actually worth watching and non-click bait BS. Thank you!

  • itsjinsu
    itsjinsu 4 months ago +186

    I've watched countless Diablo 4 content creators and this is my first time coming across your channel, but I just wanted to comment how appreciative I am of a) the quality of content that is concise and straight to the point, b) NO SPOILERS - big ups for allowing us to experience story bosses, etc ourselves without spoiling in the video c) love the different POVs as well as comparisons to older franchises such as D2 and D3 to better relate to the upcoming content.
    Thank you so much!!

    • Bagboy Brown
      Bagboy Brown 4 months ago +3

      this channel is solid for an overview of all things.
      Raxxanterax is good for guides.
      Over World Gaming is good for current news like recent tweets from devs, etc.

    • Vladimir Smirnov
      Vladimir Smirnov 4 months ago +2

      @Bagboy Brown Raxx is the worst creator for guides. He don't even care showing gameplay on his guides. Just man speaking to camera (you can just post plain text on maxroll, same efficiency.).

    • Vladimir Smirnov
      Vladimir Smirnov 4 months ago

      @Bagboy Brown I agree about OWG though, it is very valuable for someone who have no access to twitter (like me, cuz it is banned in my country)

    • Bagboy Brown
      Bagboy Brown 4 months ago +1

      @Vladimir Smirnov I don't really think you need to see the gameplay, personally. He focuses more on the math and min/maxing. You should be able to put it together and feel confident things are gonna work out. numbers don't lie.

    • ShaveItDown
      ShaveItDown 4 months ago

      @Vladimir Smirnov Dumbest take in a long time. Rax is great.

  • Siklone
    Siklone 4 months ago +6

    I really appreciate your reviews. It feels like the most honest review around. Its so nice to have a very balanced opinion.

  • Brian Boudreaux
    Brian Boudreaux 3 months ago +5

    I have seen the same types of enemies at lvl 90 as lvl 20. Seems that we have human variants, monstrous humans, goats, snakes, and demons without much unique in between.

  • bogzlR
    bogzlR 4 months ago +3

    Great review as always, hopefully boss encounters and end game content continue to expand with seasons. It looks like the base game is as solid as any diablo fan had hoped and then some

    • PS in USAA
      PS in USAA 4 months ago +3

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      The Bible says that if we don't receive this gift of salvation, we'll be separated from God forever in a place called Hell. But God doesn't want that for us - He wants us to have eternal life with Him. So, if you want to be saved and have eternal life, all you have to do is believe in Jesus and ask Him to come into your heart.

  • JavaMonkeyJ
    JavaMonkeyJ 4 months ago +224

    Thanks for all the work you have done on all the Diablo stuff from Beta to now. You rock man.

    • WhiteRabbit
      WhiteRabbit 4 months ago

      This world used to be a place to learn to suffer, but that has to change. Make this world heaven!

  • Wolffqc
    Wolffqc 4 months ago +1

    Honestly… you are definitely the best critic I’m looking to when I need to know how good or bad a game is going to be. Good job, you are doing an amazing job (simple and direct) !

  • Arjun Shiva
    Arjun Shiva 4 months ago +1

    Thanks for this video bro. I'm absolutely loving and enjoying Diablo4. I had such low expectations for the game, but I am very pleasantly surprised how good it actually is. Blizzard really did a great job on D4. It was deffo worth my 90 Euro's.

  • SpiderMeng
    SpiderMeng 4 months ago +4

    Probably one of the most objective reviews so far, well done. I too have some concerns about boss mechanics being a tad too easy at endgame. They could borrow more from Lost Ark in this regard (although there are plenty of other things I hated that made me quit).

  • Jbn
    Jbn 4 months ago +11

    I really like Diablo lore and the main bosses but I have never thought that they were hard in the previous games either if you are playing the game first time. I hope there is a way to experience the main bosses in the harder world tiers with new abilities

    • Jackka82
      Jackka82 4 months ago

      Just crank up the difficulty and play on hardcore if you want it to be harder.

    • xdeevex
      xdeevex 4 months ago

      Diablo 2 could be punishing af. Mephisto was always challenging and fun, and the first time fighting the Ancients was an absolute nightmare. Ahhh, man. Brings back a ton of good memories, honestly.

  • Matt s
    Matt s 4 months ago +2

    Thanks Force. Really appreciate the work you've put into this.

  • Avaris Paradox
    Avaris Paradox 4 months ago +193

    Thank you for this detailed and easy to understand review/overview.

  • Leesa Michaels
    Leesa Michaels 4 months ago +7

    I played the First Beta. It was a blast. Lotsa unfinished stuff, things like a bunch of undressed wireframes et al... but there was an area that I really loved. I think it had something to do with the Iron Wolves, maybe? It was sorta a High Chaparral Environment: Desert-like, but also a little Tropical with Streams and Ponds and Frogs and stuff. it was a great Compound. And a nice Place for a relaxing Winter Home. : )

  • CashLindonTV
    CashLindonTV 4 months ago +151

    This is the only review that I was engaged with all the way through. You gave me alot of insight and great coverage. Thanks.

  • Bryan R Thompson
    Bryan R Thompson 4 months ago +3

    Great review! Sets proper expectations without spoilers… You sir are a gentleman 😎

  • Brian Turner
    Brian Turner 4 months ago +3

    Great review overall. You did an excellent job covering most points except the build diversity and potential of the different classes.

  • Mikoto Suoh
    Mikoto Suoh 4 months ago +1

    How would you say your experience regarding inventory space was?
    Gems taking up a lot of space during the betas was a problem. Sigil tab looks way too small, if I want to be efficient (that's how > I < enjoy the game!).
    Based on the videos I have watched so far and what people have said to me directly, both unique and rare glyph drop rates seem to be really high. Would you agree on that?

  • Nick Asselberghs
    Nick Asselberghs 4 months ago +19

    Thank you Force! Thank you for all you have covered, thank you very much for this review as well. I remain as excited for the game, as I was in the open beta and the server slam.

    • Joey_BK_86
      Joey_BK_86 4 months ago +2

      Same here!!! Can’t f***in wait until June 1st 😎👍🏽

  • Daniel Hong
    Daniel Hong 4 months ago +1

    Awesome review and only one I watched all the way to the end. Very detailed and answered some on questions I had prior of watching this. Thanks!

  • Marton Komlos
    Marton Komlos 4 months ago

    Great review, thanks! It was really informative. I learned a lot from it about the game.

  • TheRealJonster
    TheRealJonster 4 months ago +4

    Solid review, Force. And very fair criticism of several aspects as well. I really hope the dev team decides to up the difficulty for some group oriented content later, difficulty similar to that of an extreme boss fight in FFXIV, or Lost Ark/WoW heroic raid

    • McMoogle
      McMoogle 4 months ago +1

      It would be neat to have fights on the level of something like an XIV EX Encounter, but I also think that they'd have to be big events that happened once in a while, not nearly the same frequency as World Bosses. Something like the community working together over a few weeks to spawn 'uber' versions of world bosses and then those who've earned the prerequisite macguffins to join in can all work together to take on the uber world boss. I think that'd be great.

    • JonSnoWight
      JonSnoWight 4 months ago

      Hearing, "Oh, the game is so incredibly easy" from a guy who literally plays video games all day is like a marathon runner saying, "Oh, geeze, guys! That 5-mile run in 25 minutes was so incredibly short and slow!" Not everyone has the ability (or the desire) to play video games for 8-12 hours/day. Some of us have jobs and families and, you know, *actual lives* .

    • TheRealJonster
      TheRealJonster 4 months ago

      @McMoogle I like the idea of that very much! Like minded people all contributing to be able to participate in a special encounter. It would generate a sense of community too

    • TheRealJonster
      TheRealJonster 4 months ago

      @JonSnoWight there is nothing wrong in having optional content with a high difficulty curve. One can simply choose not to engage with it. I don't do savage raiding in FFXIV for example, but I have the option to join in on it if I so desire -- I don't feel the least bit ostracised for not playing them, nor ultimates for that matter. It's a concept that dates back like two decades by now

  • Frank Gariépy
    Frank Gariépy 3 months ago

    Im enjoying it a lot. Wish it was a little bit harder when playing with friends but overall enjoyable

  • Motivation Exceeds Me
    Motivation Exceeds Me 4 months ago

    Years ago I watched your Hardcore playthrough of Diablo 3. I've been put close to 2500 hours into it since then. ALL BECAUSE OF YOU! haha. I respect your opinion on this and I thank you for voicing your concerns. I need that loot grind xD

  • Santoroz
    Santoroz 4 months ago +159

    Excellent review due to your respect of keeping from spoilers. I appreciate that a ton.

    • DeffBaer
      DeffBaer 4 months ago +3

      didnt he say in his last video that spoiler nda ends only after the early access launch?!?

    • Sela
      Sela 4 months ago +3

      Blizzard would body this video for breaking the NDA about story spoilers

    • Reelix
      Reelix 4 months ago +4

      @Sela "No spoilers - Now here's the World Bosses you don't know about!"

    • gharnsnatch
      gharnsnatch 4 months ago +2

      @Reelix - He didn't show ONE campaign boss...

    • Danny Berry
      Danny Berry 4 months ago +1

      Spoiler NDA ends as soon as the game goes live on the 1st/2nd depending on where you live.

  • Embrace Skill
    Embrace Skill 4 months ago +1

    Dude, amazing review. Hit like every point i was wondering about looking into the game. Great job you got my sub all day!

  • Super DM Dave
    Super DM Dave 4 months ago +73

    My only beef is the difficulty scaling. I miss the days of D2, get your ass handed to you by a boss, level up and grind, comeback and slaughter the boss. I noticed in the beta it wasn't possible to do this, if you level up, so does the boss.... and it felt weird struggling with a boss at level 20, then a level 6 comes along and mops the floor with it. Other than that, great game, love they went with d2 resurrected dark graphic gameplay, open world is a great concept, can't wait to explore sanctuary.

    • Cristian Fatu
      Cristian Fatu 4 months ago +3

      At high level it will happen once you unlock the equivalent of torments levels.

    • Matthew Osterman
      Matthew Osterman 4 months ago +13

      The game still scaled by mobile/Skyrim gamers that don’t like proggession

    • Cristian Fatu
      Cristian Fatu 4 months ago +3

      @Matthew Osterman no it's not lol

    • Mougen
      Mougen 4 months ago


    • Wintermute
      Wintermute 4 months ago +2

      ​@Matthew Osterman Or we see progression as skill-based - getting good enough to win, rather than just grinding for some levels and a stat stick to cheese our way past.

  • Fallen Down
    Fallen Down 4 months ago +1

    Thanks for the review . Just wanna mention if everything is so easy, I don't think barb and druid are underpowered early game . I think the other classes are overpowered.

  • Elle
    Elle 4 months ago

    This was a great review, one of the best I've seen.

  • Jon Wilkins
    Jon Wilkins 4 months ago +3

    So happy to see you topping the charts right now bud. Good on ya & stellar content as usual. See ya in Sanctuary.

  • Sephiroso
    Sephiroso 4 months ago +31

    Finally, this is the type of information i've been wanting. An actual deep dive into what you'll actually be doing day to day. I'm still gonna stick to my plan to just hold off buying until seasonal content is out and see how that is because doesn't really seem like D4 is gonna be worth buying to me just yet as that will determine if i think it's worth cause the endgame sounds hella sparse right now.

  • Decro
    Decro 4 months ago +2

    Incredible review. You sold me. I haven't been this excited for a game in so long.

  • Salesi Teisina
    Salesi Teisina 4 months ago +4

    Great in-depth honest review about the good and the bad of D4. Got my respect for the genuine honesty @force gaming.

  • sirashcroft86
    sirashcroft86 4 months ago

    Very detailed review, great job.

  • G. Waits4Gainz
    G. Waits4Gainz 4 months ago +2

    cleanest final review ive seen already thanks a ton for being so simpel and upfront with it and and walking us through it logically hah. good advice nad simple info~ already psyched way more thne i expected to play for early release BUUUUUUUUUUT your video singlehandedly explained it to my brother who hasnt played real games in like 3 years and now i think i can get him to play with me the next weekend after early launch lol

  • mkaleborn
    mkaleborn 4 months ago

    Thanks for the great and detailed (but not too detailed) review! I'm always curious how these companies price things in their shops. It's as if they actually don't want to sell anybody anything. Or they think there is some 'value' to making gear super-exclusive.
    Nobody cares about how many other people have the same piece of kit. We are all immersed inside our own personal 'story' in games like this, even multiplayer games. I always feel it's better to sell stuff to more people at a price the majority can afford, rather then cater to some exclusive 'elite' of players with disposable incomes. It's helps get more players invested and engaged in their characters without feeling taken advantage of.
    Most cash shop pricing comes across as predatory, making kids and people on fixed incomes spend un-wisely on scarceless assets. Oh well, some things never change I guess.

  • Edward Rueter
    Edward Rueter 4 months ago +14

    Great review man. Clear, structured, well put together. Thanks!

  • Cartoon Box
    Cartoon Box 4 months ago +1

    Best review period. All the info you need is here. Well done!

  • Jim
    Jim 4 months ago

    Thank you for this great video. Very good how you explain how everything is working on this game. Its a plesure to listen to you👍 I never play this sort of games but I think I will buy this one. You have a good day❤

  • Jonathon Rios
    Jonathon Rios 4 months ago

    Been playing the last 3 days grouped with friends. It’s pretty good and has that “Diabloey” feel people were hoping for. They couldn’t afford to mess this game up with all the years of criticism behind it.

  • Nikos Ploumis
    Nikos Ploumis 4 months ago +1

    Thank you for the detailed review!

  • Brandon Lemon
    Brandon Lemon 4 months ago +1

    Dood you rock! Super detailed, while excluding any spoilers. Killer review!

  • Oliver Warren
    Oliver Warren 4 months ago +7

    Really nice video. Concise, informative, very reasoned. Overall it looks good.

  • ImSkyHigh
    ImSkyHigh 4 months ago +1

    Fantastic review! Easy to understand and super detailed.

  • Scofield
    Scofield 4 months ago

    Very excited to try this game out thanks for the review!

  • Shinobu Oshino
    Shinobu Oshino 3 months ago

    My friend recently asked me if I wanted to play the game and from the amount of review videos I've seen. your's felt more as a personal take Idk if that makes sense. But it felt genuine and gave me a good idea as to what's in the game, what to expect and if it will be worth the time and money. Sadly for me I don't think I'll be getting much worth out of this title compared to other Diablo titles but I appreciate it nonetheless. Very helpful review it gave me all the info I needed to make a choice.

  • Michael Tihon
    Michael Tihon 4 months ago +1

    Now THAT is a review. The best I've seen so far. Interesting topics and information. Great job!

  • Trey2Da
    Trey2Da 4 months ago +15

    I hope they add more world bosses ASAP! That is what I'm looking forward to doing more than anything else in this game. Farming up world bosses at every opportunity baby!

  • Whattobecalled
    Whattobecalled 4 months ago +2

    This is a really good review. Thank you for this. I feel more confident i will have fun. For how many hours, weeks, months, years i don´t know. But i feel confident i will have fun based on everything you said. I like that you lifted your concerns it means i will know about them. Over all it feels very genuine you in all you said.

  • Agent Migs
    Agent Migs 3 months ago

    As someone whose never played Diablo...I'm super hyped for this.

  • Dark LORE Dash
    Dark LORE Dash 4 months ago

    Amazing breakdown. Appreciate the effort 👌

  • Soapy Papoose
    Soapy Papoose 4 months ago +31

    Shop day 1 isn't what I'm concerned about. The shop after the first to third month is what I'm worried about. All the shady stuff will be sneaked in once reviews are all done.

    • JustSomeLayman
      JustSomeLayman 4 months ago +5

      Yup. I will never trust Blizzard again. Skipping this. Definitely not dropping $70, at the very least.

    • Gordon Seal
      Gordon Seal 4 months ago +1

      Exactly. Everyone should wait at least three months before buying this.

    • JustSomeLayman
      JustSomeLayman 4 months ago +2

      @Gordon Seal It'll still be full price in three months. Hell, it's Blizzard. It'll be full price in half a decade.

  • Roderick McDonald
    Roderick McDonald 4 months ago

    Assuming 4-6 weeks for someone who will have the ability to play the game substantially more than the average player is honestly a really good sign that this game will have legs, at least for the first few months.
    I don't plan on getting the game until (probably) at least the second season, simply because there are a couple other games that have a higher priority for me coming out within the time between D4 release and the first season start, but I'm glad that there will actually be a decent amount of actually enjoyable content to keep me engaged beyond completing the campaign, when I do eventually get the game.

  • Smooth 916
    Smooth 916 4 months ago +18

    This looks and sounds pretty time consuming in the best way possible. Love it

  • Just Noise
    Just Noise 4 months ago

    This is the sort of review I appreciate, thanks dude.

  • Darth Bane
    Darth Bane 4 months ago

    It's a relief this turned out to be great based off all the reviews.
    I remember when playing d2r we all thought it was gonna suck glad to be wrong!

  • Jarejander69
    Jarejander69 4 months ago +1

    Diablo 4 is gonna be the game that's gonna need to be reviewed every season.

  • Demic
    Demic 4 months ago +1

    Starting to follow Dennis when he was hyping me up for Diablo 3, getting nostalgic watching him reviewing D4 now. Keep up the great work Force great content and have fun playing D4

    • Weedknight
      Weedknight 4 months ago

      Wow this was disappointing to read, Diablo 3 was awful

  • Märchen
    Märchen 4 months ago

    Appreciate you as always man. Thanks for the review. This is enough for me to make the call to dive in.

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith 4 months ago

    Thanks for making that video. I like your videos because you're very informative and you make sense when you talk. Keep up the good work!

  • Khajar
    Khajar 4 months ago

    Excelent review! Well done!

  • unkeptorc
    unkeptorc 4 months ago +1

    great review. I'll wait to see how it turns out because I've got zero faith in Activision/blizzard to deliver a good product

  • Toasted Synapse Gaming
    Toasted Synapse Gaming 4 months ago

    Regarding Engame Tree + Heltide zones (and the efficiency of having both close together) I wonder how data-minable are they when it comes to the when and where, because we could very well see a 3rd party website planning the most efficient path to take, telling you like "Be here in 23 minutes!".

  • Browly
    Browly 4 months ago

    i think the biggest problem for d4 when it comes to difficulty lvl is the fact, that theres also a hc mode which should be playable. if u create content so tough, that literally everything or any boss will kill u whenever u sneeze, it would become unplayable and absolute trash. if u are looking for a challange u might should go for max lvl nm dungeons or play less op speccs :D im fine with it as it is since im playing d4 to feel powerfull and kill many monsters.
    with this said, i want to thank u for ur overview. great job

  • ebon star
    ebon star 4 months ago +44

    They'll most likely come out with any even hard tier at some point just like they did in d3. Probably something that scales infinitely like greater rifts

    • Neon_1990
      Neon_1990 4 months ago +8

      They actively said many times they were not gonna do that because they didn't like it being just a numbers game

    • Neon_1990
      Neon_1990 4 months ago +1

      So i'm very curious what they'll do instead

    • ebon star
      ebon star 4 months ago +3

      @Neon_1990 well not sure what they will do to for replayability then. Once people gear out there characters and have the game on farm there's no point to keep playing.

    • Oren Valdman
      Oren Valdman 4 months ago +1

      @ebon star well if you need 500h to really max it all, is it really matter the replayability after this? maybe 10% of the player base can get to these numbers.
      and ofcourse you can open second char...
      and they can add more gear and same level monsters but with harder mechanics and maybe time leaderboards and such

    • Jackson Dread
      Jackson Dread 4 months ago +7

      @Neon_1990 And yet, the only meaningful endgame content is nightmare dungeons... which is just a numbers game..

  • gampie
    gampie 4 months ago +8

    the avarice world boss, spawns goblins when you stagger it 2-3 goblins each time, so if you have a lot of stagger, you can get some nice bonus loot doing avarice

  • CaffeineMachine
    CaffeineMachine 4 months ago

    Nice balance of fun and throttled expectations. Cant wait to jump in!

  • Clarence Worley
    Clarence Worley 4 months ago +1

    amazing review. thank you for covering everything. now I know what to expect. smashing that like button!

  • TheNitram8
    TheNitram8 4 months ago

    This is a very well structured review.

  • Kawaii Fist
    Kawaii Fist 4 months ago

    So excited for this game!!!! Really hoping for a holy or even a nature/plant character like poison ivy/Persephone 🤭✨✨

  • Dirgecaller
    Dirgecaller 4 months ago +21

    i'd be happy with a good foundation for d4's launch. PoE proved that it's possible to advance a games mechanics every 3 months. It'll be interesting to see what season 1 does. and it will be interesting to see what they can do for season 2. Thank you for the review. I've stayed very unplugged from D4 development as I just didn't want to get hyped again. But it looks like the next year of Diablo could be quite interesting.

    • blkwng
      blkwng 4 months ago +4


    • Excessum Gaming
      Excessum Gaming 4 months ago

      Im just worried that they wont keep good mechanics like PoE and throw all away after new season as they kinda said to make it simpler for new plebs.

    • Julián Alderete
      Julián Alderete 4 months ago +2

      Blizzard fans are satisfied with so little. They got used to it lol

  • David
    David 4 months ago +1

    Great extentional review. Great content as always. Great takes. Love your vids!

  • seb4sti4n666
    seb4sti4n666 4 months ago

    You know boss fight are strange, if you play a range type, most of the time they are too easy and when you play melee you have to run for them like crazy and it become very bad.... So Boss fight depend on which class you play.

  • Tony
    Tony 4 months ago

    been watching since your d3 beta vids so glad to see you doing well!

  • Dave Douglas
    Dave Douglas 4 months ago

    Thanks for the review Force. It's good to hear from someone who isn't just regurgitating over/under hyped talking points. See you in Sanctuary.

  • Micah Evans
    Micah Evans 4 months ago +20

    been waiting for this review as out of everyone covering it you've come across as the most fair. looking forward to thursday

  • Okerlund
    Okerlund 4 months ago

    Really glad I saw this review. Went from not wanting to buy it (I was iffy with the beta), to buying the deluxe edition. I just really want a good isometric ARPG to play on the PS5, and Path of Exile didn't really do it for me as I already played that for tons of hours on the PC.
    I don't mind the cash shop, just hope it don't get out of hand. I understand a live service costs money to constantly add content to. I just hope they do live service better than most as it really could be a great model when done right. And I am aware we are talking about Blizzard here, so I am a bit worried with how it will end up. But the release should at least be fine. At this point I would rather get in early before they screw it all up, if they do.

  • N G
    N G 4 months ago

    This was 1 of the better reviews. Thanks!

  • Colin
    Colin 4 months ago

    If you and a budy play into the endgame and start playing the level 100+ stuff, do you both need to be the same level to play stuff together? Or does it just ballance the enemy level for each player on the team?

  • Moldybeard
    Moldybeard 4 months ago +8

    Great review, thanks Force. Looks like more of the same to me, gonna have to pass on this one. I'm really curious to see how this game pans out though, lots of hype for it, probably a little too much.

    • anthony archer
      anthony archer 3 months ago

      try last epoch if you haven't already. I canceled my D4 prepay because I think it is a much better game all around.

    • Moldybeard
      Moldybeard 3 months ago

      @anthony archer I have played it and I totally agree, Last Epoch is great and it keeps getting better.

  • XephyrEXE
    XephyrEXE 4 months ago +3

    A complaint people had was that the dungeons felt too samey. I noticed you didn't talk about that.

  • Carson Barger
    Carson Barger 4 months ago +6

    I remember first finding your channel during the Diabl 3 beta, and have been in love with your channel ever since, don’t comment, if at all on the videos I watch, but want to say it was really fun to go back to the original days of when you did star craft commentary in Diablo content nearly exclusively with your coverage of Diablo 4!

  • Jeffrey Wolf
    Jeffrey Wolf 4 months ago

    I normally skip through these videos. Well done. Great information. Easy to follow. And great footage making this overall entertaining. I now want to buy this game. Hopefully it’s not disappointing like D3

  • Mex Max
    Mex Max 4 months ago

    Thanks for the review. This is exactly what I expected. Not bad but not good either. Just for the casual player. Very happy I just bought the standard edition.

  • john cady
    john cady 4 months ago

    If they add rune words and make them extremely rare it would increase the longevity of looking for loot. They also need many more aspects. There’s no reason every skill shouldn’t have aspects to boost them. It’s disappointing that some skills have 3 while others have zero.
    The final abilities on skill trees need work. A couple are amazing while most are very sad.

  • Mark Mauk
    Mark Mauk 4 months ago

    The question according to difficulty is: Did you play in a group (which I heard before, trivialises the difficulty immensly)?

  • Julien Truchet
    Julien Truchet 4 months ago

    About your complaint that they only created a solid base without expanding on the systems, I think they will fully embrace PoE's model with big system update every season, and some of them getting included in the base game. For a base version, it doesn't seem there's any big flaw or gap in the gameplay, so I'm optimistic. If we get to avoid the usual server problems, this will be a nice launch

    • Shady Harbinger
      Shady Harbinger 4 months ago +2

      There are so many flaws in base game: variety, itemization, build diversity, game mechanic diversity etc. It is literally reskinned Diablo 3. Even end game is the same but now in dungeons. There is no REAL end game where you get other real goals aside of just gearing. Diablo's end game is just repeating dungeons like rifts in D3. Blizzard has not evolved in the last 15 years.

  • Mikko Larke
    Mikko Larke 4 months ago +102

    Nice review. And by knowing Blizzards track record lately, it might actually be silver lining that they didn’t try anything too risky with this one 😅

    • Nicolas Sartor
      Nicolas Sartor 4 months ago +20

      ...give them time

    • Vash
      Vash 4 months ago +10

      I can't stand the paywall, I'm refunding

    • Tallestdwarf
      Tallestdwarf 4 months ago +11

      @Vash Paywall? What paywall?

    • agloebxle
      agloebxle 4 months ago +29

      @Tallestdwarf you know the one paywall in his own head telling themself they want all the skins, but there poor.

  • Gnome
    Gnome 4 months ago

    I remember when you played diablo 3 beta and I think we were all way more excited back then.
    I'm curious how D4 will turn out.

  • Ernesto
    Ernesto 4 months ago

    I love that barb feels harder since in beta the easier characters felt stupidly easy. Im gonna roll a barb solely for this reason. Okay also for the umpf effect of barbs attacks :D

  • Milen Ivanov
    Milen Ivanov 4 months ago +1

    Great review Force! My concern is if the legendary items will start raining from the sky. The game difficulty will become obsolete pretty fast if this is the case. I was disappointed when I saw the part with the hell tide chest when 4 sacred popped up. This is insane. I hope they will reduce the drops.

    • Robert Reynolds
      Robert Reynolds 4 months ago

      Depends on the time sink of doing something like that is imo. If it's like d3 with every 3 mins you get a loot pop from rift guardian that's too much. But if a helltide/world boss is a 20-30 min time sink I think a loot pop is justified.

  • No Name
    No Name 4 months ago +1

    I loved the last Beta had so much fun. Couldn't stop. I really cannot wait to play again, which I start pretty soon!

  • ReefMimic
    ReefMimic 4 months ago

    The sorceress was always easy in the beginning compared to other classes imo. They can kite

  • Kinch
    Kinch 4 months ago

    I feel like the PvP area being relatively small is intentional. I think people might say it would be boring if it was too big.
    You might have found it boring simply because there were no other players.

  • Ishmael IX-II
    Ishmael IX-II 4 months ago +7

    I feel like the "Yo-Yo" of difficulty going from very difficult to very easy is uniquely diablo. I kind of enjoy that about D2 especially. getting to Baal the first time and realizing you are not quite strong enough. then you find that one piece of gear that really helps your build and you go back and squash him. I like that.

  • JAAB
    JAAB 4 months ago

    Hey man, been followin ya a bit, great vid, thanks for what you do, just two quick questions about the Pargaon Board if you can answer.
    Do they all start as 3-block radius at level 1? And I saw you had some level 7 Glyphs, what was the maximum radius you achieved? 4? 5? Or more? I heard the radius goes up as you level them, but haven't found much specific information.

  • El Rocky Raccoon
    El Rocky Raccoon 4 months ago

    Force, what about performance issues?
    My biggest concern right now is if Blizzard fixed the issues regarding GPUs straight-up frying during certain portions of the game (such as when interacting with shop NPCs) and certain cutscenes (such as the chapel flashback).
    Even in the Server Slam I still saw reports of players with perfectly fine rigs (some even brand new) that got fucked up by this problem. During the closed beta it apparently affected only users of Gigabyte 3080ti, but other models were also reported to be affected.
    I'm super hyped for this game but I'm genuinely scared to risk my GPU playing it.

  • Brig
    Brig 4 months ago +1

    So, they created a strong foundation for a live game. All the other ARPGs are pretty easy early on and get harder later, so hopefully the season content will add harder bosses after everyone gets a chance to play the story and base game.

  • Bombucci
    Bombucci 4 months ago +1

    The biggest problem I have with this game is the fact that during my beta playthrough I felt like I've already played this game before. It was mildly fun but nothing more. For a 90$ pricetag and battlepasses its just a no for me.

  • Victor Saveanu
    Victor Saveanu 4 months ago

    Great job, as always. Personally, the only thing that I unconditionally like about D4 are the graphics and the general tone of the world. Comparing with PoE, which is what is going to happen, D4 right now looks like a prettier, but a lot more shallow game. I'm not terribly bothered with the cosmetics, as long as there is no gameplay impact. It's sad, it's unfair, but it is where we are now.